Michelle T. Johnson is a former journalist and employment attorney, a certified mediator and an author of three books addressing workplace diversity. Additionally, her freelance column "Diversity Diva" has run in the Kansas City Star daily newspaper since January 2008. She is also a national speaker regarding workplace diversity and inclusion issues and has spoken at the headquarters of Wal-Mart, Hallmark Cards, along with several other businesses, such as Sonic Drive-In and Rockwell Automation, universities, municipalities and organizations.
To contact Ms. Johnson for training and speaking engagements, she can be reached at TheDiversityDiva@gmail.com or 415-996-0814.
“I'm pleased to be able to provide a recommendation for Michelle T. Johnson, Author of "The Diversity Code" as speaker and presenter to our recent Society for Human Resources Management meeting in Kansas City, Our HR professionals appreciate the guidance, expert and detailed knowledge provided in successfully resolving issues of Diversity in the workplace. Our need for a better understanding of what challenges the cohesiveness of our employees, and what promotes an open and direct work environment in order to work with respect and trust for each other requires an in depth knowledge and coaching at all levels of our organization towards our objective of creating a great place to work. We are very grateful to Michelle T. Johnson helping us in that task.” Darrel Tyree
“Michelle is an absolute delight. She has an extremely engaging personality and style that appeals to her audience. I had the pleasure of attending a presentation given by Michelle on the topic of diversity in the workplace. It was well-delivered, interesting and provided great insight into a very important matter in today's business world. If you are looking for an intelligent and engaging speaker, look no further. Michelle will not disappoint you.” Cynthia Trivella, Director - Human Resource Communications, NAS Recruitment Communications an IPG Agency
“I attended a workshop of Michelle's that focused on diversity in the workplace. My four colleagues who also participated were equally amazed to see how well she balanced authenticity, active engagement, and humor with her deep content knowledge and commitment to her craft. She made studying diversity fun! We all left renewed, and with a real sense that diversity is not a recipe or a list of don'ts, but rather a way of thinking and a journey of bringing greater awareness and sensitivity to our lives and the lives of those around us. Two of my colleagues are interested in booking her for their respective companies, and I'm eager to bring her extensive knowledge base and engaging style to one of my community groups in the future. Booking Michelle for a talk is definitely money well-spent.” James Mayfield Smith