DIVERSITY CONSULTANT | COACH | TRAINER
By engaging with others through this work, we cultivate a positive space for interaction, achievement, and business with individuals, schools, and organizations who are ready to use their influence to make a difference in our world.
Dr. Johnson is passionate about doing her part to make this world a more caring and inclusive place for all individuals while building a community that serves the greater good.
The desire to see greater communication, collaboration, and creativity is fueled by her own experiences and the belief that we are all responsible for creating a climate of acceptance. She believes in establishing relationships which build community and lead to constructive conversations about race, gender and class.
She’s also a Career Coach for women. She helps them own their ideal role, lead a life of fulfillment and pursue opportunities that speak to their heart.
Dr. Johnson holds a doctorate degree in Counselor Education with a focus in Higher Education Administration and a minor in Human Resource Development for Trainers from the Pennsylvania State University. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. She’s also a National Board Certified Counselor.
Dr. MCJ Consulting, LLC offers professional consulting and coaching services in the educational arena, but can be applied to most any environment. Our world is always changing and in order to have an impact in society, we must be open to new ways of doing business and helping others. Forward thinkers acknowledge shortcomings, create a plan and provide vision for the future. Dr. MCJ consulting will partner with your organization to address your needs by creating a custom-tailored consulting and change management plan. Our core competencies have become the gold standard for our clients.
Student development acknowledges that all students are unique, and institutions must educate the whole student both academically and socially as they prepare for a global world. This session will examine the way in which students change, grow and develop and how institutions can meet the needs in areas where they fall short.
Conflict is a part of human nature. It occurs in homes, schools, and professional organizations. This session will address thoughts and beliefs that contribute to conflict. Participants will develop new skill-sets required to resolve conflicts in a win-win manner. This competency teaches participants how to leverage the art of listening, negotiation, and mediation.
Cultural competence enables individuals to work more effectively in any organization. This session engages participants in interactive training that takes a more in-depth look at cultural competence and the 5 Stages that lead to competence.
Did you know that gender-diverse companies are 15% more likely to outperform their peers, while ethnically-diverse companies are 35% more likely to do the same? The beauty of the world lies in the diversity of its people without a doubt, but many schools and professional organizations are unsure of how to actively expand or maximize their diversity. This competency celebrates the fact that we all have a unique background and culture, and that diversity should be embraced. Together we will openly and courageously address diversity and inclusion issues that could be hindering your success—as well as the success of your students or team.
Effective communication is vital to the success of any organization. This session provides practical skills, scenarios, and techniques for enhancing communication. Participants will be provided with key concepts and strategies that can be applied in their work and personal life. The F.U.E.L model will be introduced as a framework for helping individuals to feel understood and valued.
We specialize in working with organizations using a 5 step process to assess, create objectives, design, implement and evaluate effective programs tailored to their unique needs. We help to create effective management systems that yield great results.
Your people are your organization’s most valuable assets. You must not only hire candidates with the required skill set, but candidates who will add value to the organization as a whole. Once hired it is equally important to retain your team. While training in this competency, we will explore several different options for recruiting, retention, and developing a desirable company culture.
Unconscious biases are social stereotypes about certain groups of people that individuals form outside their own conscious awareness. Everyone holds unconscious beliefs about various groups, and these biases stem from one’s tendency to categorize people and situations. This engaging workshop provides a safe space for productive conversation that delves into the origin and impact of biases. In addition, strategies for changing those biases will be introduced.
As women we wear many hats and fulfill many roles, but are we living and enjoying the experience. Dr. Johnson will help you peel away the beliefs, fears and limiting thoughts that stand in the way of being your best self. She will affirm, honor, empower and provide support on your journey to identifying and achieving your goals.
As our first Program Director, Monique had to invent the structure of our program, offer training, recruit and manage volunteers of all ages from all areas of the community, and follow the myriad of federal requirements of our major grant–which had just been obtained. With her high standards, Monique led us to places we could never have gone, so that our program was much larger and more diverse and inclusive. At the same time, she dotted some amazing t’s and i’s with precision–and our children made unbelievable progress in their reading skills. When Monique left us, our teachers and students were bereft! She could not be replaced by three people!
I have the pleasure of personally knowing and working with Dr. Monique Johnson. I currently work with her in her role as an Education and Diversity Consultant for the Lakota School District. As PTO President for our schools, my most important concern is making sure our kids are successful. Her commitment to excellence in everything she does is just the surface of who she is. Dr. Johnson is always on top of research and puts in extra time to ensure that our districts expectations of her are exceeded. I am lucky to have Monique as a friend because I can always count on her expertise when needed. “Dr. Johnson is more than a Consultant…she is a game changer!
During our time together as university administrators Dr. Johnson demonstrated acute intelligence, high moral character, a positive and sustained work ethic, and the ability to analyze and resolve complex problems. She was a comfortable team member possessed with leadership skills, which she used wisely. I valued her highly as an assistant Dean and colleague.
Dr. Monique Johnson is a great teacher and mentor. She is concerned and compassionate, and her students respond to her caring manner. Focused on the outcome, Dr. Johnson is collaborative, flexible, and a great colleague.
You’ve taken an important step in moving towards change for the better. Awareness and action are two key components to beginning the process. Change is on-going. Wanting to make changes doesn’t mean there’s a flaw, it just means that there’s a desire to improve and be better. Most of us want quality results and positive outcomes. If you are looking to make a change in your business or professional life contact us to discuss how we may add value to your experience. Monique is more than happy to speak with you about your current challenges or initiatives. Please complete the form below and a representative from MCJ Consulting will contact you to schedule a mutually agreed upon time. If you are ready to schedule now, click here to schedule a time with Dr. Monique C. Johnson. We look forward to speaking with you.