Joe Johnson was born in Milwaukee, WI but has lived in several places during his childhood including Hawaii and New York. He considers Milwaukee, AKA: “The Mil” his hometown because of the family ties.


Joe Johnson understands the meaning of struggle but has lived with a mentality instilled in him by his mother, " I can do and be anything I want in life".  Johnson learned the value of education from both parents but as he began his love for sports at an early age, his focus with competing on the football field and basketball court caused him to develop a "who cares" attitude toward his education.


Growing up in the inner-city of Milwaukee allowed for Johnson to almost fall victim to what many young males were doing in his neighborhood. Sports was his key out of a city where many black and Hispanic males were often victims of gang violence and self destruction. After becoming a high school standout football and basketball player, his education finally caught up with him when Division 1 colleges passed on him when finding out his grade point average and his score of 13 on the ACT (standardized test). After taking the long route by attending community college then enrolling in a university, he understood education and its affect but he continued his mediocre classroom habits with hopes of playing professional football. Although the opportunity to play professional football was close, his dream faded away and Johnson was stuck graduating with his 2.4 college grade point average and no plans about his future.


Johnson soon learned the power of competing in the classroom, the same way he competed in sports. With his new found attitude and focus , he began to excel academically after being accepted into a Master's program. Johnson soon founded to love learning and realized his purpose was transforming the lives of individuals and the culture of organizations allowing through speaking, training, and peak performance coaching.


As a proud graduate of Milwaukee Bay View high school, Johnson holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business from Saginaw Valley State University and a Master’s degree in Counselor Education from Western Michigan University, and a PhD in Counselor Education from the University of Florida, over 20 years of experience working with individuals and organizations, and is ready to take on the world!

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Who does Dr. Joe Johnson work with?

Dr. Joe works with Individuals and Organizations.


Dr. Joe works with Individuals who are ready to begin to live in their PURPOSE. This includes professionals (specifically professional women 25-45 years of age) that  are working in careers but know they should be doing something different, individuals that are interested in being entrepreneurs, and individuals that have special skills and are trying to figure out how to monetize their skills.


Dr. Joe also works with Organizations that are ready to upgrade the climate and culture within their organization. Through this partnership, the organization learns to work more intentionally and effectively with  client and/or students. Organizations include corporate entities, K-12, university and colleges, community organizations, and small business owners.   


What is the best way to learn about thinking, acting, and living purposefully?

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