Rossana Johnston is an independent contractor associated with a number of leadership development and cross-cultural communication firms in Canada, the USA and Europe. She has more than 20 years of experience leading group, individual and virtual leadership development sessions for many Fortune 500 corporations in the United States, Canada, Europe and throughout Latin America. She is certified in many clients’ trademark methodologies and delivers her work in English and Spanish.
Born and raised in Mexico, Rossana moved to the U.S. for a graduate program in intercultural management. She has also lived in England, Israel, Portugal and Italy.
Rossana brings passion, excitement and a curiosity for learning to her work with clients. Rossana has delivered training modules to enhance intercultural effectiveness and global leadership development, including effective communication, accountability, trust building, leading with a coaching style, team building, and corporate culture shaping. Some of her clients include Apple, ArcelorMittal, Bridgestone, Volkswagen, Honeywell Aerospace, Schering Plough, SIEMENS, Wal-Mart International, Pemex, Chrysler and Rubbermaid, among others.
In 2016 for example, she facilitated sessions for BOSCH (on accountability), Coors (family relocation), Kiewit (intercultural USA-Mexico), ArcelorMittal (mentoring), Boston Scientific (working across cultures) and Ferrovial (working across-cultures).
Rossana has co-authored book chapters on the work culture of Mexico. Her coach training has given Rossana the insights and tools to explore people’s deep vision of the world to support the development of more effective alternatives for personal and professional growth.
Rossana has an undergraduate degree in Clinical Psychology and received a master’s degree in Intercultural Management from the School for International Training in Brattleboro, Vermont. She also completed the Ontological Coaching certification program at Newfield Network.
Rossana lives in Boulder, CO with her husband Steven where they enjoy growing their own vegetables, cycling and skiing. Her other favorite activities include dancing, mushroom hunting, traveling and cooking.