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Whitney Johnson

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Disruptive Innovation Thought Leader, Author, & Business Advisor

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 Whitney Johnson Biography

Whitney Johnson is the CEO of human capital consultancy WLJ Advisors, an Inc. 5000 2020 fastest-growing private company in America. One of the 50 leading business thinkers in the world as named by Thinkers50, Whitney and her team are experts at helping high-growth organizations develop high-growth individuals. She is an award-winning author, world-class keynote speaker, frequent lecturer for Harvard Business School's Corporate Learning and an executive coach and advisor to CEOs. She is a popular contributor to the Harvard Business Review, has 1.8 million followers on LinkedIn, where she was selected as a Top Voice in 2018, and her course on Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship has been viewed more than 1 million times. In 2017, she was selected from more than 16,000 candidates as a “Top 15 Coach” by Dr. Marshall Goldsmith.

An innovation and disruption theorist, Whitney is a frequent contributor to Harvard Business Review and MIT Sloan Management Review, and author of the bestselling Build an A- Team (Harvard Business Press, 2018), a Financial Times and 800-CEO-READ Book of the Month, and Disrupt Yourself (Harvard Business Press, 2019), which Publisher’s Weekly called “Savvy . . . often counterintuitive . . . superb.” In her books, she codifies her Personal Disruption and S Curve of Learning frameworks for developing high-growth individuals and organizations.

Whitney was the cofounder of the Disruptive Innovation Fund with Harvard Business School’s Clayton Christensen, through which they invested in and led the $8 million seed round for South Korea’s Coupang, currently valued at more than $9 billion. She was involved in fund formation, capital raising, and the development of the fund’s strategy.

As a former award-winning Wall Street stock analyst, Whitney understands momentum and growth. She was an Institutional Investor–ranked equity research analyst for eight consecutive years, rated by Starmine as a superior stock-picker. As an equity analyst, stocks under coverage included America Movil (NYSE: AMX), Televisa (NYSE: TV) and Telmex (NYSE: TMX), which accounted for roughly 40% of Mexico's market capitalization.

Whitney hosts the weekly Disrupt Yourself podcast, the bi-weekly LinkedIn Live Calm Amidst Chaos, and publishes a popular weekly newsletter. She is married, has two children, and lives in Lexington, VA.

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Books
Build an A-Team: Play to Their Strengths and Lead Them Up the Learning Curve

Build an A-Team: Play to Their Strengths and Lead Them Up the Learning Curve

Disrupt Yourself: Putting the Power of Disruptive Innovation to Work

Disrupt Yourself: Putting the Power of Disruptive Innovation to Work

Speaking Topics
  • Disrupt Yourself: Putting the Power of Disruptive Innovation to Work

    The idea is simple, but powerful: disruptive companies and ideas upend markets by doing something truly different-
    • they see a need, an empty space waiting to be filled, and they dare to create something for which a market may not yet exist. An expert in driving innovation via personal disruption, Whitney Johnson will demonstrate how you can put the power of disruptive innovation to work. To help your company in unexpected ways, dare to innovate. Dream big dreams. Do something astonishing. Disrupt yourself. In this session, Whitney Johnson will share stories of disruption and will teach you how powerful disruption can be in your organization's evolving reinvention. Johnson builds on her investment background as co-founder of two early stage venture firms, and an award-winning equity analyst to provide a fresh perspective on innovation and change. Audience members will leave with practical tips and concrete action steps for how to:
    • drive innovation throughout their organization
    • move into the sweet spot of their personal S-curve
    • use the S-curve as a tool for understanding the psychology of disruption, and
    • accelerate or decelerate innovation and change with a variety of variables.

  • THE SEVEN-POINT FRAMEWORK OF PERSONAL DISRUPTION TM

    Being disrupted isn’t unique, but your situation is. The S Curve of Learning TM allows you to plot where you are on your personal learning curve in your current experience begin to develop a plan to get where you want to be. You’ll learn to build momentum along your S Curve of Learning TM by leveraging the Seven-Point Framework of Personal Disruption™. These are practical, actionable guardrails that help you reassert control in your present situation and prepare you to accelerate your growth into the future. Key takeaways 1. Understand the S Curve of Learning TM and the Seven-Point Framework of Personal Disruption™. 2. Find your current position on the S Curve of Learning TM and ensure that you are on the right curve at this point in your life and career. 3. Learn how to leverage the Seven-Point Framework of Personal Disruption™ at each point of the curve to help you grow.

