Johnny Quinn

U.S. Olympian, Author, Former Pro Football Player

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Olympic bobsledder Johnny Quinn is a highly sought-after keynote speaker for businesses and organizations of all sizes.

Johnny has been featured on: ABC, BBC, CBS, CNN, ESPN, FOX, NBC, TIME, USA Today, and The Wall Street Journal. Known for his thought-provoking and action-packed speeches, Johnny has spoken on some of the biggest stages, such as Toyota, Chick-fil-A, Cisco, Wells Fargo, Southwest Airlines, Zillow, LiftMaster, Fiserv, and Lockheed Martin.

Johnny’s speeches are designed for in-person and virtual events. Each speech is handcrafted to perfectly align with your audience. He can deliver the keynote, banquet, and workshop-style presentations. Johnny can also accommodate half-day, full-day, and multi-day conferences. There is no audience too big or small for Johnny Quinn.

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.

The fun fact is Johnny is the third person ever (2014) to have played in the NFL and to have competed in the Winter Olympics. The first two people to do it were Herschel Walker (1992) and Jeremy Bloom (2002, 2006).

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Johnny delivers keynotes, breakout sessions, workshops, trainings, etc.

Known for thought-provoking and action-packed speeches, Johnny handcrafts each speech to align with your audience. Johnny’s speeches are designed for in-person events and virtual events. He can also accommodate half-day, full day and multi-day conferences.

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Johnny is a true survivor and competitor and has a wonderful story of perseverance and passion. I highly recommend Johnny to help motivate and inspire your company staff, teams or departments.

Eric Beichler
Managing Principal - Mohr Partners, Inc.

WE have had enormous feedback that this event was sensational. You really motivated our Chamber and business community, and we are honored to have met you! Please know that you won the GOLD with us. Thank you for the time you spent here, and all the tremendous energy you shared-which is contagious.

Donna Eastman
President & CEO - Norton Area Chamber of Commerce

Johnny spoke at our annual leadership meeting and was the perfect speaker to motivate and inspire our leaders. I highly recommend Johnny to anyone looking for a speaker and have no doubt he would customize his message to your audience just like he did for us.

Martha Schram
President - Aegis Therapies

Johnny spoke at our Global Sales Team Event and is a very dynamic and motivational speaker. His energy is contagious and his preparation was spot on for what we needed as a diverse audience.

Tim Cillessen
VP of Sales - Americas - Dialight

Your presentation was interactive and well thought out. Our group thoroughly enjoyed hearing your story and the work session you held with us. I believe your message was impactful and that it will have a positive influence in how our leadership manages and inspires their teams.

CEO - Winchester Carlisle Companies

Each year our 500+ membership gears up for the year with a banquet including dinner, business awards, entertainment, scholarship recognitions and a motivational keynote speech for the event finale. Johnny was absolutely fabulous and exceeded our expectations! The crowd was engaged during the entire message as Johnny genuinely delivered with passion and high energy! The JQ team was personable and easy to collaborate with during the planning of our event's logistics. The event audience included industries from staffing levels of 1 to 1,500 employees, and all guests were beyond impressed as Johnny was able to relate to everyone in the room. He was intentional with his time spent kindly autographing his book for attendees at the conclusion of our program. We highly recommend Johnny Quinn as a keynote speaker for any size or type of organization!

Alissa Cady
Executive Director - Greater Hewitt COC

In search of a unique keynote presentation for our company's national leadership meeting, our planning committee identified Johnny Quinn as a speaker who would deliver his message in a dynamic and memorable way. From the moment Johnny took the stage, it was clear to all that whatever expectations we had were about to be dramatically exceeded! Johnny weaves multiple life lessons into a compelling personal narrative. Laced with both dramatic examples and humor, he created an experience that all attendees agreed was the highlight of our three-day program. I highly recommend Johnny as a speaker to any group looking to motivate and inspire their audience. Regardless of your industry or subject matter, it is clear Johnny is able to tailor his presentation to meet your needs. His customized message was truly beneficial to our meeting objectives and we look forward to working with him again in the future.

Hal Price
SVP Strategic Partnerships, Golden Living

Johnny Quinn presented to our AT&T Diversity Group “Professionals 50 Forward” and only one word can describe his presentation. Amazing! Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we had to pivot from an in-person event to a virtual format and he handled it seamlessly. Prior to the presentation we had several working sessions with Johnny to run through any potential technology issues with the on-line format. He was flexible, professional, open to new ideas and tailored his presentation to our needs. In this time of uncertainty, all of our 163 attendees really appreciated his message of “Strengthening Your Mindset” and the way Johnny overcame obstacles on his personal journey. I highly recommend Johnny Quinn as a Keynote Speaker and Motivator, ready to speak to your group today.

Barry Karesh
Senior Business Management, President P50 Forward, AT&T Services, Inc.

Johnny delivered an amazing presentation at our hybrid Annual Awards Gala which completely captivated both in-person and virtual audiences! We had rave reviews from attendees and a constant stream of positive comments in the virtual platform chat during Johnny’s presentation. Johnny not only has a unique story to tell, but he delivers it in a way to keep you completely engaged–hanging onto each word as his story and message unfolds. Johnny is a wonderful professional to work with and will deliver 100% on your expectations!

Juli Richards
Executive Director, Murphy Chamber of Commerce