Adena Johnston, MA, MSOD, ACC

Brian Clapp
April 19, 2016
Mary Riccobono, SPHR
April 19, 2016

As Vice President and Practice Leader, Talent Development, Adena brings over 20 years of corporate experience as a recognized leader, trainer, mentor and developer of top talent. Adena works with companies in the areas of organizational effectiveness, strategy, executive and team coaching. She guides her clients to become more effective and navigate the complexity of today’s business challenges.

Prior to joining CCI, Adena operated a robust independent organizational consulting and executive coaching practice. In her corporate career, she served as the regional leader and president of a corporate university where she had full P&L responsibility, led the strategic plan, and interfaced across the enterprise. Adena has been involved in start-ups and turn-arounds, championed employee engagement and a variety of change initiatives.

Adena’s signature strength is helping organizations become agile and build the internal capacity needed to realize stellar results. She specializes in building collaborative environments that value transparency and high levels of ownership. She works with leaders to get unstuck and unleash the managerial strength and courage necessary to drive the business while maintaining healthy work relationships with teams and key stakeholders throughout the organization.

In addition to her corporate leadership and coaching background, Adena brings a broad lens to learning and development. She has had over 15 years working with adult learners and creates comprehensive, high-impact learning strategies that are employee-centered, business-driven, culturally-aligned, and immediately applicable to work.

Adena is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Strategic Leadership at Thomas Jefferson University, holds her Master of Science Degree in Organizational Dynamics from the University of Pennsylvania with a graduate certificate in Organizational Consulting and Executive Coaching, and received her Bachelor and Master of Arts Degrees in Sociology from Case Western Reserve University. In addition to her credentials she is an adjunct professor teaching Sociology, Culture in the Workplace, Psychology, Leadership and Organizational Development.

She maintains numerous professional credentials including certifications as a Career Transition and New Horizons Coach, a Presence-Based Coach, a trainer in Workplace Mediation, and is certified to deliver the Hogan Suite, Leadership Architect, Voices360, and LIFO assessments.  Adena is a 2016 Fellow of the Systems Wisdom Institute and a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF), the Institute of Coaching (IOC) and the Organizational Development Network (ODN).