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Chris Johnson

Chris Johnson

Oak Brook, Illinois

Chris Johnson is a leadership coach, mindfulness teacher, conscious capitalist, psychologist & 3rd-degree aikidoka who has spent 25 years growing people.

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About the author

Chris’s sweet spot lives at the intersection of supporting professionals’ personal growth and challenging business leaders and teams to become more conscious, and on purpose for the sake of cultivating strong business and community leaders, healthy workplaces, and engaged, thriving communities.

To that end, she’s committed to extending the transformational work of embodied leadership to those committed to creating the future.

When leaders and teams can take new actions, under pressure, at least 80% of the time, they’ve developed the competency to navigate the waters of complexity more effectively, show compassion, and inspire the creation of innovative solutions for all stakeholders.

In addition to her doctoral work in psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, where she’s taught in the Executive and Professional Development Program, she’s deeply informed by ongoing training and practice in mindfulness (The Center for Mindfulness--25+ years), somatic leadership (Zen Leadership, Leadership Embodiment, Strozzi--15+ years), and ontological learning (New Ventures West, Pluralistic Networks--18 + years).
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The Leadership Pause

Navigating the Future with Clarity, Focus & Empathy

The Leadership Pause teaches us to lead consciously, on purpose, and powerfully to create a new future for all. As businesses and leaders turn toward this purpose and meaning, and away from a sole focus on profit, it will depend upon the leader's ability to pause, listen, and take mindfully informed action in order to succeed.

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Synopsis

Given our lives today--constant disruption, rising fear and anxiety, increased noise and pressure all resulting in a lack of clarity and focus--it’s clear that conventional leadership practices are no longer adequate to prepare leaders of the future to address today’s complex challenges.

While leaders have always faced uncertainty, the global, interconnected reach and scale are unprecedented.

As businesses are being challenged to turn toward purpose and meaning, and away from a sole focus on profit, we need attentive, skillful leaders at all levels of business to step up, step in and step out to move beyond reactivity to the responsiveness required to create a new future.

Crafting an inspiring vision for the future and bringing people along with you is what an authentic, conscious leader does by:

✔️Leveraging attention and focus to get a read on life’s unfolding, a
strategic view and to direct energy to power right action
✔️Embedding purpose in all their work, increasing engagement
✔️Learning from their emotions (no longer reactively ruled by them)
to become responsive and clear in decision-making
✔️Shaping and committing to resilient, caring, diverse work cultures
to create a just, equitable society.

What if there were a single practice that would significantly maximize your impact?

What if it were so simple, the science and results so compelling, that the only reason not to put it into practice would be an attachment to worn-out methods of leading?

You’ll find that simple practice in The Leadership Pause, where you’ll learn shortcuts for the long haul toward developing embodied leadership.

Committing to and cultivating this practice in your day-to-day life and leadership will sharpen your attention, deepen your presence, and supercharge your leadership to collaborate and coordinate effective action for the greatest impact.

This book shows you how. It answers 3 questions:

✔️What about pausing makes it so essential to conscious leadership?
✔️How will implementing pausing solve your biggest struggles?
✔️What results might be possible if pausing to listen deeply informed
your actions?

The Leadership Pause shows you the way to generating and making your greatest contribution. And it does so in a way that builds your resilience and generates energy.

This way of leading will teach you practices to reduce your level of stress, declutter your thinking process, and widen your perspective to include all the possibilities available to you.

Each chapter of the book is organized around common concerns facing professionals and leaders. You will see them yourself in stories shared, and have the opportunity to explore questions and new practices at the end of each chapter.

This book is rooted in the latest in adult developmental theory, interpersonal neurobiology, and the science of somatics, mindfulness practice, and best practices of conscious business.

1. Present: Our Current Present
2. Pause into the Moment: What is Pause?
3. Pressure: Catch Yourself Being Yourself
4. Presence: Tap Your Power
5. Passion & Purpose: What Do You Love?
6. Perspective: Let Go of What You Think You Know
7. Purposeful Practice: Step into the Stream
8. Pacing & Pivoting: Entering & Facing Fully
9. People: Are You Willing to Go First?
10. Let Life Fill You Up

Who is this book for?

This book is for those who choose to lead consciously, on purpose, and powerfully to create a new future for all.

Emerging Leaders and professionals seeking greater meaning and purpose in their work.

