Whitney Johnson

Whitney Johnson

CEO of Disruption Advisors.
Disruptive Innovation thought leader, best-selling author & executive coach.

“We are always on the learning curve”

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Who is Whitney Johnson?

Whitney Johnson is a global thought-leader and speaker on innovation.

She was named one of the top ten business thinkers in the world by Thinkers50, Whitney is an expert at smart growth leadership.

She is CEO of Disruption Advisors and has worked at Fortune 100 companies as an advisor and equity specialist. Furthermore, she is also a co-founder of Harvard Business School's Disruptive Innovation Fund.

What can you expect from a conference with Whitney Johnson?

As both a keynote speaker and a frequent lecturer for Harvard Business School’s Corporate Learning, Whitney Johnson teaches the S Curve of Learning to managers and companies.

Her lectures offer clients the opportunity to promote disruptive ideas and smart growth in organizations, as she shares with the audience the variables that can build a high-performance team through innovation.

As an expert in disruptive thinking, she offers practical advice on how to drive innovation, both at the individual and corporate level, along with real cases of personal disruption.

Whitney Johnson’s career and contribution to society:

Whitney Johnson is a Harvard Business School Corporate Learning faculty member, executive coach, and advisor to CEOs around the world on smart growth leadership.

Whitney was co-founder of the Disruptive Innovation Fund with Clayton Christensen. Her role included fund formation, strategy, and capital raising. They invested and led the 8 million seed round for South Korea’s Coupang ecommerce platform, currently valued at 50 billion.

She has coached alongside the renowned Marshall Goldsmith, selected by Goldsmith in 2017 as a Top 15 Coach out of a pool of more than 17,000 candidates.

Whitney Johnson is the author of the acclaimed bestseller "Disrupt Yourself: Putting the Power of Disruptive Innovation to Work” and is also a frequent contributor to Harvard Business Review and MIT Sloan Management Review.

She is also a member of the Harvard Medical School Institute of Coaching and hosts the weekly Disrupt Yourself podcast with guests including Brené Brown, Adam Grant, Susan Cain, and General Stanley McChrystal.

Awards and recognitions:

Whitney Johnson was named one of the Top 10 Business Thinkers in the world by Thinkers50.

In 2017, Whitney Johnson was selected from more than 17,000 candidates for the initial cohort of Marshall Goldsmith’s 100 Coaches.

She was also awarded the Top 100 Best Coaches Award at the World HRD Congress (India).

Conferences

- Disrupt or Be Disrupted
- Smart Growth – The Key to Growing Your Company
- How to Build a High Performing Team
- Take Charge of Your Career, Your Organization, and Your Life
- Accelerate your growth: The 7 key elements for inspired action and personal disruption
- Embracing the shift: forward momentum to cultivate a thriving team
- The Next Step: Lessons on embracing change and continuous improvement

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