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PRIOR EVENTS INCLUDE:

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SPEAKING HIGHLIGHTS:

 


For additional footage of selected speaking engagements and interviews, click here.  To book a speaking engagement, contact me:  johnson@newleafspeakers.com.

FEATURED KEYNOTE TOPICS:

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In addition to keynotes for Fortune 500 companies, universities and non-profit organizations, I facilitate breakout sessions, moderate roundtables and appear on panels. I also work as a strategic consultant and coach for companies and individuals to take your ideas to the next level.
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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING…

Whitney Johnson delivered a timely keynote and working session, helping each individual chart a disruptive path, while creating a unique networking platform for the entire group. The feedback has been fantastic; a week later her ideas continue to be top-of-mind. It’s no wonder several CEOs plan to book her for their own events.

— Lynda Baum, CEO, Exclusive Destinations, LLC

Whitney Johnson is an inspiring speaker, one who connected with our entire audience, no matter what the age. We loved having her as an Annenberg Lecturer in Leadership at Harvey Mudd.

— Maria Klawe, President, Harvey Mudd College

Intellectually, inspirationally, and in down-to-earth terms, Whitney Johnson’s words and the delivery of her ideas answered that “so what?!” question for leaders who need, for practical reasons, to make “Dare, Dream, Do!” operational, both in their individual lives and their team cultures. She challenged an audience whose collective belief is that they’ve heard it all, and know it all. And, best of all, she stimulated in each of them ideas about how to start doing the work of transformation in doable, digestible action items.

— John McManus, Chair, Housing Leadership Summit

Whitney Johnson did an outstanding job sharing her insights & expertise during the ASUG Leadership 2.0 panel session led by Olympic gold medalist Lisa Leslie. Her concept of personal disruption sparked a great dialog among attendees eager to disrupt themselves & their careers.

— Gina Marchese, Director, SAP Americas’ Users’ Group

Whitney Johnson is an an engaging speaker with rich content, a powerful combination of practical advice based on experience and research.

— Boris Groysberg, Professor, Harvard Business School 

Whitney Johnson’s closing keynote was captivating and instructive.  Throughout the conference I had built her up – and she came through.  She pulled people into her vision of having dreams while giving practical ideas for making them come true.  Whitney was great!

— Paul McConaughy, Consultant, Office of President and FRIB at Michigan State University

Whitney rocked at BIF-7.  She wowed our audience.  Everyone in the room thought she was speaking directly to them.   Whitney’s message and delivery are compelling and inspiring.  If you get the chance to hear her speak, drop everything and go.

— Saul Kaplan, Founder and Chief Catalyst, Business Innovation Factory

We were grateful to Whitney for her involvement in the Harvard E Business Conference 2013. It was truly an honor to have her there. Whitney’s keynote talk was incredibly well received and certainly set the tone for the day, bringing the theme of the conference together. An extra thanks for signing all of those books!

  Shilpa Batra, CEO/President, Harvard Extension Business Conference

Thank you so much for being a storyteller during our inaugural Unleash:WD Summit.  We ventured to set a new agenda for the industry and your 18 minutes were instrumental to our success.  Your unique ability to challenge while inspiring individuals and businesses to disrupt themselves is priceless.  You have helped us individually and as an industry move towards greatness by finding the courage to jump from our comfort zones.

—Dirk Beveridge, UNleash: WD Summit, President, 4th Generation Systems

Whitney Johnson keynoted the Women Tech Awards 2012, which brought over 550 technology leaders, including men and women, together to support women in technology in the State of Utah.  Whitney engaged the audience with business insight, wit and humor to remind this seasoned audience that women are disruptive innovators.  Over 75 high school and university students also attended, giving these youth an opportunity to hear Whitney’s inspirational story of how she disrupted herself.  We were honored to have her speak and it was obvious to all that Whitney is one to watch.

— Sara Dansie Jones, Chair of Utah Women in Tech event

Whitney Johnson is an excellent speaker, and gave two great presentations on our college campus as part of our fall lecture series. Her afternoon talk for our first year seminars centered around her theme of “disrupt yourself” — she was witty, engaged, and dynamic, and the students responded very well.

Having organized and hosted over a dozen speaker series and lecture events on campus, it was one of the easiest programs to organize. Whitney and her team were extremely efficient, professional, and fun to work with. I would recommend her highly to colleagues at other college campuses as a great campus speaker in the areas of professional and personal development, career strategy, and student engagement. Given her themes, she would also be excellent in corporate or professional association settings.”

— Dr. Steve Bragaw, Professor of Political Science, Sweet Briar College

Whitney Johnson inspires everyone to follow their dream! She speaks eloquently of the challenges of navigating a highly competitive, male-dominated investment banking culture all the while driving herself to learn and succeed. She captivated her audience, men and women of all ages, with stories exemplifying her core idea of “disrupting yourself.” At Babson College, we celebrate entrepreneurs of all kinds™ and Whitney is certainly a fitting role model!

