Calm the Chaos for Busy Professionals

Eight-Week Online Course

with Chris L. Johnson, PsyD

You care about your work and the impact you make. Yet it’s been feeling harder to show up as you want to – as you need to – for a while now. You’re growing concerned over losing both your edge and your energy.


The pressure to get out ahead of the curve and the never-ending uncertainty are relentless. You’re drained from holding it all together, despite not having enough time or energy.


So, what is the next right move for you?

Do you wonder what people in other leadership roles are experiencing? You know you aren’t the only one asking these questions, but don’t want to discuss it inside your organization either.


What you do know–with certainty––is that things need to shift, sooner rather than later. You’re ready to try something different, something to calm the chaos all around you.

The biggest predictor of your FUTURE SUCCESS:

your willingness to pause to learn how

you react under stress,

and choose to transform it.

To respond rather than react to the chaos, you first need to understand a few things: your thought patterns and habits, your energy and moods, and your purpose and intention.


Without knowing what drives (or excites you), you’ll keep wasting time and energy spiraling into reaction mode with the people and circumstances around you. You’ll continue to feel frustrated, purposeless, and miserable – and the people around you will too.


Calm the Chaos for Busy Professionals is the place to begin to re-train your attention, focus your energy, and respond in alignment to what matters most.


This course is designed to take you through the steps of building a strong, resilient foundation of conscious leadership. You’ll take back control of your time, energy, purpose, and motivation. It’s your next right move.

Are You Thinking . . . ? 


“Anxiety levels at work are through the roof and slowing down is NOT an option.” 


“I don’t know how to navigate the constant changes. People keep looking to me for answers that I don’t have.” 


“Is being more ‘conscious’ about the way we lead a way forward or another distraction?” 


“My work used to mean so much to me, but that’s gone now – it scares the hell out of me.” 


“Will I be able to use the tools I learn with my team? Don’t we all need to make a shift together?” 


“I can definitely use support, but I don’t have time to waste. How it quickly can I implement your course material?” 

 Calm the Chaos for Busy Professionals

Grow your conscious leadership & expand your influence by

building on the fundamentals of embodied leaders

In Calm to Chaos for Busy Professionals, I learned how to use new skills to better manage & direct my energy & focus to allow me to accomplish more on a daily basis.  Chris’s simple centering practices were extremely useful and reduced my stress levels. 

Catherine Riddick, Owner, XPonent Group, Ltd.

Life was feeling chaotic and I wanted techniques and ideas to better manage myself and not feel so chaotic every day. Chris mixed up the hour in Calm the Chaos for Busy Professionals – she spoke, showed video, used slides, and read poems – all of which I enjoyed and helped me be more mindful instead. 

–  Shellie Batten, Director of Sales and Customer Success at IPS Rebates

Got me out of my myopic way of thinking and seeing, that my perspective is THE perspective. Chris’ style feels like she’s speaking to me. She’s inclusive and not overly mushy – she’s about getting shit done. The modules in Calm the Chaos for Busy Professionals built on one another, starting with our own priorities. Chris helped us see the body-mind connection can shift our mindset, then our actions. 

–Dominique Leonardi, Program Analyst at GSA

Calm to Chaos for Busy Professionals helped me reconnect to the values of being focused, present, and leading from my core values with clear communication patterns. The personalized assessment, coaching, and support from Dr. Chris throughout helped me discover new ways to grow and challenge myself. I highly recommend this course! 

– Joe White, Sr. Product Manager 

Chris is an outstanding teacher – she’s got presence, a rich background in the topics she teaches, and the skill to support each of us to seal in our Calm the Chaos learnings with pragmatic, body-based practices.  

– Rosemary Reshetar, Director of Assessment and Research at National Conference of Bar Examiners

Chris is a magician! She taught me how to shift my energy level and mood with a few simple practices. These new skills have transformed my ability to focus on what matters most, and cut my stress level in half! I’m more productive at work, so I can be more present at home.

– Jill Tyler, Business Development Strategist

Details you’ll want to know

What will you gain?

What you decide to do with your time & skills matters. The vital question is:  How can you access the resources you need to flourish in your work and life – – today? Below is what you’ll come away with by the end of this 8-week course:


Ability to dial back the pressure, on purpose  


⇒ Greater capacity to leverage your strengths, even in moments of high stress  


Awareness to unhook from costly distractions to regain control of your time & calendar 


⇒ Ability to generate & maintain your energy – so you’re not giving it all away.


