Growing up in a small town where the value of community and relationships was instilled early has left a lasting imprint on Carrie’s heart, mind, and spirit. Carrie is a starter and brings positive energy, vision, and strategy to relationships, organizations, and the world. Her work is grounded in the good in every person and maximizing clients’ individual and organizational strengths to live full and purposeful lives is the inspiring impact she will bring. Carrie has the unique strength of architecting teams by creating psychological ownership and believing that identifying and investing in exceptional talent is a significant engine for sustainable growth.
What is the most fun for Carrie is to truly see and hear others and open individuals to the possibilities that lie before them, then activate them to navigate and explore a journey that is fulfilling and life-giving. Alongside Mary Oliver, she wonders, “what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” Let’s discover this together!
My life is different because of Carrie, her care and leadership gave me the courage to try new things and view myself differently.
Carrie has nurtured her curiosity and growth mindset for over 30 years in business and strategy, partnering with and within a variety of industries. She has championed girls and women for the past 13 years as the Founder and Executive director of Girls on the Run in Lancaster and Lebanon. Carrie’s collaborative, thoughtful leadership style and naturally intuitive personal skills have been demonstrated throughout her career as Vice President of Organizational Development at Willow Valley Retirement Communities and as an Executive Leadership Consultant with Talent Plus, an international selection, and leadership development company. Her service drive comes from her years as Human Resources Director for the Ritz-Carlton Hotels in Philadelphia and Boston. A highlight from this chapter was representing The Ritz-Carlton Hotel company as a national presenter of the powerful mission and vision strategies, sharing with business executives the model that puts the hotel company at the top of all service delivery lists.
Carrie sprinkles what others have called “the Carrie Johnson phenomena” into every interaction and fuels herself daily with meditation, being in nature, and journaling. She gains energy from family and friends, being in nature, learning, and exploring. Her greatest joy is watching her two daughters spread their wings as she raises them alongside her husband, Kerry. Connecting deeply with others, hiking, skiing, playing with her golden retriever, and reading all keep her growth mindset buoyed.
She holds certifications in Leadership Coaching Strategies from Harvard Professional Development Program, is a facilitator for Stephen Covey’s Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, and is currently being certified in Positive Intelligence Coaching.
She volunteers her talents on several boards and serves her community in the capacity of mentor, facilitator, and partner. She is grateful for her English and Psychology degree from Franklin and Marshall College and additional coursework at Bentley College and Harvard University.