Meet the Founder and CEO

Kelley Johnson CEO + Senior Strategist

Kelley Johnson is an innovative and business-oriented talent strategist and executive coach.  She is a collaborative and intuitive professional known for strategic thought leadership, driving results, and developing next-level practices to align solutions with business priorities across broad-based industries and sectors.


Previously the Chief Diversity Officer and Head of Emerging Talent at JCPenney, Johnson was instrumental in linking business innovation with Inclusion and Diversity strategy and helping the retailer be recognized as a Top 50 Company for Diversity by DiversityInc magazine, as well as achieve a 96% Net Promoter score for its college recruiting programs.  Prior to joining JCPenney, Kelley spent 11 years in the hospitality industry in a variety of leadership roles responsible for corporate communications, publicity, crisis management, corporate social responsibility, talent development programs, diversity management and university relations. She began her career working for boutique advertising agencies specializing in brand marketing and employment branding across a number of industries.


Johnson is a graduate of Texas Woman’s University, and has held strategic advisory roles with several organizations, including the Latino Leadership Initiative at SMU COX School of Business, University of Houston’s Hospitality Industry Diversity Institute and the University of Florida’s Miller Retail Center. She is a member of the national board of directors for INROADS, a nonprofit organization transforming lives of underserved youth through corporate internships and leadership development.

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