Dr. Janice Doucet Thompson is founder and principal with JD Thompson & Associates, a Sacramento-based, leadership and management consulting firm. As an organization development practitioner, she has passion and knowledge to optimize leadership effectiveness and resiliency within her client organizations. A highly experienced and skilled consultant, Janice understands what it takes to deliver results in challenging and complex environments. Her areas of expertise include succession planning and talent management, leadership and management development, change leadership and executive coaching.
Janice has achieved results for people and performance initiatives working in a variety of industries. Her recent client work includes projects with Farmers’ Rice Cooperative, Teichert, Inc., Fat Family Restaurant Group, Ramos Oil, Tri Counties Bank, Raley’s, Blue Shield of California, The State Compensation Insurance Fund, and MBK Engineers. She is a Consulting Associate with The Ken Blanchard Companies and a Certified Coach with Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching.
Janice’s 25-year-career has included leadership roles with Sutter Health, Raley’s, The Ken Blanchard Companies, The Juran Institute, First Union/Wachovia, Capax Insurance Services, Blue Diamond Growers, and San Jose State University. At Sutter Health and Raley’s, she designed and launched executive development and leadership programs to build the leadership bench and drive both companies’ succession planning efforts. At Juran she worked as the Change Practice Leader helping clients implement large-scale change initiatives in the healthcare practice.
Janice is passionate about teaching and serves on the faculty at the University of San Diego, where she teaches Succession Planning and Talent Management for the School of Business Administration, Master of Science in Executive Leadership program. She recently taught Unleashing the Power of Women in the Workplace and Delivering Powerful Presentations through the Executive Education Series at USD.
A lifelong learner, Janice holds a Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership from Brandman University, part of the Chapman University system. Her dissertation topic was A Study on the Impact of Leaders’ Emotional Labor Performance on Direct Care Nurses in a Hospital Environment. She has a Master’s Degree in Human Resources and Organization Development from the University of San Francisco and a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations from San Jose State University. Janice is certified as a facilitator and coach for DiSC, Learning Styles, and Voices and Benchmarks 360° assessments, as well as a 4MAT trainer and curriculum designer and Situational Leadership II® and Self Leadership facilitator.