Cedric B. Johnson, Ph.D

Leadership psychologist. Leadership counsel to great executives

Cedric has lived in four different cultures and currently resides in New Mexico. He has been a citizen of three countries.

For more than 20 years Cedric has inspired leaders across cultures to reach their leadership potential and goals and find inspirational sources in others.

What distinguishes him as a leadership coach and consultant is his extensive knowledge and experience as a clinical psychologist. He understands what drives human behavior and how to facilitate change so that organizations and individuals can reach their optimum potential.

He has an established career in leadership development, executive coaching, and corporate training.

As an Executive Coach Cedric has extensive experience in:

1. Assessing and preparing senior executives for C-level positions

2. Becoming a trusted advisor to C-level executives

3. Training leaders in executive presence

4. Empowering leaders to tap into the inspirational sources of the people in their organization

5. Developing cross-cultural fluency and communication with both individual leaders as well as with their teams

6. Facilitating leadership teams achieve their strategic goals

7. Having a results oriented coaching practice

Cedric has coached leaders from a wide range of functional areas, including manufacturing, engineering, marketing, sales, IT, and HR.

Some leaders [*see below] who have worked with Cedric have described their coaching journey as “Life-changing” and “going well beyond the nuts and bolts of coaching.”

His global business experience covers a broad spectrum of industries, for example: Agilent, Siemens, BAE Systems, Genentech, Cisco Systems, Hershey’s, Hewlett Packard, Sun Microsystems, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Texas Instruments, Aon, Sprint, American Express, RGA, Bank of America, United Airlines, Union Pacific Railroad, United Health, and Chevron.

Over the past two decades as a Management Consultant, Cedric has facilitated executives with on-boarding challenges; helped with succession development programs, trained leaders in cross-cultural communication, and designed, implemented, and participated in leadership development workshops for senior leaders and executive teams.

As a Psychologist he was the founder and executive director of a non-profit psychological clinic; hosted a weekly radio talk show on psychological issues; managed critical incidents for client companies, and facilitated wellness seminars on a wide range of topics.

Cedric is the co-author with his wife Kristine S. MacKain, Ph.D of the book “What Inspirational Leaders Do” (Kindle Press, 2008).

Cedric has a B.A. in Psychology from the University of South Africa and a Ph.D. in Psychology from the Fuller Graduate School of Psychology, Pasadena, CA.

Cedric is a senior executive consultant and coach with Aon Hewitt Consulting. He also has his own consulting practice.

 * What Others are Saying About Cedric

“Cedric is a soulful coach… certainly one of the 20 most important human beings that impacted me – professionally of course, but also more holistically. Cedric was my coach for approximately 90 days, after which he approached me with a simple one liner, “Ajit… you no longer need me.” Cedric helped coach half of my management team from them on, over the next five years. I recommend Cedric without any reservations.” January 21, 2011

Top qualities: Great Results, High Integrity, Creative Ajit Singh Ph.D, 
hired Cedric as a Career Coach in 2003, and hired Cedric more than once

“Cedric is a top-notch executive consultant and coach. He’s able to quickly assess any situation and environment, understand what results are required, and provide high-impact, thoughtful and pragmatic recommendations. His genuine concern for his clients and his high-integrity are strengths he brings to any engagement.” January 23, 2011

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity Toni Piwonka-Corle, 
hired Cedric as a Business Consultant in 2008

“I have worked with Cedric on a number of leadership development programs together over the past 10 years. Cedric is an excellent coach and has been very helpful to me in my own development as a coach. I frequently go to Cedric for advice when faced with a difficult coaching engagement.” May 22, 2010

Darrell Hartke, Assistant Vice President, Aon Consulting
 works directly with Cedric at Aon Consulting

Contact Information

Public profile: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/cedric-johnson-ph-d/0/4b1/a09 Twitter @firedupleaders

7 Responses to About

  1. Jovian Zayne says:

    Really enjoyed your thoughts on a recent HBR article about forgiving. Going to share your points on forgiveness with others. Thank you!

  2. Tilly Seargeant says:

    Hi I have nominated you for the shine on award. Your blog is really interesting and it always makes me think about things in more detail.

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  3. stevendavisuk says:

    Hi Cedric, great blog. Lots of great content and found lots of useful information. I was hoping you could let me know long was you writing before you got published?

    Please visit my blog and let me know what you think?


    Keep winning.

    • cedricj says:

      Steven, congratulations on PuBlishing a Blog. However publishing a book is a different prospect. you can self-publish (Kindle) which is relatively easy. Getting a mainstream Publisher is another proposition. My first books came out in the 1980s but nowadays it is a highly competitive proposition and very difficult. Find your voice, audience, and keep writing.

      • stevendavisuk says:

        Thank you very much for your advice and I hope to one day publish a book. Please keep in touch and again thank you. Steve.

  4. Marge Pingel says:

    Hi Cedric, Googled your name and actually found this blog. So glad for the great success you are having. Just wanted to say hello and thanks for the great gift you gave to me as we walked together years ago! Always, Marge Pingel

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