Sometimes the most faithful thing to do is to put one foot in front of the other while determining the path forward.
Edward Johnson is an executive level leadership coach and facilitator with over 10 years of leadership development experience in directing organizational change. He specializes in training leaders and helping organizations develop or redefine their vision, mission, and objectives.
Ed previously served as a pastor for a major denomination and through this work learned the intricacies of guiding persons through seasons of both extreme joy and serious trauma and loss. He is adept at helping his clients discover and make changes to help avoid burnout and manage daily stressors. He believes that coaching will help you capitalize on your strengths and gain confidence in your potential. Ed offers a significant understanding of experiencing and being transformed by personal and professional obstacles and is able to walk beside his clients who are at turning points in careers, experiencing communication challenges, facing new responsibilities, or feeling professionally "stuck" and are unsure of the future. He views coaching as a partnership and creative process to help clients maximize their personal and professional potential.
Ed is an active father of a blended family, helping raise five young boys. When he and his partner, Alecia, find the time, they enjoy traveling, exploring back roads, finding new craft breweries and hiking in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
EXPERIENCE & ACHIEVEMENTS
- BA in Business/Economics - Randolph-Macon College
- Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in Christian Education - Union Presbyterian Seminary
- Associate Certified Coach (ACC) with the International Coach Federation (ICF)
- Certified TetraMap® Facilitator - Globally proven learning model using the metaphor of nature while finding strength in valuing differences.
- Certificate in Leadership Coaching for Organizational Well-Being (ACTP) - Executive and Professional Education at George Mason University
AREAS OF SPECIALTY
The nature of our behavior and communication influences others and shapes our perspective of reality. My work with clients explores ways in which one can be intentional about how and what they are communicating.
Faith Based Coaching
Faith is not something that we can leave at the door when we show up at the office. My work with clients enables leaders to discern the intersection of faith and the hard decisions that we must sometimes make.
The results needed are sometimes the hardest to define. My work with clients is centered around developing and then taking the steps needed for intentional strategic results both for individuals and the organizations we lead.