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James C. Thompson

MBA ’86

Jim has more than 20 years of teaching, coaching, and management experience working with a variety of indivicuals and groups ranging from emotionally-disturbed children to adults in the workplace. He is a former director of the GSB Public Management Program, and went on to become the founder and CEO of the Positive Coaching Alliance. Prior to attending the GSB, Jim worked for the Oregon Department of Energy and in Silicon Valley for Tandem Computers and Hewlett-Packard.

At the CSI/PMP 40th Anniversary Celebration in October 2011, Jim reflected on how the GSB shaped his sense of identity and expanded his idea of what is possible, leading to his founding of the Positive Coaching Alliance, a national nonprofit that has impacted more than 4 million youth athletes.

Last Updated 8 Jul 2015