Brian Johnson

Brian is a bald, white, guy with a salt and pepper gray goatee that is crisply maintained. He is also wearing a navy blue, long sleeved dress shirt. He is pictured with a big smile on his face after someone told a joke, in front of a blue-grey background.

Brian brings almost three decades of experience in DEI, leadership and professional sports to his role as Consultant. He has been part of The Kaleidoscope Group since its inception.

Brian joined a brand new diversity consulting firm, Bea Young Associates, in 1994 during his rookie season in Major League Baseball and the beginning of the worst labor impasse in American professional sports history. He loved the work so much that he continued to work in DEI when baseball resumed. In the meantime, Bea Young Associates became The Kaleidoscope Group.

For years, Brian balanced his professional sports career with DEI consulting projects for The Kaleidoscope Group, working with various clients in financial services, retail, consumer goods, manufacturing, and education.

Brian also spent nine years in the financial industry. As a loan officer, team leader, and account manager Brian worked with companies such as the National Labor Relations Board, United Auto Workers Union, Pittsburgh Steelers, Dallas Cowboys, American Country Music Association, Detroit Lions, Miami Dolphins, Washington Football Team, Arizona Cardinals, Cleveland Browns, New England Patriots, New York Jets, Kansas City Chiefs, NFL Commissioner’s Office, NBA Players Association, NFL Alumni Association, WNBA and the Phoenix Mercury.

Brian also spent time as part of the San Francisco Giants’ front office staff, as a Pro Personnel and Advance Scout, helping the organization win three World Series Championships.

Brian’s consulting work in recent years has included professional sports organizations, education, non-profit and financial services.

Brian graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in political science from Stanford University while playing two sports, baseball and American football. He spent 22 years in Major League Baseball, twelve as a player and ten in the front office.

Brian and his wife have two children and live in Michigan, USA.

We clarify why DEI is important for all to enjoy where they work more, and we make the difficult work of growing ourselves fun, relatable and interesting. As a result, improving the quality of everyone’s work is the natural byproduct.

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