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Inky Johnson          

Sports Motivation Expert & Author; Former Collegiate Football Player

Husband, father, collegiate athlete, entrepreneur and author, Inky Johnson is one of the most highly sought-after speakers in the world. For over a decade, executives, professional sports teams, business owners and people all over have benefited from the raw energy of his thought provoking and inspirational presentations. Whether the topic is leadership, teamwork, excelling in the midst of adversity, embracing change, mental agility or perseverance, Johnson’s message is effective and efficient. Johnson’s gift of being an effective communicator has allowed him to crossover into different industries. He is a leader called upon by leaders.

Johnson earned his Master’s Degree in Sports Psychology from The University of Tennessee. He was a three-year letterman and two year Captain on the Football team, where he started as a cornerback. In his junior year he was projected as a top thirty draft pick. Unfortunately, on September 9th, 2006, he sustained a life threatening, career ending injury that paralyzed his right arm and hand. From that day to present day Johnson has had a burning desire to use his situation and experiences to add value to people’s lives.

Johnson’s words have resonated all over the world— “The one thing we all have in common is that we will encounter adversity, but we have to decide how we respond to it. My arm and my hand are paralyzed but my heart isn’t, my mind isn’t, my dedication isn’t, my work ethic isn’t, my commitment isn’t.” Johnson is on a mission to serve and is someone that takes tremendous pride in what he does.

Johnson is the host of Serendipity with Inky Johnson Podcast. He devotes time to mentoring athletes and underprivileged youth and is one of the founders of The Inky and Allison Johnson Foundation. Johnson and his wife, Allison, lives in Atlanta, Georgia with their two children, Jada and Inky Jr.

Speech Topics


Overcoming challenges

MOTIVATION OR INSPIRATION?

“Motivation” is often nothing more than forcing people to do something they don’t really want to do. In contrast, inspiration affects people from within, giving them the ability to accomplish what would otherwise be impossible. Through his walk and his talk, Inky embodies and imparts a truly inspirational message.

Not that Inky’s injury turned him into an inspiration. It just showed the world the inspirational life he’s been living all along. Executives, sports teams, church members, and young people all benefit from the raw energy of his charismatic speaking. Whether the topic is leadership, teamwork, or perseverance, Inky inspires his audiences to embrace the challenges of life.

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