As an executive coach and vice president for talent development with CCI Consulting, Adena Johnston brings over 25 years of corporate and consulting experience as a recognized leader, coach, mentor, and developer of top talent. Adena operates a robust organizational consulting and executive coaching practice that serves executive clients in healthcare, higher education, manufacturing, business services and finance. 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 change initiatives, and is known for her cultural competency and thinking in systems.
Adena holds her Doctorate in Management with a focus on strategic leadership and organizational complexity. In addition to a MS in Organizational Dynamics she also holds a Master’s degree in Sociology, is an active member of the Association for Corporate Executive Coaches (ACEC), and its MEECO Leadership Institute, International Coach Federation (ICF) of Philadelphia and the Organizational Development Network (ODN). She serves as adjunct faculty in the disciplines of sociology, workplace culture, leadership, and organizational development, and volunteers her time mentoring first generation college students.
ACEC’s mission is to elevate recognition of Corporate Executive Coaching as a critical profession and for corporate executive coaches to be seen as transformation catalysts for the 21st century, creating organizations of the future.