Developing exceptionally effective mentors and powerful mentoring cultures for organizations, companies, and universities around the globe.

Bring Brad in for a mentoring skill-building workshop or a keynote address.

  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • CDM Smith
  • Georgetown University
  • Harvard University
  • Nato
  • Pharmavite
  • National Institutes of Health
  • PNC
  • Wynn
  • SSL
  • BDO
  • Astellas
  • Schreiber
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Kronos
  • Children's National Medical Center
  • Starbucks
  • FDA

Athena Rising was named one of the 25 books that everyone should read according to and TED Speakers

Also mentioned on:

- Commander US Central Command Reading List

- Commander US Pacific Command Reading List


Brad's recent book with co-author, David Smith, PhD


Increasingly, new employees and junior members of any profession are encouraged—sometimes stridently—to “find a mentor!” Four decades of research reveals that the effects of mentorship can be profound and enduring; strong mentoring relationships have the capacity to transform individuals and entire organizations. Organizations that retain and promote top talent—both female and male—are more likely to thrive.

But the mentoring landscape is unequal. Evidence consistently shows that women face more barriers in securing mentorships than men, and when they do find a mentor, they may reap a narrower range of both career and psychological benefits. Athena Rising is a book for men about how to mentor women deliberately and effectively. It is a straightforward, no-nonsense manual for helping men of all institutions, organizations, and businesses to become excellent mentors to women.


Brad Johnson and David Smith are partnering with Forte Foundation to Show Men How to Mentor Women!


About Brad

W. Brad Johnson, PhD, is professor of psychology in the Department of Leadership, Ethics, and Law at the United States Naval Academy, and a faculty associate in the Graduate School of Education at Johns Hopkins University. A clinical psychologist and former Lieutenant Commander in the Navy’s Medical Service Corps, Dr. Johnson served as a psychologist at Bethesda Naval Hospital and the Medical Clinic at Pearl Harbor where he was the division head for psychology. He is an award-winning mentor with distinguished mentor awards from the National Institutes of Health and the American Psychological Association. He is also a fellow of the American Psychological Association and recipient of the Johns Hopkins University Teaching Excellence Award. He has served as chair of the American Psychological Association’s Ethics Committee and as president of the Society for Military Psychology. Dr. Johnson is the author of more than 130 journal articles and book chapters—many on the topic of mentoring—and 13 books, in the areas of mentoring, professional ethics, and counseling.

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