Speaker

Carol is an acclaimed, dynamic economic development speaker. She brings keen insight, credibility, humor and passion to the stage. Participants leave every session energized, entertained and equipped. Carol is speaking now at conferences and events across the country with consistent ratings of EXCELLENT by her audiences.

Examples of Customized Topics include:

  • Deliver on Your Jobs Promise
  • Pump Up the Power of Your Pitch! Elevator Stories and Shark Tank Pitches
  • Creating Communities for the Next Generation
  • Speed, Risk and Money are Telling on You
  • Winning in Today’s Highly Competitive Economic Development Marketplace: Old Ways Need Changing
  • The Secrets Winning Economic Development Teams Don't Want You To Learn
  • Stop Waiting for Funerals and Elections, Build Economic Development Champions
  • Step Up to Your Leadership Responsibility: Stop the Stupid Stuff that Loses Projects
  • Better Together: Building Your Economic Development Team
  • Meeting Prospects and Demonstrating Professional Presence

“Carol Johnson hits it out of the park! Captivating Keynote Speaker and Economic Development Sales Training that delivers immediate Return on Investment.”

John Bradley, SVP, TVA Economic Development

“We loved Carol’s presentation. The session room was packed and stayed packed for her full presentation. When one of our elected officials with a lot of economic development experience said “Carol was the best speaker I have ever heard at the League’s conference”, we know we made the right choice!”

Carol Westmoreland, Florida League of Cities

“Carol is a very dynamic speaker. She engages and energizes the audience. Her knowledge of economic development is invaluable, and her delivery of the subject is very memorable. Our community loved the program and has raved about the experience. I highly recommend her, and I would love to have her for other programs in the future.”

Brad N. Hall, External Affairs Manager, AEP Kentucky Power Company, KY

“Carol provided an engaging keynote presentation at the Community Development Institute to a large group of economic developers, elected officials, and chamber directors. Her passion energized the group and provided key insights on what they needed to do to make their communities more competitive. I would highly recommend Carol to lead your training sessions or serve as a key note speaker. You will not be disappointed.”

Amy Whitehead Director Univ. of Central Arkansas’s Community Dev.t Institute (CDI)

"The City of Pensacola and Escambia County and our Economic Development Leadership have had three workshops with Carol and the level of cooperation has grown. We understand the need for regional cooperation, appreciate how an employer makes a decision and how to put our region first in readiness. I highly recommend Carol to insure your community economic development readiness is focused on attracting employers to locate and grow their companies in our region. A key element of our success has been cooperation among our elected officials. The process has not lacked speed bumps. We knew they had to be overcome."

City of Pensacola