Mandy Johnson is a best selling author, keynote speaker, and business advisor to both public and private organisations.
She holds the record as the youngest-ever director of global travel retailer Flight Centre Limited, as a start-up founder of their UK operation. Mandy now writes, speaks and advises organisations on innovative, evidence-based techniques that increase employee engagement, solve business challenges and transform profitability. She has trialed her techniques in a diverse range of organisations over 15 years, including a stint undercover in a yachting company which became an Australian Financial Review news story.
In addition to consulting and keynote speaking – she was one of only two Australians to present at the 2015 Asia/Pacific Talent Conference in Taipei – Mandy also teaches executive education masterclasses at the University of Queensland Business School; is a Course Director of their Owner/Manager Programme; guest lectures to MBA and Incubate students at a number of universities; and runs public masterclasses at business events and conferences.
Mandy has been interviewed and/or featured on Sky Business News with Carson Scott, The Australian Financial Review, BRW, Boss Magazine, ABC Radio’s Conversation Hour and Jon Faine Morning Programme, Qantas In-Flight Radio, German Eins Magazine and a host of other media for her innovative strategies.
Mandy’s first book Family, Village Tribe (Random House) made Kobo’s 2014 top five in the Business-Entrepreneurship category and is studied in many MBA courses around Australia. Her second book Winning The War for Talent (Wiley Business) was released in 2015 and has garnered excellent reviews and widespread attention in the media, including trending number three on Twitter in a US radio interview.
Mandy now lives in Queensland with her husband (also an author and the 2015 Queensland Book Of The Year Award winner – see www.johnahern.co for his Pan McMillan book On the Road…With Kids ) and two children. In order to complete her third book, she has reduced some of the time she allocates to speaking and consulting engagements for 2016. She still, however, challenges conventional business thinking at every opportunity.
Top photo of Mandy by Gerrit te Grotenhuis