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Johnny Quinn

Speaker | Author | U.S. Olympian

The Future Belongs To The Resilient

Your audience deserves an experience! Not a boring speech

Worry, stress and anxiety are at an all-time high for many. Budgets are being cut and people are being asked to do more with less. It’s a tough outlook unless you understand the future belongs to the resilient leader! There are tools and frameworks U.S. Olympian Johnny Quinn learned in the Olympics and pro football that transfer over flawlessly into the marketplace. It’s time to SUPERCHARGE your event with a high-octane, powerful, positive experience that only Johnny Quinn can deliver!

Olympic bobsledder Johnny Quinn is a highly sought-after speaker for businesses and organizations of all sizes. Known for thought-provoking and action-packed content, Johnny is a trusted voice on resilience and change management.

Johnny has been featured on: ABC, BBC, CNN, ESPN, FOX, TIME, USA Today and The Wall Street Journal. Johnny has been hired to speak on some of the world’s big stages, such as: Toyota, Chick-fil-A, Cisco, Wells Fargo, Southwest Airlines, Zillow, Caterpillar, Verizon and Lockheed Martin.

Johnny delivers engaging and entertaining keynotes, breakouts, workshops and trainings. Each message is handcrafted for your audience and available in-person and virtual. Johnny can also accommodate half-day, full day and multi-day conferences.

Known for thought-provoking and action-packed content, Johnny is a trusted voice on resilience and change management. Johnny delivers powerful and positive keynotes, breakout sessions, workshops, trainings, etc. Each message is handcrafted for your audience and available in-person or virtual. Johnny can also accommodate half-day, full day and multi-day conferences.

Johnny’s Most Requested Themes And Topics:

  • Resilience
  • Change Management
  • Professional Growth
  • Team Culture

Program Titles

  • BREAKING THROUGH BARRIERS: Unleash Resilience, Determination and Growth for Unbounded Success
  • UNLOCKING BUSINESS GOLD: Applying Olympic Wisdom for Peak Performance and Achievement
  • CULTIVATING A CHAMPION MINDSET: Elevate Your Leadership Journey
  • THRIVING IN THE DIGITAL AGE: Strategies for Navigating Constant Change and Innovation

Thank you so much for inspiring all of us at the Government contract Management Symposium in Bethesda, MD. As I listened to your talk I walked away with a renewed sense of resilience.  I learned that no bad how things seem in the moment; the moment passes and there is something even better that we are meant to do! Our attendees loved your content and the opportunity to connect with you afterwards.
Michelle Courier, Chief Learning Officer National Contract Management Association

 

Johnny recently spoke at our senior leadership team offsite. He closed day one of our meetings with energy and passion that put the perfect cap on the day! Feedback from the team has been so positive and I would highly recommend Johnny to deliver inspiration in the moment and well beyond.  With a meaningful message of never giving up even when faced with diversity.  Johnny shared his touching story of a successful journey that took several turns… we each determine the direction we go in life based on decisions we make even when life says it’s not so… a motivational message at a much needed time.
Ilias Simpson, CEO & President Radial

Travels From:  Texas
City: Dallas
$15,001 to $20,000

Biography

U.S. OLYMPIAN
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.

THE DOOR AND MEETING THE PRESIDENT IN WHITE HOUSE
During the Sochi Olympics, Johnny got stuck in his Olympic Village bathroom and had to break down the door. The picture of the busted bathroom door has been retweeted over 22,000 times and seen by an estimated 10 million people around the world!

Johnny has been featured on media and news outlets around the world and he earned a spot to compete on the popular TV show, American Ninja Warrior! Johnny had the opportunity to tour The White House and met The President and First Lady with his Olympic teammates.

PRO FOOTBALL
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 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).

COLLEGE
Despite leading the state of Texas in receptions and finishing second in receiving touchdowns at the Class-5A level (McKinney High School), Johnny was a non-recruited student-athlete coming out of high school. It wasn’t until two days before National Signing Day that Johnny received his only Division 1 scholarship offer to the University of North Texas. At North Texas, he was part of three football conference championships and played in three bowl games (2002, 2003, 2004). Johnny left as the schools All-Time Leading Receiver in receptions (187) and receiving yards (2,718). He finished second in school history in all-purpose yards (3,835). Johnny also walked-on to the track and field team and helped anchor the 4×100 relay to the third fastest time in school history (39.92) and a trip to the NCAA Regional Track & Field Championships. Johnny graduated with a degree in Pre-Law in 2006. In 2011, he was inducted into the University of North Texas Hall of Fame as a first ballot candidate. In 2013, Johnny was selected as one of two receivers to the University of North Texas All-Century Team.

AUTHOR
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!

Presentations

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.
THREE KEY TAKEAWAYS:
  1. To understand the importance of resilience, determination, and a growth mindset in facing and conquering challenges.
  2. To learn practical tools and techniques for developing these qualities and applying them in real-world situations.
  3. To gain inspiration and expert insights for overcoming personal and professional barriers and achieving one’s full potential.
Unlocking Business Gold 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 tools and frameworks that drive 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 in the real world.
THREE KEY TAKEAWAYS:
  1. To understand the mindset, discipline, and training that help top athletes succeed at the highest level.
  2. To learn how to apply these principles to the business world in order to achieve success in the marketplace.
  3. To gain inspiration and practical tips with tools that harness the drive for excellence.
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.
THREE KEY TAKEAWAYS:
  1. To understand the importance of a positive and resilient mindset in driving personal and professional growth.
  2. To learn strategies for setting and achieving clear goals, including the development of a plan of action.
  3. To gain practical tools and techniques for cultivating a champion mindset and using it to overcome challenges and achieve success.
Thriving 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.
THREE KEY TAKEAWAYS: 
  1. To understand the key qualities of effective leadership in the digital age, including adaptability, collaboration, and innovation.
  2. To learn strategies for effectively navigating the complex challenges of the digital landscape.
  3. To gain practical insights and real-world examples of how to lead effectively in the digital age.

Areas of expertise

  • Resilience
  • Change Management
  • Professional Growth
  • Team Culture
  • Motivational & Inspirational
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