Coaching with Dr. J

Begin leveling-up your career today,
for a more resilient tomorrow.

Our aim is to keep you accountable, focused and
motivated to creatively execute your plan.

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PersuasionPoint’s Leadership and Resilience Coaching program is a proactive and holistic approach to helping clients determine the “how” and “why” to their professional and personal goals. Our mission is to help leaders like you at any stage see a clear picture of where you are now and where you want to go. We work together to develop a step-by-step plan to resolve what might be blocking you from realizing your goals and dreams.

Give yourself a roadmap.


Our unique coaching approach seeks to recognize and build on your innate strengths. This allows you to take risks and to help support you in building an authorship over your life. While our plan is to tailor our work to your needs, we have developed a systematic coaching process that helps you identify what your desired outcome looks like and ways for you to take action to get there.

We work with you as a team.


Together, we will create specific, measurable goals and an action plan to achieve them. We believe with the right support and skills, you can live up to your ideals and live a meaningful and purposeful life both at work and at home. We believe that one doesn’t have to be sacrificed for the other.

Meet Dr. J

Chief Well-Being Officer + Nerd in Residence

Experience and expertise

Rochelle is the Chief Well-Being Officer of PersuasionPoint, a management consulting firm dedicated to teaching leaders and teams how to create and sustain healthy, inclusive, and profitable workplace cultures. She blends her experience as a media professional, university lecturer and researcher, writer, mental health professional, coach, and wellness expert to help organizations, teams, and individuals be resilient, healthy, and thriving.

Rochelle has provided individual and group psychoeducational programs for employees at various US government agencies, both domestically and internationally, and multinational corporations. She has written manuals and articles and designed workshops and presentations on stress management, coping during crisis, work-life balance, restorative sleep, personal wellness, mindfulness techniques, team building, resilience, maintaining long-distance relationships, and family and parenting issues when away from home.

Rochelle has lived and worked in five countries and has extensive experience working in various US States, Canada, Europe. and Latin America as well as with global clients particularly in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. She has had the honor of working as a therapist, coach, and lecturer in the Washington D.C. area; London, UK; and Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Additionally, Rochelle is a certified crisis team member, career development facilitator, and mediator. She was recently awarded a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace Certificate.

Transformational results await.

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Hone Your Transformational Leadership Skills

Our coaching program can help strengthen leadership skills and change behaviors that can directly impact business results and relationships. We help support and develop leaders, especially as you transition into new roles or prepare to take on more responsibilities.

Strengthen Your Emotional And Relational Intelligence

By understanding your individual strength profile and what motivates you, we can guide you to adjust your approach to make interactions more effective, improve relationships, and build better teams.

Reach Your Goals

We take a proactive approach to helping you create your professional and personal SMART (Specific, Measurable, Action Oriented, Realistic and Time Oriented) Goals. Together, we will develop a step-by-step implementation plan to reach your goals and strengthen your ability to resolve roadblocks and setbacks as they come up.

Find Balance

We examine ways to help you set boundaries and find fulfillment instead of being saddled down by “have to’s” and “should do’s.”  We work collaboratively with you to keep you motivated, focused, and moving forward to your best life.

Focus On Holistic Well-being

Combining deep knowledge of psychological principles with the know-how gained from working in high-stress industries, we help you build and strengthen your resilience toolkit.



More from Dr. J

[S2 E7] Well-Being Corner w/ Dr. J: Sleep

Do you find yourself constantly reaching for a refill of coffee? Do you yearn for five more minutes in bed in the morning? Do you find yourself having a hard time shutting your brain off for a good night’s rest? In this special episode, Patti Perez and Dr. Rochelle Johnson (Dr. J) discuss why sleep…

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[S1 E13] Intersectionality Series: The Resilient Self Leads to Resilient Teams

Dr. Johnson Benning and Patti continue to offer strategies for resilience building that speaks to where resilience meets intersectionality. Just like you can’t separate intersectionality and its psychological effects during a global pandemic and a contentious election, you can’t separate out building resilience. In an age where what seems simple is also radical, finding meaning…

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[S1 E12] Intersectionality Series: The Layers of Work/Life Endurance

Dr. Johnson Benning is back, continuing to chat with Patti about intersectionality especially as it relates to young women of color. They talk about the impossibility of compartmentalization, the layers that bring intersectionality and mental health together, and the concept of work/life endurance. From little traumas to big Trauma, Dr. Johnson Benning discusses compounding stressors,…

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[S1 E11] Intersectionality Series: Whole self vs authentic self vs work self

In this episode, Patti welcomes friend and colleague Dr. Rochelle Johnson Benning to not just the podcast but also the PersuasionPoint team. Dr. Johnson Benning shares about herself, her career journey and paths, and the overarching connections between intersectionality and mental health. She and Patti gear up for the next episode, where they’ll talk about…