[x]

CLIENT LOGIN: ADD SPEAKER TO FOLIO

Please enter your username and password below to add this speaker to your folio.

Whitney Johnson
Travels From TRAVELS FROM
New York, USA
Speaker Fee Range SPEAKING FEE RANGE ** Please note that while this speaker’s specific speaking fee falls within the range posted above (for Continental U.S. based events), fees are subject to change. For current fee information or international event fees (which are generally 50-75% more than U.S based event fees), please contact us.
$25,000 to $30,000
Book This Core Agency Speaker BOOK WHITNEY JOHNSON
speakers@coreagency.com
PROFILE
Whitney Johnson
Travels From TRAVELS FROM
New York, USA
Travels From SPEAKING FEE RANGE*
$25,000 to $30,000
Email Core Agency Book Whitney Johnson
speakers@coreagency.com
  • As someone who went from Wall Street secretary to multi-billion dollar investment manager, she understands how the concept of disrupting yourself can lead to greater success.
  • The co-founder of a $2 billion hedge fund focused on disruptive markets shares with audiences how the frameworks of disruptive innovation can also apply to their personal and professional lives.
  • Using the theory of disruptive innovation, Johnson helps audiences understand how disruption can create new opportunities.
  • She is the author of two bestsellers, a finalist for the Thinkers50 Awards and named by Fortune Magazine one of the 55 most influential women on Twitter.

Whitney Johnson is a top investor and leading expert on driving corporate innovation through personal disruption. She has been recognized as one of the world’s most influential management thinkers and was a finalist for the Top Thinkers on Talent at the biennial Thinkers50 Awards.

Johnson is the founder and managing director of the Springboard Fund, and co-founder of Rose Park Advisors with Clayton Christensen. She also was an institutional investor-ranked equity research analyst for eight years and was rated by Starmine as a superior stock-picker. Johnson is a frequent contributor to and writer for the Harvard Business Review and author of the critically acclaimed Disrupt Yourself: Putting the Power of Disruptive Innovation to Work and Dare, Dream, Do. She has delivered keynote speeches to more than 30,000 people on her ideas and vision.

Originally a music major with no business training, she started on Wall Street as a secretary, studying business at night. She eventually became an investment banker for Salomon Smith Barney and Merrill Lynch. But despite her success, she left the financial world after several years to produce a TV show and write a children’s book. She ended up co-founding a hedge fund—now Rose Park Advisors valued at more than $2 billion.

She was named one of Fortune’s 55 Most Influential Women on Twitter in 2014, co-founded the popular “Forty Women over Forty to Watch” list and is a fellow at the Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards.

VIDEOS
TESTIMONIALS

Whitney Johnson delivered a timely keynote and working session, helping each individual chart a disruptive path, while creating a unique networking platform for the entire group. The feedback has been fantastic; a week later her ideas continue to be top-of-mind. It’s no wonder several CEOs plan to book her for their own events.

— Lynda Baum, CEO, Exclusive Destinations, LLC

Whitney Johnson is an inspiring speaker, one who connected with our entire audience, no matter what the age. We loved having her as an Annenberg Lecturer in Leadership at Harvey Mudd.

— Maria Klawe, President, Harvey Mudd College

Intellectually, inspirationally, and in down-to-earth terms, Whitney Johnson’s words and the delivery of her ideas answered that “so what?!” question for leaders who need, for practical reasons, to make “Dare, Dream, Do!” operational, both in their individual lives and their team cultures. She challenged an audience whose collective belief is that they’ve heard it all, and know it all. And, best of all, she stimulated in each of them ideas about how to start doing the work of transformation in doable, digestible action items.

— John McManus, Chair, Housing Leadership Summit

Whitney Johnson did an outstanding job sharing her insights & expertise during the ASUG Leadership 2.0 panel session led by Olympic gold medalist Lisa Leslie. Her concept of personal disruption sparked a great dialog among attendees eager to disrupt themselves & their careers.

— Gina Marchese, Director, SAP Americas’ Users’ Group

Whitney Johnson is an an engaging speaker with rich content, a powerful combination of practical advice based on experience and research.

— Boris Groysberg, Professor, Harvard Business School

Whitney Johnson’s closing keynote was captivating and instructive. Throughout the conference I had built her up – and she came through. She pulled people into her vision of having dreams while giving practical ideas for making them come true. Whitney was great!

— Paul McConaughy, Consultant, Office of President and FRIB at Michigan State University

PROGRAMS

Whitney Johnson’s personal story of going from Wall Street secretary to successful investment banker and then co-founder of a hedge fund worth more than $2 billion epitomizes her message of “disrupt yourself.” Just as she’s a leading expert on market disruption, she encourages attendees to look at the ways they can disrupt their personal or professional life and end up with a better outcome.

