Brandon W Johnson is a highly sought-after speaker, award-winning author, and leading expert on leadership and team development in the hospitality and restaurant industry. Known as ‘Positive Energy Guy” he was featured on the Twin Cities Live TV Show and was named an “Emerging Leader” by Twin Cities Business Magazine. He has had many business successes through his journey of being a restaurant Training General Manager, Director of Management Training & Recruitment with Famous Dave’s BBQ and then being an Executive Director of a non-profit (LifeSkills Center for Leadership) and a CEO of LifeSkills Business, a corporate leadership training organization. As part of the LifeSkills team, the trainings that they developed were honored by both Oprah’s Angel Network and Chicken Soup for the Soul book series as a charity of choice. Originally from Dodgeville, Wisconsin, Brandon has a B.A. in Hospitality & Tourism Management and M.A. in Management Technology (Emphasis in Organizational Development ) from UW-Stout. Since leaving his corporate career in 2004 he has consulted with many $500 million plus organizations and trained tens of thousands of people enabling them to find success and fulfillment in their personal and professional lives. In 2010 he founded Brandon W Johnson, LLC (Positive Energy Guy), an organization that provides leadership trainings, keynote speaking and organizational development resources and consulting. His book “Hospitality from the HEART” was honored as “Business Book of the Year” at the Midwest Book Awards and is being used as part of many hospitality and service curriculums in high schools, colleges, and businesses. Together with his wife Katie, their two children Emma and Zachary, and their Yorkie Jazz, they live in Woodbury, Minnesota.