Without goals, life is like shooting an arrow in the dark. You can live a meaningful life by unlocking your buried potential.
Self-Mastery is the most effective strategy to maximize your potential and live a meaningful life. Through awareness, comprehension, and control over your ideas, feelings, and actions, Self-Mastery enables you to have complete command of your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual selves. Dr. Rhonda Harris Thompson, a well-known Life Skills and Self-Mastery Coach, Motivational Speaker, and Author who has helped numerous women realize their full potential and live meaningful lives, exemplifies this brilliantly.
Dr. Thompson grew up in a small town in Alabama. She graduated from high school with an advanced honors’ diploma. She attended and graduated from the historic Tuskegee University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology. She was commissioned as a military intelligence officer in the United States Army in 1998. She later earned a Master of Science degree (2009) in counseling psychology and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in general psychology from Capella University (2017). She also possesses a postgraduate certificate in Marriage and Family Counseling.
Dr. Thompson is the CEO and founder of Harris-Thompson Masteries. She distinguishes herself with her considerable expertise and knowledge in a wide range of subjects, including psychology, military service, academia, and personal growth. With her assistance, numerous women have reached their full potential and achieved success in all areas of their lives.
“I firmly believe that Self-Mastery is within everyone’s reach and encompasses the ability to take full control of one’s thoughts, behavior, and overall presentation. To facilitate this process, I have created a comprehensive Self-Mastery Toolkit designed to address the gaps that may have emerged due to life transitions and the challenges associated with multiple roles. I teach coping tactics, mindfulness techniques, conflict resolution skills, unconventional leadership approaches, personal presentation skills, and relationship-building techniques. I am committed to empowering women through Self-Mastery coaching,” stated Dr. Thompson.
Dr. Thompson has been awarded the prestigious Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award. She is also on the Marquis Who’s Who in America 2023–2024 list. She has appeared in a variety of publications, including NY Weekly.com and CEOweekly.com. Every successful person has a harrowing backstory. Dr. Thompson’s ability to overcome obstacles is amazing.
“The difficulties I encountered are too numerous to mention. Every problem we confront provides an opportunity to learn and grow. When we endure adversity, we grow stronger and more resilient. Growing up in a small town meant that there were limited examples of women doing exciting work in the country or abroad. This lifestyle also meant that I would have to find a way to attend and pay for college that did not require my parents paying for college tuition. I was the first person to attend college in my family. I was awarded a 4-year Army ROTC scholarship to Tuskegee University which was a blessing for me. However, the physical requirements as a cadet and a young military officer were challenging. My time as a military officer greatly shaped my perceptions about leadership, discipline, and personal presentation. These were invaluable tools that continue to influence my attention to detail as a mother, a wife, and an adjunct college professor. I am the only person to earn a doctoral degree in my family. I turned my grandmother’s 6th grade education into a PhD for our family. I believe that educational advancement, financial stability, and excellent relationship skills are essential foundation blocks to overcoming challenges and obstacles in life,” explained Dr. Thompson.
Dr. Thompson has unquestionably positioned herself as a great role model. Female role models such as Dr. Thompson impact young women’s actions and urge them to try to discover their full potential and overcome their weaknesses.
“A primary part of my purpose in life is to help others recognize their inherent power and personal worth. Additionally, I am excited about helping women and young women achieve excellence through Self-mastery. Self-Mastery involves taking complete command of your thoughts, emotions, and behavior. My message stems from my belief that you should earn a Ph.D. in yourself, which requires you to be persistent, high-minded, and disciplined. You cannot change what has been done to you, but you are responsible for what you do to be the best version of yourself. Unapologetically own your worth because you were made excellently by the creator, so let’s be about the business of you and Master Your Power!” she advises.
Dr. Thompson’s drive to empower women through Self-Mastery coaching is very inspiring. Through her Self-Mastery seminars, motivating talks, and life-changing book, Mastering Your Power!, she has empowered hundreds of women.
As a result of her outstanding professional successes, Dr. Thompson has distinguished herself by becoming a highly sought after role model for young women interested in pursuing careers as Self-Mastery Coaches and Motivational Speakers.