Beyond connection

Steve Johnson Connects is a strategic and leadership communications firm committed to connecting organizations with their many audiences. Our passion is helping find your stories and develop your storytellers to move your business forward.

SJConnects wields experience gained from the client-side, agency-side and media-side working across many verticals. Connecting is an art based in science, and we bring that to your current and rising leadership.

We serve organizations large and small. We also work regularly with individuals and support the next wave of business and business leaders through the schools and incubators developing them.




executive communications coaching and counsel

We prepare leaders to connect effectively — internally and externally — to benefit the entire organization.

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strategic communications architecture and execution

To communicate effectively, it’s critical to have a communications plan…and then execute it flawlessly.

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integrated media/social media communications

A hallmark of strong communications is leveraging the right mix of owned and earned channels.


Strengthening crisis response throughout a global network.

“Steve Johnson is a one-of-a-kind media trainer. If you are seeking a PR pro to lead a program or simply need one of the top media trainers available for hire, then Steve Johnson should be your first call.”

  • Dave Blumberg, TransUnion

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Introducing a new technology to a forward-thinking “smart city.”

“Working with SJConnects for our beta in Louisville, we went into our media efforts fully prepared and garnered broad consumer and business media coverage across print, television and radio outlets.”

  • Lou Vasta, EventQueue

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Re-connecting a public institution with a diverse community.