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.

Expertise:

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

 

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