Lifelong Learning for a Brighter World

Valerie Thompson


Valerie Thompson is a Senior HR Leader and Business Partner with 30 years of corporate human resources experience. She’s strategically partnered with leadership teams up to the EVP level and supported a wide range of functionally diverse client groups across a number of prominent, global, multi-industry organizations. Valerie established her HR consulting business, Thriving Minds, in 2016 and joined McMaster University's Centre for Continuing Education in 2018.
Valerie is a member of the Human Resources Professionals Association and holds both the CHRP and CHRL professional designations. As a long time HRPA mentor, she’s played an active role in supporting the career development of emerging HR talent. Valerie is also a Certified Scrum Master, Agile Talent Professional and Certified Change Manager.

In addition to her HR and Psychological Health and Safety studies at Humber College and University of Fredericton respectively, Valerie has completed the Workplace Mental Health Law certificate program at York University’s Osgoode Hall Law School. She’s a Certified CMHA Psychological Health & Safety Advisor with complimentary mental health first aid, suicide awareness and applied suicide intervention skills training.