Michael Thompson, Ph.D., CEC, CEIC

Dr. Thompson has demonstrated the ability to effectively guide, mentor and focus individuals and organizations as they examine their Mission and Vision for the future. He is particularly successful at helping them understand their interdependence and relationships.

Dr. Thompson graduated with honors from several academic institutions. His diversified background in business, nonprofit associations and venture capital funded startup medical devices companies brings a powerful insight into the needs of 21st century businesses.

Current activities include:

• Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
• Certified as an Empowerment Coach and certified in the use of Emotional
  Intelligence Assessments.
   - October 15, 2006 issue of Legal Management Magazine
   - Feature article - February issue (2007) of the American Hospital Assn. HR
   - magazine “the Pulse”.
 Adjunct Faculty - Leadership Learning Forum - De Paul University -
  Coach/mentor in EI.
• Webinar presentations on Emotional Intelligence for Fulcrum, Inc.
• Guest lecturer at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL. - Emotional Intelligence
  in Organizational Development.
• Guest speaker at the Society of Human Resource Professionals on Emotional
  Intelligence Assessments.
• Key note speaker - Harris Bank Diversity Council Awards Banquet
  patient service.
• Workshop development and presentations at the American Payroll
  Association of IL.
• Coaching at the Career Transition Center related to Old St. Pat’s Catholic
  Church in Chicago.
• Business coaching for several start up companies.
• Coaching a Medical Association in preparation for their first Executive Director.
  Preparing them for a change in organizational and financial structures.
• Private Clients


Robert Gramillano, MBA, CEC, CEIC

Mr. Gramillano has made a successful transition from a managerial consulting background in Information Technology. He is a Certified Empowerment Coach and teaches college courses in Management and Information Technology at several academic institutions in downtown Chicago.

Mr. Gramillano applies creative and innovative approaches to coach and inspire people to live rich and fulfilling lives by exploring new avenues toward transformation. He seeks to make a difference in people’s lives by sharing experiences from a diverse, international career in academic and business settings.

Current activities include:
• Certified Instructor for iPEC (Institute for Professional Empowerment Coaching),
  teaching others the transformational profession of coaching. Member of the
  International Coaching Federation.
• Presenter, Speaking Engagements: ICCA Independent Computer Consultants
  Association March 8, 2005. Topic: Emotional Intelligence Coaching for Information
  Technology Professionals
• Organizer and Presenter, South Metropolitan Men’s Coalition: “Men’s Day of
  Growth and Healing” April 16, 2005, Prairie State College. Made two presentations.
  “Becoming Change Masters – Shamanic Traditions and Practices” and “Joining a
  Men’s Group".
• Career Coach, Group and Individual Coaching, Career Transition Center.
  CTC helps qualified people strengthen the skills required for a successful job
  search.



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