Joe Johnson is a leadership consultant, public speaker, and trainer. His company is Elevate Performance. Joe is a former star defensive back at the University of Notre Dame, a former professional football player with the Jacksonville Bulls of the USFL, and had a successful run in financial services in the corporate world. This is episode 278 of Teaching Learning Leading K12, an audio podcast.
Joe was born in Fostoria, OH in 1963. A small town located in Northwestern, OH
In 1980, he signed a football scholarship with the University of Notre Dame and went on to be a 4 year starting defensive back for the Fighting Irish football team
Eventually, Joe was selected Tri-Captain of the 1984-85 Fighting Irish football team. He played with #75 Larry Williams who is the current AD at the University of Akron and #55 Mike Golic of ESPN fame.
After Notre Dame, he played professional football (#48) for the Jacksonville Bulls in the United States Football League (USFL) and in 1989 transitioned out of Competitive Sports and into Corporate America within Financial Services where he rose to the level of Executive Vice President.
In 2009, he decided to share his personal, athletic and professional experiences to help organizations and individuals develop their leadership skills.
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Length - 37:58