Linda Garrett Johnson

CEO/Principal Consultant of The Word Applied

The Word Applied, Inc. is a consulting company that collaboratively works with Executives, Senior Leaders, peers, and SMEs and is certified in using Lean Six Sigma business process improvement methodology and statistical analytics, along with User Experience Fundamentals to uncover inefficiencies, gaps, and process streamlining opportunities in a way to positively impact the customer experience/net promoter scores of business operations. 

We also provide Organizational Development consultation, conducting an internal assessment of business operations to identify, design, and create solutions (enhanced systems operations, cohort learning, etc.) that effectively address the identified need and build internal capacity. This includes facilitating meetings to gather feedback and input from a variety of stakeholder groups and synthesizing this information into usable reports for actionable execution. We work with businesses to help them become operational and execute business plans.


Linwood Hawkins Jr.

Creative Director of LHJ Brand Strategies

LHJ Brand Strategies provides solutions for established brands, emerging businesses, and not-for-profit entities to visually represent the messages that speak directly to the target market. This includes brand strategy, marketing communications, visual identities, advertising, digital/social experiences, package design, and event environments. Our client roster encompasses a broad range of industries so we can offer surprising perspectives and solutions to your marketing needs.


JC Shegog

Chief Instructor

Mr. Shegog has over 30 years of security training in both the public and private sectors. He has served as a law enforcement officer for over 20 years and is currently a certified law enforcement instructor specializing in Special Operations and Weapons Training. He is a certified Personal Protection Specialist who specializes in Executive Protection, Technical Security & Counter Security Measures. In addition, he is a certified Subject Matter / Expert Witness in the fields of Self Defense, Deadly Force, Security Operations & Police Operations.


Office: 615-669-1558