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Whitney Johnson

CEO, Disruption Advisors

About Whitney

Helps you grow your people to grow your organization; world authority on smart growth leadership.

Whitney Johnson is the CEO of Disruption Advisors, a tech-enabled talent development company, and a 2020 Inc 5000 fastest growing company. She is the Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author of Smart Growth: How to Grow Your People to Grow Your Company (HBP); Publisher's Weekly described as "cogent...insightful...practical...inspiring." Whitney is one of the top #10 management thinkers in the world, according to Thinkers50, a 2020 Top Voice on LinkedIn with 1.8 million followers and hosts the popular Disrupt Yourself podcast. 

A former award-winning Wall Street equity analyst, she co-founded the Disruptive Innovation Fund with the late Clayton Christensen and has coached alongside Marshall Goldsmith. Whitney understands how companies work, how investors think, and how the best coaches coach, all of which she brings to her work. She is married, has two children, lives in Lexington, VA, and spends 5 minutes a day learning Korean given her obsession with K Dramas.