Stuart Johnson

Accomplished business leader, professor, consultant/advisor, coach, life-long endurance athlete and wellness advocate – Stuart helps people by combining over two decades successfully leading businesses, a deeply embedded athlete’s growth mindset, and a highly-tuned and intuitive talent for helping people explore and advance new paths for fulfillment and impact.        

An award-winning leader in strategy, brand management and innovation ranging from large global consumer brands to gritty start-ups, Stuart has repeatedly led business transformation and delivered double- and triple-digit growth. He has helped the rapid growth of many emerging leaders. Many are highly successful C-level executives in reputable global companies. 

Stuart’s experience traverses consumer packaged goods, retail, ecommerce, footwear, apparel, and sporting goods. He also holds an MBA in Strategic Management & Leadership from Babson Graduate School of Business and a BA in English with honors from University of Colorado. As student of life and leadership, he is pursuing a long over-due formal certification from the International Coaching Federation (ICF).

Stuart still enjoys running mountain ultra-distance races ranging up to 100 miles, surfing the cold waters of the Pacific Northwest and Canada, nordic skiing and other high-altitude pursuits with his family and friends.  


“For brands in the outdoor industry, it’s not very often that you find people that have a depth of experience with brand management and brand growth. We were a small company wanting to become a big company, and Stuart had the experience and the ability to help us get there. He brought exactly what we needed to get to the next level.”

Anne Klein
Vice President, Newton Running

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