Carla Johnson

Carla Johnson

Keynote Speaker. Best-Selling Author. Marketing & Innovation Strategist.


Carla Johnson is a world-renowned storyteller, an entertaining speaker, and a prolific author. Over the last two decades, she has helped architects and actuaries, executives and volunteers, innovators and visionaries leverage the art of storytelling to inspire action through amazing experiences.

Having lived, worked and studied on five continents, Carla’s partnered with top brands and conferences to train tens of thousands of people on how to rethink the work that they do and the impact they can have. Her visionary expertise has inspired and equipped leaders at all levels to embrace change, welcome new ideas and transform their business.

Her work with Fortune 500 brands served as the foundation for many of her nine books. In her latest, Fast Forward Files: Changing Perspectives, she contributes to a larger collection of thoughts by some of the world’s greatest minds. People like health innovation futurist Professor Shafi Ahmed, brand, business and sex innovator Cindy Gallop, and neurologist, professor and former hacker Moran Cerf. Her next book, RE:Think Innovation, will be released in mid-2020.

Consistently named one of the top influencers in her field, Carla regularly challenges conventional thinking. Today, she travels the world teaching anyone (and everyone) how to cultivate idea-driven teams that breed unstoppable creativity and game-changing innovation.