Dr. Andrew Johnston is a sought after teacher, coach, author and consultant whose personal style and practical approach distinguish his work in corporate, academic, and non-profit contexts.

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Dr. J is known for preparing leaders and teams for real world challenges and opportunities. His engagements are focused on results, and he equips participants with insights and strategies they can put to work immediately. Clients connect easily and deeply with him as he helps them increase their potential and inhabit it fully.

Dr. J connects meaningfully with clients because he knows the charms and challenges of leadership himself. Twenty-five years of surviving and inspiring transformation as a senior-level leader have tempered him, and left him committed to encouraging and equipping others who want to lead and live well.

Dr. J’s heart for leaders is coupled with a head for leadership. He knows how to move others and make the most of them. He draws from academic preparation in Interpersonal Communication, Counseling Psychology, and Leadership as well as diverse experiences as an executive, psychologist, professor, NCAA coach, and counselor to create unusually powerful experiences for his clients. In them, they discover new skills, new energy, and new vision for the future.

Equally comfortable on stage, in a classroom, or over a cup of coffee, Dr. J calls leaders and teams to a higher place, and leaves them feeling more capable and more hopeful in the process.

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Education & Experience


Owner, JohnstonConsulting & DrAndrewJohnston.com

Director of Learning & Development, The Gideons International




Professor of Leadership Studies & Director of the LEAD Project at Belmont University, Nashville Tennessee

Associate Provost & Dean of Students at Belmont University, Nashville, Tennessee.

Graduate Faculty, Vanderbilt University, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations



Dr. Johnston holds degrees in Interpersonal Communication and Literature from Wheaton College; in Counseling Psychology from Auburn University; in Higher Education Leadership & Policy from the University of Tennessee; and additional education in leadership & organizational change from Harvard University .