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.
She is shaping how organizations embrace and manage disruption by leading individuals and teams up the S-curve of change. She focuses on harnessing the core competencies required for building a team to leverage opportunities and unite when faced with adversity.
Co-founder of Rose Park Advisors with Clayton Christensen, where they invested in and led the $8 million seed round for Korea’s Coupang, currently valued at $5+ billion. Johnson was involved in fund formation, capital raising, and the development of the fund’s strategy.
Previously, Johnson was an Institutional Investor-ranked equity research analyst for eight consecutive years and was rated by Starmine as a superior stock-picker.
She has received widespread recognition for her thinking and was named one of Fortune’s 55 Most Influential Women on Twitter. She co-founded the popular Forty Women Over Forty to Watch, is a member of the first cohort of Marshall Goldsmith #100 Coaches, and is a fellow at the Tribeca DisruptiveInnovation Awards.
Session length: 45 minutes
High growth organizations need high growth individuals. If an organization is going to reach the heights it is shooting for, it’s the people who will take them there. In this live coaching session, Whitney Johnson will leverage the core concepts from her award-winning Build an A Team (Harvard Business Press, 2018). She will demonstrate how the proprietary Personal DisruptionFramework can lead to innovation within individuals and organizations, unpacking how you as a coach can help both individuals and entire teams thrive in a high growth environment.
Session length: 90 minutes
High growth organizations need high growth individuals. The only way your client’s organization is going to get where it wants to go, is if their people take them there. In this session, we will walk you through our proprietary S Curve of Learning framework as codified in the award-winning Build an A Team (Harvard Business Press, 2018) and how you can use this to help your client calibrate for growth. We will explain how to identify where your client and their teams are on their current S Curve of Learning.
We will also explain how to optimize their current curves to build a high performing team––as well as provide actionable insights on how to manage people at different points along the curve. As your client makes it possible for each team member to learn, leap and repeat, jumping from one learning curve to the next, they will not only build a high performing team but become a boss people want to work for and a boss people love.