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Testimonials

What are leaders saying about Johnny’s speaking style, stage presence and ability to connect with their audience?

BUSINESSES and ORGANIZATIONS

“I hired Johnny to speak at our most recent Annual Sales Conference for 2017. His preparation, energy and attention to the overall goals of the presentation were spot on! Johnny is a true survivor and competitor and had a wonderful story of perseverance and passion. The fact that he has worked do hard to become a U.S. Olympian and chase his dream resents across his speech. I would highly recommend hiring Johnny to help motivate and inspire your company staff, teams or departments.”
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Eric Beichler, Managing Principal, Mohr Partners, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
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“I have hosted 300+ meetings for my agents bringing in speakers from all walks of life. Johnny Quinn is hands down the best speaker I have ever seen and heard! His content and delivery were exactly what I was looking for as a highly polished speaker. Johnny’s message and stage presence was so captivating, that a room full of real estate agents who are normally always on their phone, didn’t touch their mobile device at all because they were dialed in to Johnny and his message! I want Johnny back speaking to my team ASAP!”
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Rogers Healy, Owner/Broker, Rogers Healy and Associates (Dallas, TX)
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“In search of a unique keynote presentation for our company’s 2016 national leadership meeting, our planning committee identified Johnny Quinn as a speaker who would deliver his message in a dynamic and memorable way. From the moment Johnny took the stage, it was clear to all that whatever expectations we had were about to be dramatically exceeded!

Johnny weaves multiple life lessons into a compelling personal narrative. Laced with both dramatic examples and humor, he created an experience that all attendees agreed was the highlight our three day program.

I highly recommend Johnny as a speaker to any group looking to motivate and inspire their audience. Regardless of your industry or subject matter it is clear Johnny is able to tailor his presentation to meet your needs. His customized message was truly beneficial to our meeting objectives and we look forward to working with him again in the future.”
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Hal Price, SVP Strategic Partnerships, Golden Living (Dallas, TX)
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“Johnny Quinn was a guest speaker for our Agency Sales Meeting. He was exactly what we had envisioned – motivating and inspirational. His engaging style combined stories of challenges and humor. He did a great job of relating to our team with his stories about real-life ups and downs and encouraged everyone to persevere in their own lives. He spoke about dreaming big and goal setting. Most importantly, addressing people and things that try to get in the way of achieving your dreams. His passion and work ethic were very evident throughout his presentation. I was impressed with the ideas that Johnny offered to our team that could be put to use right away, in both our personal and work lives. Johnny’s message will continue to inspire us for a long time.”
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Chandler Cullor, President, Cretcher Heartland (Kansas City, KS)
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“We were honored to have Johnny as our keynote speaker at our November Speaker Series. He was able to deliver, not only an inspiring message, but was able to relate to the audience as we all face daily battles. We learned to be intentional when choosing our direction to achieve our goals; whether personal or professional, as our decisions all come with price, pain and reward.”
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Lori Tainter, VP of Member Services, Greater St. Charles County Chamber of Commerce
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“Johnny was Amazing! Not only did he step in at a moments notice, he solicited details about our audience to customize his talk. Loved the stories about having been cut from professional teams and fighting through adversity. The video clips really added a nice touch to the message. I recommend Johnny to Inspire your leaders!”
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Reginald Carney, CEO, Coach and Consultant, Lead Strong Inc. (Dallas, TX)
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“Johnny Quinn presented as the Keynote Speaker for our annual industry event and was “Outstanding”. Working with Johnny, before, during and after our event could not have been easier or more professionally handled. To have so many of my attending guests come to me say that they loved the Keynote’s message, energy and personality is unheard of – Johnny has raised the bar for future speakers. I whole-heartedly recommend Johnny Quinn as a Keynote Speaker and Motivator.”
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Robert J. Shannon, SIBEC/HOTEC Events Director, Questex Media Group
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“Johnny is a very dynamic and motivational speaker. He gave a powerful key note address to the Dialight Global Sales Team in Orlando, FL. A very diverse audience from all walks of life. His energy is contagious and his preparation was spot on for the audience and everyone left motivated to take on the world. I would highly recommend Johnny to help motivate and inspire your company staff, teams or departments.”
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Tim Cillessen, VP of Sales – Americas, Dialight (Houston, TX)
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“Johnny is an outstanding speaker with a positive, inspiring message. He is also very accessible and a genuinely nice guy. I would enthusiastically recommend him for any engagement.”