— Wendy Murphy, Professor, Babson College

Upcoming Events

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When: March 21, 2015

Where: Idaho Falls, ID

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When: April 27, 2015

Where: Indian Wells, CA

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When: November 7, 2015

Where: Atlanta, GA

Past Events

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When: December 3-4, 2014

Where: Istanbul, Turkey

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When: November 20, 2014

Where: Boston, MA

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When: November 20, 2014

Where: Bethesda, MA

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When: November 12, 2014

Where: Farmington, UT

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When: November 8, 2014

Where: Portland, OR

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When: November 5, 2014

Where: Cleveland, OH

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When: November 4, 2014

Where: Ft. Lauderdale, FL

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When: October 21, 2014

Where: Indianapolis, IN

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When: October 17, 2014

Where: Las Vegas, NV

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When: September 24, 2014

Where: Denver, CO

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When: September 20, 2014

Where: Logan, UT

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When: September 13, 2014

Where: St. Louis, MO

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When: September 6, 2014

Where: Loveland, CO

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When: September 2-3, 2014

Where: San Francisco, CA

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When: August 26, 2014

Where: Wheelock College

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When: July 25, 2014

Where: Arlington, VA

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When: May 28, 2014

Where: Boston, MA

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When: May 20, 2014

Where: Washington D.C.

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When: May 13-15, 2014

Where: Boston, MA

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When: May 7, 2014

Where: Camden, NJ

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When: April 26, 2014

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When: April 25, 2014

Where: Cincinnati, Ohio

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When: April 12, 2014

Where: Chicago, IL

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When: April 2, 2014

Where: Boston, MA

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When: March 25, 2014

Where: New York, NY

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When: March 22, 2014

Where: Long Beach, CA

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When: March 13, 2014

Where: Seattle, WA

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When: March 7, 2014

Where: Cleveland, OH

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When: March 7, 2014

Where: Stockholm, Sweden (Skype)

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When: March 6, 2014

Where: Cleveland, OH

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When: March 5, 2014

Where: Minneapolis, MN

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When: February 21, 2014

Where: Layton, UT

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When: January 17, 2014

Where: Eden, Utah

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When: December 6, 2013

Where: New York, NY

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When: November 9-10, 2013

Where: Flint, Michigan

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When: November 6, 2013

Where: New York, NY

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When: November 5, 2013

Where: Dallas, TX

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When: October 17, 2013

Where: Las Vegas, NV

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When: October 3, 2013

Where: Boston, MA

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When: September 26, 2013

Where: Washington, D.C.

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When: September 20, 2013

Where: New York, NY

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When: September 18-19, 2013

Where: Providence, Rhode Island

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When: September 9, 2013

Where: Boston, MA

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When: August 19-20

Where: Boston, MA

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When: June 20, 2013

Where: Northampton, MA

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When: June 18, 2013

Where: Watertown, MA

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When: June 14, 2013

Where: New York, NY

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When: June 9, 2013

Where: Fredericksburg, VA

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When: May 19, 2013

Where: Washington, D.C.

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When: May 15, 2013

Where: Troon North, Scottsdale, Arizona

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When: May 14, 2013

Where: Orlando, FL

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When: April 27, 2013

Where: Cambridge, MA

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When: April 16, 2013

Where: Harvey Mudd College

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When: April 4, 2013

Where: Seattle, WA

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When: March 20, 2013

Where: Grand Rapids, MI

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When: March 7, 2013

Where: Cleveland, Ohio

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When: March 5, 2013

Where: Boston, MA

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When: February 5, 2013

Where: Harvard Business School

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When: January 30, 2013

Where: IBM Almaden Auditorium, San Jose, California

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When: January 23-26, 2013

Where: Salt Lake City, UT

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When: December 6, 2012

Where: Boston, MA

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When: Saturday, December 1, 2012

Where: Mountain View, CA

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When: November 28, 2012

Where: Raritan, NJ

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When: November 14-15, 2012

Where: Chicago, IL

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When: November 12, 2012

Where: Wellesley, MA

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When: November 5, 2012

Where: Boston, MA

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When: October 29, 2012

Where: Sweet Briar, VA

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When: October 24, 2012

Where: Austin, TX

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When: October 2, 2012

Where: Philadelphia, PA

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When: September 27, 2012

Where: Salt Lake City, UT

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When: September 25, 2012

Where: Salt Lake City, UT

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When: August 28, 2012

Where: Ft. Lauderdale, FL

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When: Thursday, July 19, 2012

Where: Boston, MA

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When: Monday, June 18, 2012

Where: Boston, MA

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When: Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Where: Boston, MA

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When: Thursday, May 10, 2012

Where: Portland, ME

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When: Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Where: Boston, MA

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When: Thursday, May 3, 2012

Where: Boston, MA

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When: Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Where: Durham, NC

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When: September 20-21, 2011

Where: Providence, RI

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When: March 24, 2011

Where: Embarcadero, CA