Katrina Johnson: Fueling the Growth of Leaders and Business

In this episode of Championship Leadership, we interview Katrina Johnson, a Clinical Psychologist, Researcher, and now a Business Consultant and Coach among CEOs and Financial Investors. A psychologist by profession, Katrina knew exactly that she wanted to accomplish a number of different things in life. She earned the title “Educator of the Year” as a Professor at Emory University for leading a new residency education initiative, implementing an innovative curriculum, and recruiting/developing top talent.

Proving to be always on top of the game, Katrina never stopped herself from evolving. She eventually pivoted her skills unto Leadership Coaching which mostly does an assessment of C Suite leaders and helps CEOs build the right team and understand what leadership style fits. These and more!

In This Episode:

[1:46] What does Championship Leadership mean to Katrina?
[2:42] Who is Katrina Johnson and what brought her to where she is today?
[8:00] Leaders that have influenced her.
[10:46] Her vision, future plans, and the impact she wants to make.
[14:15] A turning point inside of her life.
[18:23] Episode takeaways.

Important Quotes:

“Championship leaders, those are leaders who are creating a ripple effect.”

“You’re not going to succeed if you don’t also collaborate and ask people for help.”

 “I learned to be  tough but fair, lead with courage even in the face of a lot of criticism, and also in believing in people and conveying that to them, I did not see myself as a leader at all.”

About The Guest:

Dr. Katrina Johnson has a PhD in Psychology from Emory University, and she uses what she learned about how the human brain works to offer brained based leadership coaching.

Through her coaching, she helps founders, CEOs, and C-suite executives build elite teams and understand how to encourage and effectively communicate with their teams to drive organizational growth and profitability.

Dr. Katrina has worked with hundreds of clients in at least 6 countries, from 28-year-old founders to 70-year-old CEOs, in organizations at various stages of development, from VC-backed startups to recently IPOed public companies.

Before becoming a coach, Dr. Katrina worked as an Assistant Professor at Emory University’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, where she was named Educator of the Year for the 150+ faculty member department.

She also worked at Ampersand Leadership Group and Athanor Capital, providing leadership and performance coaching to the organization’s employees.

Dr. Katrina is also a former member of the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Advisory Committee.


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