Whitney Johnson

  • Disruptive Innovation Thought Leader
  • Author
  • Business Advisor

Whitney Johnson Speaker Profile:

Whitney Johnson is a leading thinker on driving innovation via personal disruption, a co-founder of Clayton Christensen’s investment firm (Disruptive Innovation Fund), and was an award winning Wall Street equity analyst and stockpicker.  Ms. Johnson has delivered keynote speeches to a variety of audiences and organizations, including SAP, Frito-Lay, Hubspot, AARP and the Social Security Administration. She is a regular contributor for Harvard Business Review, the author of Dare, Dream, Do:  Remarkable Things Happen When you Dare to Dream and of the forthcoming Disrupt Yourself®: Putting the Power of Disruptive Innovation to Work.  She is the co-founder of Forty Women Over 40 to Watch, a Fellow at Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards, she has been recognized as an “On the Radar” management thinker by Thinkers50, and is on Fortune’s 2014 list of the 55 Most Influential Women on Twitter. You can find her on Twitter @johnsonwhitney.

In this technology era where attentions are strewn like leaves in the wind, Whitney Johnson captivates. Genuineness, warmth and an ability to breed trust underscore her personal brand, as affirmed by one of her workshop participants: “Sincerity is often undervalued in our age of hype and hyperbole. But time and again, those who hold our attention always bring their heart into the conversation.”

Whitney Johnson's heartfelt encouragement creates courage, and with that, ideas grow.

To book Whitney Johnson call Executive Speakers Bureau at 901-754-9404.

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  • Speaking Topics:

    Creativity & Innovation, Disruption, Entrepreneur, Innovation

  • Travels From:

    Massachusetts

  • Price:

    $20,000 - $30,000

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Whitney Johnson Speaker Profile:

Whitney Johnson is a leading thinker on driving innovation via personal disruption, a co-founder of Clayton Christensen’s investment firm (Disruptive Innovation Fund), and was an award winning Wall Street equity analyst and stockpicker.  Ms. Johnson has delivered keynote speeches to a variety of audiences and organizations, including SAP, Frito-Lay, Hubspot, AARP and the Social Security Administration. She is a regular contributor for Harvard Business Review, the author of Dare, Dream, Do:  Remarkable Things Happen When you Dare to Dream and of the forthcoming Disrupt Yourself®: Putting the Power of Disruptive Innovation to Work.  She is the co-founder of Forty Women Over 40 to Watch, a Fellow at Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards, she has been recognized as an “On the Radar” management thinker by Thinkers50, and is on Fortune’s 2014 list of the 55 Most Influential Women on Twitter. You can find her on Twitter @johnsonwhitney.

In this technology era where attentions are strewn like leaves in the wind, Whitney Johnson captivates. Genuineness, warmth and an ability to breed trust underscore her personal brand, as affirmed by one of her workshop participants: “Sincerity is often undervalued in our age of hype and hyperbole. But time and again, those who hold our attention always bring their heart into the conversation.”

Whitney Johnson's heartfelt encouragement creates courage, and with that, ideas grow.

To book Whitney Johnson call Executive Speakers Bureau at 901-754-9404.

Disrupt Yourself®: Putting the Power of Disruptive Innovation to Work

The idea is simple, but powerful: disruptive companies and ideas upend markets by doing something truly different – they see a need, an empty space waiting to be filled, and they dare to create something for which a market may not yet exist. An expert in driving innovation via personal disruption, Whitney Johnson will demonstrate how you can put the power of disruptive innovation to work. To help your company in unexpected ways, dare to innovate. Dream big dreams. Do something astonishing. Disrupt yourself.  In this session, Whitney Johnson will share stories of disruption and will teach you how powerful disruption can be in your organization’s evolving reinvention.  Johnson builds on her investment background as co-founder of two early stage venture firms, and an award –winning equity analyst to provide a fresh perspective on innovation and change.

Audience members will leave with practical tips and concrete action steps for how to:

  1. drive innovation throughout their organization,
  2. move into the sweet spot of their personal S-curve,
  3. use the S-curve as a tool for understanding the psychology of disruption, and
  4. accelerate or decelerate innovation and change with a variety of variables

Whitney’s presentation is 45 minutes in length, followed by 15 minutes of open Q&A with the audience.  She is open to other formats, so hosts should feel free to share their ideas.

To book Whitney Johnson call Executive Speakers Bureau at 800-754-9404.

Barbara Corcoran, NYC real estate mogul and investor on ABC’s reality show “Shark Tank"

“Dare, Dream, Do is filled with great advice and energizing true stories from real women who are bootstrapping their way toward a dream. Pick up this book and you just might find yourself living a life you’ve only imagined! This should be required reading for anyone with a forgotten wish, a pie-in-the-sky fantasy or a quiet dream hidden in their heart. In other words – everyone”

Moira Forbes, publisher ForbesWoman

"As an accomplished business leader, Whitney Johnson acutely understands how to translate ambitions into action. Dare, Dream, Do not only ignites the courage to pursue your aspirations, but also serves as a powerful guide to achieve what once may have seemed out of reach.”

professor, Harvard Business School and best-selling author, The Innovator’s Dilemma

“Rethink the fundamentals of your life. Figure out what you were meant to do. Disrupt your status quo. That’s Whitney Johnson’s invitation (and challenge) to each of us in Dare, Dream, Do. I urge you to accept her invitation.”
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