Inky Johnson

Inky Johnson

Keynote Speaker: Sports Motivation Expert & Author; Former Collegiate Football Player

Inky Johnson Biography

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.

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Inky Johnson Videos

Tragedy into Triumph - Inky Johnson Inspirational & Motivational Video
Inky Johnson Best Motivational Speech Of All Time
IMPOSE YOUR WILL

How to book Inky Johnson?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Inky Johnson for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Inky Johnson, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Inky Johnson or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Inky Johnson?

Booking fees for Inky Johnson, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Inky Johnson, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Inky Johnson?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Inky Johnson for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Inky Johnson for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Inky Johnson or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Inky Johnson or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Inky Johnson is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Athlete, Sports Motivation and Family & Parenting. The estimated speaking fee range to book Inky Johnson for live events is $20,000 - $30,000, and for virtual events $10,000 - $20,000. Inky Johnson generally travels from Atlanta, GA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are J.R. Martinez, Rudy Ruettiger and Coach Ken Carter. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Inky Johnson for an upcoming event.

Inky Johnson Videos

Tragedy into Triumph - Inky Johnson Inspirational & Motivational Video
Inky Johnson Best Motivational Speech Of All Time
IMPOSE YOUR WILL

Inky Johnson Reviews

  • I have worked with the team 2x within the last 6mo and I must admit that have provided stellar service. Thank you for making our events a success.
    Comcast Business - Mar 05 2021

  • Everyone was so great to work with! Inky was amazing and people are saying that he is the best speaker we have EVER had! I agree!
    Flexera Software, LLC - Jan 26 2021

  • The AAE Team was patient & responsive as I worked with them to figure out logistics etc. for my company's event. Inky Johnson delivered a memorable message for my group!
    Comcast Business - Dec 15 2020

  • Inky Johnson was a BIG hit with our group. As I scrolled through the video pages on Zoom, folks were crying, they had their loved ones in the room to hear his message and our chat was blowing up with thank you’s, appreciation and overall fans of Inky. I couldn’t have asked or sought out a better speaker to bring home a message that was able to resonate with EVERYONE in our group – not just the majority (sales). What an inspiration he is, his story telling, quotes and word usage was impeccable!
    Comcast Business - Dec 14 2020

  • No regrets about hiring Inky. Audience loved him and were touched by his story. Hoping he gets a few referrals :) Thanks again
    TGAS Advisors - May 01 2019

Inky Johnson Speaking 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.

How to book Inky Johnson?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Inky Johnson for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Inky Johnson, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Inky Johnson or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Inky Johnson?

Booking fees for Inky Johnson, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Inky Johnson, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Inky Johnson?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Inky Johnson for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Inky Johnson for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Inky Johnson or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Inky Johnson or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Inky Johnson is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Athlete, Sports Motivation and Family & Parenting. The estimated speaking fee range to book Inky Johnson for live events is $20,000 - $30,000, and for virtual events $10,000 - $20,000. Inky Johnson generally travels from Atlanta, GA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are J.R. Martinez, Rudy Ruettiger and Coach Ken Carter. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Inky Johnson for an upcoming event.

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