Meet Our Staff
Don Johnson, Principal & Key Associate
Our Spiritual Consultant "Missy"
Don is a certified Trainer and Training Coordinator, Coach, Myers-Briggs Practitioner. He has also received certification in Human Resources Management and Supervisory Management from the University of Nevada, Reno. He completed Nevada OSHA’s Health and Safety Practitioner certification and an Employee Engagement certification with The Employee Engagement Group. Current progress is on Cognitive Behavior Therapy certification as time allows.
He has been invited as a presenter and speaker at colleges, national and public seminars, and presented at the Annual Talent Development and Employee Engagement Conference.
Owner/Operator, Don Johnson has a diverse background in human resources, training, management, sales, marketing, advertising, business development, media, social services, and supervisory coaching.
His supervisory workshop series was developed and implemented in 2011 with rave reviews. He then established a compliance-driven training and employee development culture and a website and social media pages to increase organizational outreach efforts.
Don has owned his own Advertising, Marketing, and Sales company and freely shares his knowledge. He has worked for corporate giants such as the Gannett Corporation and Knight-
Ridder Corporation, as well as medium-sized and small family-owned organizations. He has worked in the non-profit and not-for-profit sectors, and with government institutions and private industry.
He earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Elmira College and received a Masters Diploma in Business Advertising from San Jose State University's School of Journalism and Mass Communications. He believes that life-long learning is at the crux of every successful career.
He is a graduate of Leadership 2000 (San Diego) and Leadership Carson City and served on the marketing committee for Leadership Long Beach. He has attended corporate, private and university classes throughout his career in all areas of interest and believes we should never stop learning.
Don has served as a board member in several different capacities and served as president for two of the boards (one for child advocacy). He served on the judges panel for the National Newspaper Association of America’s Best in Advertising Contest. He served on the board for Chambers of Commerce, numerous child advocacy organizations, and as an advisor for Junior Achievement for a student start-up business through the school year and saw it through to liquidation.
Johnson resides in Gardnerville, Nevada with his wife and three children. He believes our children are our future and that we must continue to build and support that foundation and uphold moral and ethical values.
His fourth child (his nephew) served in the U.S. Navy as a Rescue Swimmer, worked with at-risk youth in northern Nevada and Arizona and is now pursuing a career in Information Technology and Cyber Security.
ManageYourStaff is primarily a one-man operation partnering with other professionals as necessary. Experienced in workforce engagement, staff, and supervisory coaching (individual and group coaching) both virtually and in-person can be advantageous to any organization trying to improve performance and affect the bottom line. Coaching cultures take a lot of persistent effort but are well worth it. Follow Don on LinkedIn, Facebook, or his website to see what's next!
Don has a diverse background in digital media, HR, training, sales, marketing, management, and safety. Don has experience in several industries including financial, media, and Tribal government. He provides leadership in transforming businesses to improve their bottom line through performance-driven results.
There is a gap between employee engagement and people management skills in most organizations. Don is here to help bridge that gap by bringing supervisors up to speed in engaging their staff through proven methods, resulting in improved performance of the entire organization.
People are humans before they are employees; treat them with empathy and compassion. Show that you care first of all.
Don has worked with IBM, Scripps Clinic, Gannett and Knight-Ridder corporations, as well as with medium and smaller organizations. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Elmira College and received a Masters Diploma in Business Advertising from the San Jose State University School of Journalism and Mass Communication.