Brandi Nicole Johnson is an award winning speaker, facilitator and coach. Currently, Brandi remains focused on her passion for developing the world's next generation of leaders and creating experiences that transform lives.
Prior to joining Red Hat as a Learning and Development Facilitator, Brandi climbed the ultimate career ladder in the nonprofit sector. She went from Intern to Executive Director in less than a decade and all before the age of 30. Brandi spent most of her career at the Center for Creative Leadership, a globally ranked, internationally known provider of leadership development, research, and executive education.
Brandi is the first person of color to lead StartingBloc's Board of Directors and a Lifetime Member of Girl Scouts. In 2005, Brandi was awarded the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest honor in Girl Scouting. Over the last 23 years, by either appointment or election, Brandi has served Girl Scouts in more than 10 leadership roles at national and local levels of the organization. In 2016, the Triad Business Journal named Brandi one of the Top 40 Leaders Under 40 and she was profiled by Made in Greensboro.
Brandi has degrees in Political Science and Communication Studies from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She loves consuming food that is life changing and asking provocative questions that inspire action.