504, 2015

New England Conference for Women: May 30, 2015

April 5th, 2015|Categories: Personal|

You are invited to the New England Conference for Women on May 30, 2015.

Let Your Light Shine 2015 is New England’s first FREE conference for all women of faith, hosted by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  Speakers include:  Stephanie Nielson, author of the NieNie Dialogues, Dr. Jeanne Duffy, Associate Professor of […]

401, 2015

The Hundred-Foot Journey

January 4th, 2015|Categories: Personal|

During the holidays, we watched The Hundred-Foot Journey, in which the Kadam family has taken asylum in Europe due to election disputes in Mumbai, India.  After an initial stay in England, they wander their way to a small village in France on the border of Switzerland.  The father purchases an abandoned restaurant across the street […]

3112, 2014

No Sugar for #31Days

December 31st, 2014|Categories: Personal|

You’ve inspired me @tamaranitai and @TueNight. No refined sugar for #30days beginning January 1. I’ll report daily. c @gretchenrubin

— Whitney Johnson (@johnsonwhitney) December 31, 2014

It may seem a little rash.

But it isn’t.

Two weeks ago, Dr. Ang reminded me I was pre-diabetic.
He’d actually sent me a letter a couple of months ago.
Qhich I’d ignored.
Because I didn’t […]

2510, 2014

The problem when you aren’t in pain

October 25th, 2014|Categories: Personal|

“You aren’t blogging enough.”

“I miss hearing your voice.”

That’s what Becky Robinson, social media guru who launched my book Dare, Dream, Do, said to me last week at the Indiana Governor’s Conference for Women.

She’s absolutely right.  I’m not blogging enough.  I’m not taking my own advice to show up — the more I write, the more […]

2708, 2014

The Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship

August 27th, 2014|Categories: Personal|

I just published a course on Lynda.com titled The Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship.

If you’ve been thinking about starting a business and aren’t sure where to start, or you’ve started but need some inspiration to keep going, take a look at how to vet your idea, launch lean, grow and scale, and look […]

1308, 2014

Clear the Clutter

August 13th, 2014|Categories: Personal|

Our home had become cluttered.

We didn’t set out for to this to happen.
I wasn’t aware how much of a burden the clutter had become.
Or how much my physical space was a picture of the criticism, blame and shame in my head.

Until, my husband decided to de-clutter our bedroom.

2007, 2014

A Portion of Thyself: Thoughts on Mentoring

July 20th, 2014|Categories: Personal|

Two weeks ago I reached out to Ruth Ann Harnisch for some coaching — yep, coaches need coaches too.

She was gracious, laser-like, wise, and helped me make a huge course correction.

In the intervening weeks, I’ve wondered — why haven’t I sought out more people to coach and/or mentor me?

I’ve gone on record saying that I […]

1805, 2014

Today I Can

May 18th, 2014|Categories: Personal|Tags: |

I had been in New York for the day pitching Springboard Fund.

Our 13 yr-old Miranda had just arrived home from Nature’s Classroom.

And our 17 yr-old son David was just home from prom.

The three of us were hanging out:  Miranda watching Japanese anime, David sending/receiving post-prom texts and checking Facebook, and me reading Anna Quindlen’s Lots […]

405, 2014

When Your Anchor is Away

May 4th, 2014|Categories: Personal|Tags: |

“My wife was gone; we ate ramen all week.”

Over the years, I’ve heard a lot of men make some derivative of this joke.  Often powerful men.  I think it was supposed to be a compliment, to express appreciation. I found it a bit condescending.

Until last week.

My husband had traveled to Salt Lake City for my […]

2304, 2014

Forty is Not Past Your Prime

April 23rd, 2014|Categories: Personal|

We are scouring the world with an open nomination call for women who are innovators, role-models and makers, creating momentum and changing the world.  

We have assembled a high-caliber judging panel with a mix of men and women and age ranges hailing from the tech, entrepreneurial, media and corporate world to cull down the list to […]