Michelle Thompkins is an experienced Business and Human Resource leader with 25 years in Healthcare.
She has worked with Global and Regional teams in Sales, Marketing, and Research & Development at GSK, Merck, and Johnson & Johnson. Her expertise is in the areas of Organization Change, Leadership Coaching, Talent Development, Team Effectiveness, and Employee Engagement. Michelle is a certified career and life coach and she is known for her ability to build strong relationships, work collaboratively, and inspire individuals and teams to achieve their best results.
At Johnson & Johnson, Michelle was selected for an International assignment in the Medical Devices Division. She lived outside of London and was a member of the Regional Leadership Team responsible for growing the commercial diagnostics business in Europe, Middle East and Africa. She enjoyed this experience working with people across many diverse cultures and took advantage of the opportunity to travel and see the world.
In February 2016, Michelle transitioned from Corporate America to pursue her passion of giving back in her local community. She is using her business and HR skills to address poverty, homelessness, economic development, and youth mentoring in the city of Trenton. She is also the founder of Praise Consulting, an organization that supports non-profits, churches, and schools in achieving their mission.
Michelle graduated from Howard University’s School of Business with a Bachelors Degree in Marketing; and she earned her Masters Degree in Human Resources from Rutgers University. Michelle is a life and career coach trained by the Life Purpose Institute in San Diego, California. She also completed the Non Profit Management Program at LaSalle University in Philadelphia.
Michelle is an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Trenton Alumnae Chapter, and she attends Woodside Church in Yardley, PA. Michelle and Jeff have two children, Jonathan and Chloe, and they enjoy traveling, bike riding, swimming, going to the theatre, and listening to music.