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Russell Meyers, President and CEO, Midland Memorial Hospital (Midland, TX)
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“Johnny is extremely likeable and has a great story to share. Working with Johnny and his wife Amanda was a great experience from start to finish. His message to our Management/Executive staff was engaging, inspiring, motivating, and entertaining with a presentation style that was masterful and extremely polished and professional. This was a valuable experience for our organization and we will definitely look to use Johnny again in the future.”
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Mark Israelson, Assistant City Manager, City of Plano (Plano, TX)
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“Johnny was exceptional to work with – he was professional, punctual and a crowd pleaser! We had a large Canadian contingency at our international conference and they were pumped to hear him talk about his time spent with the Saskatchewan Roughriders football team. He is a polished professional speaker and delivers a flawless motivational speech, mixed with humor. He was the perfect keynote speaker for our network marketing group.”
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Michelle H. Whitaker, Events & Incentives Manager, DYNAMAXX International
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“Johnny has spoken several times to our agents and employees. His message is always spot on. His presentation is energetic, motivating and serious, all pertaining to life lessons ensuring everyone has positive takeaways. We all have setbacks and need to realize that through hard work and goal setting you can overcome life’s challenges. He is a perfect role model for today’s culture.”
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David Wilcox, Corporate Vice President, New York Life Insurance Company (Dallas, TX)
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“Johnny Quinn is a true champion and inspiration. He is a man who is no stranger to adversity like many of us, but he lives out his beliefs and overcomes his challenges by putting his convictions into action. Johnny’s story reminds us to always break thru barriers and see them as opportunities for personal and spiritual growth. A compelling and accomplished orator, don’t miss a chance to hear his message”
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Andrew Harpole, Allstate Agent (McKinney, TX)
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“After hearing Johnny speak on campus at the University of North Texas, I felt he would be a great addition to our Summer Intern Speaker Series at Fidelity Investments in Westlake, TX. His message of overcoming obstacles really resonated with our interns. Johnny brings a level of energy and excitement that will get anyone in the audience engaged! I would highly recommend Johnny to others that might be looking for a keynote or guest speaker for an event and look forward to working with him again in the future!!”
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Lana Hubble, College Relations Director, Fidelity Investments (Westlake, TX)
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“Johnny was the keynote speaker during the 2015 Texas PTA Summer Leadership Conference held in Dallas, TX. His message of charging ahead and overcoming obstacles resonated well with the audience of local PTA leaders that work hard to increase family engagement and improve the quality of education for ALL children. I would highly recommend Johnny to deliver his message to your organization and spark your energy to the next level.”
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Pierr Castillo, President, Top Star Marketing (Houston, TX)
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“The Oaks at Ojai was thrilled to host Johnny Quinn for a weekend in July 2015. Spa guests in attendance absolutely loved every minute with him! His lectures were engaging and motivating. Even when he was not formally speaking, we enjoyed how down to earth and friendly he was. We hope he’ll come back soon!”
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Sheila Cluff, Founder, The Oaks at Ojai (Ojai, CA)
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“The City of Arlington hosted the 4th Annual Brand+Aid Marketing and Social Media Conference. The conference attracts parks and recreation professionals from Texas and around the country. The conference was fortunate to have Johnny Quinn serve as the keynote speaker. Johnny’s passion for sport, competition and goal setting provided attendees with a spark and energy throughout the conference. Quinn’s perseverance was a true motivational story that attendees could carry with them to both their employment and home environment.”
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Gary Packan, Director, City of Arlington Parks and Recreation (Arlington, TX)
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“Johnny spoke at our annual leadership meeting this year and was a wonderful addition to our schedule. This was the first year we invited keynote presentation from outside our industry to speak at our conference so we were unsure how it would be received, but Johnny was the perfect speaker to motivate and inspire our leaders. Johnny’s message of resiliency and adapting to change was a perfect complement to our program. Johnny was easy to work with and very accommodating to our last minute schedule changes, I would highly recommend Johnny to anyone looking for a keynote or guest speaker and have no doubt that he will be able to tailor his message for any audience just the way he did for us. Many thanks Johnny!”
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Martha Schram, President, Aegis Therapies (Dallas, TX)
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“Johnny was the featured speaker at a networking event hosted by our association. He was extremely engaging and related well with our members and their businesses with his athletic and Olympic experience. Most importantly, he was very gracious and stayed after to interact with our numerous attendees.”
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Brad Brown, President, Austin Commerical (Dallas, TX)
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“Johnny was our guest speaker at our annual team meeting for our sales group. Wow…what a great message for our sales team! Johnny was outstanding with sharing his experience and relating to the everyday challenges sales teams face throughout the year. The message of perseverance, preparation, positive attitude and leadership thinking was very beneficial for our team. Time well spent for the entire team and will go a long way.”
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Todd Graven, Director of Retail Sales, Huhtamaki, Inc. (Kansas City, KS)
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“Johnny recently presented at Dallas Roundtable. He spoke of overcoming injury setbacks he faced in football by focusing on his goals and how being prepared for opportunities enabled him to make the 2012 Olympic team. He stated that we all face adversity in life and that roadblocks come in all forms, but if you stay focused and can visualize the outcome you want, you will be successful. Johnny delivered an professional, energetic and inspiring presentation. I would highly recommend him!”
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David Goodrich, Co-Founder, Dallas Roundtable (Dallas, TX)