Disrupt Yourself™: Putting the Power of Disruptive Innovation to Work
Disruptive companies and ideas upend markets by seeing a need or an empty space waiting to be filled, and daring to create something for which a market may not yet exist. In this talk, Johnson shares how the theory of disruptive innovation impacts publicly traded stocks and private early-stage companies, and how the frameworks of disruptive innovation can apply. This presentation is ideal for high-potential people charting a new career trajectory, a leader trying to jumpstart innovative thinking, or a self-starter ready to make a disruptive pivot in their business. Johnson says that to be successful in unexpected ways, attendees need to follow their own disruptive path, dare to innovate, do something astonishing and “disrupt yourself™.”

BEST-SELLING BOOKS

Dare, Dream, Do: Remarkable Things Happen When You Dare to Dream

Whitney Johnson, popular Harvard Business Review blogger, has a goal: to help us identify and achieve our dreams. Her belief is that we can each achieve greater happiness when focusing both on our dreams and on other people in our lives. In this inspiring book, Johnson directs her attention to teaching women, in particular, a three-step model for personal advancement and happiness. She first encourages us to DARE to boldly step out, to consider disrupting life as we know it. Then she teaches us how to DREAM, to give life to the many possibilities available, whether to start a business, run a marathon, or travel the world. She shows us how to "date" our dreams (no need to commit!) and how to make space for dreams. Finally, Whitney's model brings out the businesswoman in her; she teaches us to DO, to execute our dreams. She showcases the importance of sharing dreams with others to give them life, creating your own "dream team." Rich with real stories of women who have dared to dream, DARE, DREAM, DO offers a practical framework to realize one's true potential.

SIMILAR SPEAKERS
Mark Thompson
CEO and co-founder of Virgin Unite Mentors (VUM), the network established by Sir Richard Branson for coaching and entrepreneurial innovation, Mark Thompson's expertise in coaching…
Srikumar Rao
Known as “the Happiness Guru” Dr. Srikumar Rao is an expert in personal development and the creator and teacher of the acclaimed MBA course “Creativity…
Stefan Larsson
Ranked among the world’s top 25 consultants by Consulting magazine, Dr. Stefan Larsson is the global leader of The Boston Consulting Group’s health care payers…
Kevin Harrington
Known as the original Shark on ABC’s hit show Shark Tank Kevin Harrington is an internationally acclaimed speaker, coach, celebrity entrepreneur and one of the…
Gail Blanke
A recent presidential candidate once remarked to Gail Blanke, “What a difference you made… if I'd met you 10 years earlier, I'd be President by…
Ian Goldin
A world expert in economics, finance and global affairs as well as innovation and social issues, Ian Goldin is currently Director of the Oxford Martin…
Kevin Cashman
An internationally respected pioneer in executive coaching, Kevin Cashman has been developing top leaders for over twenty-five years. Implementing his approach of, “grow the whole…
Laura Ingraham
The most-listened-to woman on political talk radio, Laura Ingraham takes on the hottest topics in news and politics. “The Laura Ingraham Show” is ranked in…
Tal Ben-Shahar
Teaching to over 1400 Harvard University students, Tal Ben-Shahar's course on “Positive Psychology" was the most popular in the University, while another course, “The Psychology…