Clarity about your purpose to build a foundation based on ‘what matters most’  


⇒ A roadmap for your next steps.


A 100% money-back guarantee. If you show up for calls, engage in the practices, and don’t experience positive shifts in your focus, energy & mindset you’ll receive a full refund for this course.

How’s the course designed?

Calm the Chaos for Busy Professionals runs for 8 consecutive weeks starting Tuesdays, September 20th through  November 8th,  2022. We’ll meet on Tuesdays from 12-1:30 p.m. CT via Zoom. All meetings will be recorded and available for download later.


The content and community are hosted on the Q4 Consulting website and you’ll gain access to the new material each Sunday night when you receive an email from me.


 Each Tuesday, I’ll share new content from that week’s module (the modules build on one another), and we’ll have an interactive discussion on it, and then seal in the learning with body-based practices. You’ll be able to use all of what you learn – immediately.


Coursework may include videos, audio files, and downloadable pdfs of practices at your fingertips.


We’ll have two 1:1 conversations, set up between sessions 4-5, and later between session 8 and two weeks post-class, to review how you’re doing, what you’re curious about, and explore how I can support you. I love these calls.


Upon registration, you’ll receive orientation materials and pre-work to complete and return. This pre-work helps me attune to you and your needs in the course.


In addition to the calls, you can plan between 1-2 hours a week to complete homework, and read or view materials for that week’s module. The practices are designed to support you throughout the course of your day.


Registration opens on August 24th.

Early Bird is $1195.

General Registration is $1495.

Alumni receive a 50% discount or $750 for the 8-week course.


It includes two parts. Upon registration, you’ll receive a “Getting to Know You” form to complete and return to me. And, you’ll receive a link to take the online quiz, “Your Signature Stress Styles,” that we’ll use as we begin the course on September 20th, 2022.


Each of you who join Calm the Chaos for Busy Professionals will receive a hard copy of my new book, The Leadership Pause: Sharpen Your Attention, Deepen Your Presence, and Navigate the Future, a $27.95 value.

And, you’ll receive a “Time for a Pause?” mug and a nifty 3 – minute hourglass too.




In Summary . . .

You’ll receive all of the following in Calm the Chaos for Busy Professionals:

12 hours of instruction over the 8 weeks, including pragmatic movement practices to ‘seal in’ your learning

Online access to all course materials, including a Calm the Chaos workbook

A copy of my book, The Leadership Pause: Sharpen Your Attention, Deepen Your Presence and Navigate the Future

Cool class swag: a “Time to Pause?” coffee/tea mug and Leadership Pause Hourglass

Your Instructor

Hi, I’m Chris Johnson, PsyD, founder of Q4 Consulting, Inc. and developer of Calm to Chaos for Busy Professionals.


My passion is embodied learning and leadership (it changed my life in no uncertain terms), and leveraging them to cultivate strong leaders, healthy workplaces, and engaged thriving communities. 


We need strong, responsive, and conscious leadership today. My focus is developing learning opportunities and coaching leaders to embody just that!


About 15 years ago I went through a significant transformation in my own learning and leadership; it was a process that opened my life and work in ways I never expected.


The process of embodied leadership is based on the evidence-based effects of mindfulness, embodied learning, and the power of how we think and speak to create influence.

This might initially sound “touchy-feely,” but their effectiveness is based on decades of research by neuroscientists, psychologists, somatic practitioners, and brain researchers.

Calm to Chaos for Busy Professionals, in the midst of the pandemic, made a significant difference for me at work and at home. The course provided such powerful, concrete steps to ensure a centered and non-reactive approach to all situations. I especially appreciated the analysis of strengths and your suggestions for somatic practices. Many thanks for a great course! 

– Christine Stoneman, Attorney

My contribution to you and this course is 25 + years of experience and learning as a trauma psychologist, business owner,  mindfulness teacher, executive leadership coach, and practicing aikidoka. 

Stated simply, my work gives equal value to the mind and body to maximize human potential–yours!

“Leadership is not about a title or a designation. It’s about impact, influence, and inspiration. "

- Robin S. Sharma

 Eight Modules of Calm to Chaos for Busy Professionals

1. Meet the Moment

  • Locate your place on the stress continuum in VUCA world.
  • Gain perspective by understanding your Signature Stress Style.
  • First things to fail under stress? Your attention & focus.

3. Mood/Energy/Emotion

  • Learn the negative impacts of ‘tolerating too much.’
  • Solve your energy equation with a new formula.
  • Identify & plan how to plug your biggest energy leaks.

