Kelly Johnston

Hope Rising: Using the Science of Hope to strengthen your organization

Thursday, 1:00 PM
Hope is the leading predictor of satisfaction and happiness in life. Research across multiple sectors shows that hope is correlated to goal achievement, physical health, academic performance and organizational productivity. Organizations with high hope leaders reach more goals more often and sooner, experience higher productivity, have lower unplanned absences and less turnover and are more resilient to burnout and stress. This engaging keynote will explain hope theory and how you can use this science to strengthen your organization.

Kelly Johnston focuses on building healthy organizations that thrive. She believes that healthy organizations lead to higher life satisfaction for people, happier families and better communities.

Kelly holds a Master in Science of Organizational Development. Kelly consults in the public, private and non-profit sectors. Her experience includes executive coaching, leadership development, large-scale change initiatives and organizational culture. Kelly received the Model Program Award from the National Transit Institute for her work on employee engagement during the recession. Kelly also serves her community as Board President for her local Boys and Girls Club and as an elected City Councilor.