It’s been a while since I updated this site, so now it’s time to paint a newer picture “About Me.”
Currently, I serve as a Student Success Coordinator in the School of Health and Human Science at the University of North Carolina – until June 30, 2022, when I retire from the University. In July, I will start a new part-time position as the Coordinator of the Legacy-Men of Color Program at Davidson-Davie Community College. I’m excited to write this new chapter in my life.
I am also a Life Design Catalyst, helping people figure out what they want to do with their lives, based on the exploration of purpose (Who am I?), meaning (What am I here to do?), and vision (Where do I want to go?). I DON’T do academic advising (actually registration/scheduling) per say; I’m more into life planning and personal development. My position DEFINITELY does not define me…
I am a certified Dream Coach and Dream Coach Group Leader (sometimes referred to as a Spiritual Group Leader). I also have training in life coaching, purpose coaching and wellness coaching. I honestly believe that most people who help others move forward/achieve something in life is a coach. Didn’t need to spend many thousands of dollars to be certified to help people achieve more…but I got a chance to connect with some amazing people! I also serve a community of Life Design Catalyst Coaches, a group of outstanding individuals interested in helping others thrive in life.
I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Recreation and Parks Administration and a Master of Science degree in Physical Education, both from the University of Delaware. Spent two years pursuing a PhD in Sociology, but decided to withdraw because I realized that I needed to serve others in a different way – and that was through academic advising. Interestingly enough, I have been in higher education as a student or employee since 1981 – yep, that’s 41 years! I’ve been in a University setting for ALL of my adult life!
I’m married my darling wife Rebecca, and have two beautiful daughters – Amanda and Bethany. If you want a glimpse of what I’m like at home, think of a milder version of “Sheldon” from “Big Bang Theory, just not as socially awkward.
To learn more about my “work history,” check out my curriculum vitae here: bill johnson curriculum vitae, 11-26-21
My “Character Resume” Characteristics
- Four-letter code: ENFP, “The Champions”
- Characteristics: authentic, values-driven, passionate, energetic, independent, creative, introspective
- Number Type: 8 “The Challengers”
- Characteristics: independent; self-sufficient; driven; passionate; headstrong; energetic; confrontational; action-oriented
The Big Five
- Scores: Openness: 87; Conscientiousness: 85; Extraversion: 52; Agreeableness: 45; Neuroticism: 68
- Characteristics: ambitious; self-disciplined; deliberate; thoughtful; anxious; vulnerable; creative; unconventional
Character Strengths (VIA Character Strengths)
- Zest; Love Of Learning; Creativity; Gratitude; Hope; Spirituality
Engagement Strengths (StrengthsFinder)
- Maximizer; Futuristic; Relator; Belief; Activator; Connectedness
- Three Archetypes
- Shaper (Best Match); Inventor (Good Match); Inspirer (Moderate Match)
- How You Prefer to Think: Conceptual (High), Creative (Moderate)
- How You Engage With Others: Tough (Very High), Leadership (High), Nurturing (High)
- How You Apply Yourself: Autonomous (Very High), Energetic (Very High), Determined (High)
Personal Core Values
- Top 5: Fitness/Health; Wisdom; Personal Development/Growth; Spirituality; Family/Friendship (Community/Tribe)
- Next 5: Accomplishment/Achievement; Autonomy/Independence; Integrity; Service/Helping Others; Creativity/Self-Expression
Desired Work Values
- Top 5 (actually, Top 7): Personal Development; Autonomy; Flexibility; Friendships; Make a Difference; Travel; Respect
- Prefer warm weather/climate.
- Be involved in sporting activities.
- Spend time with close friends/community/tribe.
- Contribute to well-being and development of others.
- Engage in practices for inner peace.
- Spend time reading and/or writing.
- Live with (and spend quality time) with partner.
- Become the best version of myself.
- Spend quality time around like-minded people.
- Leave a legacy/be remembered.
- Do work that’s significant.
- Focus on holistic health and well-being (physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual).
- Have financial security/stability.
- Make a significant impact by developing others.
Workplace Identity and Workplace Motivators
- Workplace Identity: The Thinker
- Workplace Motivators: Autonomy; Creativity; Developing Others; Impact; Purpose
More coming soon…