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“We invited Johnny to come speak to a class of more than 40 new interns. Johnny was motivating, enthusiastic and had a great message to the college students that it takes hard work to achieve your goals in life and in business. I would highly recommend Johnny!”
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Connie Cagle, Managing Director, BKD CPAs & Advisors (Dallas, TX)
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“Johnny recently did a presentation for our incoming interns. His presentation was extremely motivating to our group and helped break up some of the technical aspects of the training. The feedback was very positive and I would certainly recommend him in the future.”
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Tiffanie Bernholtz, HR and Recruiter, BKD CPAs & Advisors (Dallas, TX)
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“Johnny Quinn was recently a speaker for the guests at Lake Austin Spa Resort. Johnny shared his inspiring story with warmth and wit. Johnny is clearly gifted in his ability to communicate the struggles of his journey in a that is both powerful and authentic.”
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Robbie Hudson, Director of Programming, Lake Austin Spa Resort (Austin, TX)
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“We were EXTREMELY fortunate to have Johnny speak at the first annual Midland Wellness Tour to a wide variety of individuals from all across West Texas. His presentation was uplifting, enlightening and encouraging. Johnny completely captured the room with his message of not just overcoming battles and obstacles, but making a name for himself worldwide. Johnny would be a huge asset to ANY group who is looking for an remarkable, one-of-a-kind speaker. I was also fortunate enough to hear him speak at a high school where he catered to students overcoming challenges and his message couldn’t have been any more inspirational. This was a refreshing topic that can be customized to any audience. Johnny’s story and presentations are a true gift!”
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Heidi Winkler, Public Relations and Interactive Marketing Specialist, Midland Memorial Hospital (Midland, TX)

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“I had the privilege of attending the TRAPS North Conference this past Friday and was BLOWN AWAY by Johnny Quinn! Take a glance at his bio and check out the worksheets we worked through as a group, truly inspiring for me in my work AND home life!  Would LOVE to host him at our new hire orientation… I wish!”
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Robin Phillips, Assistant Recreation Supervisor, City of Keller (Keller, TX)
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“Johnny was a guest speaker recently for the Rotary Club of McKinney. He was a very captivating speaker and able to engage an audience that ranged in age from 9 years to 92 years. I have worked with speakers in my professional career for over 20 years, I can say without reservation that Johnny is a first class speaker. If your organization wants to hear someone who truly took trials and turned them in to triumphs – Johnny is your guy. When he finished he got a rare standing ovation and the audience was not ready for the end, they wanted him to go on. It was refreshing to see a young man, speak eloquently and humbly about his experiences and how he was able to find the silver lining in it all. I would recommend Johnny Quinn to any organization that is looking for a true dynamic speaker with a solid message.”
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Tommy Stanley, President 2015-2016, Rotary Club of McKinney (McKinney, TX)
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“We asked Johnny to come speak at our STEM Summit, addressing the need for STEM education in rural Ohio districts. Johnny’s message was perfect for our audience and he was extremely captivating and energetic. He really provided the excitement for the day that was needed, while delivering an appropriate message in not only the relation between STEM and athletics but also the appropriate mindset for achieving success. I highly recommend Johnny for any type of setting – academic, professional, etc.”
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Donovan Godt, Senior Project Coordinator, Battelle for Kids (Columbus, OH)
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“Johnny Quinn was a wonderful addition to our conference speaking on relevant topics for our audience. What we enjoyed about Johnny was that he delivered material that was easy to digest and promoted some key takeaways in reference to social media. I also loved that he showed an example of how to use Twitter to grow your brand as it related directly to our network of publishers.”
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Jennifer Bailey, Marketing Strategist, NewPoint Media Group (Atlanta, GA)
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“Johnny just doesn’t talk the talk, he has walked the walk. Passionate, energetic and inspiring, Johnny will engage your audience to peak performance and achievement. He knows what it takes from parents and students for them to achieve their goals. An event without Johnny is missing a critical part of success.”
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Tim Davis, National Sales Coach, Movement Mortgage (Nashville, TN)

