Michelle K. Johnston, Ph.D., Leadership Coach, Management Professor & Keynote Speaker

Specializing in Connection and Results

Dr. Michelle K. Johnston

Leadership Coach, Management Professor & Keynote Speaker

Dr. Michelle K. Johnston is the Chase Minority Entrepreneurship Professor of Management in the College of Business at Loyola University New Orleans, where she teaches leadership communication classes to MBA and undergraduate students.

Dr. Johnston has received research and teaching awards in the field of leadership and communication. She was named one of Gambit’s 40 under 40 and has also appeared on WDSU-TV and The Business Report as a communication expert. She is an active presenter at international and national conventions and has published various articles in research journals. Her recent research has found a positive link between a Team’s Listening Environment (TLE) and financial performance.

In addition, she has worked as a communication consultant and leadership coach with organizations such as Pfizer Pharmaceutical, Entergy, Imperial Trading Company, The Advocate, Young Presidents Organization, McGlinchey Stafford Law Firm, and Ochsner Health System.

Dr. Johnston developed the Communication Preference Profile, an inventory that identifies four habitual communication styles: People, Action, Content, and Technology. She uses this inventory to help individuals and teams improve their performance through better communication.

Communication Preference Profile
The CPP identifies four habitual communication styles. After answering the questions, you will learn about your dominant communication style and its strengths and challenges. Click here to discover your communication preference.

Dr. Michelle K. Johnston

Leadership Coach, Management Professor & Keynote Speaker

Dr. Michelle K. Johnston is the Chase Minority Entrepreneurship Professor of Management in the College of Business at Loyola University New Orleans, where she teaches leadership communication classes to MBA and undergraduate students.

Dr. Johnston has received research and teaching awards in the field of leadership and communication. She was named one of Gambit’s 40 under 40 and has also appeared on WDSU-TV and The Business Report as a communication expert. She is an active presenter at international and national conventions and has published various articles in research journals. Her recent research has found a positive link between a Team’s Listening Environment (TLE) and financial performance.

In addition, she has worked as a communication consultant and leadership coach with organizations such as Pfizer Pharmaceutical, Entergy, Imperial Trading Company, The Advocate, Young Presidents Organization, McGlinchey Stafford Law Firm, and Ochsner Health System.

Dr. Johnston developed the Communication Preference Profile, an inventory that identifies four habitual communication styles: People, Action, Content, and Technology. She uses this inventory to help individuals and teams improve their performance through better communication.

Communication Preference Profile
The CPP identifies four habitual communication styles. After answering the questions, you will learn about your dominant communication style and its strengths and challenges. Click here to discover your communication preference.

Sneak Peek

A brief, seven-minute look at Michelle delivering the keynote address for Ochsner Medical’s 75th Anniversary Celebration. See the full video on the Resources page.

Clients

  • Quite simply, working with Michelle has changed me. Insightful and perceptive, she uncovers the truths that lead to powerful personal transformations. In short, she helps others find – and own – their authentic story. Done with genuine warmth and humility, she coaches from the sidelines but is never afraid to put herself into the ring. What a gift.

    Leigh Ann Christovich testimonial about Dr. Michelle K. Johnston - Leadership Coach, Management Professor & Keynote Speaker
    Leigh Ann Christovich
    Assistant Vice President, Internal Communications, Ochsner Health System
  • Michelle was one of our very favorite keynote speakers. Her enthusiasm was infectious and her message resonated so well with our audience.

    Janine Wertheim testimonial about Dr. Michelle K. Johnston - Leadership Coach, Management Professor & Keynote Speaker
    Janine Wertheim
    President, Securities America Advisors, Inc.
  • During my coaching experience with Michelle as my executive coach, Michelle helped me grow significantly as a leader by softening my action orientation with a balance of compassion and vulnerability. Michelle brings great positive energy while holding up the mirror at the times for growth. I have recommended Michelle to many of my colleagues and highly recommended Michelle as an executive coach.

    Scott Parker testimonial about Dr. Michelle K. Johnston - Leadership Coach, Management Professor & Keynote Speaker
    Scott Parker
    District Manager, Aramark Healthcare
  • Michelle Johnston was one of our most engaging speakers at FestiGals 2017! While her presentation, “Communicating Better, Smarter, Faster,” was at the end of the day, she presented to a packed room and was able to captivate and energize our attendees. In our seminar surveys, 93% of the women in her audience scored Dr. Johnston a 5/5 on engagement, enthusiasm, relevance and the likelihood to adopt her information to their personal life.

    Sandra Dartus testimonial about Dr. Michelle K. Johnston - Leadership Coach, Management Professor & Keynote Speaker
    Sandra Dartus
    Partnership Liaison, FestiGals