Emerging leaders, newer managers, and entrepreneurs who are looking for meaning in their work, are curious and open to developing their leadership, will find this book appealing.

Younger professionals are actively on the lookout for meaning and purpose in their careers; they don’t need convincing about the utility of this book’s content. Their challenge will be to put into practice what they learn, apply it across all domains of their life and leadership to grow into themselves most fully.

Practices they learn and employ will be foundational to their leadership well past their middle-ages.

Seasoned Professionals and Mature Leaders seeking to deepen their impact and legacy

More seasoned professionals will benefit from this book as a source of recognition; their years of work and leadership have not been for naught in the workplace of the future.

Emotional reflection, contemplation, and service are hallmarks of the wisdom acquired through maturity and required for future leaders. Deepening their self-awareness, and acting from their purpose with integrity ensures them a significant impact.

Secondary Audiences
General audiences interested in conscious leadership and the high value of conscious businesses, personal and psychological growth, and mindfulness will find this practice-oriented book full of wisdom.

Other executive coaches, organizational consultants, embodiment practitioners, and psychotherapists who support professionals’ conscious growth and development.

Promotion
Q4 Consulting, Inc. Website
We will create a page devoted to the book on Q4 Consulting’s website. We will promote the book widely throughout the active networks I’m affiliated with and new professional networks that will find value in the book’s content.

Social media strategy
We will create a LinkedIn page dedicated to the book, with daily attention to those who visit and comment.

These social media platforms will be updated regularly with real-life examples of professionals using this work, reviews of the book, interviews with conscious leaders, and pragmatic articles.

Sales arguments

  • Cost of not pausing: Currently over 60% of respondents in a SUN/Torch poll in 2020) indicated that their boss didn’t handle Working From Home (WFH) well, while 67% indicated that their boss didn’t understand the struggles of WFH Gallup reports as of mid-June 2020, that merely 31% of the working population are engaged, a factor highly related to performance outcomes 2016 research reveals that 75% who report being stressed, yet don't allow for renewal and restoration, are prone to illness, disease, even ear
  • Rising Chair of Chicago Chapter of Conscious Capitalism & executive coach to conscious leaders, understands challenges facing mission-driven professionals & the need to develop self-awareness to lead others effectively
  • Client list: Alliant Credit Union, U.S. Foods, MacArthur Foundation, Omron, Morton Salt, Corbion, Land O’ Lakes, Itron, Allianz, Feeding America, Tuthill, Rush-Copley Medical Center
  • Active networks: Conscious Capitalism, Stagen Academy, Illinois Psychological Association, Ellevate Network, Mindful Leadership, Leadership Embodiment and Aikido communities, LinkedIn.

Similar titles

  • Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise, (A. Ericsson, Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016). TLP applies deliberate practice to everyday leadership challenges.
  • Aware: The Science and Practice of Presence, (D. Siegel, Penguin, 2018). TLP builds awareness through daily, consistent practice..
  • Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence, (D. Goleman, Harper, 2013). TLP takes a pause into the conference room in pragmatic ways.

Audience

This book is for those who choose to lead consciously, on purpose, and powerfully to create a new future for all.

Advance praise

Thoughts from those who've worked with Chris in her role as Executive Coach & Consultant

"Chris helped us create a future for the company rather than allowing us to remain in our comfort zone by going beyond typical methods to focus on purpose, values, mindfulness."

--Dave Mooney, CEO Alliant Credit Union

"Chris is a leading voice in the application of mindful embodiment to leadership development and performance. Her take on the critical value of pausing, powerful conversations, and promise-based leadership deserves a wide and engaged audience. Leaders who adopt the principles and practices Dr. Johnson shares will be rewarded with greater resilience and effectiveness. "

-- Amanda Blake, author, Your Body is Your Brain

“Chris is an extremely creative thinker, with an incredible capacity for continual learning and growth. Her expert guidance helped me incorporate mindfulness in my daily life, providing focus and clarity. She’s a thoughtful and smart–she brings a wealth of knowledge and insight into all her projects.”

--Nancy, Career Management Coach, Columbia Business School

"At first, ‘mindfulness’ sounded to me like a squishy, overused synonym for group hugs and undisciplined leadership. I couldn’t have been more wrong. I’m very thankful that I was open-minded enough to listen, read, and learn about the science behind Chris’ Core Presence Coaching™ process that is based on mindfulness practices."