  • LEVERAGING THE S-CURVE OF LEARNING TM: BUILDING YOUR A TEAM

    It’s one thing to make changes and grow your leadership, but how do you create a culture of innovation and growth for your team? Learn to guide your team through the Seven-Point Framework of Personal Disruption TM, a mechanism which gives leaders a language and framework for creating high-growth individuals. Key takeaways 1. Understand the framework for leading people along their current learning curves. 2. Learn techniques for using S Curve of Learning TM to optimize individual growth and build high performing teams. 3. Build the skills to teach others and support their development while using the Seven-Point Framework of Personal Disruption TM for learning and growth

  • LEVERAGING DISRUPTION: MOVING UP THE S-CURVE OF LEARNING TM

    Life has suddenly and unexpectedly been disrupted for everyone. We didn’t make a conscious choice to disrupt our lives; circumstances made it for us. Learn to leverage disruption and build momentum along your S Curve of Learning TM by leveraging the Seven-point Personal Disruption Framework TM. Learn how to move forward with increasing confidence rather than succumbing to the chaos of change. Whatever the challenges, it is the individual that is the fundamental unit of growth or change. Key takeaways from this webinar: 1. Understand and learn to apply a framework that creates structure for individuals to embrace their constraints and gain their footing to face challenges with a renewed sense of strength and clarity. 2. Equip yourself with tools to help you wade through the unknown with relevant structure and weighted optimism. 3. Develop a fitness for disruption, build your ability to better face the unknown and have a common language to communicate during this time.

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    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Whitney Johnson for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Whitney Johnson for your next private or corporate function.
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Whitney Johnson

5 out of 5

Disruptive Innovation Thought Leader, Author, & Business Advisor

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Whitney Johnson Biography

Whitney Johnson is the CEO of human capital consultancy WLJ Advisors, an Inc. 5000 2020 fastest-growing private company in America. One of the 50 leading business thinkers in the world as named by Thinkers50, Whitney and her team are experts at helping high-growth organizations develop high-growth individuals. She is an award-winning author, world-class keynote speaker, frequent lecturer for Harvard Business School's Corporate Learning and an executive coach and advisor to CEOs. She is a popular contributor to the Harvard Business Review, has 1.8 million followers on LinkedIn, where she was selected as a Top Voice in 2018, and her course on Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship has been viewed more than 1 million times. In 2017, she was selected from more than 16,000 candidates as a “Top 15 Coach” by Dr. Marshall Goldsmith.

An innovation and disruption theorist, Whitney is a frequent contributor to Harvard Business Review and MIT Sloan Management Review, and author of the bestselling Build an A- Team (Harvard Business Press, 2018), a Financial Times and 800-CEO-READ Book of the Month, and Disrupt Yourself (Harvard Business Press, 2019), which Publisher’s Weekly called “Savvy . . . often counterintuitive . . . superb.” In her books, she codifies her Personal Disruption and S Curve of Learning frameworks for developing high-growth individuals and organizations.

Whitney was the cofounder of the Disruptive Innovation Fund with Harvard Business School’s Clayton Christensen, through which they invested in and led the $8 million seed round for South Korea’s Coupang, currently valued at more than $9 billion. She was involved in fund formation, capital raising, and the development of the fund’s strategy.

As a former award-winning Wall Street stock analyst, Whitney understands momentum and growth. She was an Institutional Investor–ranked equity research analyst for eight consecutive years, rated by Starmine as a superior stock-picker. As an equity analyst, stocks under coverage included America Movil (NYSE: AMX), Televisa (NYSE: TV) and Telmex (NYSE: TMX), which accounted for roughly 40% of Mexico's market capitalization.

Whitney hosts the weekly Disrupt Yourself podcast, the bi-weekly LinkedIn Live Calm Amidst Chaos, and publishes a popular weekly newsletter. She is married, has two children, and lives in Lexington, VA.

Whitney Johnson Videos

  • Keynote by Whitney Johnson on Disruptive Innovation
    Institute for Competitiveness, India is the Indian knot in the global network of the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness at Harvard...
  • Whitney Johnson Talks Building an A Team
    Whitney Johnson is a CEO advisor, frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review, and has over one million followers on LinkedIn.
  • Whitney Johnson: Keynote, "Disrupt Yourself®: Innovation Begins ...
    Oct 31, 2014 ... "Disrupt Yourself®: Innovation Begins on the Inside" Disruptive thinking improves the odds of success for products, companies and...