5. Making a Difference

  • Conscious Leadership in a VUCA world.
  • What conscious leaders do (and avoid).
  • Use your most powerful leadership tool – your body.

7. Magic - Power of Language

  • Develop Self Trust for Presence & Confidence
  • The Power of Reframing
  • Craft a Declaration – Create Your Future

2. Mindset

  • Identify mindsets & shift them to serve different purposes.
  • Bodies build habits, and mindsets follow.
  • Overcome the common Enemies of Learning.

4. Meaning

  • Tap into the roots of your meaning-making and motivation.
  • Why language matters when defining your purpose.
  • Identify a purpose that reflects you in the current moment.

6. Mind Talk

  • Work with negative self-talk & everything changes.
  • Learn to quickly identify ‘fact from fiction.’
  • Get ’em out of your head & over to your sounding board.

8. Map the Route

  • Develop and track your daily practices to live your purpose.
  • Jumpstart your commitment by sharin with others.
  • Get support – it’s much harder going it alone.

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Chris is an extremely creative thinker, with an incredible capacity for continual learning and growth. Her expert guidance helped me incorporate mindfulness in my daily life, providing focus and clarity.

–Nancy, career coach, Columbia Business School

Chris is one of those people you rarely come across in life. She’s the finest coach I’ve ever worked with: smart with great insight into people and organizations. Chris’ abilities go way beyond just being a coach, she’s an astute businesswoman who understands how knowledge and talents can best be utilized.


Chris put herself in my shoes and helped me clarify what I was moving toward, where I was stuck, and how I could to shift into forward progress.  And, she’s incredibly flexible, responsive, and practical about business strategies while challenging me to stand in my power and build my capacity as a professional.

–Laura, Bridge Mediation & Leadership Solutions

Chris helped me to see deeper into myself than I could see on my own. She helped me to “crack the shell” of my life, which has opened up new avenues for me. I knew I had to make some changes and she prepared me to face them head-on.

–Diane, entrepreneur, Fulcrum Network


Why do I need this course? Can't I learn this on my own?

Of course, you can.  Yet we’re living in unprecedented times, requiring a new kind of leader. Leaders grow & make meaning for their people—together. Besides, if you’re into the DIY approach, you may end up feeling more isolated, frustrated & stuck–not great in the still-COVID era. All of us can benefit from alternative perspectives since they sharpen our awareness and open possibilities. Top athletes rely on their coaches to bring out their strengths, improve on their weaknesses, & push their best performance. The same is true in life and work. Plus, I bring 25 years of expertise to share with you—it’s a shortcut, catalyst & quickest way to get up to speed.

I’m super busy and overwhelmed these days. How many hours of my time will the course take?

Busy-ness is not only common today but often paraded around like a badge of honor. It’s not.  Being busy depletes all your energies, those you really need to make a difference.  Practically speaking you’ll spend between about 1-2 hours a week total, either on a call, learning the material, and/or putting it into practice. The course is designed with you in mind–focused, pragmatic, doable–today!

What results can I expect to see?
  • Focused attention on “What’s Important?’ to you
  • Insight into where your energy & attention are actually going vs. where you think they’re going.
  • Connect-the-dots awareness between your energy & your mood
  • Skill to shift your mindset & transform stress into useful energy
  • Clarity around your Core Values & how you’re living them in your Purpose
  • Movement practices to re-energize
  • Next Steps Roadmap

Truth be told, your own level of engagement and commitment will drive how fast you see results.

I've never invested in myself life this before. How can I justify this expense?

Sometimes it’s difficult to believe we’re worth the investment of this kind of focus and attention–it can even be scary.  Yet, in today’s COVID environment, it’s especially helpful to have the support of others to hold us to our own commitments.

Going it alone simply prolongs the process of moving towards developing the skills and tapping into your aspirations for the future.  Besides, what’s the cost to you if you don’t take yourself and your leadership seriously today?

What if I'm still not sure this course is for me or I have another question?

Let’s have a 1:1 call & take care of that. Any questions you have are welcome. If the course isn’t right for you, I’ll likely have other resources I can share. Schedule a time with me here so we can talk about your concerns in more detail & I can answer any questions you might have.

What if I realize this just isn't for me?

I know how valuable this offer is based on client feedback.  I stand 100% behind this offer.  There’s a full money-back guarantee if you’re not loving this program after the first session!

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“We do not see things as they are. We see things as we are.”

-- Rabbi Shemuel ben Nachmani