Silke Thompson has lived, worked and studied for 10 years as an expatriate, in the USA and France. Therefore she understands the challenges of a professional, a trailing spouse and a mother abroad.
She gained her international and professional experience as an executive in product development and management within worldwide operating textile companies.
With the motto: ""As many intercultural competencies as possible, as much homeland as necessary!" Silke supports organizations and individual clients, with professional coaching and training to create a successful expatriation out of or into Germany. In order to do this, she also coordinates a team of German speaking coaches, worldwide and coaches from other cultures in Germany, all of them speaking several languages. They not only have in depth knowledge of the local living and working conditions, but also understand the cultural background of their coaching partners. In addition, they speak their clients' mother tongue and know the challenges of being an expatriate by experience..
For 6 years, Silke Thompson successfully headed the German division of an international supplier of Dual Career Services and Intercultural Trainings, as the local director, being responsible for the team, marketing and sales.
After having started out with an apprenticeship in dressmaking, followed by studying fashion design and a post graduate degree in product management/marketing for the fashion and textile Industry, she completed her education with an MBA. While working in the textile industry, Silke also worked closely with people from Indian, Turkish and South American cultures.
Silke received her coach training from Coach U and is ACC certified by the International Coach Federation (ICF). Since June 2011 she serves as chapter host of the ICF Munich team.
Silke Thompson also is the coordinator for German speaking coaches worldwide for ReciproCoach: reciprocal peer coaching, mentoring and supervision.
She works in German, English and French and speaks Spanish.
Her personal motto:
Don't wait for the ship to come, swim towards it!