Organizational Development, Leadership Development, and Corporate Culture Coach

People, Process, and Performance

Over 30 years experience in Coaching, Leadership Development, Performance Management, and Strategic Planning

Mark Johnston, Principle of Johnston Consulting is a nationally known and highly respected trainer, facilitator, and consultant with over 25 years of strategic planning, leadership development, organizational development, performance management, process improvement, and instructional design experience. Mark provides high-energy, interactive, content driven, experiential workshops that enhance personal, professional, and organizational capabilities and operations.  

Using his extensive real world, hands on leadership, operational, and management experience, Mark provides customized consulting, analysis, planning, project management, training, and facilitation skills for small local organizations to large international Fortune 500 organizations across a variety of industries.

Mark has led and managed many different training and development projects for companies with 50 – 75,000 employees. Throughout his consulting career he has assisted organizations and managed projects including job functional, technical, and apprentice training, as well as change management, leadership development, performance management, strategic planning, and succession planning. Mark has also helped organizations define their culture by assisting them with crafting their long-term vision, defining their mission and strategic direction, and identifying and defining the values that make them successful.

Mark has a life long history of training and development experience starting as a Boy Scout. As an Eagle Scout, he trained other scouts and adult leaders. A Michigan native who served in the Marine Corps holding dual Military Occupational Specialties (MOS) in both Maintenance Management and Communications as a Tactical Air Control communications specialist. During his service, he served as a Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) leadership school instructor where he received certifications in training and facilitation, and instructional design. During Mark’s military career, he learned the leadership, team building, and communication skills necessary to define and accomplish any mission/project assigned.

After serving in the Marine Corps and participating in Desert Shield and Desert Storm, Mark held the positions of District Training Manager, Instructional Designer, Management Trainer, and Training Director for Northern Automotive and HomeBase. During these jobs, he managed multiple training projects from analysis, design and development, through evaluation.

Mark has spent over 15 years as the President/Principle of his own training and consulting company. During his career he has provided training, leadership, and project management for initiatives such as strategic planning, performance management and improvement, processes improvement and implementation, and instructional design to fortune 500 companies such as British Petroleum, Disney, and Southern California Edison throughout a variety of industries including utilities, automotive, manufacturing, construction, pharmaceutical, retail, and government.

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Executive and Leadership Coaching

  • Leadership Coaching is a one-to-one or one-to-many service for high-potential, emerging, established leaders and executives. Our coaching model is designed to help leaders focus on their business priorities while advancing their professional development goals. Our process includes a coaching portal for goal setting, tracking, and accountability.

Strategic Planning

  • We help you and your executive team develop an integrated strategic plan that builds clarity and consensus among you on a critical game-plan for the future success of your business.

Training Program Management and Instructional Design

  • Provide experience and leadership to manage small to large scale training initiatives including analysis, design, development, resources, implementation/facilitation, and evaluation.

Workshop/Training Facilitation

  • Our experienced speakers and facilitators are available to lead or co-facilitate your workshop or training program. They are also available to participate as a keynote speaker during your corporate meeting or event.
  • We work with you to design, develop, and deliver customized training, workshops, or keynote speeches that not only contribute to your organizational goals and vision, but also incorporate real world scenarios, stories, and activities designed to help you achieve your goals and foster a culture of high performance and long term success.

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  •  11/15/2019 05:00 PM
  •   online training program

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  •  11/12/2019 08:00 AM
  •   CMURC Saginaw

Join us for this second of three Small Business Mastermind series where you will learn and work with other Small Business Owners and Entrepreneurs who are, or have experienced the same pains and frustrations of running a successful, sustainable, growing business. During the Mastermind you will learn knowledge and skills required to develop and implement an action plan for your business on: What it takes to succeed; Getting to know your customer; and Telling your marketing story.

  •  10/17/2019 08:00 AM
  •   CMURC Saginaw

Join us for this three month Small Business Mastermind series where you will learn and work with other Small Business Owners and Entrepreneurs who are, or have experienced the same pains and frustrations of running a successful, sustainable, growing business. During the Mastermind you will learn knowledge and skills required to develop and implement an action plan for your business on: What it takes to succeed; Getting to know your customer; and Telling your marketing story.

  •  9/9/2019 08:00 AM
  •   203 South Washington Avenue, Saginaw, MI, USA

Is your organization a learning organization? Does your leadership foster a safe environment where people can learn together, identify and solve problems, and collaborate together? Training facilitation isn’t just a teaching methodology. A facilitator’s job is not just to present information. Great facilitators and leaders encourage, inspire, and support the group and individuals to do their best thinking. They create an environment where everyone is encouraged to participate, understand each other’s point of view and share responsibility for results.

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