Christy johnson

Founder & CEO

Christy Johnson is an entrepreneur and educator. She is currently building her third start-up, Artemis Connection and facilitating a course on designing organizations for Creativity/Innovation at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. She believes that people are an organization's most important asset and by having a diverse workforce, organizations will have the most innovative solutions. She has seven years of experience working in corporate strategy, including 3.5 years at McKinsey & Co. Before this, Christy was an award winning economics and mathematics teacher. In 2005, Junior Achievement recognized Christy as its National Teacher of the Year.

Christy's most recent successfully led efforts:

  • Served on McKinsey's "Women Matter" and "Centered Leadership" research team. Synthesized findings and led leadership teams for women in the United States and Europe
  • Created a talent acquisition and development program for a $24B conglomerate that resulted in bringing in new, young leaders for a Silicon Valley company; resulted in strategic partnerships with top universities
  • VP at a $24B manufacturing company where she led a corporate strategy team's turnaround in order to yield more innovative ideas and pilot new initiatives
  • VP at a Warburg Pincus-backed company where she developed and piloted a sales strategy for a new segment

Christy holds an MBA from Stanford's Graduate School of Business with a certificate in Public Management. She led the personal side of Leadership Club, was involved with the Center for Social Innovation and co-led the Student Admissions Committee. She also has a Master's in Education from Stanford's School of Education. Her undergraduate degree is in Economics from Western Washington University. Christy resides in Mukilteo, Washington with her husband, Kyle Johnson, daughter and twin boys.


  • Strategizing
  • Optimizing team
  • Designing organizations for creativity, innovation & results
  • On-site & virtual trainer
  • Training & curriculum development


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