““I had never taken a class like this before - it's always been technical courses for me. So, I have to admit that I went into this class with a certain amount of doubt as to the worth it would provide me. I'm glad to say that I found it very worthwhile, and I am actively applying the things I learned within my group.”

Michelle Chen
Eli Lilly (UK)

““I highly recommend this class to everyone - whether you work on virtual teams or not. You learn so much about team dynamics and all the exercises are very practical. We were given a lot of tools to take back and use.”

Jordana Calit
Google, Inc. (USA)

“The mechanics of working in a virtual team can be more challenging than the technical issues of a project. This course has empowered me with the tools to face the challenges with excitement and to achieve success in leading and participating in a global virtual team.”

Carrie Dordan
The Walt Disney Company (France)


“This is the first time that I have participated in a web-based interactive seminar before. This is a very worthwhile course, and the web-based format really helps to set the appropriate mindset for working on distributed teams.”

Brian Ciesinski
General Motors (USA)

“Johanna, this was a great month of learning for me. The study materials & case studies helped me a lot, and I am truly better equipped to handle communication with GM engineers around the world.”

Sushant Bhartiya
General Motors (India)

“Johanna put on a tremendous class, full of practical exercises that can be taken back to the work place. Wonderful job! I totally enjoyed our time with Johanna!”

Pete Eugenio
Boeing (USA)

“I wanted to say a sincere thank you for everything that you taught me in the Building High Performance Teams class. I learned some very valuable tools that I have already implemented. I very much enjoyed talking and interacting with you. You are a great teacher and incredible woman! Thank you!”

Karin Schmidt
Novo Nordisk (Denmark)

“An engaging and eye-opening approach - the class has had a dramatic effect on the way I will approach conflicts in the office and at home.”

Jerry Clagg
Countrywide (USA)

“Johanna is an engaging instructor who presents her refreshing and realistic material to the benefit of any business as well as to the benefit of one’s personal life. The lessons learned will be useful throughout my life. I leave this class feeling inspired to use my newfound knowledge.”

Lisa Janecko
Boeing (USA)

“An interesting and well-structured course! Johanna’s guidance and feedback was much appreciated.”

John Bakker
General Motors (Canada)

“The tools, techniques, and insights that Johanna has presented have given me several impactful actions that I can take back and immediately apply to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of my global environment.”

Steve Murawsik
GE Healthcare (USA)

“Excellent class. Johanna, you have changed my perceptions about people and situations in a positive way! Thank you so much! Thank you for empowering me.”

Samit Thakur
Health Net, Inc. (USA)

“I have been pleasantly surprised with the content of this seminar. I would also like to thank you for your continuous support during the course. This seminar will definitively enhance my future studies & career within GM.”

Gilberto Martinez
General Motors (Mexico)

“Johanna, I wanted to take this opportunity to tell you how much I enjoyed your class. You are one of the best instructors I've worked with in the UCLA-Extension courses - lively, interesting and the best at being able to draw out your students and keep the class moving along.”

Eileen Hadeler
Boeing (USA)

“Johanna, I must admit I was a bit skeptical that your course would change anything for me, but I am pleasantly surprised and very pleased to report that yes, things do seem to be changing for the better.”

Jacqueline Ginsberg
Boeing (USA)

“Best course I took. Tremendous!!! Best instructor!”

Pete Fischer
Novartis (Switzerland)

“In this course, I learned how to communicate better with people. I especially liked the part when the instructor practiced handling difficult people with us. I think these skills can benefit managers, engineers, and everyone.”

Alice Tsui
Super Micro Computer, Inc. (USA)

“Johanna has a unique, holistic approach regarding managing the pressures of work and life. She has a wealth of wisdom and insight about the nature of people and relationships that she shares in a compelling and relevant way.”

George Medica
Northrop Grumman (USA)

“I really enjoyed the course content and the interaction required with the team to complete our assignments. Recently I have been given the opportunity to lead a team on a GMDAT (Korean) program, so I will be drawing on many things I have learned in this course.”

John Milfull
General Motors (Australia)

“Johanna is extremely knowledgeable of team dynamics across cultures. Her course content is exceptionally useful and immediately applicable to my work and personal life.”

Elizabeth Green
Northrop Grumman (USA)

“Successful leadership of a diverse team is greatly enhanced following Johanna’s teaching and counsel. Bravo to those leaders who embrace diversity.”

Richard Higgs
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (USA)

“Johanna provides real skills and tools to maximize our effectiveness in a world where team members are found in distant locales and distant cultures, across the street, the country, the world.”

Stephen Taylor
Boeing (USA)