Johnny Quinn Profile

  • Olympic bobsledder and former professional football player.

  • Bestselling author of PUSH: Breaking Through the Barriers.

  • Johnny clearly lays out a plan to develop a champion mindset giving your organization the ability to adapt to change and thrive at work and in life.

  • 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 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.

    During the Sochi Olympics, Johnny got stuck in his Olympic Village bathroom and had to break down the door. The picture of the busted bathroom door has been retweeted over 22,000 times and seen by an estimated 10 million people around the world!

    Johnny has been featured on media and news outlets around the world and he earned a spot to compete on the popular TV show, American Ninja Warrior!

    Johnny had the opportunity to tour The White House and met The President and First Lady with his Olympic teammates.

    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.

    Despite leading the state of Texas in receptions and finishing second in receiving touchdowns at the Class-5A level (McKinney High School), Johnny was a non-recruited student-athlete coming out of high school. It wasn’t until two days before National Signing Day that Johnny received his only Division 1 scholarship offer to the University of North Texas.

    At North Texas, he was part of three football conference championships and played in three bowl games (2002, 2003, 2004). Johnny left as the schools All-Time Leading Receiver in receptions (187) and receiving yards (2,718). He finished second in school history in all-purpose yards (3,835). Johnny also walked-on to the track and field team and helped anchor the 4×100 relay to the third fastest time in school history (39.92) and a trip to the NCAA Regional Track & Field Championships.

    Johnny graduated with a degree in Pre-Law in 2006. In 2011, he was inducted into the University of North Texas Hall of Fame as a first ballot candidate. In 2013, Johnny was selected as one of two receivers to the University of North Texas All-Century Team.

    Johnny married his lovely wife, Amanda on May 3, 2014! They have two beautiful children, Amelia (2018) and Oliver (2021), and reside in McKinney, Texas.

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    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!


    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.


    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.


    We are connected around the clock and if we are not careful, work never shuts off. We risk burnout and resignations if we don’t embrace a healthy work-life balance in a 24/7/365 digital world. Johnny demonstrates the importance of leading through influence (not just positional power), and communicating visually and interactively in the digital age with immediate practical application.

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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.

    “Johnny Quinn’s message was phenomenal, clear and captivating. We need more of his wisdom to reach everyone.”
    – Mona Phillips, Owner Realty One Group Elite

    “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 Quinn spoke so well at our virtual conference that our attendees have asked us to book him again for our in-person conference in November. And we did!”
    – Joe Tarasco, CEO Accounts Advisory Group

    “Johnny Quinn’s positive energy immediately resonated with our leaders and our CEO even ordered 100 autographed copies of Johnny’s book on the webinar, that’s how well Johnny connected with our team.”
    – Jeanne Mulkeen, Chief HRO, Cornerstone Health Services

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    Books by Johnny Quinn:

    PUSH: Breaking through the Barriers

    Johnny Quinn was cut three times, lost $2.6 million dollars in NFL contracts and blew out his knee. He then became an Olympian for the United States of America.

    As a U.S. Olympian in the sport of bobsled who competed at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Johnny is one of three competitors in Winter Olympics history who also played in the NFL (Buffalo Bills and the Green Bay Packers).

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