Your coach and collaborator
Rebecca Jantz Johnson
Over 25 years, Rebecca has been helping leaders and teams in more than 70 nonprofit organizations give their values a stronger voice. And with more than a decade of small business experience, she also understands the joys and challenges of ownership.
Her professional backstory begins with serving in donor development 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, she landed a contract 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 prefers helping others find words for their stories.
Her next career move pointed west to Denver. Rebecca became the first communications director and eventually an executive leader at Cherry Hills Community Church, where she served for nearly a decade.
Then, as an agency vice president at Cahoots Communications for eight years, she helped build 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 invited Rebecca to guide its strategic engagement team to a new level, including work to strengthen the school’s branding, marketing, communications, and connection to key community relationships and revenue streams.
As clients came her way, she put a name to what she'd already been creating through the years: Story Solutions. She created The Values Deck as a tool for her clients, and for anyone who wants to live their values more fully and intentionally every day.
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Partial List of career clients
Foothills Art Center
Healing Waters International
Horn Creek Colorado
Individual Authors (Confidential)
The Peoples Church, Toronto
Whittier Area Community Church
The Catholic Foundation
of Northern Colorado
Colorado Railroad Museum
David C Cook & Integrity Music
Docent Research Group
Deaf Bible Society
Endurance with Jan and