Whitney Johnson Books

Whitney Johnson Speaking Topics

  • Disrupt Yourself: Putting the Power of Disruptive Innovation to Work

    The idea is simple, but powerful: disruptive companies and ideas upend markets by doing something truly different-
    • they see a need, an empty space waiting to be filled, and they dare to create something for which a market may not yet exist. An expert in driving innovation via personal disruption, Whitney Johnson will demonstrate how you can put the power of disruptive innovation to work. To help your company in unexpected ways, dare to innovate. Dream big dreams. Do something astonishing. Disrupt yourself. In this session, Whitney Johnson will share stories of disruption and will teach you how powerful disruption can be in your organization's evolving reinvention. Johnson builds on her investment background as co-founder of two early stage venture firms, and an award-winning equity analyst to provide a fresh perspective on innovation and change. Audience members will leave with practical tips and concrete action steps for how to:
    • drive innovation throughout their organization
    • move into the sweet spot of their personal S-curve
    • use the S-curve as a tool for understanding the psychology of disruption, and
    • accelerate or decelerate innovation and change with a variety of variables.

  • THE SEVEN-POINT FRAMEWORK OF PERSONAL DISRUPTION TM

    Being disrupted isn’t unique, but your situation is. The S Curve of Learning TM allows you to plot where you are on your personal learning curve in your current experience begin to develop a plan to get where you want to be. You’ll learn to build momentum along your S Curve of Learning TM by leveraging the Seven-Point Framework of Personal Disruption™. These are practical, actionable guardrails that help you reassert control in your present situation and prepare you to accelerate your growth into the future. Key takeaways 1. Understand the S Curve of Learning TM and the Seven-Point Framework of Personal Disruption™. 2. Find your current position on the S Curve of Learning TM and ensure that you are on the right curve at this point in your life and career. 3. Learn how to leverage the Seven-Point Framework of Personal Disruption™ at each point of the curve to help you grow.

  • LEVERAGING THE S-CURVE OF LEARNING TM: BUILDING YOUR A TEAM

    It’s one thing to make changes and grow your leadership, but how do you create a culture of innovation and growth for your team? Learn to guide your team through the Seven-Point Framework of Personal Disruption TM, a mechanism which gives leaders a language and framework for creating high-growth individuals. Key takeaways 1. Understand the framework for leading people along their current learning curves. 2. Learn techniques for using S Curve of Learning TM to optimize individual growth and build high performing teams. 3. Build the skills to teach others and support their development while using the Seven-Point Framework of Personal Disruption TM for learning and growth

  • LEVERAGING DISRUPTION: MOVING UP THE S-CURVE OF LEARNING TM

    Life has suddenly and unexpectedly been disrupted for everyone. We didn’t make a conscious choice to disrupt our lives; circumstances made it for us. Learn to leverage disruption and build momentum along your S Curve of Learning TM by leveraging the Seven-point Personal Disruption Framework TM. Learn how to move forward with increasing confidence rather than succumbing to the chaos of change. Whatever the challenges, it is the individual that is the fundamental unit of growth or change. Key takeaways from this webinar: 1. Understand and learn to apply a framework that creates structure for individuals to embrace their constraints and gain their footing to face challenges with a renewed sense of strength and clarity. 2. Equip yourself with tools to help you wade through the unknown with relevant structure and weighted optimism. 3. Develop a fitness for disruption, build your ability to better face the unknown and have a common language to communicate during this time.

FAQs on booking Whitney Johnson

  • How to book Whitney Johnson?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Whitney Johnson for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Whitney Johnson, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Whitney Johnson or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Whitney Johnson?

    Booking fees for Whitney Johnson, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Whitney Johnson, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Whitney Johnson?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Whitney Johnson for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Whitney Johnson for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Whitney Johnson or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Whitney Johnson or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Whitney Johnson is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Disrupt Yourself: Putting the Power of Disruptive Innovation to Work, THE SEVEN-POINT FRAMEWORK OF PERSONAL DISRUPTION TM, LEVERAGING THE S-CURVE OF LEARNING TM: BUILDING YOUR A TEAM and LEVERAGING DISRUPTION: MOVING UP THE S-CURVE OF LEARNING TM. The estimated speaking fee range to book Whitney Johnson for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Whitney Johnson generally travels from Lexington, VA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Randi Zuckerberg, Sara Blakely, Dr. Jackie Freiberg, Patty McCord and Polly LaBarre. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Whitney Johnson for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Whitney Johnson Speaker Videos

