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    About the Speaker

    Olympic bobsledder, Johnny Quinn is a highly sought-after speaker for businesses and organizations of all sizes. He has been featured on: ABC, BBC, CBS, CNN, ESPN, FOX, NBC, TIME, USA Today and in 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. 



    His speeches are designed for in-person and virtual events.



    We were delighted to chat with him earlier this week, and were immediately struck by his engaging manner and enthusiasm, and we are pleased as punch to add him to our growing roster of fabulous American speakers.



    • Who inspired you to pursue professional speaking?

    Zig Ziglar, Andy Andrews and Inky Johnson have been the most influential.

    • What do you like most about professional speaking?

    Seeing the audience take the tools and lessons I learned in professional athletics and transferring them into their lives. Very rewarding!

    • What do you dislike most about professional speaking?

    I love everything about speaking!

    • Why have you succeeded in a field where many have failed? (public speaking)

    Perseverance! I am very good at focusing on the necessary tasks to accomplishing an objective. That has helped me tremendously as a speaker.

    • Where did you grow up?

    McKinney, Texas. 30 minutes north of Dallas, Texas

    • What did you study?

    Pre-Law. I wanted to be an NFL agent.

    • Who is your celebrity crush?

    Denzel Washington. Love that guy!

    • What do you watch on TV?

    I am more of a reader.

    • How did you get started?

    Doing pro bono speaking engagements to get my foot in the door.

    • What are your career goals?

    Speaking in front of 25,000 people in a stadium. My largest crowd to date is 5,000 people.

    • What are your personal goals?

    Maintain a healthy work-life balance.

    • What’s your favorite thing to do outside of work?

    Spending time with my wife Amanda and our two children, Amelia and Oliver

    • Who are your heroes? Why?

    Jerry Rice. He is arguably the greatest football player of all-time

    • Any hobbies?

    I play golf and read

    • Do you have hidden talents?

    Yes, I know how to make balloon animals.

    • Your biggest pet peeve and why?

    People who give up too soon.

    • Do you have a Favorite Quote?

    “Success at work, without success at home, isn’t really success at all.” – Dale Partridge

    • Tell us three things about you that nobody would guess.

    I finished Top 16 at the National Halo Tournament. I don’t have a hole-in-one yet. I like Chocolate.

    Keynote Topics

    Johnny’s speeches are designed for in-person and virtual events. He can deliver keynote, banquet and workshop style presentations. Johnny can also accommodate half-day, full day and multi-day conferences.


    Having a U.S. Olympian in-person and on-stage will deliver remarkable energy and emotion to your audience at every moment!


    Enhance your event experience with a meet & greet. Providing your audience the opportunity to get a personalized autograph and picture with a U.S. Olympian will give them memories to cherish for years.


    Johnny’s pre-event questionnaire will ensure his message is hand-crafted for the heartbeat of your event and dialed in for your audience.


    The key to a successful live event is for your audience to be entertained. Johnny’s high achieving background in business, the Olympics and professional football will deliver exactly what your audience needs to thrive.


    Each audience member will receive a customized worksheet to fill in and follow along enhancing their live presentation experience. This take-away will keep Johnny’s action steps in the forefront long after event day.


    Johnny’s in-house design team will provide first-class marketing material (social media graphics, digital posters, etc) allowing you to create the pre-event excitement your virtual event deserves.

    Program Host

    Bronwyn Hesketh always said that she has THE coolest job on the planet. She gets to work with extraordinary human beings on a daily basis, connecting them with audiences who need to hear what they have to say. In fact - it's not even a job: it's an adventure and way of life for her. Her purpose, really.


    Over the last 25 years, she have been immensely proud and privileged to work with truly amazing South African speakers (and more than a smattering of Internationals, too), and now, as she is busy setting up our San Diego office, Bronwyn is thrilled to exclusively represent them across North America, bringing them to a whole new market of audiences who need to hear their messages.


    This is the platinum lining of the pandemic for me: "Virtual" has opened up whole new worlds for us, and she can't wait to get them in front of as many people as humanly possible in the near future.


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