Your writer and coach
Rebecca Jantz Johnson
Over 25 years, Rebecca has been helping speakers, leaders, and organizations clarify their message and extend their influence. To capture each unique voice and brand in writing, she works with individual authors and CEOs, as well as marketing and communications teams.
Her professional backstory includes serving as a donor development officer from 1990 to 1999 for two great Windy City institutions: the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Lincoln Park Zoo. She helped community leaders craft their clout into messages that called for action and support.
Meanwhile, Rebecca began to develop a knack for capturing an individual's voice in writing and, vice versa, for writing words that flow easily when spoken. She landed a contract in 1994 with Word Publishing (now W Publishing Group under Thomas Nelson) for a collection of readers' theater scripts, marking her first big milestone as an independent writer. Although she fulfilled two additional commissioned publishing contracts, she discovered greater joy in helping others find words for their stories.
Her next career move pointed west to Denver in 1999. Rebecca became the first communications director and eventually an executive leader at Cherry Hills Community Church through 2008.
Starting in 2009, she spent 8 years as an agency vice president at Cahoots Communications, building dozens of nonprofit brands—notably as a magazine and anthology editor, working with publishers such as David C Cook, InterVarsity Press, Harvard Business, Thomas Nelson, Waterbrook & Multnomah, and Zondervan to connect authors with readers.
In 2017, Valor Christian High School appointed Rebecca to serve on its cabinet team as director of strategic engagement. She leads admissions, communications, donor relations, and community relations to strengthen ties with families and alumni.
As independent projects continued to come her way—and still do—she put a name to what she'd already been creating through the years: Story Solutions. Private clients come to her for book ghostwriting, copywriting, coaching, and advising in nonprofit communications.
To stay in touch, you're invited to connect on LinkedIn.