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Billie M. Thompson, Ph.D.
|Billie M. Thompson, Ph.D.|
|Expertise||Educational Sound Listening Training; educational innovation; Certified High Performance Coach|
|Current Organization||Enlisten® Corporation|
|Type of Organization||Education, Training, Coaching|
|Major Product||Enlisten® Sound Listening Training programs, EnListen professional training, Listening-Advantage™ programs|
|Area of Distribution||U.S., Mexico, Canada|
|University/Degree||B.A., Education, University of New Mexico; M.A., Ph.D., Education, Arizona State University|
|Born||February 27, 1943|
|Honors & Awards||Phi Delta Kappa; High Point Senior Woman Athlete, 1965, UNM|
|Published Works||Numerous including-"A Time-Space Theory Involving the Ear and Listening," Sage to Science, Dec., 2011; "Body Mind Psychotherapy and the Emerging Field of Listening Training," Spring 2006, No. 25, Keeping in Touch, USABP Newsletter; U.S. Patent #5,629,985 (Apparatus and methods for auditory conditioning-5-13-97); U.S. patent #5,740,254 (System for providing sound distinctions for auditory conditioning and method therefore-4-18-98)|
|Affiliations||New Sound Listening|
|Hobbies & Sports||Golf, hiking|
|Career Accomplishments||Billie M. Thompson, Ph.D. is an educational entrepreneur practicing in the US since 1986. She was a Junior High School Teacher of English and Reading and then Director of an Arizona State-funded Consortium Project before co-founding several businesses between 1977 and 2006. Sound Listening and Learning Center®, Inc. provided individualized sound listening training programs to over 6,000 children and adults in 35 cities in the US to increase competency in one of more abilities. Sound Listening Corporation served as the US exclusive professional trainer for the Tomatis Method. After leaving the Tomatis Group in 2004, she and her husband, Dr. Kirk D. Thompson founded EnListen Corp. to enable computer-based training of a new technology capable of expanding what Dr. Tomatis developed in the Electronic Ear machine. They received two US patents for their technology. Her programs provide breakthroughs in processing competencies that change the lives of individuals and their families.|
|Work History||English and Reading Teacher, Mesa Public Schools, 1972-76; Administrative Assistant to Head of Secondary Education, Arizona State University, 1976-77; Director, CETAS Consortium for Career Education, 1977-81; Vice President and Consultant, iMedEd, Inc., 1986-92; President and Director, Sound Listening and Learning Center®, Inc., 1986-2003; President, Sound Listening Corporation, 1999-present; CEO, EnListen® Corporation, 2006-present|
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