Stephen Scott Johnson is an expert in change management and leading authority on purpose-driven enterprise. With more than two decades of global experience as a professional mentor and strategist, he works with public and private sector organisations to help them thrive in times of uncertainty, change and transformation.
Stephen is the author of EMERGENT—Ignite Purpose, Transform Culture and Make Change Stick (Wiley 2017) –an essential guide for conscious leadership.
Stephen’s clients include Sanofi-Aventis, Newcrest Mining, Laminex, Ernst & Young, the University of Sydney, Ecostore, and Unilever, to name a few. His contribution to industry is critically acclaimed in Fast Company, BRW, Huffington Post, Marketing Mag, and The Age, with accolades including Cannes Lion, AIMIA and webby.
It’s no secret Stephen loves an audience. A dynamic professional speaker who blends contemporary insight with pragmatic advice, Stephen equips audiences with tools and techniques to lead with greater clarity and impact. Keynotes include TedX, London Festival, South by Southwest Festival, Future of Leadership, and Creative Innovation Global.
PREDICTIVE HIGH PERFORMANCE™ – THE ART AND SCIENCE OF DELIBERATE, EXTRAORDINARY LEADERSHIP
Having awareness of personal unconscious barriers that fuel negative behaviours, and trigger unconscious reactions in others, helps de-risk change and accelerate cohesion and growth. In this keynote, Stephen unpacks leadership with a focus on blindspots that inhibit high-performance. Learn how to ‘unlock’ extraordinary potential and create affirmative, sustainable change.
EMERGENT – IGNITE PURPOSE | TRANSFORM CULTURE | MAKE CHANGE STICK
Mobilising as a positive force in society has become an essential prerequisite in business. It requires extraordinary agility, deep courage, and connection with a clearly articulated and enduring purpose. Culture is not a box you tick as a leader–it’s about creating a vision worth getting behind. Stephen shows how-to do this in a powerful keynote for leaders who want to make a difference.
TRUST AGENTS – CREATING PSYCHOLOGICAL SAFETY AT WORK
Trust is the foundation of resilient teams, creating a positive work culture, and delivering results. In this keynote, Stephen unpacks why teams work more effectively when people are psychologically safe. Learn how to reduce stress and resolve conflict with proven techniques that create clarity, enhance collaboration and foster accountability.
CATALYST – INNOVATION CULTURE BY-DESIGN™
Effective organisations are built around highly empowered teams, driven by a new model of engagement, and led by a breed of globally diverse leaders. They are “different by design”. In this keynote, Stephen unpacks his CATALYST Engagement System™ – the revolutionary framework that accelerates innovation, purposeful action and sustained improvement.