Johanna is an established business strategist and an accomplished leader for both start-ups and global corporations. Over the past two decades, she has worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers and JPMorgan Chase, and with over a dozen client corporations, including Delta, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Philips, Lucent, Bank of America, and Occidental Petroleum.
Her career has led her to work in Canada, China, Indonesia, France, The Netherlands, Mexico and across the USA. She acts as a coach to senior executives on boards and top teams and has a passion for supporting and advancing women leaders.
She recently launched The Women’s Debate (www.womensdebate.com) to encourage presidential candidates to focus on issues that specifically pertain to women during the 2016 presidential debates. Prior to this, she helped launch the Signature Program, a leadership development program and network designed to help women on the cusp of the executive leadership team of global corporations.
Johanna co-founded GiveBack, an innovative platform that makes it easy for companies to build authentic and impactful cause marketing, workplace giving and other social responsibility initiatives. GiveBack was launched on the Oprah Winfrey Show during her final season in 2011.
Johanna is originally from the Netherlands and educated in Canada where she earned an undergraduate degree in Sociology and a Masters degree in Business Administration. She resides in Mamaroneck, NY with her husband and serial entrepreneur, David Kidder and their 3 sons.
Arjan van Dijk
Arjan Eenkema van Dijk is the President and Founder of InspireShift LLC, a boutique coaching firm specializing in Executive, Career and Entrepreneur Coaching. With more than 20 years’ experience in corporate and non-profit leadership roles, Arjan works with executives, leaders, business owners and individuals all over the USA, Europe and in Asia to define and attain their business and leadership objectives. She helps leaders create their greatest impact. Arjan is a certified Executive Coach, speaker and facilitator and an expert in leadership development, personal branding, communication, business development, positive intelligence, career transition and time management. Arjan works with C-suite executives in Fortune 500 companies, and her clients come from organizations of all sizes – from small start-ups to Fortune 100 companies and multinationals, including Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase, United Nations, Standard & Poor’s, Bloomberg, Proctor & Gamble, MasterCard, Avon, R/GA advertising, New York Hospital, UBS, Pearson Publishing, Deloitte Consulting, Citibank, Reckitt Benckiser, United States Navy, Tahari, and Time Inc. They work in a diverse range of fields, including financial services, marketing, information technology, law, education, consumer goods, home building, healthcare, retail, publishing, and not-for-profit.
Arjan was a co-founder of “Lives in Transitions”, a highly successful career networking and support group in the New York metropolitan area, which she established with others in May 2009 in response to the economic downturn. “Lives in Transitions” has offered coaching, support, networking resources and information to over 1,000 people in career transitions.
As an International Marketing Executive with the HRI Group of Companies, whose brands include Leading Hotels of the World and Prima Hotels, Arjan had global marketing and communications responsibility, leading an international sales and marketing staff, representing hundreds of hotel properties worldwide. Her marketing and communication expertise is a strength that she consistently incorporates in her coaching to benefit her clients in attaining their goals.
Arjan holds an M.B.A. from one of the premier universities in Holland, University of Groningen. She earned her coaching certification from New York University; is accredited by the ICF (International Coaching Federation, the leading global coaching organization); and has advanced certifications in Executive, Business and Career Coaching.
Arjan served on the New York Board of CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), a national organization whose mission is to move children from foster care into safe permanent homes where they can thrive. Arjan has also worked with the victims of September 11 in the months following the World Trade Center attack.