The proud country girl from the small towns of Rhine and Eastman,Georgia, residing in Atlanta,Georgia, Evette “EJay”Johnson is a product of working-class parents and has grown through her life experiences—she humbly continues to grow through them. She prefers to be called EJay because it’s spicier than Evette. Writing has always been one of her favorite hobbies. EJay is weird, giving herself permission to be a visionary, a thinker, a free spirit, and multidimensional. That, along with seeking to understand and learning some things the hard way while navigating through life, enables EJay to share her knowledge. An everyday, working-class person with many years of work experience, a wealth of life experience, and a natural helper, she earned her Psychology, B.S. and Sociology, A.S. degrees from Clayton State University as a full-time single mother while working full time. She has also earned a few certifications for Scrum and SAFe. EJay, believing in producing good fruit, dedicated her early adult life to training up her son and providing him with tools to reach his full potential, and she never lost the desire to passionately fulfill her vision.
Not only is EJay a visionary and thinker, she’s a doer, and is not afraid to get her hands dirty. When she sets her mind to do something, she does it, whether it’s growing her career, fulfilling her vision, or enjoying life. A broad and deep learning fit EJay’s eclectic style and bold personality. EJay’s broad skill set from servant and effective leadership in the home and workplace to transparency to out-of-box and forward thinking to root-cause analysis to adeptness in complex problem solving, process automation, visual modeling / prototyping, product/ process/ service improvement, writing (documentation, features, user stories, use cases, acceptance criteria, test cases, books), coaching / training/ developing others, and solutions complemented with the fire in her belly, affords her courage to enthusiastically attain what she chooses to accomplish.
Blessed with discipline, a self-starter attitude, and can-do mentality, EJay learns from mistakes and failures—her own and from those of others—to continue her personal, spiritual, and career growth. Benefiting from her personal time, EJay is zealously fulfilling her vision, thus far, as a self-published author and a Certified Life Coach (Specialties: Career-, Relationship- and Executive Coaching) to help others make the difference in their lives and organizations they want to experience. While she believes in herself and her abilities, EJay remains humbly grounded in faith. Her name: Evette “EJay” Johnson, Proud Mother | Certified* -Scrum Master/ -SAFe Agilist/ -SAFe Advanced Scrum Master/ -Coach | Author.
EJay: “I don’t believe in limiting myself. I feel comfortable going against the grain. While some people are materialistic, I’m brainalistic; I enjoy learning new things and becoming adept in certain areas. I welcome challenges, conflict, change, complexity and open communication for improvement, growth, and sustainable solutions. As a strategist, I work smart and I play smart. I work diligently toward fulfilling my visions and goals, and I indulge in proper rest, exercise, and take time to enjoy life. I remain faithful and solution-focused. I value what helps people and organizations thrive—character, integrity, transparency, courage, accountability/ownership, resiliency, adaptability, faith, diversity (ideas, skills, background). For me, open communication is necessary to strengthen relationships, resiliency is a must to achieve, and I strive to walk my talk.”
“Don’t be quick to judge. Seek to understand.”
“If my confidence bothers you, check yourself and address your own issues.”
“Life is what you choose to make it . . . Do you and Own it!”
A FEW THINGS I BELIEVE IN:
Fairness For All in the workplace and ending workplace bullying
Everyone in the workplace should receive…
- Fair treatment
- Fair career growth opportunities
- Fair pay
Anyone in the workplace could be mistreated by a woman or man who is in a leadership role. “Fairness For All” is not a black and white thing, or a female and male thing, or an old and young person thing. “Fairness For All” is about people in positions of authority consistently doing what is right, fair, and just for each person they are responsible for leading, regardless of the person’s race, ethnicity, age, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status.
Starting at the top with executives/highest senior positions, any person in a leadership role has the duty to consistently do and should be held accountable for doing what is right, fair, and just while in the workplace to ensure fairness for all.
NOTE: The full “Fairness For All” article can be found on the “Articles” tab.
Life Accountability and Ownership
While no one asks to be born and we do not choose our parents or the environment we grow up in, you can choose what you become in life. Each of us owes it to the person in the mirror to make the most of our life. The best investment we can ever make is in ourselves, whether it’s personal or spiritual growth, relationship enhancement, career or goal attainment, fulfilling a vision, or genuine happiness. Take the first step and others will follow… After all, the person who makes the biggest difference in your life is you.
Thank you for your continued support.
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