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Vance Johnson    

Motivational Speaker & Former Denver Broncos Player

Vance Johnson is originally from Trenton New Jersey and was blessed to have an amazing athletic career, landing him on the biggest and brightest stages; including first place in the NCAA Track & Field Championships, Gold Medal in the Pan American Games, alternate in the Olympics, Pima County Sports Hall of Fame. 10 years in the NFL, and three Super Bowl appearances.

Battling childhood trauma, addictions, mental illness, jail time, domestic issues, he was lost for most of his adult life in the throes of these problems. Losing a son to a motorcycle accident after being struck by an impaired driver, Vance ended up using himself into a 28 day induced coma. Vance was lost to the darkest depths of humanity in his mental illness & addictions. Thankfully, by the Grace of God using human intervention, he sought treatment and had a eye-opening experience through admitting in full transparency his battles.

Celebrating 9 years in recovery, Vance is now a Certified Christian Counselor, Recovery Ambassador and has been performing interventions around the country for the past 7 years. He believes everyone can have a life free from the bondage of mental health issues and addictions.

Vance has been on several nationally televised shows such as The Oprah Winfrey Show, Maury Povich, and A&E Intervention. The National Football League has done an NFL Films Documentary of his recovery journey.

Vance speaks at a variety of venues: Super Bowls, churches, Celebrate Recovery, National Conference on Addiction Disorder, treatment centers, podcasts, corporate conferences, jails, prisons, municipal meetings, FCA, schools, and colleges. No venue is too small or large. His interactive presentations are personal, compelling, empowering, and can be crafted for any occasion.

Speech Topics

  • Sobriety and Addiction
  • Mental Illness
  • Overcoming Trauma
  • Faith and Christianity
  • Domestic Abuse

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