CHURCHES

“Johnny Quinn is not only a phenomenal athlete, he’s an incredible example of what it means to persevere under pressure. His story is so inspiring and he’s using his platform to help others reach their goals. He speaks with authenticity, experience and passion. He spoke at one of our men’s conferences and was a total hit! I highly recommend my friend Johnny for any organization looking for a great speaker!”
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John McKinzie, Lead Pastor, Hope Fellowship (Frisco, TX)

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“Johnny Quinn did a great job of sharing his life journey with Christ at First Denton.  His message was clearly articulated and compelling for people of all ages.  His enthusiasm about life and about serving God was evident in everything he said and was contagious to everyone at our event.  I would highly recommend you consider Johnny Quinn as a motivational speaker for your event.
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Dr. Jeff Williams, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Denton (Denton, TX)

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“When I think of Johnny Quinn I think of two words: Influence and Inspiration. Johnny came to BDUB Student Conference (Middle & High School Students) and by the time his session was complete, I was proud that we placed him on a platform of INFLUENCE. Without hesitation, he is a leader that I want students to look up and listen to. His story, his authenticity and his character are an INSPIRATION. As we like to say, your talent will take you only as far as your character will sustain you. Johnny is the complete package of talent and character. We are “ALL IN” on Johnny Quinn!”
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Hugh Breland, Student Pastor, Preston Trail Community Church (Frisco, TX)

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“Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails. (Proverbs 19:21)  This Proverb is the life and testimony of Johnny Quinn, an enthusiastic and passionate athlete who lives life large.  Life’s circumstances, along with determination and grit, has given Johnny a platform to share his story of hope.  His message was encouraging, entertaining and inspiring.  Looking forward to see what Johnny’s next adventure might take him!”
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Keith Tyler, Worship & Arts Pastor and Missions Pastor, Cottonwood Creek Church (Allen, TX) 

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“Johnny did an excellent job as the speaker for our event. Johnny is captivating and tells his story in a fun way! I recommend you to book Johnny for your upcoming event. He is humble and grateful for all of the experiences in his life. We are so proud of our hometown Olympian!”
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Jeff Dooley, Executive Director, First Denton Church (Denton, TX)
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COLLEGES and UNIVERSITIES

“Wow, Johnny Quinn was incredible! His story was truly inspirational to all that were in attendance. Our students walked away with a sense of confidence, empowerment and determination, after listening to Johnny. Johnny is just what the doctor ordered, he is a great role model, someone your students will relate too. If you are looking for an inspirational person to give your students the necessary tools to be successful, then look no further than Johnny Quinn!”
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Draco A. Miller, Director of Campus Life, Eastern New Mexico University (Portales, NM)
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“I knew Johnny Quinn would be an engaging speaker but I had no idea how engaging! I thought he was terrific, he did a wonderful job and everybody appreciate his remark…when I hear someone say something like that, about how he felt, being the representative of his country, that really touched me and I loved hearing that.”
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Dr. Gloria Cox, Dean of Honors College, University of North Texas (Denton, TX)
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“Johnny Quinn was an absolute pleasure to work with. Not only was he professional and polite but also was able to cater his lecture to directly influence the students on our campus. Every student who attended walked away with a greater sense of how to accomplish his or her goals and truly “Think Like an Olympian”. Additionally, he made such a strong effort to connect with students on a personal level. He allowed for open questions, pictures and interviews. I was extremely pleased with the outcome of our event and would highly recommend Johnny to any other university.”
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Molly O’Donnell, Director of Lectures, Florida Gulf Coast University (Fort Myers, FL)
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“Johnny Quinn is  dynamic speaker with a message that resonates with student athletes from all sports.  His unique experience encompassing disappointment, frustration, perseverance and “unexpected opportunity” challenges all student athletes, coaches and administrators to “dream big” not only in sports, but all facets of life.”
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Kim Vinson, Associate Athletics Director-Compliance, Cameron University (Lawton, OK)
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“Johnny Quinn was the commencement speaker at our January 2015 graduation ceremony. Upon meeting Johnny and his lovely wife, Amanda, I was struck by his engaging style and personality. His message on perseverance and trusting in the path was motivational, inspiring, and entertaining. Johnny is a fabulous public speaker! He spoke for nearly 20 minutes, did not use a single note, was fluid in his presentation, and the audience was captivated the entire time. The charm and professionalism of Johnny Quinn didn’t end there, he stayed after the ceremony for several photo opportunities with our graduates. Several parents and grandparents of our graduates stopped me as I was leaving to tell me how much they enjoyed Johnny’s message and what a great speaker he was. The graduation committee has already asked if they could get Johnny back again next year!”
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Sheila Scott, Campus President, DeVry Colorado (Denver, CO)

