Dr. Monique C. Johnson
Dr. Monique C. Johnson combines over 25 years of experience as a former university professor, administrator in higher education, career services administrator and program director in her current work as a consultant and coach.
One day back in 2015, after having worked for one year as an independent contractor for a school district, she was inspired to pursue entrepreneurship by a retired Cincinnati principal who happened to be in the same meeting. Soul searching and self-evaluation led her to create Dr. MCJ Consulting, LLC, a consulting and coaching firm that specializes in career development, diversity and inclusion, and leadership. The mission is to help individuals, schools and organizations explore, expand and unlock possibilities that lead to growth, understanding and positive outcomes.
Having studied diversity and multiculturalism and attended schools from K-12 that lacked racial diversity, consulting with schools and organizations to determine their needs and create strategies to promote diversity and inclusion has become one of her signature services. It's a personal passion.
Her consulting services have resulted in successful collaborations including school-based programs such as Champions for Change. In addition, she's co-created strategic plans presented to school boards, facilitated diversity and inclusion training, developed recruitment and retention strategies, moderated focus groups, organized leadership, and student councils and worked with diversity committees, and other cultural proficiency initiatives and courses.
Over the years, Dr. Monique weathered several changes throughout her own career, including four corporate relocations with her family that led her to four different states. These experiences were pivotal for truly “getting” the challenges associated with navigating new relationships, caring for a family, adjusting to unfamiliar environments and the quest for career and personal fulfillment. These unique experiences have enhanced her coaching success with clients.
Dr. Monique has used her career expertise, and years of experience to create the L.E.A.D. Coaching Plan geared toward women experiencing career transition. As a working mom, she knows all too well the career challenges that women face especially women of color. Her goal is to help you find meaningful work that speaks to your heart. That means, your work should not only serve others but serve you as well. She lives by the philosophy, “start and modify as you go.” Her goal is to help you set the course and achieve the milestones on your journey.
She is also part owner of a 20-year old family-owned full-service business that focuses on rental properties and investments with her husband. When she is not working, she enjoys traveling, DIY projects, inspirational experiences, reading, learning, and family time with her husband and three children.
"Your miracles are not in your yesterdays but in the time you have left."
– T.D. Jakes
Ed.D. Counselor Education: Higher Education Administration, Minor Human Resource Development, The Pennsylvania State University
M.Ed. Counselor Education: College Student Personnel, The Pennsylvania State University
B.A., Mass Communications, University of Massachusetts
Certified Master of Career Services (CMCS)
National Certified Counselor (NCC)