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Dr. Michelle K. Johnston

Dr. Michelle K. Johnston is a management professor, executive coach, and leadership expert helping leaders achieve results through meaningful connection. She is an award-winning professor studying leadership and business communication, and her research has shown a clear link between a team’s effective communication and its positive financial performance.


Michelle is a celebrated keynote speaker presenting at conferences and events nationwide. She received her PhD in communication from Louisiana State University and was named to the prestigious 100 Coaches group, which consists of the top executive coaches around the world. Michelle serves as the Gaston Chair of Business at Loyola University New Orleans where she teaches in the graduate and undergraduate programs in the College of Business. She lives in her beloved city of New Orleans, Louisiana, with her daughter, Elizabeth.

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The Seismic Shift In Leadership

How To Thrive In A New Era Of Connection

The Seismic Shift in Leadership is critical for leaders today as we move into a more digital and virtual working environment….Michelle’s research, methodologies, and expert examples create the perfect blend to apply critical[ communication] skills to your life. So read this book, apply it to your leadership, and watch the…

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