Design the Life You Love: Inspiration Journal #5


This week we share with you the profile of an extraordinary person, Whitney Johnson, disruptor and corporate innovator. Whitney and I met at Marshall Goldsmith's 100 Coaches program, where we were both among the first wave of 25 cohorts. She is an original who has not only disrupted her life multiple times, but helped so many others to disrupt their lives for the better.

When I asked Whitney what advice she has for those who want to live the life they love, she said, "If it's scary and it's lonely you're on the right path." Inspiring words from a true disruptor!

Design the life you love!

Ayse Birsel


"If you want to be successful in unexpected ways, follow your own disruptive path. Dare to innovate. Do something astonishing. Disrupt yourself."

The author of Disrupt Yourself and Dare, Dream, Do, Whitney is a self-proclaimed "investor in people, concepts, and dreams." As co-founder of Rose Park Investors, a Disruptive Innovation Fund, she put this approach to practice and now shares it with others through her speaking engagements, writing and her inspirational "Disrupt Yourself" podcast

Do you know an extraordinary person living an extraordinary life? If so, I'd love to hear from you at

For more inspiration read Ayse's Inc. column 6 Forgotten Leadership Lessons From Childhood.


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