Sarah Johnson, Ph.D.

Executive Consultant and Author

Dr. Sarah Johnson has more than two decades of experience in her field. She specializes in employee engagement, organizational development and effectiveness and survey data analysis – advising senior leaders at Fortune 500 firms around the world.

Sarah, an industrial/organizational psychologist, began her career by happenstance: she initially wanted to become a clinical psychologist. One day Sarah’s father, a metallurgist and head of a research laboratory, described how a group of consulting psychologists helped his leadership team make hiring and executive succession decisions based on background gathered from leadership assessments. “My father basically made me see how psychology could be used in a corporate setting, which led me into the field of organizational psychology” she says.

Sarah works with clients around the world, from as far north as Denmark to as far south as Brazil.  She enjoys the travel global consulting entails, experiencing different cultures and getting out of her comfort zone.  Sarah has worked as both an internal consultant at Procter & Gamble, IBM and Eastman Kodak, and as an external consultant with Genesee Survey Services and CEB.

Sarah received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Purdue University, and holds a Master of Arts degree and PhD in industrial organizational psychology from The Ohio State University.