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“Johnny did a remarkable job presenting as a keynote speaker at our Biennial Conference. His message to our members was very inspiring, energizing and very well received by attendees of all ages (17 to 60+). He has a great way of sharing his story of overcoming challenges and chasing your dreams that relates well with his audience. He could very easily talk about the highlight of being an Olympic Athlete and deliver a quality product, but he digs so much deeper by sharing his setbacks and challenges that came before becoming one of the most widely recognized members of the Sochi Olympics. Johnny shares some great life lessons that helped shape his direction in life as he navigated his career that anyone who is still finishing their education or a young professional looking to make their path would benefit from. He is both engaging and entertaining. Johnny delivers a message that is going to relate to nearly any audience.”
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Nathan Lehman, Director of Central Operations, Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity (New Orleans, LA)

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“Johnny is an energetic, bright and intelligent young man who has served as an example for so many as a teammate and mentor. His faith and integrity shine through in everything he does and lends tremendous credibility to his pursuits. Johnny is the example of a leader many should try to emulate.”
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Rick Villarreal, Director of Athletics, University of North Texas (Denton, TX)

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“Johnny Quinn was our Summer 2014, commencement ceremony keynote speaker. His remarks were compelling, humorous and highly motivating. I received many compliments from graduates and their families that his speech was the best graduation speech they had ever heard. Johnny was gracious, dignified and very approachable. He and his lovely wife Amanda lingered at the reception that followed to congratulate our graduates, meet their families and join them for photographs. I cannot recommend him highly enough!”
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Kendal S. Ross, Metro President, Kansas City, DeVry University (Kansas City, KS)

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“It is my pleasure to recommend Johnny Quinn as a speaker to any organization. He spoke to our student-athletes and was engaging and motivating. His message of persistence, determination, and the will to succeed resonated with our group. We all have to “knock down a door” now and then and Johnny proves that when you get knocked down, the most important thing is to get back up. Johnny Quinn is easy to work with and well worth the money spent to educate the members of your organization. He will deliver the right message in an entertaining and educational manner.
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Jim Jackson, Athletic Director, Cameron University (Lawton, OK)
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HIGH SCHOOLS

“We were blessed to have Johnny keynote our Scholarship Gala on October 10, 2015. In the past ten years, speakers at our gala have included Terry Bradshaw, Oliver North, Sean Hannity, Bobby Bowden, Mike Ditka, and Rudy Ruettiger. We are proud to have Johnny join that list. His message was energetic, articulate, engaging, motivational, and powerful. Johnny even stayed through the weekend so he could address our Sports Psychology classes at our school on Monday morning. Both our Gala attendees and our students thoroughly enjoyed Johnny and his message! Individually, Johnny is equally impressive; his character consistently radiates joy, integrity, attentiveness, discernment, enthusiasm, gratefulness, generosity, sincerity, and wisdom. I highly recommend him for any age and audience!”
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Steve Buuck, CEO, Faith Lutheran Middle School & High School (Las Vegas, NV)
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“We had the honor of hosting Johnny at Olathe East High School this Fall and his awe-inspiring message to “Dream Big!” has had a profound effect on our students and staff! Johnny’s personal story of establishing attainable goals, overcoming adversity, and commitment to a strong work ethic encouraged our students to think about their own goal-setting from a different perspective and to think about the leader within them. Johnny’s enthusiasm and passion is contagious to all and I would highly recommend inviting Johnny Quinn to speak to your students!”
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Amanda Faunce, Assistant Principal, Olathe East High School (Olathe, KS)

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“Johnny recently spoke at our ‘2014 Welcome Back’ meeting for the Katy ISD coaching staff and did an outstanding job sharing his story of the coaches that influenced his life and what an impact it made on him. I have known Johnny since I was his Defensive Coordinator for the McKinney Lions, he is an outstanding young man with an inspiring story for everyone. His company “The Athlete Watch” educates not only parents, but prepares students on what it really takes to reach their goal of playing sports at the college level. He speaks from the heart and with great passion of an incredible journey with a true zeal for life!”
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Todd McVey, Assistant Athletic Director, Katy ISD (Katy, TX)

