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Silver Lining Psychology is an Atlanta-based corporate psychology and management consulting firm founded by Dr. Patricia Thompson. Specializing in using a data-based approach to selecting, developing, and training talent, we assist clients all over North America in using the science of positive psychology to maximize their business outcomes.


Due to their single-minded focus on metrics, many leaders often overlook the “softer” factors that can inspire employees to be engaged in their work and perform at their best. Silver Lining Psychology was created based on a simple desire – to educate businesses and the leaders within them about how to adopt a positive approach to leadership and culture, to foster better organizational results.

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Patricia Thompson PhD


Dr. Patricia Thompson is a Corporate Psychologist and Management Consultant who is passionate about helping her clients flourish by making well-informed hiring decisions, cultivating talent, and developing a positive organizational culture. Notable clients during her career have included Baylor, Scott & White Health, SunTrust Banks, Mercer HR Consulting, AGL Resources, Performance Food Group, Chick-Fil-A, Baptist Health System of Pensacola, Northeast Georgia Health System, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Habitat for Humanity, The Studer Group, the Georgia Department of Revenue, and many others. She has been consulting to CEOs and senior executives since 2004.

Patricia is the creator of the Executive Mindfulness Online Course, a self-paced course designed to help ambitious professionals transform their work through mindfulness. She is also the author of The Consummate Leader: a Holistic Guide to Inspiring Growth in Others…and in Yourself, a book which has been endorsed by NY Times best-selling authors Adam Grant, Marshall Goldsmith, and Chris Yeh, along with Dr. Nadine Kaslow, the 2014 President of the American Psychological Association. She has also been featured in CNN.com, Fast Company, Entrepreneur, Money Magazine, Inc., Time, The Network Journal, The CEO Magazine, Investor’s Business Daily, Monster.com, CareerBuilder, and a host of other sites.

Originally from Alberta, Canada, Patricia completed her B.A. in sociology at the University of Toronto. She then went on to earn her M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Georgia State University. As part of her training, she completed a predoctoral internship at the University of Pennsylvania and a postdoctoral fellowship through Emory University’s School of Medicine. She has taught courses and facilitated seminars at the Wharton Business School, the University of Toronto, Emory University, Spelman College, Georgia State University, and various community organizations. She has also won awards from the American Psychological Association, the Southeastern Psychological Association, and the Georgia Psychological Association for excellence in research. On a personal level, Patricia enjoys playing tennis, playing classical piano, working out, doing pilates, reading, and meditating. She lives in Atlanta with her husband and toddler son.

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