Career and Professional Coach; Career Strategy Consultant

  • Regularly publishes thought-leading blogs
  • Received one or more certifications
  • Networked with other professionals
  • Limited-edition achievement recognizing early members of Workfolio
  • Have taught at both a technical and industry level, and career search practices and techniques
  • Received one or more promotions within an organization
  • Endorsed by co-workers or clients
  • Spoken in front of an audience about an area of expertise
  • Donates time to philanthropic causes or organizations


Mike Johnson
"Every human being is a person of infinite dignity and worth." - Immanuel Kant
Career Coach and Consultant - Right Management

I serve as a catalyst to help move from survival to significance in their careers.

I am a Career Coach and Strategist, working with individuals seeking help with career exploration, or mid-career transition / professional rediscovery. I work with people one-to-one and in groups, acting as a coach / mentor to develop and empower others professionally and personally.

I've provided coaching to empower clients to develop and implement strategies toward reaching their goals, and consulting on best practices in proven disciplines for effectively targeting and finding a job. I've provided assistance in confirming and adjusting career goals, aspirations, and direction for a wide range of clients. I have been most affirmed for individual coaching and mentoring, collaborative leadership, and empathetic listening.

I'm a Certified Professional Coach and a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF).

Contact me at, or 317-214-7069. ______________________________________________________________________ Business/Organizational Leadership Experience

Over thirty years’ experience in a diverse spectrum that includes Information Technology; team leadership; management and human resources; solution sales; marketing; and creative development (vision, ideas, and projects). Cross-functional team leadership focused on clients, business partners, and Industry / market segments; he has developed marketing strategies, messaging, and demand generation campaigns.

Extensive experience in solution-oriented marketing and selling around building a value proposition for the client. Experience with clients includes individuals, small business, large enterprises in the Midwest and across the U.S., and cross-functional / cross-border teaming internationally including Canada, Latin America, Europe, South Africa, India, and China. That includes over twenty years’ experience with Health care clients, challenges, priorities, and systems – hospitals and health systems, physician offices, health insurance, and pharmaceutical segments.


  1. -
    Consultant, Right Management

    Project Consultant for outplacement services to employees in transition
    • Consulting in key disciplines including search strategy, networking, resume development, interviewing
    • Engage those in transition via overviews of Right Management services and benefits, group workshops, individual assistance and coaching

  2. -
    Facilitator, Accountability Group, Passport to Employment

    Facilitator/group coaching for Indianapolis Northeast Accountability Group, with Passport to Employment. "P2E" is a career and job search support ministry, reinforcing job search skills, techniques,and best practices. The accountability group meets weekly in Noblesville, Indiana.

  3. -
    Marketing Manager, IBM

    Marketing planning and tactics with Healthcare & Life Sciences software vendors allied with IBM, in North America.

    Organization: IBM ISV & Developer Relations (2011-2013), Small-Medium Business (2008-2011)

    Key focus:
    - Marketing strategy, planning, awareness, demand generation campaigns and tactics, to open new markets and generate visibility and leads
    - Interaction, planning and execution with IBM and Business Partners across North America

  4. -
    Systems, Solution Sales, Channel Sales, IBM, IBM
    • Systems Engineer - General Business to large scale computing
    • Direct Sales - Software and Solutions, especially Healthcare, Health Insurance, and Life Sciences
    • Sales Manager - for target Industry Sectors: Healthcare, Telecommunications, Energy, Media. Scope: Americas (Western Hemisphere)
    • Channel / Value Added Reseller Sales - for key Value Added Distributor in the United States

Proudest Accomplishment

I've helped over 100 individuals into new careers, via a weekly job search accountability group

Experience Highlights

  • Career Management Consultant
    Right Management
  • Facilitator, Accountability Group
    Passport to Employment
  • Marketing Manager; Solutions and Systems
    IBM Corporation

Education Highlights

  • Bachelor of Science, Mathematics
    Purdue university
  • IBM Leadership Development

Unemployed, those in transition

    led workshops for job search strategy, resume development, interviewing


  • Transitions
    Career transitions, and life stage changes affecting careers
  • Music
    Guitar, singing, songwriting (think james taylor...)


  • 200+
  • 50+
    speaking events and workshops
  • 100+
    people in next career


  • Coaching
  • Consulting
  • Strategy
  • Leadership
  • Team Building
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Skill Name


What's the Resolution in Your Personal Brand?

I had the privilege of presenting to our local "Indy North" Business and Professional Exchange group a while back. We talked about the concept of personal branding and using self-assessment to bring clarity to one's "brand", toward more effective networking and marketing oneself to target employers. I reviewed a few well-known assessment instruments and how they can help bring personal attributes and characteristics to light.

One analogy I made that stuck with one of the folks in the room...


Indianapolis, Indiana Area