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About Whitney Johnson

Recognized as one of the 50 leading business thinkers in the world by Thinkers50.


Whitney Johnson is an expert on disruptive innovation and personal disruption; specifically, a framework which she codified in the critically-acclaimed book Disrupt Yourself: Putting the Power of Disruptive Innovation to Work. She developed her proprietary framework and diagnostics after having co-founded the Disruptive Innovation Fund with Harvard Business School’s Clayton Christensen. This framework is complemented by a deep understanding of how executives create and destroy value, having spent nearly a decade as an Institutional Investor-ranked equity analyst on Wall Street.

Professional Experience

  • Thinkers 50, Leading Business Thinker Globally

  • Finalist for Top Thinker on Talent, Thinkers 50, 2015

  • Host, Disrupt Yourself Podcast; guests include Patrick Pichette, former CFO of Google, Garry Ridge, CEO of WD-40

  • Coach C-Suite executives across a variety of industries and companies, from start-ups to P&Ls of $10bn+

  • Coach for Harvard Business School Executive Education

  • Original Cohort of 15, Marshall Goldsmith’s #100 Coaches

  • Top 100 Best Coaches Award – World HRD Congress (India)

  • Harvard Medical School Institute of Coaching – Member

  • Master Certified Coach – Marshall Goldsmith’s Stakeholder-Centered Coaching