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Why settle for generic programs or "off the rack" training experiences when you can have something customized to suit you or your organization?

Dr. Johnston is committed to helping you achieve your specific goals, so his programs are designed around your specific interests or needs. This means that his training sessions hit the mark. Participants find the content unusually pertinent and personal, and learning becomes more enjoyable and enduring. 

POPULAR TOPICS INCLUDE:  Influence & Motivation, Conflict & Difficult Conversations, Talent & Strength Development, Supervision & Accountability, Trust & Team-Building.




An executive or team coaching relationship is a powerful and individualized lever for your personal and professional growth.

Clients that engage Dr. Johnston as a coach want results, and Dr. Johnston's academic preparation as a counselor and experience as an executive leader equip him to achieve them. The goals of coaching relationships vary with the interests and expectations of clients, but most can be characterized by the following:

Personal & Professional Development, Problem-Solving, Personal & Professional Transitions, Change Management, Performance Coaching.


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30 years of inspiring and surviving change as a senior leader and educator make Dr. Johnston a valuable advisor to leaders and their teams.

Dr. J quickly gets to the heart of the matter when it comes to making the most of leaders and organizations. You’ll find him an insightful counselor and dependable confident. He’s the partner you need when you need to rise to new challenges or step into new opportunities. His counsel is honest, results-oriented, and encouraging. Consulting engagements vary widely with the needs of individuals and organizations but often target issues related to: 

Organizational Structure & Design, Strategic Planning, Roles and Responsibilities, Communication, Change Management, and Human Resources.



Dr. Johnston makes a big impact on his clients...  Leaders identify with him because he’s one of them. He’s been in the trenches and understands the challenges they face every day. This experience translates into a practical perspective and an ability to speak with insight, humor, and compassion on the business of moving people and organizations.   

–Dr. Phil Cherico, Executive Pastor

Leadership is an adventure to Andrew, and the people he works with quickly catch his enthusiasm for it. They get a new perspective on the challenges and opportunities they face and they get excited about what lies ahead for themselves and the people they lead.   

 –Leslie Carrn, Director Staff Development

Dr. Johnston's teaching is of the highest quality and he is unusually able to adjust to unexpected interests or needs that emerge during the engagement. I am continually impressed by his ability to adapt to different experience levels, tones, or needs and to smoothly combine research and academic content with practical discussion and personal conversation.   

 –Melanie Adams, Executive Director, Center for Executive Education

Dr. Johnston connects with people in ways other consultants don’t. He’s genuine, knowledgeable, and unmistakably committed to making them successful. As a result, people listen to him more closely, consider the substance more thoroughly, and apply the lessons more effectively.

– Vince Taylor, Vice President for Finance

Not only are you an excellent speaker but the depth of your knowledge and your gift for teaching impacted us deeply. It is common to attend an event and come away energized but it is rare to come away truly changed and given tools that make an immediate difference for yourself and your team/employer. 

–Tammy Mason, Group Benefits Department Manager

Dr. Johnston’s balance of professional ability and personal connection is what distinguishes him from other consultants. He provided the guidance and perspective we needed during a time of major transition and helped us identify and maximize our opportunities.

–Dr. T. Davis, Chief Physician, Administrator

Your sessions on Conflict Management and Strengths Leadership were life changing.  Not only did the information change and reshape my view from a professional level. but it was also impactful on a personal level.  It is very empowering to gain knowledge that can be put into practice immediately and make a difference.

– Krista Calphon, Talent Development Manager

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