Empowering ~ Impactful ~ Inspirational
As one of the few women to fly fighter jets in the Navy, she KNOWS knows what it takes to achieve incredible success, how to overcome adversity, and how to remain at the top of your game.
Caroline’s simple, yet impactful anecdotes inspire and empower audiences to tackle their greatest challenges.
- Leadership & Hi-Performing Teams
- Mentorship & Sponsorship
- Diversity & Inclusion
- Culture & Climate
- Org Change
- Feedback & The Power of Debriefing
- Emotional Intelligence
- Women’s Leadership
- Executive Coaching
- Managing a multi-generational workforce
A Colorado Springs native, Caroline Johnson graduated from the US Naval Academy in 2009 and became an F/A-18 Super Hornet, Weapons Systems Officer, responsible for the communication, navigation and coordination and employment of all the bomb and missile employments in her aircraft. She was one of two women aviators in her 230-person squadron. She deployed in 2014 aboard the USS George H.W. Bush and saw combat action in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria and was the first woman to employ weapons on ISIS in Iraq from her F/A-18.
During her final tour on active duty, Caroline earned her master’s degree and returned to the Naval Academy to teach leadership and run aviation recruitment. She now serves in the Naval Reserves.
Caroline’s memoir, Jet Girl, was published in November 2019. Caroline has quickly become a highly requested speaker, weaving her experiences flying the Navy F/A-18 jet with leadership anecdotes and business insights that leave audiences wanting more. She is praised for her remarkable, real, and relatable content and her ability to connect with diverse audiences.
Targeting for Success – How a simple formula of preparation plus perseverance will get you to an elite level of performance
Circle of Trust – Change management requires leaders to trust themselves, trust their team, and trust the process.
Going Feet Dry – Join Caroline on a mission behind enemy lines and learn how to get your team to put it all on the line.
Mentorship- the Best Class of Ship – Mentoring and sponsoring others is a best practice to building strong teams.
- UBS- United Bank of Switzerland- (bulge bracket bank)
- SAP- (large tech company)
- Point72- (hedge fund)
- Power Home Remodeling- (national home contracting company)
- DGCI- (tech company, government contractor)
- WoW- Women of the World- (women’s organization)
- Wings for Val- (national non-profit)
- Elite Meet- (national non-profit for transitioning special operators)
- USNA Museum- (upcoming)
- Hunter College: Roosevelt House Institute for Public Policy
- The New School: Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts
- HKS- Harvard Kennedy School
- Master of Arts Administrative Leadership from University of Oklahoma
- Senior Leadership Instructor & Curriculum Developer for United States Naval Academy Leadership, Ethics, and Law Department.
- Developed and piloted a Gender in Leadership course for NOLS- National Outdoor Leadership School. Course subsequently became part of NOLS regularly offered curriculum.
- Post-secondary, in-residence, executive education at Tuck Dartmouth School of Business and Stanford Graduate School of Business. Earned certificates in business and entrepreneurship.
- Subject Matter Expertise in Leadership, strengths-based mentorship and Hi-Po development after leading and working with top-tier Naval Academy students.