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“Johnny Quinn graciously came to be our guest speaker for the week at our High School FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) meeting. The way he spoke caught the attention of the entire room. You could have heard a pin drop. He was very good at sharing his story in a way that kids could relate. His positive outlook and his determination in life was very inspiring. The students really took pride in knowing an Olympian took time out of his schedule to come and share his testimony with them on a Monday night. The whole week I had staff and students that couldn’t make it tell me they wish they could have come because they heard he did a fantastic job. Johnny Quinn is a class act and great role model for all ages. I would say that anyone who has him come speak to their group is very lucky.”
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Mindy Briones, Cross Country & Track Coach, Independence High School (Frisco, TX)

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“As a 25 year high school and college coach I have listened to many motivational speakers. Johnny has a unique story and captivated the attention of my students. He has a great rapport with kids and did a great job of getting his message across of “Dreaming Big!”
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Scott M. Enge, President, ACT Sport Services (Overland Park, KS)

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“Johnny was a very inspiring speaker to our Young Men’s Service League Carrollton Chapter. Every boy in the room could relate to his struggle for athletic success yet, rarely measuring up to his own expectations. This is the type of message that High School boy’s need to hear; that others have walked this path and met the challenges. His message of being available for the next opportunity was very powerful and left an encouraging impact on everyone.I would highly recommend Johnny Quinn. He has a great story and an outstanding message that leaves you encouraged and ready to meet the next challenge.”
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Shelly Wright, Board Member, YMSL Carrolton (Carrolton, TX)
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“We were honored to have Johnny Quinn speak to the Allen chapter of Young Men’s Service League. Our high school boys (grades 9-12) were captivated by Johnny’s message of overcoming obstacles and setting life goals. His story was extremely relevant to our boys and their current circumstances. Johnny was able to tell them about the ups and downs of his career which ultimately led to him becoming a member of the US Olympic team in 2014. It was a great message of never giving up, staying the course, and being prepared for whatever life may present you.”
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Melissa Cornell, Board Member, YMSL Allen (Allen, TX)

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“I had the opportunity to hear Johnny speak at the STEM Summit Conference at Deer Creek State Park in Ohio. He is an outstanding speaker with a great message that is valuable for students and professionals alike. His story was captivating and the entire presentation was very enthusiastic and entertaining. I would highly recommend Johnny as a speaker for any professional staff or student body.”
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Tyler Graham, Science Teacher, Switzerland of Ohio Local School District
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MIDDLE SCHOOLS

“Thank you for empowering our Viking students to “Think Like An Olympian” in your recent presenation at Vandeventer Middle School. Your story of overcoming road blocks while keeping your dream alive is a powerful message that our students will long remember. Your advice to take action and be available for unexpected opportunities is so valuable for our kids to hear during their middle school years. Your energy and passion along with videos and props resulted in a compelling presentation.”
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Paige Hoes, Principal, Vandeventer Middle School (Frisco, TX)
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“Johnny Quinn is a phenomenal speaker! Our 6th -8th graders really enjoyed his message he gave during Red Ribbon Week. Johnny kept the students engaged throughout the assembly and he even allowed them to ask a few burning questions they had. It truly was an assembly worth remembering.”
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Shanel Robinson, Rogers Middle School, Prosper ISD
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“Johnny Quinn brought an amazing story that not only inspires students to dream big, but does so through a message of hard work, determination, and planning for success. His story is one that our students were completely enamored with, and his presentation is one that keeps the students on the edge of their seat. Johnny came to visit our campus on the first day of school, and it was an AWESOME way to kick off our school year! As an administrator for 6 years, and an educator for 14, it was the best campus presentation I have seen!”
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Josh Martin, Principal, Farmersville Middle School (Princeton, TX)
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“Johnny Quinn has an amazing message that kept the attention of 1,000 students! They were completely engaged while listening of the importance of good decision making and giving school everything you have. Johnny’s enthusiasm spilled over into our students leaving the kids feeling empowered and ready to do their best on the STAAR tests!  Johnny and his wife Amanda were great to work with and I would recommend them to anyone.”

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Kori Herrera, PTA President, Maus Middle School (Frisco, TX)
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“Johnny Quinn’s message of perseverance and dedication through all of his hardships related to so many in our student body. His attitude and personality was infectious while his stories kept our students’ engaged through the entire presentation. Anyone who is able to involve and maintain the attention of over 275 middle school students has a true gift for speaking. We look forward to having him again next year.”
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Dustin Evans, Principal, Huddleston Middle School (Princeton, TX)
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“We had Johnny here to speak to over 1100 students the day before Thanksgiving break and he captivated them and held their attention every single second. Johnny not only has a great message but is a great speaker and students could understand and relate to his story.  It is important for students to know that not everyone makes it in professional sports, even when they are as good as Johnny Quinn.  His message of perseverance and persistence is just what our students need to hear.”
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Terri Gladden, Principal, Roach Middle School (Frisco, TX)

