Keith Johnston is fascinated by people, organizations, leaders, and the worlds around them. He is immersed in supporting leaders to develop the strategies to lead amidst the complexity of an ever changing world-scape.
Keith weaves experience as a leader, and his deep curiosity and research findings, into his leadership development practice. He leads, studies leadership, and works to enable leaders through leadership development programs and coaches senior leaders.
Keith is co-founder and partner of Cultivating Leadership and also co-founder of the Growth Edge Network, a community focused on the application of adult development ideas in multiple fields.
Keith’s background includes fifteen years as a senior leader in New Zealand’s Department of Conservation culminating in five years as the General Manager Conservation Policy. Keith has a long history with the aid and development agency Oxfam, and from 2007-13 was the Chair of the global board of trustees of Oxfam International.
Keith is the co-author, with Jennifer Garvey Berger, of Simple Habits for Complex Times, Stanford Business books, 2015.
In 2008 Keith completed his PHD at Australian National University. He explored the capability for complexity required of senior leaders and how this might be enabled.