Meet John Thompson Our CEO
Founder & CEO
With a tangible entrepreneurial passion, John Thompson drives Designer Water to exponential growth. As the Founder and CEO of this innovative business, Thompson seeks constant transformation, leading to continuous improvement. He draws on his corporate experience, having run one of the largest software distribution sales teams in the southern hemisphere, managing just over a billion Rand in sales.
Why Designer Water?
After hearing Tony Robbins speak about the benefits of alkaline water in 2010, Thompson realised that this product could be beneficial to his own health. Having faced four years of constant illness, sky-high medical bills, and innumerable courses of antibiotics, Thompson took a leap of faith and tried alkaline, hydrogen rich water – and the results astonished him.
With this positive impact on his own quality of life, Designer Water was established. The business met Thompson’s desire to create his own path to financial freedom, while making a marked impact on the communities around him. The result? A thriving business that promotes wellness, while educating the world about healthier choices.
Facing 100% accountability for the entire business, John Thompson has employed a team of reliable, skilled people. He is passionate about developing staff and putting the right person in the right position. This ensures the team delivers customer value throughout the total value chain.
Thompson is adept at identifying opportunities and taking the necessary action to achieve strategic goals. He is propelling Designer Water forward, to establish it as the largest alkaline water supplier on the continent. Recognised as the number one brand in the premium water category, Designer Water will soon move into international markets.
Passion and Pressure
With success comes pressure. John Thompson manages this pressure by facing it head on. As he aspires to live a unique life, he immediately seeks solutions to all challenges. He maintains his motivation through coaching, learning from his mentor JT Foxx. He lives according to his personal mantra – “When your actions are greater than your excuses, nothing and no one will stand in your way”.
Although his position often demands that he take work home, Thompson finely tunes a work-life balance. By focusing on meditation, spa visits, and spending quality time with family and friends, he recharges. With a renewed mind and a healthy body, Thompson is ready to continue innovating, doing deals, and garnering growth.