Whitney Johnson

Guest Speaker

Innovation, Disruption

Areas of Expertise

Corporate Innovation  •  Impact  •  Leadership  •  Human Potential  •  Future of Learning  •  Facilitator  •  Disruption

About Whitney

Whitney Johnson is one of the fifty leading business thinkers in the world (Thinkers50), an expert on disruptive innovation and personal disruption codified in the critically-acclaimed book Disrupt Yourself and bestselling Build an ‘A’-Team (Harvard Business Press); proprietary framework and diagnostics developed after co-founding the Disruptive Innovation Fund with Harvard Business School’s Clayton Christensen; former award-winning stock analyst on Wall Street; original cohort of Marshall Goldsmith’s #100 Coaches; Coach for Harvard Business School’s Executive Education, Harvard Business Review Contributor; LinkedInfluencer and selected as a Top Voice of 2018.

Whitney Johnson Speaker Highlights

2018 - WOBI, S Curve

2018 - TD Distinctive Strength

2018 TD - Theory of Disruption

Speaking Topics

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

    Disruptive companies and ideas upend markets by doing something truly different—they see a need and create something for a market which may not yet exist. After co-founding the Disruptive Innovation Fund with Harvard’s Clayton Christensen, I discovered that the framework of disruption can also be applied to individuals. So, if you are…
    – a high potential individual ready to make a big career leap
    – a leader trying to jumpstart innovative thinking in your company, or
    – a self-starter ready to make a disruptive pivot in your business
    We are living in an era of accelerating disruption—managing new learning curves is a vital skill. If you want to be successful in unexpected ways, I’ll guide you down your own disruptive path.

  • Will your company be disrupted? Will you?

    The answer isn’t out there on the horizon somewhere – the key to unlocking disruption is within the team you already have in place. Using my proprietary framework and diagnostics, I’ll design and deliver a customized framework for your team – whether you’re trying to jumpstart innovation, find your bearings after a merger or restructuring, or
    create a culture that attracts and maintains talent. We’ll work together to create and implement a solution so you can effectively lead your team through change.

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