Dr. Mike Thomson received his doctorate in Education with a minor in Psychology from The Ohio State University and is the Chairman of three successful companies; Thomson ETC, Inc. – an Education, Training and Coaching company to business, healthcare, university, K-12 education and sports programs for the past twenty five years, It's All About Character - a product and coaching business that works with parents, K-12 schools, businesses, sports programs, universities and communities who want to develop good character ethics and with groups that want to teach, enforce, advocate and model these principles to others in order to make a difference as well as SeeShareStop.org – an online resource that provides schools with the on-going resources, tools, and tips to educate, engage & empower, students,staff and parents to develop and maintain an intentional school climate of Kindness, Caring & respect in an effort to stay in front of the issues of Bullying, Cyber Bullying & Internet Threats in and out of today’s schools.
“Dr. Mike,” as he is known around the world, has lectured to over 2.5 million people worldwide and has spoken to or consulted with virtually every type of business, organization or association. As a result of his wide variety of experience, Dr. Mike is a highly sought after speaker, coach and consultant throughout the world.
Dr. Mike has extensive professional experience, including working in the law enforcement and probation field, the public schools, Supervision in the Department of Psychology and Psychiatry at The Mayo Clinic, Director of healthcare centers in Minnesota and Ohio as well as Director of the first American run drug-alcohol treatment program in Europe, located in Knivsta, Sweden just outside of Stockholm.
Dr. Mike has been an Adjunct Associate Professor with The Ohio State University and presently with Ashland University offering his highly sought after series of graduate courses, “Strategies For Saving Your Sanity In The Classroom” and It’s All About Character In The Classroom” for many years. The “Strategies For Saving Your Sanity in The Classroom” course was successfully test marketed with PBS and is now being produced for national online distribution.
Dr. Mike was one of the youngest Certified Reality Therapists under the guidance of Dr. William Glasser, founder of Reality Therapy and has provided Reality Therapy workshops and private practice therapy for individuals and families for over 25 years.
Dr. Mike is also the host of the 10-part award winning PBS series “In Search of Character,” used with middle and high school students and is the co-host of the “The Learning LunchBox” special along with the host, Patricia Richardson from the hit sitcom Home Improvement fame. This special is aimed at helping parents of grades K-8 students to become better learners in the classroom as well as in life.
Dr. Mike was appointed as a national spokesman for the Better Business Bureau’s Center For Character Ethics providing not only keynotes, workshops, resources and materials for the current and future workforce on “Intentional Character Ethics” but also his highly acclaimed “Putting The Better Back In Business Starts With You,” audio and video podcasts that have been utilized by BBB accredited business owners, managers and employees.
Dr. Mike has been the lead consultant with the Ohio High School Athletic Association for over 20 years as well as the facilitator and keynote speaker for the American Dairy Association’s Fuel Up To Play 60 national initiative that is partnered with the NFL. Dr. Mike has lead the Cleveland Browns and Cincinnati Bengals Fuel Up To Play 60 day long events for the past 4 years.
The Better Business Bureau’s Center For Character Ethics and the Ohio High School Athletic Association partnered with Dr. Mike in promoting his Respect The Game-Respect Yourself, state of the art online program that targets coaches, captains, athletes, and parents. Both organizations and Dr. Mike believe that the workforce for the next 45 years is sitting right in our middle and high school classrooms and locker rooms and that a program such as this can be a critical link in raising the bar for good character and ethics in the future workforce in this country 24/7/365.
Dr. Mike is also the author of 14 different books including his best-selling packages, “Strategies for Saving Your Sanity In Parenthood,” “Strategies for Saving Your Sanity In The Classroom,” “Getting Your Parents Off Your Back...And On Your Side,” “Who’s Raising Whom?” and “Intentional Character Ethics” along with CDs, DVDs and his numerous other popular digital books; The Six Critical Questions Guaranteed To Save Your Sanity, The Hidden Dangers Of Spring Break, Internet Safety For Today’s Teens with more books and digital books on the way. !
Dr. Mike resides in Dublin, Ohio, is happily married to his wife Carol for over 36 years now and is still being raised by his two wonderful children, now successful adults, Christopher and Holly. !
This is the last week of National Bully Prevention Month. Next week is World Kindness Week. The juxtaposition may be coincidental, but the connection is significant. As bullying continues to be a problem, having been linked to recent teen suicides in Illinois, Massachusetts and Florida, new research questions the effectiveness...