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Introducing Don Johnson of ManageYourStaff
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Don Johnson, Principal

Don owned his own Advertising, Marketing, and Sales company and has worked in the non-profit and not-for-profit sectors, as well as with government institutions and private industry.

He believes that life-long learning is at the crux of every successful career and 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. 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. 

He has presented to the Nevada Department of Education at their 2022 School Safety Conference and serves as Tribal Safety and Morale Committee Chair. He has also done corporate Frontline Leadership training and Project Management training. He provided a managment training for Eldorado Casinos and continually seeks out new training opportunities.

Plan to include Don Johnson to inspire people at your next event. Give him a call at 775-901-1744.

ManageYourStaff is primarily a one-man operation partnering with other professionals as necessary. Experienced in workforce engagement, staff, and leadership 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 ManageYourStaff on LinkedIn, or Facebook for leadership tips and positive affirmations!


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 and has worked in human resources, manufacturing, sales & marketing, landscape management, sports management, corporate events, plus news and entertainment. 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 leaders up to speed in engaging their staff through proven methods, resulting in improved performance of the entire organization. 

Don has worked with Chromalloy Nevada, Cegos, IBM, Scripps Clinic, Gannett and Knight-Ridder corporations, and contracts through The Training Associates 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. 

Don is a certified in Training, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Coaching, and Myers-Briggs Personality Types.  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. 


He has been invited as a presenter and speaker at colleges, state, national, and public conferences, and presented at the Annual Talent Development & Employee Engagement Conference.

With his diverse background, Owner/Operator, Don Johnson 

developed and implemented his first leadership workshop 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.

His first Myers-Briggs Personality Type training for teamwork and communication was facilitated in 2022 with numerous accolades.

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