Danette Johnson

​Danette Johnson works on Turner’s People Development team as the lead consultant for Turner’s organizational development efforts where she is responsible for driving greater business growth through the development of people and performance on the individual, team and divisional levels. She specializes in employee engagement and motivation, resilience, change and energy management.  Prior to this role, Johnson spent 18 months as the director of executive development after spending four years as the director of workplace initiatives for Human Resources at CNN Worldwide where she managed a wide-ranging special projects primarily focused on diversity, recruiting & retention and overall employee engagement.  She joined human resources after a six-year stint with CNN public relations and CNN International.  In addition to numerous management learning programs, Danette is a certified facilitator/coach for the Human Performance Institute’s Corporate Athlete Program; Center of Creative Leadership’s 360; Hogan’s Leadership Forecast Series Assessment and earned an Organizational Development professional certification through the National Training Laboratory (NTL) and Sherpa Executive Certification Coaching program through the University of Georgia.  She joined Turner Broadcasting in 1996 as a tour guide after earning a bachelor’s degree in mass communication with a concentration in public relations from Towson University in Baltimore. She has been based at CNN’s worldwide headquarters in Atlanta throughout her 19-year tenure at Turner.