  • Keynote by Whitney Johnson on Disruptive Innovation
    Institute for Competitiveness, India is the Indian knot in the global network of the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness at Harvard Business ...
    Whitney Johnson Talks Building an A Team
    Whitney Johnson is a CEO advisor, frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review, and has over one million followers on LinkedIn.
  • Whitney Johnson: Keynote, "Disrupt Yourself®: Innovation Begins ...
    Oct 31, 2014 ... "Disrupt Yourself®: Innovation Begins on the Inside" Disruptive thinking improves the odds of success for products, companies and even ...
    TEDxEmbarcadero - Whitney Johnson - Disrupt Yourself
    Wall Street veteran Whitney Johnson takes us down the timeline of her career's rise from office administration to high-finance analytics, and ...

Whitney Johnson Speaking Topics

  • Disrupt Yourself: Putting the Power of Disruptive Innovation to Work

    The idea is simple, but powerful: disruptive companies and ideas upend markets by doing something truly different-
    • they see a need, an empty space waiting to be filled, and they dare to create something for which a market may not yet exist. An expert in driving innovation via personal disruption, Whitney Johnson will demonstrate how you can put the power of disruptive innovation to work. To help your company in unexpected ways, dare to innovate. Dream big dreams. Do something astonishing. Disrupt yourself. In this session, Whitney Johnson will share stories of disruption and will teach you how powerful disruption can be in your organization's evolving reinvention. Johnson builds on her investment background as co-founder of two early stage venture firms, and an award-winning equity analyst to provide a fresh perspective on innovation and change. Audience members will leave with practical tips and concrete action steps for how to:
    • drive innovation throughout their organization
    • move into the sweet spot of their personal S-curve
    • use the S-curve as a tool for understanding the psychology of disruption, and
    • accelerate or decelerate innovation and change with a variety of variables.

  • THE SEVEN-POINT FRAMEWORK OF PERSONAL DISRUPTION TM

    Being disrupted isn’t unique, but your situation is. The S Curve of Learning TM allows you to plot where you are on your personal learning curve in your current experience begin to develop a plan to get where you want to be. You’ll learn to build momentum along your S Curve of Learning TM by leveraging the Seven-Point Framework of Personal Disruption™. These are practical, actionable guardrails that help you reassert control in your present situation and prepare you to accelerate your growth into the future. Key takeaways 1. Understand the S Curve of Learning TM and the Seven-Point Framework of Personal Disruption™. 2. Find your current position on the S Curve of Learning TM and ensure that you are on the right curve at this point in your life and career. 3. Learn how to leverage the Seven-Point Framework of Personal Disruption™ at each point of the curve to help you grow.

  • LEVERAGING THE S-CURVE OF LEARNING TM: BUILDING YOUR A TEAM

    It’s one thing to make changes and grow your leadership, but how do you create a culture of innovation and growth for your team? Learn to guide your team through the Seven-Point Framework of Personal Disruption TM, a mechanism which gives leaders a language and framework for creating high-growth individuals. Key takeaways 1. Understand the framework for leading people along their current learning curves. 2. Learn techniques for using S Curve of Learning TM to optimize individual growth and build high performing teams. 3. Build the skills to teach others and support their development while using the Seven-Point Framework of Personal Disruption TM for learning and growth

  • LEVERAGING DISRUPTION: MOVING UP THE S-CURVE OF LEARNING TM

    Life has suddenly and unexpectedly been disrupted for everyone. We didn’t make a conscious choice to disrupt our lives; circumstances made it for us. Learn to leverage disruption and build momentum along your S Curve of Learning TM by leveraging the Seven-point Personal Disruption Framework TM. Learn how to move forward with increasing confidence rather than succumbing to the chaos of change. Whatever the challenges, it is the individual that is the fundamental unit of growth or change. Key takeaways from this webinar: 1. Understand and learn to apply a framework that creates structure for individuals to embrace their constraints and gain their footing to face challenges with a renewed sense of strength and clarity. 2. Equip yourself with tools to help you wade through the unknown with relevant structure and weighted optimism. 3. Develop a fitness for disruption, build your ability to better face the unknown and have a common language to communicate during this time.

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All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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