Inky Johnson

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

Inky Johnson Biography

Inquoris “Inky” Johnson's life changed on September 9, 2006, after a routine tackle during a collegiate football game turned into a life-threatening injury. Nothing has been normal for Inky ever since, who had to adjust to a paralyzed right arm, daily pain and constant physical challenges.

His dream had always been to play professional sports. Instead of letting his injury destroy his motivation and crush his spirit, Johnson chose to take advantage of all that he can accomplish, in spite of his challenges – a lesson that applies to any organization or business audience. He harnessed his inner fortitude and transformed what could have been a tragedy into an inspirational success story, which he shares in his book, "Inky: An Amazing Story of Faith and Perseverance."

To even play college football, Johnson had to overcome the adversity of an underprivileged adolescence. He survived poverty and violence to make his dream a reality. When his dream of playing football crumbled in an instant, Johnson's true character and leadership qualities emerged.

After receiving a master’s degree in sports psychology from the University of Tennessee, he set out to spread his inspiration and motivational words. He is a mentor to underprivileged youth and football players, leading by example and living by his own words of encouragement. He could be described as the survivor of an underprivileged past. He could be described as a refugee of poverty and violence. He could be described as a success story stained by tragedy. But if you look deeper, you’ll discover something else.

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Inky Johnson Videos

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Inky Johnson is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Inky Johnson for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. 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 Viola Davis, Amy Poehler, Amy Schumer, Rashida Jones and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Inky Johnson for an upcoming event.

Inky Johnson Videos

Keynote Speaker: Inky Johnson
Tragedy into Triumph - Inky Johnson Inspirational & Motivational Video
Inky Johnson Best Motivational Speech Of All Time

Inky Johnson Reviews

  • 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 was great and everyone that I dealt with was extremely professional. A huge thank you to everyone!
    1847Financial - Jan 11 2018

Inky Johnson Speaking Topics

  • Overcoming challenges


    “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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