Innovator passionate about workplace wellness, innovation, creativity and people (and her kids)
Christy Johnson is the founder of Artemis Connection—a company committed to helping organizations innovate and engage talent in creating new products and services. She is an entrepreneur and educator focused on creativity, strategy and the value of human capital. Ultimately she believes people are an organization’s most important asset and by having a diverse workforce organizations will have the most creative and innovative solutions. She is also a catalyst and course facilitator for Stanford’s Graduate School of Business online LEAD program and an adjunct faculty member for the New Ventures Course at the University of Washington.
She has seven years of experience working in corporate strategy, including almost 4 years at McKinsey & Company where she was a contributor to the centered leadership study. She is passionate about partnering with her clients to find strategic insights and then translate the findings into action. Christy is a trusted advisor who works closely with senior executives to direct and implement core innovation initiatives. She has a demonstrated track record of delivering near- and long-term executable strategies across a broad range of industries, with a specialization in venture capital, technology, media, and healthcare companies. In addition to her leadership and change management expertise, she is a creative, entrepreneurial problem solver who understands how to generate bottom-line results.
Before this, Christy was an award winning economics and mathematics teacher. In 2005 Junior Achievement recognized Christy as its National Teacher of the Year.
Recently Christy successfully led the following efforts:
• Part of McKinsey’s “Women Matter” and “Centered Leadership” research team. Synthesized findings, developed workshop materials and led leadership teams for women in the United States and Europe
• Create a talent acquisition and development program for a $24B conglomerate that resulted in bringing in new, young leaders for an established company headquartered in Silicon Valley; Resulted in strategic partnerships with Stanford, Harvard and the UC Berkeley amongst others
• Worked directly with C-level executives on strategic planning and top team alignment both domestically and internationally
• Led a corporate strategy team’s turn around in order to yield more innovative ideas and pilot new initiatives
• Developed a strategy diagnostic and strategy module for the McKinsey Hospital Institute; design an organizational assessment model for hospitals
Christy holds an MBA from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business with a certificate in public management. She led the personal side of leadership club, was involved with the Center for Social Innovation and co-led the student admissions committee. She also has a Master’s in Education from Stanford’s School of Education. Christy is an avid reader and runner who resides in Mukilteo, Washington with her husband, Kyle Johnson, her six year old daughter and her two-year-old twin boys.