Get ready to be inspired as Kathleen Duffy sits down with Whitney Johnson, the CEO of Disruption Advisors and a globally recognized thought leader in talent development. Named a Top 10 Business Thinker by Thinkers50 in 2021, Whitney is a LinkedIn Top Voice with 1.8 million followers and the bestselling author of Smart Growth: How to Grow Your People to Grow Your Company. On her top-ranked podcast, Disrupt Yourself, Whitney has interviewed some of the most renowned thinkers in the world, including Brené Brown, Adam Grant, Susan Cain, and General Stanley McChrystal. She also 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. Join Kathleen and Whitney as they dive into the world of personal disruption, business growth, and talent development. This episode is not to be missed!
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