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Rich Johnson

Rich has been leading and developing leaders for more than 20 years. His multi-sector background has uniquely positioned him to help companies cultivate purpose-driven workplaces, prioritizing a vision for impact and a people-first culture. By leveraging the power of experiential learning, Rich and the team at Ignite help develop leaders who are prepared to navigate today's complex and changing work landscape. With an emphasis on emotional intelligence, a growth-mindset, inclusion and motivation, Ignite is raising up a generation of purpose-driven leaders who will thrive in environments of diversity and change. 

Rich has facilitated leadership development experiences in the U.S., Latin America and Africa and spoken at numerous conferences. His background in strategic marketing with F500 companies, higher education administration, and social entrepreneurship have provided a depth of knowledge and experience he loves to share through speaking, training, and mentoring. Rich serves on a number of nonprofit boards, including Spark Ventures, a nonprofit he cofounded in 2007 that has raised and deployed over $10M in partnership funding for sustainable development around the world. Rich lives in Chicago with his two dogs Zambezi and Kia. 


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