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Michael Johnson

Four time Olympic Gold Medallist

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 Michael Johnson Biography

The best 200/400 metre sprinter in the history of the sport of track & field, Johnson’s progressions through the ranks of track and field were swift and stunning. A dual event world champion, the likes of which were never seen before, he dominated the international scene winning a spectacular 19 international gold medals without a single silver or bronze.

As an athlete, Johnson accomplished many firsts, including becoming the first man ever to be ranked #1 in the world at both 200 metres and 400 metres, the first man to win both events at an Olympic Games and the first man to win consecutive Olympic gold medals in the 400m. Johnson broke the world record for 200m and 400m during his career and retired in 2000 with four Olympic gold medals and nine World Championship gold medals to his name.

Michael credits his achievements to a consistent philosophy of success that he applied over his 11 year career. He learnt early on that the amount of success he experienced was directly related to his level of effort, but beyond that he worked on the principle that to be successful in anything an individual must start with a goal. Only the individual can determine what success means for them. For him it was not being the fastest man, but becoming the best athlete that he could possibly be. It was this goal that enabled him to map out the steps he had to take, and motivated him to train hard every day and to commit to the sacrifices involved. As he learnt more about his strengths and weaknesses as an individual he was able to adapt that plan, learning how to overcome obstacles and how to achieve his personal best while competing under tremendous pressure.

Post athletics Johnson has taken the philosophy of success honed during his career and applied it to various business ventures, including Michael Johnson Performance, a sports performance training company that provides training and consulting to professional athletes, sports teams and youth athletes all over the world. More recently he founded Michael Johnson Young Leaders, which provides young people from around the world who have faced and overcome adversity with the tools to achieve a better future for themselves and their communities. By focusing on sport, leadership and community engagement, the Michael Johnson Young Leaders programme gives them the confidence, skills and resources to make a positive impact on the future. Participants experience a once-in-a-lifetime journey, which begins at the cutting-edge Michael Johnson Performance Centre, is followed by a year-long program of mentoring and support in their own communities and continued through a lifetime of credible connections and networks.

Michael has also gone on to establish himself as a leading corporate motivational speaker, having worked with such companies as Microsoft, Sony, UBS, Bank of Scotland, and Proctor and Gamble, and has achieved success as a television commentator and personality, working for BBC sport. Away from the corporate world he serves on the board of the Laureus World Sports Academy, whose Sport For Good Foundation seeks to achieve social change through the use of sport for children affected by social and political hardships.

Michael currently lives in San Francisco, California, with his wife and young son Sebastian.

Speech themes:

• Motivation • Goal setting • Performing under pressure • Data driven performance • Overcoming obstacles • Culture • Entrepreneurial experience • Leadership • Philanthropy and sport’s role in society

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Gold Rush

Gold Rush

Slaying the Dragon

Slaying the Dragon

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Michael Johnson

Four time Olympic Gold Medallist

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Michael Johnson Biography

The best 200/400 metre sprinter in the history of the sport of track & field, Johnson’s progressions through the ranks of track and field were swift and stunning. A dual event world champion, the likes of which were never seen before, he dominated the international scene winning a spectacular 19 international gold medals without a single silver or bronze.

As an athlete, Johnson accomplished many firsts, including becoming the first man ever to be ranked #1 in the world at both 200 metres and 400 metres, the first man to win both events at an Olympic Games and the first man to win consecutive Olympic gold medals in the 400m. Johnson broke the world record for 200m and 400m during his career and retired in 2000 with four Olympic gold medals and nine World Championship gold medals to his name.

Michael credits his achievements to a consistent philosophy of success that he applied over his 11 year career. He learnt early on that the amount of success he experienced was directly related to his level of effort, but beyond that he worked on the principle that to be successful in anything an individual must start with a goal. Only the individual can determine what success means for them. For him it was not being the fastest man, but becoming the best athlete that he could possibly be. It was this goal that enabled him to map out the steps he had to take, and motivated him to train hard every day and to commit to the sacrifices involved. As he learnt more about his strengths and weaknesses as an individual he was able to adapt that plan, learning how to overcome obstacles and how to achieve his personal best while competing under tremendous pressure.

Post athletics Johnson has taken the philosophy of success honed during his career and applied it to various business ventures, including Michael Johnson Performance, a sports performance training company that provides training and consulting to professional athletes, sports teams and youth athletes all over the world. More recently he founded Michael Johnson Young Leaders, which provides young people from around the world who have faced and overcome adversity with the tools to achieve a better future for themselves and their communities. By focusing on sport, leadership and community engagement, the Michael Johnson Young Leaders programme gives them the confidence, skills and resources to make a positive impact on the future. Participants experience a once-in-a-lifetime journey, which begins at the cutting-edge Michael Johnson Performance Centre, is followed by a year-long program of mentoring and support in their own communities and continued through a lifetime of credible connections and networks.

Michael has also gone on to establish himself as a leading corporate motivational speaker, having worked with such companies as Microsoft, Sony, UBS, Bank of Scotland, and Proctor and Gamble, and has achieved success as a television commentator and personality, working for BBC sport. Away from the corporate world he serves on the board of the Laureus World Sports Academy, whose Sport For Good Foundation seeks to achieve social change through the use of sport for children affected by social and political hardships.

Michael currently lives in San Francisco, California, with his wife and young son Sebastian.

Speech themes:

• Motivation • Goal setting • Performing under pressure • Data driven performance • Overcoming obstacles • Culture • Entrepreneurial experience • Leadership • Philanthropy and sport’s role in society

Michael Johnson Videos

  • Baylor Track & Field: Michael Johnson Interview - YouTube

Michael Johnson Books

FAQs on booking Michael Johnson

  • How to book Michael Johnson?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Michael Johnson for both live and virtual events 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 for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Michael 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 Michael Johnson or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Michael Johnson?

    Booking fees for Michael Johnson, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking 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 Michael 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 Michael Johnson?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Michael 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 Michael 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 Michael Johnson or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Michael 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.

Michael Johnson is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Michael Johnson for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. Michael Johnson generally travels from San Francisco, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Magic Johnson, Usain Bolt, Joe Theismann and Emmitt Smith. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Michael Johnson for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Michael Johnson Speaker Videos

  • Baylor Track & Field: Michael Johnson Interview - YouTube

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