Johnny’s newest book, PUSH: Breaking Through The Barriers ushers readers through the valleys of life to the thrills of rocketing down icy mountains at 80+ mph with no seat belt. Johnny’s book will equip you to embrace change, accept risks and learn to PUSH through barriers, to live a life on purpose!
Johnny is a U.S. Olympian in the sport of bobsled and competed at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. He has traveled the world with Team USA competing in Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Russia and Switzerland. Competing, living and interacting within different cultures around the world has given Johnny a unique perspective and ability to connect with today’s diverse workforce.
Johnny declared for the NFL Draft in 2007 and was ranked in Top 10 at the wide receiver position in career receptions, career yards and career touchdowns at the collegiate level. 35 wide receivers went on to be selected in the 2007 NFL Draft and he was not one of them. Shortly after the draft concluded, Johnny signed his first free-agent contract with the Buffalo Bills. He signed his second free-agent contract in 2008 with the Green Bay Packers. After bouncing around the NFL for two years, Johnny went on to play in the Canadian Football League (CFL) in 2009 as a member of the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Johnny’s team played the Montreal Alouettes in the 97th Grey Cup and lost 28-27 on a 33-yard field goal as time ran out.
Fun Fact: Johnny is the third person ever to have played in the NFL and competed in the Winter Olympics (2014). The first two people to accomplish this milestone were Herschel Walker (1992) and Jeremy Bloom (2002, 2006).
Johnny married his lovely wife, Amanda on May 3, 2014! They have two beautiful children, Amelia (2018) and Oliver (2021), and reside in McKinney, Texas.
Breaking Through Barriers
Breaking Through Barriers explores the challenges and obstacles that can hold us back in life and work, and shows how to overcome them. This talk will cover the importance of resilience, determination, and a growth mindset in facing and conquering challenges, and will provide practical tools and techniques for developing these qualities. Through inspiring stories and expert insights, attendees will learn how to break through their own barriers and achieve their full potential. Whether you are looking to overcome personal or professional challenges, this speech is a must-see for anyone looking to break through to the next level.
• To understand the importance of resilience, determination, and a growth mindset in facing and conquering challenges.
• To learn practical tools and techniques for developing these qualities and applying them in real-world situations.
• To gain inspiration and expert insights for overcoming personal and professional barriers and achieving one’s full potential.
Think Like an Olympian
Think Like an Olympian draws on the lessons of Olympic athletes to inspire and guide business professionals in their own pursuits of excellence. This talk will explore the mindset, discipline, and training that help top athletes succeed at the highest level, and show how these same principles can be applied to the business world. Through inspiring stories and practical tips, attendees will learn how to tap into their own inner strength and drive to achieve success in the marketplace. Whether you are looking to up your game in the business world or simply seeking motivation and inspiration, this speech is a must-see for anyone looking to think and perform like an Olympian.
• To understand the mindset, discipline, and training that help top athletes succeed at the highest level.
• To learn how to apply these principles to the business world in order to achieve success in the marketplace.
• To gain inspiration and practical tips for tapping into one’s own inner strength and drive to achieve excellence.
Cultivating a Champion Mindset
Cultivating a Champion Mindset focuses on the mindset and habits of highly successful leaders. This talk will explore the power of a positive and resilient mindset in driving personal and professional growth, as well as the importance of setting clear goals and creating a plan to achieve them. Through practical tools and techniques, attendees will learn how to cultivate a champion mindset and use it to overcome obstacles and achieve their full potential. Whether you are looking to improve your own leadership skills or inspire your team to greatness, this speech is a must-see for anyone looking to lead with a winning attitude.
• To understand the importance of a positive and resilient mindset in driving personal and professional growth.
• To learn strategies for setting and achieving clear goals, including the development of a plan of action.
• To gain practical tools and techniques for cultivating a champion mindset and using it to overcome challenges and achieve success.
Leading in the Digital Age
Leading in the Digital Age explores the skills and strategies necessary for effective leadership in today’s rapidly evolving digital landscape. This talk will cover the importance of adaptability, collaboration, and innovation in the face of constant change, as well as the role of technology in enabling and enhancing these qualities. Through real-world examples and practical insights, attendees will learn how to navigate the complex challenges of the digital age and emerge as leaders in their fields. Whether you are a seasoned executive or just starting out in your career, this speech is a must-see for anyone looking to stay ahead in the digital world.
• To understand the key qualities of effective leadership in the digital age, including adaptability, collaboration, and innovation.
• To learn strategies for effectively navigating the complex challenges of the digital landscape.
• To gain practical insights and real-world examples of how to lead effectively in the digital age.