Our Founder & Principal Consultant

Jamie C. Johnson

As Founder and Principal Consultant of Build You Up!, LLC (BYU), Jamie  Johnson stands on BYU’s mission of “growing to higher heights within”. The firm’s mission is the driving force behind her work. Jamie has a focus on personal core development-applying therapeutic techniques to business, with a range of clientele which includes athletes, business leaders, owners and aspiring entrepreneurs. BYU’s services include concept ingenuity, growth strategies, risk management, social service commitment with a special focus on supportive services to mothers of hospitalized premature babies .

Jamie has been working with non-profits for the past 20 years. She transitioned from working with primarily at risk youth to working with families as a whole providing services aimed at preventing families from becoming involved in the child welfare system through the implementation of evidence based practices. 

Jamie was able to transition her skills and align with BYU’s mission by working with entrepreneurs and organizations as Manager of Performance Improvement at a non-profit in the Pittsburgh region with the charge to become partners with communities in revitalization through entrepreneurship.

Currently, Jamie is the Board Chair for G.O  girls, Inc. a non-profit organization that assists, provides resources and support for young women transitioning out of foster care. Her  passion for teaching, training and speaking has impacted many people.

A Pittsburgh native, Jamie  holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a minor in Sociology from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Science Education, majoring in Marriage and Family Therapy from Duquesne University. Jamie’s greatest accomplishments to date are the honor of being the partner to an amazing man Joshua and being the mother of her very energetic and always happy son, Caleb who is the inspiration for her book titled, “Strong Faith: Daily Encouragement for Moms & Families of Premature Babies”.

Photo credit: Elise Michaux