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About Core Concepts Leadership

Committed to Inspiring Change

Core Concepts was formed based on years of leadership practice by two highly trained Naval Officers with experience working in challenging leadership positions.  We were motivated to start this business based on an identified gap in relational servant leadership traits in the Southeastern United States private and public sector.  We seek to build effective leaders that are innovative, resilient and true influencers in a global economy.

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The Team

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Jake Johansson

Jake Johansson has over 35 years of leadership in the United States Navy with tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as shore tours at the Pentagon and the White House. He has received numerous awards and decorations for his leadership in and out of battle.  His servant leadership philosophy made him a prime candidate for positions on multiple executive boards of nonprofits and corporations.  He is a frequent keynote speaker in central Florida for military organizations, local civic organizations, and adult and youth leadership groups, as well as a motivational speaker to athletic teams and civic and corporate leadership groups.

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Kristin Johansson

Kristin Johansson has over 10 years of leadership in the United States Navy holding multiple leadership positions in locations around the world, speaking to and teaching diverse groups of people.  After her departure from the Navy she turned her focus to civic leadership at the local level.  She led the Executive Leadership program for the Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce, as well as the Youth Civic Leadership Experience at her local Chamber of Commerce in Florida.   Her experiences capitalize on diverse leadership and civic call to action. 

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