Dr. Nicole Johnson

People don’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care.

I am a proud mother of an artistic and business savvy eighth grader and a twenty year old budding entrepreneur at Hampton University. I have many roles and wear many hats; I am a loving wife, daughter, sister, auntie, and mentor. During my career, I sought out great teachers and intentional mentors and coaches. Collectively, my support team and mentoring constellation helped me to acquire some of the successes I have experienced in a short span. I am influenced
by others and influential. I have failed at many things both personally and professionally, but the beauty of it all is that I am resilient and perceive life’s setbacks for what they truly are, a set-up for greater success.

My parents value education and therefore sent my sister and I to private schools all our lives. I attended an all girls’ high school. I graduated from the University of San Diego with my Bachelors in English and Master’s degree in Education with an emphasis in Learning and Teaching. I earned my terminal degree in Organizational Leadership, from Pepperdine University.

I am most proud of my son’s Merit Based Leadership Scholarship for $1000 from St. Bernard High School, on the spot admission to Hampton University, my daughter’s 1st Place Trophy for Bible Storytelling, from Greater Ebenezer Baptist Church, and her Leadership Award for Social Justice. I am also pleased to say that I am a Governor’s Teaching Fellow, was awarded the Best Paper by a Solo Author from Pepperdine University, and an invited guest speaker at Eastern
Kentucky University Doctoral Symposium.

Teachers and students alike call me a caring educator. I use my gifts, strengths, and talents to empower others to reach their personal goals and my intuition to make sound decisions. I have seventeen years of K-12 leadership and Adult Learning teaching experience. I taught at various colleges and universities in different platforms such as face-to-face, blended, and online at National University, the University of California, at Los Angeles and the University of San Diego.

Professional highlights include presenting internationally and nationally. IDERN ranked my dissertation among the best and latest on doctoral education and support around the world. I presented a portion of my dissertation at the 120th American Psychological Association 2012 Convention in Orlando, Florida on the importance of mentoring and served as an Ambassador for Division 35 at the 121st American Psychological Association 2013 Convention in Honolulu. I also
own my own coaching and consulting business, TetraCore Consulting, LLC. I host multigenerational conferences for women and girls, workshops, and develop leadership programs to inspire the next generation of future leaders. I aspire to work under the leadership of Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Obama, on the Council on Women and Girls.

My research interests covers the gamut of organizational behavior, student success, mentoring, dissertation support, and program innovation. I mentor students and entrepreneurs, value learning and teaching, and support doctoral students by demystifying the process. For me, leadership is all about relationships. Leading from the inside out means living my truth and running my race.

Favorite Quotes: Begin with the end in mind; Be transformed by the renewing of your mind; Words mean nothing. Action is the only thing. Doing is the only thing; If it were easy everybody would do it.

I pray before I act, listen to my sweet inner voice for guidance, and trust my intuition. I thoroughly enjoy camping and indulging myself at Burke Williams Day Spa. I dance to music in the grocery store and Old Navy, enjoy Neruda’s poetry, classical and some country music, taking spontaneous road trips with my husband and Paris. I plan on climbing Half Dome, in Yosemite Valley this year.