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Olympic bobsledder Johnny Quinn is a highly sought-after 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 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 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.


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.

Keynote Topic #1


In order to grow, you must overcome challenges. Challenges come in different shapes and sizes for everyone. They can make you or break you. Johnny delivers straight-forward strategies to break through barriers so you can thrive at work and in life. Challenge accepted!

Keynote Topic #2


Nothing happens without taking action. Ultra-performers are men and women who find a way to get the job done with the current resources available. Johnny powerfully simplifies the elite action steps he developed in the Olympics and professional football to help everyone in your organization become and ultra-performer and win in the marketplace.

Keynote Topic #3


We live in a day of constant change. Whether it is economic, social, technological or regulatory, if you are not changing and adapting you will be left behind. Johnny clearly lays out a plan to develop a champion mindset giving your organization the ability to adapt to change and come out ahead of the competition.

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  • Gary Packan
    05/06/2022 at 5:09 pm

    The City of Arlington hosted the 4th Annual Brand+Aid Marketing and Social Media Conference. The conference attracts parks and recreation professionals from Texas and around the country. The conference was fortunate to have Johnny Quinn serve as the keynote speaker. Johnny’s passion, competition and goal setting provided attendees with a spark and energy throughout the conference. Quinn’s perseverance was a true motivational story that attendees could carry with them to both their employment and home environment.”

    Gary Packan, Director, City of Arlington Parks and Recreation

  • Tiffanie Bernholtz,
    05/06/2022 at 5:09 pm

    “Johnny recently did a presentation for our new staff. His presentation was extremely motivating to our group and helped break up some of the technical aspects of the training. The feedback was very positive and I would certainly recommend him in the future.”

    Tiffanie Bernholtz, HR and Recruiter, BKD CPAs & Advisors

    Keynote Talk - Live

  • Robbie Hudson
    05/06/2022 at 5:07 pm

    “Johnny Quinn was recently a speaker for the guests at Lake Austin Spa Resort. Johnny shared his inspiring story with warmth and wit. Johnny is clearly gifted in his ability to communicate the struggles of his journey in a that is both powerful and authentic.”

    Robbie Hudson, Director of Programming, Lake Austin Spa Resort

    Keynote Talk - Live

  • Molly O’Donnell
    05/06/2022 at 5:06 pm

    Johnny Quinn was an absolute pleasure to work with. Not only was he professional and polite but also was able to cater his lecture to directly influence the students on our campus. Every student who attended walked away with a greater sense of how to accomplish his or her goals and truly “Think Like an Olympian”. Additionally, he made such a strong effort to connect with students on a personal level. He allowed for open questions, pictures and interviews. I was extremely pleased with the outcome of our event and would highly recommend Johnny to any other university.”

    Molly O’Donnell, Director of Lectures, Florida Gulf Coast University

  • Dr. Gloria Cox
    05/06/2022 at 5:06 pm

    I knew Johnny Quinn would be an engaging speaker but I had no idea how engaging! I thought he was terrific, he did a wonderful job and everybody appreciate his remarks. When I hear someone say something like that, about how he felt, being the representative of his country, that really touched me and I loved hearing that.”

    Dr. Gloria Cox, Dean of Honors College, University of North Texas

  • Hugh Breland
    05/06/2022 at 5:05 pm

    “When I think of Johnny Quinn I think of two words: Influence and Inspiration. Johnny came to BDUB Student Conference (Middle & High School Students) and by the time his session was complete, I was proud that we placed him on a platform of INFLUENCE. Without hesitation, he is a leader that I want students to look up and listen to. His story, his authenticity and his character are an INSPIRATION. As we like to say, your talent will take you only as far as your character will sustain you. Johnny is the complete package of talent and character. We are “ALL IN” on Johnny Quinn!”

    Hugh Breland, Student Pastor, Preston Trail Community

  • Jennifer Bailey
    05/06/2022 at 5:04 pm

    “Johnny Quinn was a wonderful addition to our conference speaking on relevant topics for our audience. What we enjoyed about Johnny was that he delivered material that was easy to digest and promoted some key takeaways in reference to social media. I also loved that he showed an example of how to use Twitter to grow your brand as it related directly to our network of publishers.”

    Jennifer Bailey, Marketing Strategist, NewPoint Media Group

    Keynote Talk - Live

  • Brad Brown
    05/06/2022 at 5:04 pm

    “Johnny was the featured speaker at a networking event hosted by our association. He was extremely engaging and related well with our members and their businesses with his athletic and Olympic experience. Most importantly, he was very gracious and stayed after to interact with our numerous attendees.”

    Brad Brown, President, Austin Commercial

    Keynote Talk - Live

  • Jeff Dooley
    05/06/2022 at 5:03 pm

    “Johnny did an excellent job as the speaker for our event. Johnny is captivating and tells his story in a fun way! I recommend you to book Johnny for your upcoming event. He is humble and grateful for all of the experiences in his life. We are so proud of our hometown Olympian!”

    Jeff Dooley, Executive Director, First Denton

  • Molly O’Donnell
    05/06/2022 at 5:03 pm

    “Johnny Quinn was an absolute pleasure to work with. Not only was he professional and polite but also was able to cater his lecture to directly influence the students on our campus. Every student who attended walked away with a greater sense of how to accomplish his or her goals and truly “Think Like an Olympian”. Additionally, he made such a strong effort to connect with students on a personal level. He allowed for open questions, pictures and interviews. I was extremely pleased with the outcome of our event and would highly recommend Johnny to any other university.”

