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Russ Johnson - Training For Change. Ephraim, UT, US

Russ Johnson

Founder | Training For Change


Change Management, Innovation/Creativity, Teacher Development Training





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Founder of "Training For Change", an innovative training firm specializing in change, innovation, teacher development training, etc. Satisfied clients include:

Disney (topic: creativity)
Weight Watchers International (topic: change)
Dorel Industries/Schwinn (topic: change)
Genentech/pharmaceuticals (topic: innovation)
ITT Technical Institute (topic: learning strategies)
Snow Community College (topic: faculty development)
Utah Pathways/Area High Schools (topic: inspiration)
Utah Small Business Development Center (topic: entrepreneurship)
I-Works (topic: innovation)
North Sevier High School (topic: inspiration)
MediConnect (topic: change)

Client Comments:
"Your style and enthusiasm really appealed to the Disney folks."
Sarah Donovan, Human Resource Director, The Mind Gym (outsourced)

"Refreshingly different"
Craig Mathie, Vice President, Snow Community College

"His presentation quickly captured and kept attention and actively involved the participants."
Jamee Wheelwright, Utah Small Business Development Center

What's on my wall?
Master's Degree International Management - American Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird), Bachelor's Degree Communication - Brigham Young University (Cougar)

The extraordinary effect on people is not found just in what is said, but how it enables participants to learn, innovate and excel long after the presentation is over! We suffer from so much "information loss," so the typical instruction and inspiration is short-lived. Your audience will learn 5 core drivers that they will never forget! These governing principles will result in increased learning and hence greater results.

Some of our exciting Keynote Speech and Training Topics include:
*Sick Success Strategies: How to Stand Up & Stick Out
*On Top: Where Creative Minds & Strategic Action Meet
*Blah, Blah, Blah: How to Reach Distracted Customers, Employees or Students in the Interruption Age!
*Quick Activities & Learning Strategies for Busy Teachers & Trainers
*Ka-Ching: Change Strategies for Increased Performance, Productivity, & Profitability
*SICK! Killer College Classroom Activities
*Dirty Deal? Change Secrets for a Winning Hand
*Recess: The FUNdamentals of Play, Progress, & Profits!
*Bounce: The Secrets of Resiliency for Success & Happiness
*1+1=3: The Exponential Power of Teams & How to Build Workplace Synergy
*Sick Social Networking Foundations to Get Noticed!
*The Creativity Workshop: Wake Up Your Mind for Amazing Results!

Industry Expertise (3)


Business Services

Corporate Training

Areas of Expertise (5)

Teacher Development Training

Youth Speaker

Change Management

Faculty Development


Education (2)

American Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird): Master's of International Business, Business 1989

Brigham Young University: Bachelors, Communications 1987

Event Appearances (5)

The Business Brain

Genentech Corporate Training  San Francisco


Leading Change

Weight Watchers International Annual Conference  Las Vegas


Creativity for Logical Thinkers

Disney Leadership Retreat  Los Angeles


31 Tried and Tested Learning Activities that Engage Students and Inspire Learning

ITT Technical Institute Faculty Development  Detroit, Michigan


Cresting the Change Curve

Dorel Industries Senior Leadership Conference  Miami, Florida


Sample Talks (1)

Sick (awesome) Learning Strategies: How to Stand Up & Stick Out

We are moving from the "Information Age" to the "Interruption Age." How do we rise above the fray in our organizations? How do we we stand up and stick above the noise? Learn simple yet innovative techniques to get heard and get noticed today!



  • Keynote
  • Workshop Leader


500 to 2000 *Will consider certain engagements for no fee