Jonni Johnson, CPSM, CEO of RockIt Strategy, has been in the AEC industry for over 20+ years and counting. She kicked off her career working for an engineering firm as a glorified controller. At 26, she was the youngest stockholder, board member, and department head leading a team of eight – she was also the only female in those categories for the six years she worked there.
She has worked for small to large regional and global firms throughout her journey. Her biggest passions are focused strategic growth (for firms and individuals), business development and leadership as well as mentoring and helping people advance in their careers. She has led many teams in winning work and has helped individuals grow and get out of their own way.
When in her 20s, Jonni was told many times she should be in “sales”. Her response was always, “Sales is for pushy people!” She quickly learned sales is about being in service of people. Since understanding that and appreciating it, she has never looked back and delights in helping others overcome their fear in business development, broadcasting themselves and public speaking as well as developing soft skills and a leadership mentality – key aspects in advancing within firms.
With her depth of experience and knowledge she has accumulated over the years, serving people is her greatest pleasure. At this point in her life, she desires to give back.