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“Recently, Creek Valley Middle School students had the wonderful opportunity to meet Johnny Quinn, an American bobsledder, who competed n the 2014 Olympics. Not only is Johnny Quinn part of the National BobsledTeam, he is a captivating and motivational speaker who shared he inspirational stories of hard work and perseverance with our Creek Valley WILDCATS.
We are so thankful Johnny Quinn and his wife Amanda were able to join us and help our Wildcats understand how never giving up can change your life.”
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David Mckean, Counselor, Creek Valley Middle School (Carrollton, TX)
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“Johnny Quinn spoke to our middle school students and was a big hit with his message of “thinking like an Olympian”.  His engaging style and personal journey of overcoming life’s challenges was very timely for our students.  It is always impressive when a speaker can command the attention of about 650 middle school students by his message.”
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Drew Watkins, Ed.D., Superintendent of Schools, Prosper Independent School District
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“We had the pleasure of having Johnny speak to our middle school.  He did an amazing job and it was by far our most popular assembly.  Johnny’s message was so powerful and entertaining.  The students were 100% engaged during the entire presentation and that says a lot considering we had over 1000 6th, 7th and 8th graders in attendance.  The students were really able to identify with him and he was so personable and interactive.  We will definitely have him back for future assemblies!  He and his wife Amanda are extremely professional and it was a pleasure to work with them both.”
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Kim Allen, PTA Vice President, Roach Middle School (Frisco, TX)

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ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

“From the moment Johnny stepped onto the stage the students at Anderson Elementary were wide eyed with anticipation of what he would share. He captivated every student in the audience and energized them with his athletic journey. Johnny had a way of making you feel he was talking directly to you.  The entire Anderson community felt his message of working hard, dreaming big and never giving up no matter the obstacles.  This was especially impactful for the 3rd-5th grade students who were embarking on this year’s STAAR test.  Each student left the Assembly energized and ready for success because they had prepared and already done all the hard work.  Anderson Elementary has a sports athlete they’ll remember not only for his achievements on the sports field but off as well. I honestly can not put into adequate enough words how much not only the students but teachers as well enjoyed his visit to our school!”
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Michelle Alexander, PTA President, Anderson Elementary (Frisco, TX)

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“I can’t say enough good things about Johnny Quinn!  From the moment I first contacted him to the time he spoke at my school, Johnny was nothing but friendly and positive.  He carefully listened to the needs of my students and made sure his presentation was geared towards their needs.  They were in awe throughout his entire “Dream Big!” presentation.  He kept them engaged and excited as he talked about his journey to the Olympics. Even two weeks later, the kids are still talking about Johnny Quinn’s message! One student recently used Johnny’s message as an example of how important self-esteem is for dreaming big!!! Having Johnny Quinn speak at my school has made a life-long impression on the students here at North Riverside Elementary!!! I would highly recommend this experience for students of all ages!!! Thank you Johnny for making a difference in the lives of my students!!!!”
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Kristina Mugg, Counselor, North Riverside Elementary School (Fort Worth, TX)
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“The students were very inspired by hearing Johnny’s story. His ‘Dream Big’ message was perfect for Elementary age students, to show them that you have to put yourself out there to make things happen for yourself.  The teachers and principal enjoyed Johnny’s presentation too! They liked Johnny’s message that life’s path is not always a straight line and that you have to navigate through the twists and turns.  Amanda and Johnny were very easy to work with to coordinate the program and tailor it to our needs. ”

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Kelly Walker, PTA President, Bledsoe Elementary School (Frisco, TX)

“Johnny Quinn spoke at Curtsinger Elementary at the beginning of our Red Ribbon Week. He is such a dynamic speaker that our students were engaged throughout the assembly, and his lesson was appropriate for our students. I would highly recommend his program for any school, from elementary to high school and beyond. Johnny’s message is inspiring…you won’t be disappointed.”
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Lisa Levock, PTA President, Curtsinger Elementary School (Frisco, TX)

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“Johnny Quinn enthusiastically and effortlessly connected with our K-5 students. His story about perseverance, Dreaming Big, and doing all that it takes to accomplish your goals was well received by our students, staff, and parents. His inspiring and motivational story is one that all people, no matter how young or old, can relate to. I highly recommend inviting Johnny Quinn to speak to your students, staff, and parent community.”
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Dr. Stephen Heinauer, Principal, Indian Valley Elementary School (Overland Park, KS)

