Elly Johnson - Truth Superhero

If you boil down most communication issues at work or at home, at the core of them sits a Truth Dilemma®. Frequently, people need to speak, hear, and uncover the truth – but are ill-equipped to do so. Hence the truth remains unspoken or unknown.

I encourage everyone to do a ‘truth health check’ on their own lives. This means digging deep on you and your life and asking yourself where there are opportunities to encourage more truth, speak more truth, and uncover more truth. Like most people, I consider myself honest and truthful but when we go deeper and get even more truthful about truth, we may well discover there is some self-deception going on. 

I’ve discovered that the times in life where I have been guilty of hiding important truth – from myself and others – are the times that I have experienced the most stress and disharmony. I have both witnessed and personally experienced how fear of truth and an inability to spot harmful deception early can significantly disrupt your life. It can cost you time and money, and cause hurt and stress.

I started exploring the topic of truth and lies in earnest when I graduated as a Police Officer at the age of 22. Getting truth from witnesses, victims, and suspects was not as easy as television crime shows made out. I discovered I needed to know more.
I’ve seen repeatedly (as, no doubt, have you!) how twisted truth and harmful deception can cause destruction, to relationships, to reputations, and to the safety of people and information. We want the truth but all too often shy away from it or are unsure how to speak, hear, or uncover the truth when it matters most.

Since 2001 it has been my full-time pursuit to research and develop greater awareness around all things truth and lies. The rabbit hole is deep and the journey continues. The result is being able to share life-changing insights with people who care about getting the truth and want to know how they can become truth-attractors to impact their personal and professional environments.

From this expertise has emerged high-impact training programs such as Perceptive Interviewing®, and Evaluating Truthfulness and Credibility. These programs have made an immediate and tangible difference to people working in a broad cross-section of roles, such as high level security intelligence agents, recruitment consultants, and for business people making high stakes business decisions.
As a frequent keynote speaker at conferences and events I love shaking up the status quo, and sharing new ways to think and behave, leaving attendees with valuable tools such as the 4 Truth Circles.

For a fun and memorable aspect to my presentations, I call on the power of Wonder Woman’s Lasso of Truth. I have created my own lassos and I supercharge them with power and knowledge as gifts to attendees at my events. Symbolically, they are helping people to adopt the messages within the 4 Truth Circles to be able to increase their power to: Explore SELF truth, SPEAK truth, SEEK truth and SPOT HIDDEN truth. 
Bringing more truth into your world can make an immediate difference, whether that be in the boardroom, the interview room, the lunchroom, or the bedroom!

I look forward to helping you on your journey to speak, hear, and uncover truth in your life when it matters most.

What People are Saying about Elly Johnson

I have invited Elly to present to the International Association of Financial Crimes Investigator (IAFCI) on two occasions and have been highly impressed and entertained by her keynote presentations. She has a broad and adaptable knowledge on human behaviour with a focus on getting more truth and spotting signs of lies and deception. I find Elly to be very passionate and energetic with a style that engages all participants and delegates in the room.
Con Nikolaou
Head of Cyber Protection
OMG you are bloody amazing !!!! Thank you so much Elly. I did it I did it, I smashed through the truth dilemma and the conversation went really well. He really appreciated me bringing this up again and putting it to bed for good.You are so right, he thinks I am great again and it was a relief to be able to be completely honest with him.
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Assistant Director, Australian Government
I have enjoyed a long and productive professional relationship with Elly Johnson through her provision of training for Perceptive Interviewing and Evaluating Truth and Credibility courses. I have personally completed three courses with Elly over the past eight years and send all my personnel security vetting officers to complete at least one and usually two of these. The courses Elly delivers are comprehensive and well-resourced but it is the particular flavour she lends that makes them really special. Elly is a gifted presenter who uses her intellect, experience and sense of humour to engage her students to great effect. I have no hesitation in recommending Elly and her courses.
Marie Baker JP
Executive Director - Operations, Key Vetting Services Australia

“Become a truth-attractor before a lie spotter, and you will have less lies to spot.”


Clients ElLY has worked with:

Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) logo
Attorney General's Department Logo
DFAT logo
Department of Immigration & Border Protection logo
BT Financial Group logo
The CEO Institute
Canberra Institute of Technology logo
Deutsche Bank logo
Law Institute Victoria logo
Macquarie Group logo
Mars Venus Coaching logo
Monash University logo
MSS Security logo
Murray Goulburn Co-operative Logo
Channel Nine logo
Recruitment and Consulting Services Association (RCSA) logo
Reserve Bank of Australia logo
Schroders logo
Standard & Poor's logo