Silke Thompson, MBA

Mentorcoach & Business Coach

Deutsch – Englisch – Französisch

Coaching and Developing People & Enjoying the Ride

Current Position:

Since 2016    European Coaching & Development Manager MSX International – Ford Consumer Experience Movement: Market Field

Mentor – Coach Team Lead: Coaching people throughout the organization(s) on – Leadership, Talent & Team Management, Customer Experience, Business Development, development of strategy and tools

Additional Engagement:

Since 2018   Assessor for ICF Coach Accreditations

Since 2015   Faculty member of Coach U: worldwide provider of ICF certified coach training programs

Since 2012   Mentor for coaches seeking an ICF coach certification, national & international, development and successful delivery of virtual group mentoring programs

Since 2012   Leadership Skills Observational Coaching for students of leading (international no 1 ranking) management programs of the University of St Gallen

2012  International Trainer & Assessor developing and certifying Trainers in „Brand Ambassadorship, Professional Skills &  Performance“ for a premium German car manufacturer, through observation, training & assessment, worldwide


2012 – 2014  International Coach Federation Germany board member – responsible for marketing & PR

2010 – 2012    Founder & leader of the virtual education program of the International Coach Federation Chapter Germany  & ICF Chapter Host Munich (2010 – 2012)

Taking Ownership &­ Turning Ideas into Results


Since 2004   Founder of Crosscultural Coaching: trainer & coach for career development, efficiency & results in collaboration of crossfunctional teams product development – production – marketing & sales departments, intercultural & virtual leadership

Extract of client list: AUDI, BASF, BMW, Boehringer Ingelheim, Carpe Viam, DEKRA, Lufthansa, Munich Re, PWC, Roche, Volkswagen Group, Wacker Chemie

Since 2010   German ReciproCoach Coordinator – virtual platform for continuous professional development coaches – Staring Up and running of German branch, marketing, sales, program development and operations for peer coaching, -mentoring, -supervision ( (currently pausing the coordination of the German site)

2001–2014  Thompson & Thompson GbR co-owner – business consultancy und sales agency – product development and sales for international textile suppliers exporting worldwide

2004–2010  Director NET EXPAT Germany – Consulting, Coaching, Assessment for expats, worldwide – building up and running of the German branch of an international service Start Up, in charge of, strategy, sales, team lead, performance management

Walking the Talk & My ongoing Development Journey

2021        MCC – Master Certiefied Coach of the International Coach Federation

2020        Savvy Virtual Facilitator – Design and run engaging online events by

2019        Train the Trainer Design Thinking Facilitation by design-thinking- muenchen

2019        Lego Serious Play Facilitator Training – facilitated thinking, communication and problem solving method for organizations with Robert Rasmussen, one of the main originators of the method

2018        Coach Accreditation Assessor Training – International Coach Federation Global

2015        Coach U: train the trainer: development and running of virtual trainings

2014        PCC – Professional Certified Coach (International Coach Federation; 2009 ACC certified)

2012        Measuring the ROI of Coaching – by Bloom Coaching, Lisa Edwards, author of “Measuring the success of coaching”

2011        Group Coaching –  by Potentials Realized, Jennifer Britton, author of “Effective Group Coaching” 

2010        Advanced Corporate Coach U Graduate

2000        MBA: International Management (SUMMA CUM LAUDE) European University, Munich & Geneva

1987        Abitur


Learning by Doing & Discovering Languages and Culture by living them

Fluent in German – English – French (after having gone through my school career thinking not having a talent for languages)

Born and raised in Germany with + 10 years living and working as an expatriate in France and the USA

Taking Chances & Discovering that Creativity and Design are not limited to Products…

1995 – 2001  Product Development Manager international – Textile Industry Product Development and Key Account Management for EU Markets – Burlington Industries USA (1995 – 2001)

1992 – 1995  Textile Designer/Merchandise Manager – Development of Textile Product Lines for Apparel – Kenco Industries, New York

1991   Master Level Studies: Marketing & Business in Textile, Apparel & Haute Couture Institut Français de la Mode, Paris

1990   Fashion Design Degree: ESMOD, Paris

1988    IndustrienäherIn – Apprenticeship in sewing: Westphalenstoffe, Münster

Revitalizing & What I love

Long early morning walks with the dog(s) before everyone else shows up in the park. opening our home to  old dogs from animals shelters for a happy end. Listening to podcasts. Time with my immediate (husband and two daughters, now in their 20ies) and extended family and friends. Interior Design, still occasionally turning a fashion idea into reality/clothing.

Travel and organize it: I love to revisit familiar places that I am attached too, as much as discovering new ones. If I get a chance, I also love vacations on horseback.