Marlene Johnson, Senior Consultant and Trainer

Marlene Johnson, Senior Consultant and Trainer


Marlene has delivered communications training and executive coaching for more than 25 years and has worked with large corporate clients, small businesses, start-ups, and non-profit organizations. Before her consulting career, Marlene spent a number of years with John Hancock as part of the training and development team. As a Senior Consultant with Spoken Impact, Marlene coaches clients on presentation delivery and content development.

Drawing from her background in group dynamics, theater, writing, and storytelling, Marlene equips people with the skills they need to become more authentic and influential communicators. She has delivered over 100 tutorials for online courses in Conflict Resolution for Cappella University. She also offers training in conflict resolution and consensus building, business & sales writing, and provides speech writing services for clients in the technical, professional services, and consumer products companies.

Marlene holds a degree in English from the University of Minnesota and has studied acting at HB Studios in New York. She is also a member of the National Storytelling Network and served as past Board President of the Conflict Resolution Center in Minneapolis where she is a trained mediator in conflict resolution.


Business Edge Speaking Groups Terms & Conditions

Business Edge Speaking Groups:
Cancellation/Change Policy

  1.  If you cancel 30 days prior to start date you will receive a full refund less $25 processing fee.
  2. If you cancel in the one month period before start date you have two options:
    1. transfer registration to another person – and there is no charge or
    2. receive credit towards future Speaking Group program less our $150 set-up fee
  3. If you cancel after the program starts you will receive credit towards future Speaking Group program less $150 set-up fee and less $75 for each session you have attended. Credits for future groups are valid for six months from the date of the original registration.

Recorded Webinar Terms and Conditions

On Demand (Purchased) Webinars
Cancellation/Change Policy

  1. Purchase of an on-demand recorded webinar gives you unlimited viewing access to that webinar for 30 days from the date of purchase.
  2. The 30 day access is only for the individual listed as attendee on your registration confirmation. (Our recordings are not designed for conference room (group) settings.)
  3. Refunds or extensions are not available should you not be able to view the video within 30 days of purchase.