Don Johnston

Don is all about applicability and results – weaving together the input and experiences in ways that keep it all relevant,  aligned and accessible when it counts – in those back-on-the-job moments when you really need to be able to apply what you’ve learned.

He supports leaders and organizations in navigating complex change initiatives while simultaneously increasing their self-sufficiency. This plays to his bias for the pragmatic and practical, and his passion for seeing results in people’s lives.

Clients frequently comment on Don’s ability to make relevant connections back to the workplace. His strong preference is a learn-by-doing approach that makes the information immediately applicable back on-the-job. From design and implementation of human resource systems to leadership and management development programs, his focus is on systems – how they interact and how they evolve – how they affect us and how we can influence them.

During the past thirty years, Don’s long-term consulting relationships with local, national and international businesses have helped them achieve their desired results. Prior to co-founding Parallax Consulting, Don had over 15 years of inside experience in human resource development, consulting, management, and administration with several major high tech, hospitality and financial firms. He holds a Master’s Degree in Psychology from Central Washington University as well as numerous certificates to teach management-level programs and develop and implement major training systems.

Don values honesty, innovation and teamwork – and always appreciates a good dose of fun.

Short list of certifications/Training:

  • Managing Organizational Transitions Workshop – certified, trained personally with William Bridges
  • Barry Oshry’s – certified in “The Organizational Workshop” simulation
  • DDI – certified Assessment Center Administration
  • IDI LLC’s – certified in the Intercultural Development Instrument
  • Sense and Respond – trained personally with Stephen Haeckel
  • Profiles International’s Suite of Assessments – certified
  • PREP Profile Systems – certified, trained personally with JoAn Mann

For testimonials on Don’s facilitation and training, click here and scroll to the bottom.