--Nick Blawat, VP Strategy, US Foods

"At ‘Celebrating Life. Celebrating Uncertainty: Mindfulness Skills for Success’ an event for our nursing leaders, I learned how mindfulness can help me deal with & face conflict. What an eye-opener! And, that it can be developed as a daily practice. Practice, practice, practice!"

--Tess Callanta,  RN, Rush Copley Medical Center

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500 copies • Partial manuscript • Looking for entreprenuership, business, self-help, and personal growth.
Morgan James Publishing has revolutionized book publishing—from the author’s standpoint, earning 29 NY Times, and over 65 USA Today, Wall Street Journal bestsellers. We teach authors strategies to leverage their books and grow their businesses—adding value while staying out of the way. Evidenced by more Major Media bestsellers than most publishers our size. Regularly ranked by Publishers Weekly as one of the fastest-growing publishers in the nation, Morgan James is reported to be “the future of publishing.”

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Publishizer logo Publishizer

1,000 copies • Partial manuscript.
Publishizer is a book crowdfunding platform and literary agency that matches authors with publishers. Authors write proposals, readers pre-order copies, and publishers express interest to contact authors. Publishizer queries publishers based on criteria such as: book category, proposal quality, and pre-order copies milestones at the end of the campaign. The author receives a range of offers, and selects the best one. We have both published books and represented authors.

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Children Fiction, Commercial Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, Literary Fiction, Mind & Body, Mind & Body, Women's Fiction, Women's Fiction, Biography & Memoir, Business & Money, Business & Money, Career & Success, Children Non-Fiction, Corporate Culture, Current Affairs, Entrepreneurship & Small Business, Entrepreneurship & Small Business, History, Journalism, Journalism, LGBT Non-Fiction, Management & Leadership, Management & Leadership, Mindfulness & Happiness, Mindfulness & Happiness, Parenting, Personal Growth & Self-Improvement, Personal Growth & Self-Improvement, Philosophy, Politics & Social Sciences, Popular Science, Psychology, Sex & Relationships, Society & Culture

United States

Something or Other Publishing logo Something or Other Publishing

250 copies • Completed manuscript.
SOOP is a small virtual publishing company headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin, with a core team based in the US and additional contractors around the world. SOOP currently focuses on curating a small number of volumes for publication each year to enable its team to dedicate a great deal of time to working with its authors directly - not just on the manuscript, but also on platform-building and promotion.

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Dr. Anita M. Jackson logo Dr. Anita M. Jackson

250 copies • Partial manuscript • Looking for entrepreneurial women leaders, coaches, and experts.
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Greenleaf Book Group logo Greenleaf Book Group

1,000 copies • Partial manuscript • Looking for ideas from thought leaders and business leaders.
Greenleaf Book Group is a publisher and distributor that specializes in the development of independent authors and thought leaders. We designed our publishing model to support the independent author and to make it possible for writers to retain the rights to their work and still compete with the major publishing houses. We have the capability to take your book idea through full project development and production all the way to bookstore shelves. Our award-winning team works with you to create an exceptional book and design a custom-built strategy to ensure its success in the retail market.

Thousands of projects later and with over 45 New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers, our award-winning editorial and design, robust marketing, and expert distribution capabilities have led to partnerships with some of the greatest thought leaders and independent publishers around the world. Greenleaf’s hybrid publishing model is uniquely positioned to offer the benefits of both traditional and self-publishing. We provide you with unmatched publishing and distribution services; you keep creative control, intellectual property, and most of the royalties.

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  • Brian Fippinger
    on July 31, 2020, 8:51 p.m.

    I am honored to be the first, of many, buyers.

    • Chris Johnson
      on Aug. 6, 2020, 6:58 p.m.

      Thank you, Brian, for your continued love & support throughout this book writing process. I cherish the support & you!

      Chris

  • Debbie Pastors
    on July 31, 2020, 9:30 p.m.

    Congrats! Look forward to reading the book, and perhaps someday (post covid?!) reconnecting on the mat!

    • Chris Johnson
      on Aug. 6, 2020, 6:59 p.m.

      Now wouldn't that be cool, Debbie!

      Thanks for purchasing a book. Please share with your network, and let's plan on the mat!

