Mr. Alan D. Thompson

 Mr. Alan D. Thompson

Alan D. Thompson is a recognised authority in the fields of giftedness and coaching for high-ability families. His coaching practice, Life Architect, helps clients to shift from bright to brilliant. Alan is a Fellow of the Institute of Coaching, Harvard Medical School, dedicated to enhancing the integrity of the field of coaching. He is a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF), working and training extensively through Singapore, Hong Kong, USA, and China. He is a Certified Genius Coach (USA).

Alan is the Chairman of Mensa International’s Gifted Youth Committee. Alan advises international media in the fields of giftedness and coaching, consulting to the award-winning series Decoding Genius for GE, Making Child Prodigies for ABC, and Child Genius for Warner Bros.

Prior to his career as a coach, Alan worked with many high-performing young celebrities, including Disney princess Lea Salonga (Aladdin, Mulan), the Australian Billy Elliot, Nikki Webster, and the cast of Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats in Asia.

He has published dozens of books and articles in the gifted and high performance space, including BestWelcomeBright, and the pioneering picture book for gifted toddlers People like me.


Important Dates

Open Registration 
1 October 2017 –  30 June2018 Online registration "Early Bird Rate"
1 - 31 July 2018 Online registration “Regular Rate”
Paper and Symposium Submission
1 October 2017 First call for abstract submission
31 March 2018
15 May 2018
Deadline for abstract submission
30 April 2018
31 May 2018
Notification of acceptance
31 May 2018
30 June 2018
Deadline for payment (to confirm the presentation)