WHAT CLIENTS ARE SAYING ABOUT CORE SPEAKERS

“This has been one of the most outstanding speaker agencies I have had in my 25+ years in the hospitality industry. They have helped my company secure speakers for years to the delight of my attendees. They have secured high profile speakers, even within the confines of a tight turnaround and an even tighter budget. I recommend their services without hesitation. They are truly leaders in their profession looking out for their clients: excellent is all I can say!”
AHIMA
AHIMA
“The retreat was extraordinary, professional, and personable. Everyone is still raving about it. They said it was the best experience of their lifetime. And, I would have to agree. I most certainly hope we have the opportunity to work together in the future.”
YPO: Young Presidents’ Organization
YPO: Young Presidents’ Organization
“I just wanted to send a quick follow-up note to say – THANK YOU! I appreciate your partnership, and perseverance in helping us to find the right speaker for our group. Our speaker was absolutely excellent! The group loved him; it was perfect.”
DeVry Education Group
DeVry Education Group
“SPEAKING.com does a wonderful job! Our AE always responds promptly and is very professional, thank you!”
AlphaNet
AlphaNet
“Our Account Executive was a pleasure to work with to arrange our keynote presenter for the Sustainable Brands Sydney Conference. He was swift to respond and his communication was always clear. If I am looking for international speakers, I will think of SPEAKING.com in future.”
Sustainable Brands
Sustainable Brands
“Once again our agent did an outstanding job. Not only did he provide me with a number of options for potential speakers but he helped with seeing who was available, when they could speak, and getting everything done in a timely fashion. I look forward to working with him again.”
Auburn University
Auburn University
“Our agent was great to work with. Very easy to reach when needed and promptly returned messages. Thank you for making our event such a big success, we are looking forward to working with you again soon!”
American Lung Association
American Lung Association
“Our event was what I would call 'over the top'... The survey results were at 92% very favorable. The speakers formed such a good relationship with myself and others at the conference. I am confident we will bring them back to do more. I will definitely contact you when we are in need of additional services. You have been the best!”
American Express
American Express
“Our Account Executive is an extraordinary person. Always available, very kind and funny. Eager to help and always quick to respond. I have so much fun working with him. A very delightful experience. I hope continue working together for years to come!”
Credicorp Bank
Credicorp Bank
“Our client rep was a pleasure to work with. He was well organized and kept me updated every step of the way. The level of professionalism and the quality of the materials received were excellent. I will be in touch for future speakers!”
Mattel
Mattel
“I'm extremely impressed with your speakers bureau's follow-through, responsiveness and willingness to understand our needs so that he could match the best speakers with what we are looking for. I will definitely work with you again in the future. Thank you for all that you did to help us create an exceptional learning experience for our attendees.”
American Society of Association Executives
American Society of Association Executives
“Working with your speakers agency on our training projects during the year proved to be a great business choice. I felt that my account reps were always around when I needed them, willing to help and listen. They showed flexibility when it was required and were reliable and dependable. ”
KPMG, Europe
KPMG, Europe
“Our account rep was fantastic; he is very responsive, handled registration for our speaker, submitted the contract and invoice quickly - so easy to work with. Thank you!”
Deloitte
Deloitte
“Everyone at your speakers bureau was incredibly attentive and easy to work with; you have been a conference organizer's dream!”
ABS Capital Partners
ABS Capital Partners
“It was an extreme pleasure to work with our account rep. She was friendly, flexible, and knowledgeable about all their speakers. She made the process simple. I cannot begin to put into words the impact that our speaker had on our audience. People are still taking about his presentation and his program set a standard on all diversity programs.”
FDIC: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
FDIC: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
“Everyone at your speakers agency were professional and helpful throughout the process, making it easy to book, communicate, and prepare for our event.”
Hewlett Packard
Hewlett Packard
“I will certainly recommend to others that they contact you for guest speakers in the future. It was a pleasure working with you as well. We all appreciate your professionalism and exemplary service.”
BASF
BASF
“Your speakers bureau was a tremendous resource for the NHL as we planned and executed our NHL Club Business Meetings. Their assistance with securing our keynote was invaluable. They provided detailed information in a timely manner which was crucial to the success of the event. The execution was seamless! ”
National Hockey League
National Hockey League
“Finding the appropriate speaker for an event is a challenge. Your stellar speakers agency made the process extremely easy. I would recommend your agency to anyone.”
Mercury University
Mercury University
“Working with your speakers bureau has been a pleasure. Everyone on your team was extremely responsive and informative, and really helped us to customize our event. I will be sure to reach out to your agency again in the future with any speaker needs that I may have.”
The Advisory Board Company
The Advisory Board Company
“My account executive was very professional as well as patient with us. The entire experience of working with your agency was cordial and professional, with attention to all the, sometimes complicated, important details.”
U.S. Department of Agriculture
U.S. Department of Agriculture
“SPEAKING.com / Core Agency were very helpful in every way possible. I would recommend them to others and we will most definitely secure all our future conference speakers through them again.”
Babcock & Wilcox
Babcock & Wilcox
“My Account Executive was able to work within my quick turn around time and price limitations to find the perfect speaker for the job. Although I thought finding and booking a speaker for our sales meeting would be the most difficult part of the planning process, your agency made it the easiest.”
Ales Group USA, Inc.
Ales Group USA, Inc.
“Our speakers were absolutely outstanding and top class. Once again, thank you for making this happen for us. You have been outstanding and the best speakers bureau we have ever worked with!”
Volkswagen
Volkswagen
“I so appreciated my representative for his responsiveness and for the ease with which I could communicate with him. This was my first time having to secure the talent for our program myself, and I could not have asked for a better experience with your speakers agency.”
Mayor’s Commission on Unity, Diversity and Prosperity for Columbus, GA
Mayor’s Commission on Unity, Diversity and Prosperity for Columbus, GA
Core: the central, innermost, or most essential part of anything.
Contact Us