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Monica Johnson Monica Johnson

Monica Johnson | Optimal Business Solutions, Inc.
6081 Meridian Ave., Ste. 70, San Jose, CA 95120
p: 408.307.7010 | email

Monica Johnson is the President and CEO of Optimal Business Solutions, Inc., a consulting and training firm in San Jose, California. Not only has Monica been an active researcher in the area of human resilience for almost 20 years, but she is also a contributing researcher for the Global Resilience Institute. With extensive experience in corporate sales, sales management, and business development, she has worked with many Fortune 500 and high-tech businesses in the Silicon Valley. She is also a Behavioral Health Education Instructor for Kaiser Permanente, where she teaches classes such as “Pathways to Stress Reduction,” “Couples Communication”, “Overcoming Depression,” and “Couples Communication for New and Expecting Parents.”

Michael Pimental, Senior AQ Facilitator

Michael Pimental

Michael Pimental | Fairlead Coaching

Michael has been a Senior AQ Facilitator with PEAK Learning, Inc., since 2007. His AQ client list includes corporate executives, corporate teams, public school administrators, and nonprofit directors. Michael is President of Fairlead Coaching, an LLC dedicated to assisting companies develop sales teams, managers, and presentations. He has provided dynamic top-tier management coaching, sales call coaching, presentation coaching, and professional image coaching to individuals, corporate sales teams, and executives. Michael's experiences include 25 years as a sales representative for a Fortune 500 company. He served as sales trainer, mentor, and sales coach for much of his career. His sales career was distinguished by numerous district, regional, divisional, and national awards. His contributions included creative and impactful presentations that were adopted throughout the national sales force.

Michael holds a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts. He has served his community through leadership positions on multiple boards and commissions. He currently serves as a Court Appointed Special Advocate, where he advocates on behalf of children declared dependent upon the Court.


Jason Scott, PEAK Healthcare

Jason Scott

Jason Scott | PEAK Health Care


Jason Scott is Executive Director of PEAK Health Care, with a focus on providing and customizing PEAK’s solutions to the adversity-rich world of health care, with the goal of significantly improving outcomes for everyone from the patient, professionals, and providers, up to top administrators and leaders.