Spark Leadership


How to Create a Culture of Learning & Growth for Your Organization with Whitney Johnson

Season 1, Ep. 11

Whitney Johnson is an award winning author, coach and executive advisor whose expertise is focused on helping leaders grow their people to grow their organization. Whitney is the CEO of Disruption Advisors, a tech-enabled talent development company and one of the ten leading business thinkers in the world as named by Thinkers50. In 2017, she was selected from more than 17,000 candidates for the initial cohort of Marshall Goldsmith’s 100 Coaches and was named as the #1Talent Coach.

Whitney is also world-class key note speaker and frequent lecturer for Harvard Business School's Corporate Learning and an executive coach and advisors to CEOs. Some of her bestselling books include: Smart Growth, Build an A Team, a Financial Times Book of the Month and the critically acclaimed Disrupt Yourself. In this episode we'll talk about how organizations can grow their people in a smart and efficient way.

More Episodes

Monday, November 14, 2022

Leader as Healer

Season 2, Ep. 17
In this episode, host Windy and Nicholas Janni, theater director turned coaching and leadership thought leader, discuss his book, "Leader as Healer." In his book, Janni pushes back against the left-brain dominance in today’s culture and seeks to re-introduce our often dismissed capacities for feeling, sensation, mindfulness and intuition. Their conversation will explore how these qualities are essential in facing the challenges of our times.Nicholas Janni has devoted his life to the study of human potential. Over the last 20 years he has gained an international reputation for his transformational coaching and leadership development seminars. He works with organisations, NGO’s and senior leaders worldwide and teaches at the IMD Business School in Switzerland. He bridges the worlds of creative, personal, spiritual and professional development in a uniquely powerful, relevant and accessible way. In his first career he was a theatre director. He taught acting at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London and directed his own theatre company. He has spent over 30 years researching the theory and the practice of ‘the zone’ of peak performance in art, life and work, and has studied and practiced multiple mind/body disciplines. He co-founded the arts-based consultancy Olivier Mythodrama in 2001, and teaches at the IMD Business School in Lausanne, and the University of Oxford Said Business School.His book “Leader as Healer, a new paradigm for 21st century leadership” was published in March 2022.