Bachelor of Arts, English Literature @
University of Pennsylvania
A friendly person with 20 years experience in supporting people and systems to achieve their desires. As an organization development professional I have extensive experience working in many different situations -- industry, nations, levels, focus areas, etc. -- always with the focus on engagement, discernment, dialogue and relationship. We take a research based approach to organizational diagnosis
A friendly person with 20 years experience in supporting people and systems to achieve their desires. As an organization development professional I have extensive experience working in many different situations -- industry, nations, levels, focus areas, etc. -- always with the focus on engagement, discernment, dialogue and relationship. We take a research based approach to organizational diagnosis and leadership development, believing that understanding how change occurs is as important as any particular technique or tool. We use Gestalt based change strategies that help senior executives and other leaders grow personally and professionally.
Resonant leadership; emotional intelligence; executive coaching; board development work; top teams; dynamic inquiry; qualitative business research; ethics training; train-the-trainer programs; diversity training; leadership development; group dynamics; action learning, competency models; 360 degree feedback; high-potential leadership development
CEO and Founder @ Having a great time helping organizations large and small get results through powerful leadership with a systems orientation. At Teleos, we strive to embody emotional and social intelligence, and bring support and caring as we challenge individuals, and systems, to reach high standards of behavior while finding their own "teleos." My purpose in life is to help leaders create resonant work environments where people want to, and can, bring their best, grow and contribute fully. Together we can innovate, invent, refine, serve and create great things for humanity. I believe in honest communication, high standards and getting results through relationships characterized by ethical use of power, collaboration and contribution to others. I know people can grow, thrive and change…when they want to.
Concretely, I help systems through cultural analysis, leadership development, change agent skills development, and group retreats from teams to extended organizations of 100s of people. My goal is to help clarity of purpose, dialogue and debate, and organic design of new solutions that work for each system -- a blend of strategy, leadership and culture with growth and results as the goal. With close to 20 years of experience, I have lots to draw on.
In my CEO role, I am interested in growing our firm in smart and sustainable ways; maintaining our high client service standard, and innovation in management consulting. I am responsible to our board for leading the firm toward the future. From November 2001 to Present (14 years) Greater Philadelphia AreaLecturer @ Brookings Executive Education @ Inspired by the hardworking Federal Government Executives I have taught High Performance Teams, Interpersonal Savvy and Resonant Leadership to... looking forward to more service with this important cadre of leaders. From February 2012 to Present (3 years 9 months) Washington D.C. Metro AreaProfessional Associate @ I am faculty on the 21!st Century Leadership Development Program From 2008 to Present (7 years) Wellfleet, MA USALecturer, Mid Career Doctorate Program @ Designed and co-teaching advanced doctoral course Organizational Diagnosis for the Mid-Career doctoral program in Educational Leadership. Also, Healthcare Teams class for the Medical Education Masters program. From January 2015 to Present (10 months) Philadelphia, PALeadership consultant @ We designed and facilitated a large scale leadership capacity building program in Cambodia, South Africa, and the Caribbean region. The Leadership for Results program was heavily evaluated and passed with flying colors. Each program was lead by local facilitators, trained by Teleos, included dynamic inquiry, emotional intelligence practice, and participant-designed community-based change projects. The focus of our work was HIV and AIDS; the goal to pass on change agent skills and stimulate compassionate response to the pandemic. From 2002 to 2006 (4 years) Cambodia, South Africa, Caribbean countriesfaculty @ Had a wonderful time working on the unique Organizational Systems Development Program (OSD) at the Institute, led a few workshops on Emotional Intelligence, and generally enjoyed my colleagues and our students. This Institute was formative in my development as a consultant and coach. From 2000 to 2006 (6 years) Senior Consultant, OEMD Practice Lead @ Developed emotional intelligence-based organizational development practice; worked with senior teams to improve communication and coordination; designed leadership development programs for global and national clients; developed consultants. From 1998 to 2002 (4 years) diversity workshop facilitator @ Deepened my practice with an amazing group of master facilitators as we worked race, gender and sexual orientation dynamics in corporations. We made a difference in undoing institutionalized "isms" by engaging the hearts and minds and integrity of leaders. This was tough work, but good work. From 1995 to 2001 (6 years) Associate Director, Custom Programs @ I designed and delivered excutive education programs for various clients, across different industries, and across the globe. Our goal was to create programs that stretched participants' experience of their contributions by exposing them to world class management faculty in a context of diverse approaches to learning. I designed, taught in, and managed multi-million dollar rollouts of company-specific executive education programs. We covered strategy, leadership and operations. From 1993 to 1998 (5 years)
PhD, Psychoeducational Processes @ Temple University From 1988 to 1993 Bachelor of Arts, English Literature @ University of Pennsylvania From 1982 to 1986 Fran Johnston is skilled in: Organizational..., Emotional Intelligence, Leadership Development, Coaching, Organizational Change, Executive Coaching, Talent Management, Change Management, Culture Change, Employee Engagement, Strategic Planning, Personal Development, Management Development, Nonprofits, Workshop Facilitation, Executive Development, Performance Improvement, Training, Team Building, Organizational..., Strategy, Leadership, Performance Management, 360 Feedback, Management Consulting, Program Management, Management, Staff Development, Fundraising, MBTI, Organizational Design, Organizational Learning, Facilitators, Career Development, Instructional Design, Training Delivery, Group Dynamics, Appreciative Inquiry, Conflict Resolution, Business Coaching, Career Management, Succession Planning, Experiential Learning, Action Learning, Career Counseling, Conflict Management, Thought Leadership, Psychometrics, NLP, Cultural Transformation