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Jeff E.B. Johnson, MA

Principal & Founder

Jeff is the Founder and CEO of Equil Consulting. He is responsible for helping companies crystalize the chaos of business, and define, refine, and execute on their business strategy.


Jeff began his management consulting career in compliance with Hewitt Aon and later provided change management and executive pay/benefits consulting with Willis Towers Watson.  After consulting with large organizations for over seven years, he eventually took his expertise to two small boutique firms where he consulted and trained retirement plan committee board members on risk and fiduciary responsibilities. 


Recognizing that many of the challenges faced by business leaders were a result of management team structure and ineffectual use of human capital resources, Jeff decided to complement his business acumen with an M.A. in Clinical Psychology, gaining vital insight into how individual leadership and management team dynamics impact the ultimate success of organizations. 


In 2013 Jeff created Transformative Solutions LLC, focusing on business and leadership consulting. Then in 2014, he responded to market demands and evolved Transformative Solutions into Equil Consulting LLC in order to better serve his clients through a broader array of change management consulting solutions. Today, Equil Consulting provides comprehensive management consultancy to for-profit, non-profit, and government agencies. 


Jeff holds a B.A. in Political Science from Augustana College, an M.A. in Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, and is finishing his Ph.D. at Marquette University. He also holds the Board Certified Coach (BCC) designation in Executive and Business Coaching from the Center for Credentialing & Education (a division of the National Board Certified Counselors), a professional counseling license (LPC) in Illinois, and a Mediation Certificate from Northwestern University.

The Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional (CCEP)® is someone with knowledge of relevant regulations and expertise in compliance processes sufficient to assist organizations in understanding and addressing legal obligations, and promote organizational integrity through the operation of effective compliance programs.


Our coaching staff has deep knowledge of human behavior and have demonstrated this knowledge by obtaining the Board Certified Coach (BCC) designation, accredited by the National Board of Certified Counselors. Please visit ( for more information about the rigorous requirements for BCC certification.

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