BRENDA JOHNSON, PRINCIPAL
I’ve had the privilege of being a business consultant for over 20 years and have enjoyed working with a variety of companies within the industries of technology, real estate, media, entertainment, travel & tourism and social causes. I have a passion for supporting companies and the people within as they develop, grow and transition.
In addition to business consulting, I am dedicated to empowering others in both their personal lives and in their businesses through my work as a Development Coach. I actually like to refer to myself as a Life Strategist. Businesses need strategy but so do people - especially if they have specific goals they plan to achieve! My training in Intentional Change Theory and NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming), along with my experience and deep desire to support others offers the perfect mix to guide people to reach their dreams.
My hope in life is to make a positive impact on people, businesses and communities.
RECENT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:
Leading Transformations: Managing Change, Macquarie University, completion date: Spring 2020
The Power of Embodied Transformation, Coaches Rising, Coaching Certificate, 2019
NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming), The Empowerment Partnership 2014, NLP West, 2019
Specialization in Social Media Marketing, 6 Courses Northwestern University, 2016
Specialization in Leadership, 6 Courses Northwestern University, 2016
Transforming Business, Society and Self, MITx, 2016
Intentional Change Theory, Richard Boyatzis, Coaching Certificate, 2015
Inspiring Leadership Through Emotional Intelligence, Case Western University, 2015
Toastmasters International, Public Speaking Club, 2012 – 2015, 2019 – Present
In May of 2019 I launched a local chapter of Polka Dot Powerhouse – an International organization of positive, action-forward, authentic women who want to make genuine personal and professional connections. I enjoy leading this amazing group of women - it's a unique combination of supporting and empowering each other as we learn and grow together.
In March of 2020, I created a segment on NGBN.TV called LIVE BOLD, SHINE BRIGHT. During each segment I share concepts and techniques to empower women to be strong, resourceful and courageous.
ON A PERSONAL NOTE
I am a curious soul, a life-long learner and personal growth advocate. I enjoy gaining knowledge and experience on a large variety of topics through reading, traveling and learning environments.. My love for the outdoors has led me to become an avid adventure enthusiast. I enjoy biking, swimming, water sports, snow skiing and yoga. As an athlete I know the importance of both mental strength and physical health. I am dedicated to supporting both aspects by practicing the techniques I teach in my coaching including: daily attention to visualization, positive cornerstone habits and self-awareness.
Whether you think you can, or can't, your're right -- Henry Ford
PROFESSIONAL - KNOWLEDGEABLE - DEPENDABLE - RESOURCEFUL -DRIVEN