Patti Johnson

Patti Johnson
Patti Johnson is a career and workplace expert and the CEO of PeopleResults, a change and human resources consulting firm she founded in 2004. Previously, she was a senior executive at Accenture and has been recently featured as an expert in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, NBC, Money Magazine and Working Mother. Patti is also an instructor for SMU Executive Education and a keynote speaker on “Leading Change.” Her first book, Make Waves: Be the One to Start Change at Work & in Life, hit shelves in May 2014. Visit her website at


Ask Yourself These 4 Questions to Make This Your Best Year Yet

By Patti Johnson | December 1, 2019

The new year is packed with possibilities, including a fresh, new start. Still, many people scrap making resolutions all together, thinking they never work. This year, set aside time to figure out what you want to do and how you are going to do it.

Career & Motherhood: 10 Ways to Make It Work

By Patti Johnson | May 10, 2017

Remember that this struggle isn’t just a career-mom thing; it’s a human thing.


7 Small Changes That Will Make a Big Difference in Your Life

By Patti Johnson | October 28, 2016

Choose to take care of yourself and your relationships, and success will follow.

8 Ways Successful People Overcome Setbacks

By Patti Johnson | September 7, 2016

Obstacles are a chance to push harder and achieve more.


15 Tips to Get Better at Small Talk

By Patti Johnson | August 11, 2016

These tips can help take the stress out of small talk and create a quality conversation.

4 Signs You’re Ready to Make a Change

By Patti Johnson | July 8, 2016

Listen to your discomfort, to the ideas that just won’t go away. They could be telling you something.

The Contradiction of Judging Other Women

By Patti Johnson | May 13, 2016

Progress is needed in our society and culture. Progress is also needed in how we view each other and the choices we make.

6 Essential Habits for Getting the Career You Want

By Patti Johnson | April 15, 2016

No. 1: Say it out loud.

Change Is Hard—Here’s How to Influence People to Get on the Same Page

By Patti Johnson | March 11, 2016

Step outside of your own shoes and put on someone else’s if you want to create a change in behavior.

5 Ways to Live Your Dreams (When You’re Already Officially a Grown-Up)

By Patti Johnson | February 15, 2016

How to be a grown-up who still dreams big