Don Johnson was my executive coach while I was leading marketing for YouTube/Google and his training was one of the most highly impactful experiences I've had in my career. YouTube had just been acquired by Google and I needed to grow in how I was leading, managing, and communicating with my team and fellow colleagues.
Don's advice expanded my perspective and approach to nearly everything I did. He was a trusted advisor to me and guided me through a challenging and eye-opening professional journey. Most importantly, Don deeply cared about me and my success.
Don taught me to value the process even more than the results. I learned instantly that by doing this you will achieve even better results. I would not have the business I have today without his coaching and guidance.
I think of Don's advice nearly every week and pass it along to the many other talented men and women I work with every day. I always say that one of the greatest gifts that Google gave to me was being coached by Don. I am so grateful for our time together.