      Best,

      Chris

  • Guillermo Ortega Rance
    on July 31, 2020, 11:53 p.m.

    Looking forward to reading this book!

    • Chris Johnson
      on Aug. 6, 2020, 6:59 p.m.

      Thanks, Guillermo!

      Love that you're joining in the fun here! Please share with everyone in hopes of more skillful leaders for our future!

      Chris

  • NICHOLAS BLAWAT
    on Aug. 1, 2020, 4:06 p.m.

    Giddy-up!

    • Chris Johnson
      on Aug. 6, 2020, 7 p.m.

      Can you finally believe it!?

      Thanks, Nick. Will follow up later & in the meantime, keep up the Pause!

      Chris

  • Shawna Oertley
    on Aug. 1, 2020, 4:11 p.m.

    Can't wait to read this and share this book!!

    • Chris Johnson
      on Aug. 6, 2020, 7:01 p.m.

      Thanks, Shawna, for being one of my top supporters through all of this!

      I appreciate your enthusiasm too.

      Chris

  • beth kilroy
    on Aug. 2, 2020, 2:28 a.m.

    Congratulations Chris!
    Your words of wisdom have helped me more than you know!
    I look forward to reading your first book!
    Sincerely,
    Beth

  • Rasa Narbutaitis
    on Aug. 2, 2020, 3:22 a.m.

    Dear Chris,
    I have enjoyed your writing offered through Q4 Consulting e-mails. How wonderful to expand the wisdom you've shared into an entire book! Congratulations on this exciting endeavor. Can't wait to see the finished product!

    Rasa Narbutaitis

    • Chris Johnson
      on Aug. 8, 2020, 4:10 p.m.

      Hi Rasa! Thanks for your interest in The Leadership Pause!
      It is exciting & a bit scary, yet there's so much that's useful today.

      Stay tuned for updates!

      Best,

      Chris

  • Ann Shult
    on Aug. 2, 2020, 10:17 p.m.

    Hi Chris!

    Wow! Another opportunity to learn and grow from one of the most influential mentors in my life. All the best!

    Ann

    • Chris Johnson
      on Aug. 8, 2020, 4:11 p.m.

      God love you, Ann!

      Thanks for your feedback--I'm honored.

      Stay tuned!

      Chris

  • Kevin Rafferty
    on Aug. 3, 2020, 9:20 p.m.

    Congrats on your new book my friend! just ordered my copy, can't wait to dig in! Kevin

    • Chris Johnson
      on Aug. 8, 2020, 4:47 p.m.

      Thanks, Kevin!

      Stay tuned for updates. So appreciate your support & wisdom, my friend.

      Chris

  • Carol Doveatt
    on Aug. 3, 2020, 10:49 p.m.

    Congratulations on the writing of your book! I look forward to reading it. While I am just retired, I still can use your insight on today's leadership for women.

    • Chris Johnson
      on Aug. 8, 2020, 5:03 p.m.

      Hi Carol! Congrats to you on your retirement!

      So happy you picked up a copy of the book as it will have insights for women in leadership. Since you have two daughters you can share the wisdom.

      Hope you're well! And stay tuned for updates!

      Chris

  • Robin La Baw
    on Aug. 4, 2020, 12:05 a.m.

    Chris ~ congratulations on writing your book. Looking forward to your success in completing the publishing.
    💜
    Robin

    • Chris Johnson
      on Aug. 8, 2020, 5:04 p.m.

      Hi Robin,

      Thanks for your support in this process. Looking forward to connecting again soon--when we can!

      Much love,

      Chris

  • Lori Darley
    on Aug. 4, 2020, 11:50 a.m.

    Happy to support and can’t wait to read your book!!!

  • Christine Stoneman
    on Aug. 4, 2020, 1:48 p.m.

    Looking forward to this so much!

    • Chris Johnson
      on Aug. 8, 2020, 5:05 p.m.

      Hi Christine,

      Thanks for much! Looking forward to connecting again soon. Appreciate you sharing the love!

      Chris

  • Jill Tyler
    on Aug. 4, 2020, 6:23 p.m.

    So excited to have this in my hands! Congratulations! Jill

    • Chris Johnson
      on Aug. 8, 2020, 5:06 p.m.

      Thanks, Jill, for all your support & enthusiasm!

