Bestselling Author, Exec and Performance Coach, Innovation Thinker
Whitney’s research and work in disruptive innovation shape how individuals and corporations manage change. After publishing, Disrupt Yourself, Whitney was recognized as one of the world’s fifty most influential management thinkers by Thinkers50 in 2017 and 2015. Through speaking, writing, coaching, and consulting, she synthesizes the key levers of change and how to use them effectively.
Johnson is a frequent contributor for the Harvard Business Review, and a Linkedinfluencer. Her new book – Build an ‘A’-Team: Play To Their Strengths and Lead Them Up the Learning Curve – will be published by Harvard Business Press in early 2018 building upon her work and research with teams and disruption.
She is the author of the critically acclaimed Disrupt Yourself™: Putting the Power of Disruptive Innovation to Work (2015) and Dare, Dream Do: Remarkable Things Happen When You Dare to Dream (2012). She speaks on innovation initiatives and has delivered keynote speeches to audiences of 50,000+ on discussing disruption, innovation, teamwork, and organizational change.
“I have heard nothing but rave reviews about Whitney Johnson’s presentation. Almost every speaker that followed referenced her talk in theirs. A good sign that a speaker has hit a home run.”
Whitney Johnson was the closing keynote at our BGSU Leadership Conference — and she was fantastic! Highest rated speaker of the day, and we had a lot of amazing speakers, including senior leaders from multi-billion dollar organizations. Her message was highly interactive, instructive and inspiring.
“Whitney Johnson lit up the stage at the Animus Conference. Her speech appealed to both the left and right brain–an incisive, analytical framework and incredibly inspiring. Not only was she one of the highest-rated speakers, it’s been a week, and people are still talking about her.”