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Name Alan D. Thompson
(please preserve the middle initial; it is there for a reason)
Company Life Architect
Job Title Gifted families coach
Location Base: Australia
Clients: International
Website LifeArchitect.com.au

 

Tiny bio

Alan D. Thompson is an award-winning coach specialising in working with high-ability families.

Short bio

Alan D. Thompson is the founder of Life Architect. As a world-expert on high performance, he has worked with Bolshoi ballerinas, young potential Olympic athletes, chess masters, child prodigies, and other high-ability families. In 2017, Alan became a Fellow of the Institute of Coaching, affiliated with Harvard Medical School.

Medium bio

Alan D. Thompson is the founder of Life Architect. As a world-expert on high performance, he has worked with Bolshoi ballerinas, young potential Olympic athletes, chess masters, child prodigies, and other high-ability families. In 2017, Alan became a Fellow of the Institute of Coaching, affiliated with Harvard Medical School.

Alan sits as Chairman of Mensa International’s Gifted Youth Committee. Alan advises international media in the fields of giftedness and coaching, consulting to the award-winning series Decoding Genius for GE, Child Genius for Warner Bros, and appearing with the then-Prime Minister of Australia on Making Child Prodigies for ABC.

Long bio

Alan D. Thompson is the founder of Life Architect, a renowned international life coaching practice supporting high-ability clients. As a world-expert on high performance, he has worked with Bolshoi ballerinas, young potential Olympic athletes, chess masters, child prodigies, and other high-ability families. He is also a founder of the Australia-Asia Positive Psychology Institute. In 2017, Alan became a Fellow of the Institute of Coaching, affiliated with Harvard Medical School.

Alan sits as Chairman of Mensa International’s Gifted Youth Committee, and has served the organisation for close to a decade. Alan advises international media in the fields of giftedness and coaching, consulting to the award-winning series Decoding Genius for GE, Child Genius for Warner Bros, and appearing with the then-Prime Minister of Australia on Making Child Prodigies for ABC.

Prior to his career as a coach, Alan worked with many high-performing young celebrities, including Disney princess Lea Salonga (Aladdin, Mulan), the Australian Billy Elliot, Nikki Webster, and the cast of Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats in Asia.

He has published dozens of books and articles in the gifted and high performance space, including Best, Welcome, Bright, and the pioneering picture book for gifted toddlers People like me.

He studied Computer Science at Edith Cowan University, Gifted Education at Flinders University, and his applied research continues to be cited in government policy analysis.

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