      Stay tuned for updates!

      Chris

  • Emily Ferguson
    on Aug. 5, 2020, 12:08 a.m.

    Congratulations Chris! Can’t wait to read it!

    • Chris Johnson
      on Aug. 8, 2020, 5:07 p.m.

      Hi Emily,

      Thanks for your support & willingness to share with the broader network.

      Stay tuned for more!
      Chris

  • George Guzman
    on Aug. 10, 2020, 1:25 a.m.

    Looking forward to this book and many more from you! All the best!

    • Chris Johnson
      on Aug. 13, 2020, 10:33 p.m.

      Thanks, George! Appreciate your confidence!

      Chris

  • Betsy Stout
    on Aug. 10, 2020, 2:13 a.m.

    Can't wait to read it!!

    • Chris Johnson
      on Aug. 22, 2020, 4:02 p.m.

      Thanks, my dear friend! Such a learning all the way around!

      Appreciate your support!

  • Ann Van Eron
    on Aug. 11, 2020, 1:47 a.m.

    Congrats on your book. It sounds great! Happy for you. I look forward to reading your book.

    • Chris Johnson
      on Aug. 13, 2020, 10:33 p.m.

      HI Ann,

      As an author yourself, you know how important getting a great publisher is--thanks for you support in making this happen!

      Chris

  • Sara Griffith Adducci
    on Aug. 11, 2020, 10:09 p.m.

    So happy for this book! Would love to have you come to our book club and work your magic ! Congratulations Chris! So glad to suppprt you

    • Chris Johnson
      on Aug. 13, 2020, 10:35 p.m.

      Hi Sara,

      Great to hear from you! I'd love to come out & chat with you & your book club mates!

      Thanks for your support!!

      Chris

  • Tony Lillios
    on Aug. 12, 2020, 4:14 a.m.

    Love it. Can't wait to read. In my own work I often come back to this quote. “Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” Can't wait to learn from the depth of your experience and research with this. The pause is so so so important.

    • Chris Johnson
      on Aug. 13, 2020, 10:34 p.m.

      Hi Tony,

      I love that quote from Frankl too.

      This book's been wanting me to write it, so despite the learning curve, it's in process thanks to folks like you!

      Many thanks,

      Chris

  • Lori Chaib
    on Aug. 12, 2020, 5:50 a.m.

    Thank you for teaching me MBSR. Best wishes with your book!

    • Chris Johnson
      on Aug. 13, 2020, 10:36 p.m.

      Hi Lori,

      So glad to hear from you! Our work in the MBSR class has been instrumental in my work over the years. So grateful for your support!

      Share with your peeps too!

      Thanks,

      Chris

  • Marcela Kyngesburye
    on Aug. 13, 2020, 3:47 p.m.

    Thank You Chris for sharing with all purposeful leaders your expertise!!!

    • Chris Johnson
      on Aug. 13, 2020, 10:37 p.m.

      So appreciate your support, Marcela!

      Looking forward to sharing with you & others!

      Chris

  • Nancy Dorrier
    on Aug. 13, 2020, 9:31 p.m.

    thank you for including me in this campaign

    • Chris Johnson
      on Aug. 13, 2020, 10:39 p.m.

      Hi Nancy,

      So glad you were able to access the campaign. As I've mentioned, I've been inspired by your writing journey.

      Enjoy & let's catch up soon!

      Chris

  • Lynn Yazbec
    on Aug. 14, 2020, 5:38 p.m.

    Hope you reach your goal!

    • Chris Johnson
      on Aug. 15, 2020, 3:12 p.m.

      Thanks, Lynn!

      Appreciate your support & would love you to share with your network of folks who care about leading well & being well too.

      Best,

      Chris

  • Jenny Riddle
    on Aug. 16, 2020, 12:54 p.m.

    Congrats on your book! Can't wait to read it. Hope you are well.
    Jenny

    • Chris Johnson
      on Aug. 16, 2020, 2:17 p.m.

      Hey Jenny!

      Thanks for your support! I'm excited & nervous all at once.

      Hope to see you later this month!

      Chris

  • Anastasiia Korolyov
    on Aug. 18, 2020, 3:47 p.m.

    Dear Chris, I look forward to reading your Book!!

    Sincerely,
    Anastasiia

    • Chris Johnson
      on Aug. 22, 2020, 4:04 p.m.