    Molly O’Donnell, Director of Lectures, Florida Gulf Coast University

  • Rick Villarreal
    05/06/2022 at 5:02 pm

    “Johnny is an energetic, bright and intelligent young man who has served as an example for so many as a teammate and mentor. His faith and integrity shine through in everything he does and lends tremendous credibility to his pursuits. Johnny is the example of a leader many should try to emulate.”

    Rick Villarreal, Director of Athletics, University of North Texas

  • Jim Jackson
    05/06/2022 at 5:01 pm

    “It is my pleasure to recommend Johnny Quinn as a speaker to any organization. He spoke to our student-athletes and was engaging and motivating. His message of persistence, determination, and the will to succeed resonated with our group. We all have to “knock down a door” now and then and Johnny proves that when you get knocked down, the most important thing is to get back up. Johnny Quinn is easy to work with and well worth the money spent to educate the members of your organization. He will deliver the right message in an entertaining and educational manner.

    Jim Jackson, Athletic Director, Cameron University

    Keynote Talk - Live

  • Shelly Wright
    05/06/2022 at 5:01 pm

    “Johnny was a very inspiring speaker to our Young Men’s Service League Carrollton Chapter. Every boy in the room could relate to his struggle for athletic success yet, rarely measuring up to his own expectations. This is the type of message that High School boy’s need to hear; that others have walked this path and met the challenges. His message of being available for the next opportunity was very powerful and left an encouraging impact on everyone.I would highly recommend Johnny Quinn. He has a great story and an outstanding message that leaves you encouraged and ready to meet the next challenge.”

    Shelly Wright, Board Member, YMSL Carrolton (Carrolton, TX)

    Keynote Talk - Live

  • Tyler Graham
    05/06/2022 at 5:00 pm

    “I had the opportunity to hear Johnny speak at the STEM Summit Conference at Deer Creek State Park in Ohio. He is an outstanding speaker with a great message that is valuable for students and professionals alike. His story was captivating and the entire presentation was very enthusiastic and entertaining. I would highly recommend Johnny as a speaker for any professional staff or student body.”

    Tyler Graham, Science Teacher, Switzerland of Ohio Local School District

  • Josh Martin
    05/06/2022 at 5:00 pm

    “Johnny Quinn brought an amazing story that not only inspires students to dream big, but does so through a message of hard work, determination, and planning for success. His story is one that our students were completely enamored with, and his presentation is one that keeps the students on the edge of their seat. Johnny came to visit our campus on the first day of school, and it was an AWESOME way to kick off our school year! As an administrator for 6 years, and an educator for 14, it was the best campus presentation I have seen!”

    Josh Martin, Principal, Farmersville Middle School (Princeton, TX)

  • Terri Gladden
    05/06/2022 at 4:59 pm

    “We had Johnny here to speak to over 1100 students the day before Thanksgiving break and he captivated them and held their attention every single second. Johnny not only has a great message but is a great speaker and students could understand and relate to his story. It is important for students to know that not everyone makes it in professional sports, even when they are as good as Johnny Quinn. His message of perseverance and persistence is just what our students need to hear.”

    Terri Gladden, Principal, Roach Middle School (Frisco, TX)

    Keynote Talk - Live

  • Kim Allen
    05/06/2022 at 4:58 pm

    “We had the pleasure of having Johnny speak to our middle school. He did an amazing job and it was by far our most popular assembly. Johnny’s message was so powerful and entertaining. The students were 100% engaged during the entire presentation and that says a lot considering we had over 1000 6th, 7th and 8th graders in attendance. The students were really able to identify with him and he was so personable and interactive. We will definitely have him back for future assemblies! He and his wife Amanda are extremely professional and it was a pleasure to work with them both.”

    Kim Allen, PTA Vice President, Roach Middle School (Frisco, TX)

  • Kelly Walker
    05/06/2022 at 4:58 pm

    “The students were very inspired by hearing Johnny’s story. His ‘Dream Big’ message was perfect for Elementary age students, to show them that you have to put yourself out there to make things happen for yourself. The teachers and principal enjoyed Johnny’s presentation too! They liked Johnny’s message that life’s path is not always a straight line and that you have to navigate through the twists and turns. Amanda and Johnny were very easy to work with to coordinate the program and tailor it to our needs. ”

    Kelly Walker, PTA President, Bledsoe Elementary School (Frisco, TX)

    Keynote Talk - Live

  • Tiffany McGuire
    05/06/2022 at 4:58 pm

    Johnny Quinn recently visited our school, Polser Elementary, in Carrollton, Texas. It was such a privilege to have him tell his amazing story to our kindergarten through fifth graders. He spoke of dreaming big, achieving great things, and what to do when life gives you unexpected twists along the way. I was impressed with Mr. Quinn’s ability to connect with and engage the youngest of students as well as our older students. We were Polser Proud to have such an entertaining and energetic guest! I would definitely recommend Johnny Quinn to speak at your next event!”

    Tiffany McGuire, 1st Grade Teacher, Polser Elementary School (Carrollton, TX)

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