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“Johnny Quinn recently visited our school, Polser Elementary, in Carrollton, Texas. It was such a privilege to have him tell his amazing story to our kindergarten through fifth graders. He spoke of dreaming big, achieving great things, and what to do when life gives you unexpected twists along the way. I was impressed with Mr. Quinn’s ability to connect with and engage the youngest of students as well as our older students. We were Polser Proud to have such an entertaining and energetic guest! I would definitely recommend Johnny Quinn to speak at your next event!”
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Tiffany McGuire, 1st Grade Teacher, Polser Elementary School (Carrollton, TX)

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“Johnny Quinn was the perfect speaker to start off the New Year. He had our whole student body and staff totally captivated with his stories. Every grade level truly enjoyed listening to all of the experiences Johnny has gone through. I cannot express enough what an inspirational and wonderful speaker Johnny Quinn was at my school. Everyone stopped me after the assembly  to thank me for getting him to come and speak at Phillips Elementary. Also the ease of booking him and confronting last minute changes was done so seamlessly that I will be forever grateful!! Thank you Amanda (Johnny’s wife) for that!!”
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Samia Shamim, PTA President, Phillips Elementary School (Frisco, TX)
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“We were thrilled to have Johnny Quinn speak to our Valley Creek Elementary students and staff! His genuine, energetic, and motivational message engaged and challenged his audience. Johnny shared his personal story of perseverance through many real-life trials and inspired our students to establish life goals. He expressed genuine interest in our students’ future successes. Through his speaking, video, and demonstrations our students were captured by his message of keeping focused on your goals and not to give up! Johnny’s visit was a memorable moment for our entire Valley Creek community.”
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Megan Richards, Principal, Valley Creek Elementary School (McKinney, TX)

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“Johnny Quinn is an outstanding mentor for our students.  He demonstrates a world of possibilities with hard work, dedication, flexibility, and the desire to follow dreams. The students left his presentation empowered and inspired to be leaders among their peers and in the community.  Thank you Mr. Quinn.”
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Monica Jackson, National Distinguished Principal, Anderson Elementary School (Frisco, TX)
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“Johnny Quinn recently visited our school, Walnut Grove Elementary, in Olathe, KS. His message was powerful and reinforced everything we as educators try to teach our students about goal setting, perseverance, and cooperation. The students listened attentively as Johnny shared his story of dreaming big dreams and working hard to make those dreams come true. We are the Explorers so his message fit perfectly with our “Reach for the STARS!” theme. I would highly recommend inviting Johnny Quinn to speak to your students!”
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Lynne Ann Borchers, Principal, Walnut Grove Elementary School (Olathe, KS)

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“Johnny Quinn has a very interesting and unique story to tell which is appropriate for all ages. I heard him speak to some young children and was impressed with his ability to not only keep the attention of his audience but to convey his message so they comprehended what he was saying. Having shown his ability to effectively speak to youngsters should enable him to speak in a powerful and effective way to people of all ages. I can certainly recommend him to any audience to tell the story of his 2014 Winter Olympics.”
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Kenneth H. Cooper, M.D., M.PH., Founder and Chairman, Cooper Clinic (Dallas, TX)

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“Johnny Quinn was our guest speaker at our Cooper Fitness Center sports day camp this summer for kids ages 5-13 years. The kids, counselors, and my co-workers all really enjoyed his well prepared, entertaining, and informative talk. He inspired our kids that they can succeed in sports, even if it isn’t in the big 5 – baseball, football, soccer, track, or basketball. The interesting twist was how he let them know how these sports helped him find his way into bobsledding. The kids were talking about his visit for days after and we really appreciated his engaging and interactive experience.”
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Meredith Rosson, Director of Youth and Adult Programming, Cooper Fitness Center (Dallas, TX)

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“The students and staff at Eddins Elementary really enjoyed having Johnny Quinn visit for an assembly! His message was engaging, funny and motivational all in one! As a teacher, I appreciated how he held the kids’ attention with his stories and photos. What a great messages to spread to children…Things don’t always go as planned but never give up! Dream BIG! Thank you, Mr. Quinn, for coming to our school!  We hope you’ll come back again!  :)”
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Jill Reagan, 2nd Grade Teacher/Team Leader, Eddins Elementary School (McKinney, TX)
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JOHNNY’S BOOK OFFER …
Providing copies of PUSH for your audience
Audience members are encouraged and inspired after hearing Johnny Quinn speak, and meeting planners can offer their audience members an added bonus of a copy of Johnny’s book, PUSH, which they can use to help them think differently. Whether it’s a goal for the entire team, or an individual goal, PUSH will help your team members motivate them to achieve whatever it is they are looking to accomplish. And if time allows, Johnny is happy to sign a copy of his book for your audience too!
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