      Anastasiia,

      Thanks for snagging a book & supporting me in this effort!

      Best,

      Chris

  • Phil Di Loreto
    on Aug. 19, 2020, 3:56 p.m.

    Can’t wait to jump into this Chris, thank you for this gift!

    • Chris Johnson
      on Aug. 22, 2020, 4:05 p.m.

      Hi Phil,

      Thanks for your support!

      Best,

      Chris

  • Mark Rovner
    on Aug. 19, 2020, 4:30 p.m.

    Mandy sent me. :)

    • Chris Johnson
      on Aug. 24, 2020, 2:53 p.m.

      Of course she did--such a great friend!

      Thanks Mark. Love to support you on your leadership journey

      Chris

  • Jacqueline Walker
    on Aug. 19, 2020, 6:58 p.m.

    Looking forward to reading this book. You have made a huge difference in my life. Thanks for keeping me focused.

    • Chris Johnson
      on Aug. 22, 2020, 4:08 p.m.

      Thanks, Jacqueline!

      My pleasure. Trusting that you & yours will find it useful in the days to come.

      Best,

      Chris

  • Carolyn Ryffel
    on Aug. 19, 2020, 7:14 p.m.

    Heard about this offer through Amanda Blake.

    • Chris Johnson
      on Aug. 24, 2020, 2:53 p.m.

      So grateful to Mandy for sharing this with you all. Thanks, Carolyn, for taking a chance on this--you won't be disappointed!

      Chris

  • Sanjeet Parmar
    on Aug. 20, 2020, 3:19 a.m.

    Congratulations on the book. Looking forward to reading the book.

  • Marcia Goodwyn
    on Aug. 20, 2020, 10:47 a.m.

    Chris,

    So enjoy learning from you! Looking forward to reading your book!

    Best to you,
    Marcia Goodwyn (Harris)

    • Chris Johnson
      on Aug. 24, 2020, 2:54 p.m.

      Thanks, Marcia,

      So appreciate your support!

      Chris

  • Jackie Corlett
    on Aug. 20, 2020, 3:11 p.m.

    Really excited for you Chris - and excited to read your book! Blessings on all you are and bring to us 🙏💝🙏

    • Chris Johnson
      on Aug. 24, 2020, 2:54 p.m.

      Thanks, Jackie, for your love & support!

      Chris

  • Meghan Bubis
    on Aug. 20, 2020, 11:50 p.m.

    I am really excited to read this! You helped me find my way to health and happiness! Without you and your guidance, I do not know where I would be!! Congratulations!!

    • Chris Johnson
      on Aug. 24, 2020, 2:55 p.m.

      So great to hear from you Meghan! Thank you for your kind words & grabbing a book too!

      All the best,

      Chris

  • Ann Fisher
    on Aug. 21, 2020, 2:34 p.m.

    Hi Chris,

    Just bought hard and soft copies of your book. Hope you get to your magic number! Love your topic - I've used the Pause a lot in my coaching (and my life!) and it is indeed so simple yet not easy. Best of luck and best wishes. And I got roped into golf with my husband and friends this afternoon, so I cannot join the group gathering. I'll keep trying! Best, Ann Fisher

    • Chris Johnson
      on Aug. 24, 2020, 2:56 p.m.

      Hi Ann,

      Thanks for all your support & encouragement. I believe that the Pause is one of the most important skills in our toolbox as coaches.

      Looking forward to an in person meeting one day soon.

      Chris

  • Polly Reese
    on Aug. 21, 2020, 4:45 p.m.

    Look forward to a good read!!! Congrats!!

    • Chris Johnson
      on Aug. 24, 2020, 2:57 p.m.

      Hi Polly & thanks for your support!

      Hope you're well & safe too

      Chris

  • Luann Barndt
    on Aug. 23, 2020, 12:01 a.m.

    Congratulations Chris! Looking forward to reading "The Leadership Pause" and engaging in practices. Be well!

    • Chris Johnson
      on Aug. 24, 2020, 2:57 p.m.

      Appreciate your support, my friend.

      Thanks!

      Chris

  • Anthony Morris
    on Aug. 23, 2020, 8:32 p.m.

    Best Wishes for success, I look forward to the publishing of your book.
    Tony

  • Elizabeth Bruno
    on Aug. 24, 2020, 5:49 p.m.

