Felicia Johnson

MBA, CDP® (Certified Diversity Professional), CDE® (Certified Diversity Executive), is the Founder and Managing Director of The Gatson Group, a diversity and inclusion consulting firm.

Created to provide strategic diversity and inclusion consulting services to commercial, non-profit and government organizations, the firm places a strong emphasis on designing customized inclusion based solutions and strategies that help organizations increase employee engagement, communication, and overall performance.

I believe an organization's greatest asset is its people. At Gatson Group LLC, we are committed to working with you to develop prescriptive approaches that are tailored to your needs.

Diversity Consulting

Work Experience

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

Global Manager of Diversity and Inclusion – Akron, OH

In this role, Felicia supported the design and implementation of the global strategy for diversity and inclusion supporting 60,000+ employees across North America, Latin America, EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) and Asia-Pacific. In addition, she oversaw the diversity and inclusion component of the GRI Reporting Requirements, co-created the first D&I leader workshop, and created and facilitated the company’s first Inclusive Leadership learning curriculum.

Cabela’s, Inc.

Sr. Manager of Diversity & Inclusion – Sidney, NE

At Cabela’s, Felicia developed the business case for diversity, as well as oversaw the creation and deployment of company-wide diversity and inclusion training, the first in the history of the company. Results included a 97% penetration rate for all US-based Directors and above in the first 120 days of deployment and a 98% approval rating.

Nissan North America

Sr. Diversity Analyst – Franklin, TN

Felicia co-led the design and execution of company-wide diversity and inclusion strategies spanning the US, Canada, Mexico, and Brazil. In addition, she served as the Assistant Secretary to the Global Inclusion Council and managed the diversity and inclusion training program serving 25,000+ employees. In addition, she served for six years as a board member with The Nissan Foundation Board of Directors.

Awards & Certifications

2017 Tower Award

Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business | The University of Dallas – Irving, TX

Recipients of this award are recognized as beacons within the University of Dallas business alumni community and embody the mission of the Gupta College of Business to prepare competent and responsible managers who are also principled and moral leaders.

Certified Diversity Professional, Certified Diversity Executive & Instructor

The Society for Diversity/Institute for Diversity Certification

This prestigious certification represents professional competence and achievement of diversity and inclusion principles through extensive knowledge and applied experience.

Certified Speaker, Coach, and Trainer

The John Maxwell Team

In this role, Felicia is certified to facilitate, speak, train and coach individuals and groups in the areas of leadership development, professional skills, and personal growth. Trained and mentored by John Maxwell and mentors of his world-class faculty, she is equipped with the tools, resources, and experience to help you and your team improve your productivity, performance and profitability. Whether you are looking for a facilitator for group workshops, corporate training in leadership, speaking, sales, or coaching skills for your leaders, or a speaker for your next event, Felicia has access to exclusive content that is only available through The John Maxwell Team to help you reach your goals and objectives.

Education

MBA in Marketing Management

The University of Dallas
Irving, TX

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration and Management

Dallas Baptist University
Dallas, TX

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