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Holly Johnston

Chief Engagement Officer

Holly is a highly skilled business consultant and organizational development practitioner. With over twenty years experience working with C-Suite leaders, Holly is known for delivering business solutions. She has expertise in strategic planning, merger integration, developing high performing leaders and teams, performance management, succession management, and behavior-based competency research. Holly’s direct style and business orientation has delivered results for both private and public companies, governmental organizations, educational institutions, and non-profits. She has in-depth experience leading in a global environment. Holly is passionate about the people – the talent – within an organization and seeks to ensure the best and right talent is aligned with the business’s strategy.

Her belief is Strategy + Culture + Talent = Growth

As a Talent Strategist, Holly has been a leader in organizations as large as 9000 employees, generating $1.9B in revenue annually. She facilitated a strategic direction to decentralize operations achieving reduced procurement cycle time by 30% and 99% on-time material operations. Her depth of experience spans unique industries including Paul Hastings, LLP, Ruby’s Restaurant Group, Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Los Angeles Unified School District, and several non-profits.

Her professional network includes National Human Resources Association, Association for Training and Development, Growth Mindset Leaders, and Private Directors Association, Southern California. Holly’s passion extends to philanthropic efforts including Red Bucket Equine Rescue, Pacific Marine Mammal Center, Laguna Beach Playhouse, Bolsa Chica Conservancy, Catalina Island Conservancy and most importantly Wounded Warrior Sailing Program.

She is an avid golfer, sailor, hiker, and world traveler.

Holly Johnston
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