    Congratulations Dr Chris!

    • Chris Johnson
      on Aug. 26, 2020, 3:29 p.m.

      Hi Liz,

      Thanks for your support & the work you're leading in the world! We need more of you!

      Chris

  • Mary McGovern
    on Aug. 26, 2020, 1:17 p.m.

    So excited to read your book and implement the Leadership Pause! Thanks Chris moving our leadership forward in a positive way by writing this book!

    Best Wishes!

    Mary McGovern

    • Chris Johnson
      on Aug. 26, 2020, 3:30 p.m.

      Hi Mary,

      Thanks for all your support!

      Be happy to talk more about the Leadership Pause!

      Chris

  • Romy Sala
    on Aug. 26, 2020, 6:10 p.m.

    Dear Chris,

    Congratulations on your book! I will be delighted to read it!
    A hug,

    Romy

  • Tivo Rojas-Cheatham
    on Aug. 27, 2020, 10:53 p.m.

    Hi. Congrats on your new book. I look forward to embodied deliberate practice of the offer in and through the book!! I wish you much success with the launch.

    Primitivo

    • Chris Johnson
      on Aug. 28, 2020, 6:43 p.m.

      Hi Primitivo,

      Thanks so much! I am committed to extending embodied leadership through deliberate, ongoing practices. It makes such a difference!

      Appreciate your support,

      Chris

  • Eugenia Callison
    on Aug. 27, 2020, 11:09 p.m.

    You are such an inspiration!! And have helped so many. Congratulations on this new endeavor!! Enjoy the journey!!
    Eugenia

    • Chris Johnson
      on Aug. 28, 2020, 6:44 p.m.

      Thanks, Eugenia,

      I hope & trust that you're well & thriving.

      I so appreciate your support!

      Chris

  • Melissa Aberle-Grasse
    on Aug. 29, 2020, 1:54 a.m.

    So proud of you and joyful for this work! Can't wait to get it and share it. When can we get an ecopy?

    • Chris Johnson
      on Sept. 1, 2020, 1:19 a.m.

      Thanks for all your support, Mel!

      Once the campaign's over, I'll be able to see which publishers are interested. From there, we'll determine a plan.

      Hoping book in hand early next year!

      Chris

  • Joe White
    on Aug. 29, 2020, 1:15 p.m.

    I am so excited to read this book! You do such powerful work with leadership coaching and bring a unique mix of mindfulness and presence to the topic. I think your work is especially important in this time.

    • Chris Johnson
      on Sept. 1, 2020, 1:20 a.m.

      Thanks, Joe, for your support!

      That's my hope, that book will be a resource for leaders to lead into the future!

      Chris

  • Jill Hanson
    on Sept. 1, 2020, 1:14 a.m.

    Can't wait!
    Keep rockin' the world!

    • Chris Johnson
      on Sept. 1, 2020, 1:21 a.m.

      Giving it a go, Jill!

      Thanks for consistent friendship & support, my friend!

  • Andrew Richardson
    on Sept. 2, 2020, 7:35 p.m.

    Hi Dr Chris,
    I really enjoyed and valued your article in “Mindful Leader”. Pausing has been something I’ve been working on recently to improve my health and my leadership skills. I’m really looking forward to reading your book. Thank you for contributing to my life development:)
    Andy

    • Chris Johnson
      on Sept. 9, 2020, 9:44 p.m.

      Hi Andy,

      So glad you're practicing Pause--it's so helpful!

      Thanks for your support too!

      Best,

      Chris

  • Sara Tucker
    on Sept. 3, 2020, 5:38 p.m.

    I'm looking forward to the book. I really appreciate your emails!

    • Chris Johnson
      on Sept. 9, 2020, 9:44 p.m.

      Hi Sara,

      Great to hear from you & thanks so much for your support--it means the world to me!

      Best,

      Chris

  • Kevin McGuire
    on Sept. 4, 2020, 10:45 p.m.

    Coming late to the party, Chris, but will look forward to the book!

    Thank you for all you do and share.

    All the best,

    Kevin

    • Chris Johnson
      on Sept. 9, 2020, 9:45 p.m.

      Hey Kevin,

      So great to hear from you! Thanks for grabbing a book & for all your support. I hope you're doing terrific!

      Best,

      Chris