Keith Johnston has spent his career building people and organizations through effective communications and leadership. Having recruited, trained, coached, and mentored hundreds of individuals while consulting to multi-national organizations, Keith left this arena (large consulting firms) in 2001 to devote his time to working with people and organizations to improve their performance through the development of leaders and teams.
Keith's approach to developing leaders is based on more than 30 years experience consulting to some of the world's largest organizations. His clients were located in 20 countries on four continents.
While serving as an executive in the technology industry, Keith led the transformation of a large software company to a solutions company. He was responsible for building teams of consultants on a global basis to lead the company and their clients in the transformation to a new business model. This transformation required the application of leadership principals and the development of a highly effective leadership team.
His recently published book: "A Garage Full of Ferraris - How to unleash the potential in your high-performance teams to drive extraordinary results" is receiving rave reviews in business and academic circles.
Keith is an avid sportsman and has extended his passion into sports photography. He refereed football in Texas for 27 years, has coached high school football in British Columbia, and his photos have appeared on the cover of the largest officiating magazine in the world. He uses his connection to sports along with his 30 years of business experience to craft stories illustrating the achievement of potential for his audiences.
Keith earned his MBA from McMaster University, and BA from Austin College in Sherman, Texas.
- "A Garage Full of Ferraris" is a book that brings leadership down to a level that everybody can relate to. True leadership is bringing out the best in others which brings out the best in us all - Something which is unfortunately overlooked in so many ways within our cultures. This book brings awareness and fresh perspective to management, team spirit and leadership.
- "The End Comes Quick: Lessons Live On" In the fall of 1971, Canadian Interuniversity Sport named its first All Canada Football Team. The 24 members of that team each received a poster containing photos of all 24 members. This book reflects on the football memories and careers of those 24 men. The stories in this book reveal how each member of the team found their way to the university they played for in 1971, and more importantly describes the impact that football has had on their lives. Fifteen members of this team will meet in Hamilton Ontario at the Vanier Cup in the fall of 2017. Many of them will be meeting each other for the first time. They all share a passion for the game of football.
- "Zero to $60 Million" was written to challenge professional services practice directors to think out of the box when faced with the challenge of builiding their businesses. The case studies presented reinforce the practical application of the unconventional approaches to building a consulting practice, and provide insights into the steps taken to produce results that were in most cases totally unexpected and unpredictable. The lessons learned can serve as a bench mark in assessing current practices against a formula that has produced extraordinary results.