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Chris Johnson, MS, is a Best Care Employee Assistance Program (EAP) training consultant with an extensive background in education.
After teaching and coaching middle school students for 25 years, Johnson decided he wanted to do more for students. He went back to school to earn his counseling degree and finished his educational career as a middle school counselor.
The thing he enjoys most in his role at Best Care EAP is the daily interaction with clients.
“I like hearing their stories and getting a feel for where they’re coming from,” Johnson said. “Life is a challenge for each of us, but we don’t often think about it on a day-to-day basis. Hearing their stories gives me insight into the specific challenges they face.”
Open and honest communication are key to successful working relationships, he said. And while he values every relationship he builds with employees at various organizations, he’s especially inspired by Methodist’s Meaning of Care mindset.
“The health care industry is vast and complicated,” he said. “To be able to pull all the necessary resources together to help someone is what I think The Meaning of Care is about – seeing the big picture and focusing on the individual needs of people.”
Education: BS in Physical Education, MA in Administration, MS in Counseling