Episode 23 | Part Two: Whitney Johnson, CEO, Disruption Advisors

Kathleen wraps up her conversation with Whitney Johnson and uncovers the strategies and insights that have made her one of the most sought-after business thinkers in the world. Whitney shares how she discovered her passion for helping people grow and innovate, and how she has made it her life's work to empower individuals and organizations to reach their full potential. Drawing on her wealth of experience and expertise, Whitney reveals the key principles of disruption, and how they can be applied to drive success and growth in any business. She also offers practical advice on how to overcome the fear and uncertainty that often accompany disruptive change, and how to develop the mindset and skills necessary to thrive in today's fast-paced, ever-changing world. So whether you're a business leader looking to drive innovation and growth, or an individual seeking to unlock your full potential, this episode is a must-listen. 
  • Check out Whitney’s podcast here. 
  • Find out more about Disruption Advisors here.
  • Read her piece on how Notes of Appreciation Can Boost Individual and Team Morale in the Harvard Business Review.
About Whitney Johnson: Whitney is the CEO of Disruption Advisors, a tech-enabled talent development company. She was named a 2021 Top #10 Business Thinker by Thinkers50, and is a globally recognized thought-leader, keynote speaker, executive coach, and consultant. A LinkedIn Top Voice since 2019 with 1.8 million followers, Whitney is the WSJ, USA Today and Amazon bestselling author of Smart Growth: How to Grow Your People to Grow Your Company (Harvard Business Press, 2022). On her popular podcast Disrupt Yourself, ranked in the top .5% of listenership of all podcasts, she has interviewed world-renowned thinkers, including Brené Brown, Adam Grant, Susan Cain, and General Stanley McChrystal. Her major mentors and influences include renowned coach Marshall Goldsmith, the legendary human potential pioneer Bob Proctor, and the late Clayton Christensen, author of the seminal book The Innovator’s Dilemma, with whom she co-founded the Disruptive Innovation Fund. Whitney shares her passion for personal disruption, helping individuals transform their lives, careers, teams, and companies, through her keynote addresses, lectures at Harvard Business School’s Corporate Learning, and her LinkedIn Learning course Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship which has been viewed more than 1 million times. And, through her award-winning books How to Build an A Team, Disrupt Yourself, and Dare, Dream, Do, as well as her frequent article contributions to the Harvard Business Review and MIT Sloan Management Review. A former award-winning Wall Street equity analyst, Whitney understands how companies work, how investors think, and how the best coaches coach, all of which she brings to her work. She is married, has two children and lives in Lexington, VA where she and her family grow strawberries, blackberries and raspberries and enjoy making jam

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