Philonda Johnson

Philonda C. Johnson

MasterPurpose Coach, Audacity Advocate, Author, Motivational Radio Show/Podcast Host


Philonda Johnson is the dynamic combination of successful entrepreneur and engaging speaker with valuable insight to share. Her mission is to help others fight for their MasterPurpose by empowering them to realize their Divine value and need for faith-fueled courage.

She is the Founder and CEO of The Leadership Playground, a development company that focuses on kick-starting the growth of a leader by focusing on the power of play, creativity and wholehearted living. She often draws from her background in Psychology and a decade of experience as an urban educator to inspire her coaching and leadership work.  Philonda’s employment expertise is derived from serving 9 years as the Founding Principal of a successful charter school in Washington, DC. Philonda has a deep heart for and is dedicated to advancing women of color leaders, spirit-led entrepreneurs, and school administrators.

Philonda hosts her own motivational online radio show and podcast, The Audacity to Shine with Coach Philonda, on her newly launched Network, the Brave Entrepreneur Radio Network. Also, she is preparing for the release of her first major book, Every Place: When our intimacy with God transforms how we pursue our MasterPurpose and launch our business. Philonda’s book will be published in January 2017.   

She incorporates her professional expertise, personal trials and life triumphs into every presentation to have a transformational impact. She can connect with and inspire her audience. Philonda can weave her training goals into a beautiful story that makes key concepts sticky and actionable. Her energetic and audacious approach is refreshing, honest and leaves the audience ready to achieve their goals In January 2017, Philonda is excited to launch her FaithPrint Group Coaching Program, which is a 90 Day System to support Christian Entrepreneurs design their fussiness plan God’s Way. This transformational program will culminate with a small group retreat in Washington, DC in April 2016. At this event, participants will present their business plan and pitch ideas to receive investment in their new businesses.

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