PDC 2020 - PDC Keynote Speaker


Hi, I’m Johnny Quinn. I am a keynote speaker and leadership trainer. I have been in this profession for 13 years and counting. I travel the globe to inspire audiences by delivering thought-provoking and action-packed messages to businesses, teams and organizations of all sizes. You will see me speak at a wide variety of events ranging from assemblies, banquets, businesses, campuses, churches, conferences, galas, meetings, seminars and other functions. The audience and age groups I speak to are just as diverse. I have relevant and impactful messages for corporate patrons all the way down to first graders. A few of my corporate clients include: Toyota, Chick-fil-A, Cisco, Wells Fargo, Southwest Airlines, Zillow, LiftMaster and Fiserv. I have been featured on various media outlets around the world such as: ABC, BBC, CBS, CNN, ESPN, FOX, NBC, TIME, USA Today and the Wall Street Journal. Recently, I did a TEDx Talk on Understanding the Olympic Mindset which I believe you will enjoy. 


Johnny Quinn was cut three times, lost 2.6 million dollars in NFL contracts and blew out his knee. Then he became an Olympian for the United States of America. From an NFL failure to a U.S. Olympian, Johnny’s “what’s next” attitude led him to success he never imagined. Johnny’s book equips us to embrace change, accept risk and learn to PUSH Through the Barriers, to live life on purpose.


I have an athletic background which has opened the door to many opportunities. I am a U.S. Olympian in the sport of bobsled and competed at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. I have traveled the world with Team USA and competition has taken me to Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Russia and Switzerland. Competing, living and interacting within different cultures around the world has provided a unique perspective, and ability, to connect with today’s diverse workforce.

I married my lovely wife, Amanda (follow her on Twitter) on May 3, 2014! We have one daughter, Amelia Rose, who was born in August 2018. I want four children, my wife wants two, so maybe we will do three? We reside in McKinney, a suburb 30 minutes north of Dallas, Texas.

TedTalk:  JohnnyQuinnUSA.com/TED

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