Person of the Week: 10/10/10
Melissa Dawn Johnson is a Global Branding and Personal Transformation Strategist with a proven track record of elevating and reinventing the world’s greatest brands. As an internationally recognized author and authority on authentic branding ™, she currently sits on the board of advisors for the World Brand Summit, a think-tank of global brand masters, hosted annually in Mumbai, India.
Johnson is CEO and President of Atlanta-based Velvet Suite Marketing Consulting Group, Inc., a premiere brand consulting, training and strategic alliance company offering the luxury of leadership to established companies and high-profile individuals. She is also President of sister company, Brand Me International a software and social media company designed to help anyone turn their passion into profit ™.
Johnson also has created a unique niche through Velvet Suite Sports, a division that manages the brand value and reputation of world-class athletes beyond the game. She has coached and consulted clients, including NBA All-Star Carmelo Anthony, NFL All-Pro Corner Back, Nate Clements and International World Cup Star, Oguchi Onyewu. Velvet Suite brand leadership training has reached executives at companies including: Time, Pepsi, Citi, Kraft, the NFL, NBA and NCAA.
As a weekly on-air contributor to CNN through Morning Motivation, she inspires the world. Johnson is also a vlogger on Essence.com through the Brand Me Minute segment. Her book, Brand Me. Make Your Mark: Turn Passion into Profit (Ambassador Press) is a blueprint for personal branding where she shares the secrets of what companies pay millions to do and gives that insight to the masses.
People You Need to Know Magazine is proud to salute Melissa Dawn Johnson as our Person of the Week!