Silke Thompson, MBA

Mentorcoach & Business Coach

Deutsch – English – Français

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

Volunteering:

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

Entrepreneurship:

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 gleapconsult.com

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.