Who is Dr. Keith Johnson?
A renowned Christian Success Strategist, Amazon Best-Selling Author and highly sought after conference speaker. After serving audiences and private clients over the last 25 years, Dr. J has become an internationally acclaimed expert in the Three Pillars of Success: Confidence, Leadership and Wealth, helping more than one million leaders elevate their levels of success.
Keith’s unique journey as a world-class success strategist is not your typical rags to riches story. Raised in abject poverty in a rural Indiana town, there was no clear promise or path to success. This learned hopelessness began at a young age. After flunking Kindergarten he was labeled a “slow learner,” an identity that followed him into adulthood. At the age of 24, he made a life-changing decision to surrender his life to God, fueling his belief in the power of possibility thinking and the audacity to reach for more. Until this point he had never read a book cover to cover. Yet, his new found passion for consuming scripture led him to Joshua 1:8. A verse that promises success if you read it daily. Invigorated by this truth, Keith became an enthusiastic learner.
This transformation allowed him to not only read his first book, but paved the way for him to become a best-selling author. He also earned a PhD from Christian Life University, catapulting him to Chancellorship of Destiny College, a private Christian school with over 27 worldwide.
AMERICA’S #1 CONFIDENCE COACH
Beginning in 2002, Dr. J dedicated himself to mastering the art of confidence. While everything rises and falls on leadership, leadership rises and falls on confidence. This understanding led to the creation of a brand that has had a lasting global impact.
His message of confidence has been preached on every continent, from the largest churches to sold out arenas on the most prominent business seminar tour in the US. Dr. Johnson has also been featured on major television networks, including FOX Business News. He even wrote an Amazon #21 overall best-selling book, The Confidence Solution.
2020: THE BIRTH OF 83K ACADEMY – BUILDING EXPERT EMPIRES
Through the success of building own brand, Dr. J began working with aspiring authors, speakers, coaches and consultants who are ready to make a difference and a fortune through his mentoring program, 83K Academy.
As a mentor, he started guiding clients to discover their “one word” to build their own expert empires, just like he did with the idea of confidence for his personal brand. His list of successful authors, speakers, and consultants continues to grow with every cohort, highlighting the effectiveness of his approach in empowering individuals to become thought-leaders in their respective industries.
2022: RETIREMENT – A NEW PROBLEM EMERGES
In 2022, Dr. J retired the “Confidence” brand and launched a new movement: 83K Nation. Addressing the biggest elephant in the room nobody wants to talk about – money problems within the church – Dr. Johnson is creating a community of success-minded Christians who strive to achieve massive financial targets ranging from an extra 83K per year to 83K per day.
In his latest book, Financial Fast Track, Keith offers a practical approach to experiencing abundance, accelerating results, and eliminating bad debt. By sharing his 7 proven principles, he is empowering readers to take responsibility for their financial success.
Dr. Johnson resides in sunny Tampa, Florida with his beautiful wife Bonnie.
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Dr. Johnson interviewed on Bloom Network
What Others Are Saying to Dr. Keith Johnson
“Keith Johnson... has unique insights, humor, and teaches life-changing principles that will increase your confidence, and allow you to more fully live your purpose.“Les Brown | World's #1 Motivational Speaker
“Dr. Keith Johnson has truly developed a life changing program that will teach you how to transform the way you think, see, and talk about yourself. I believe every person should read and apply the principles outlined in this book. Your confidence will soar to new heights after reading this book. I highly recommend it.”DR. ROBERT SCHULLER | FOUNDER OF THE CRYSTAL CATHEDRAL
“Keith Johnson is a certified coach, trainer and speaker for the John Maxwell Team. Confidence in oneself is the cornerstone of leadership. It is difficult for those who do not believe in themselves to have much faith in anyone else. Self-confidence brings confidence in others”DR. JOHN MAXWELL | LEADERSHIP EXPERT AND BEST-SELLING AUTHOR
“Leadership is the key! The success of your church, your business, your ministry and your family is dependent on the quality of leadership in each. In his insightful and powerful book, The LQSolution, Keith Johnson provides a comprehensive look at the vital need for leadership and practical ways to become a more effective leader. Read this book thoroughly and with much consideration – your own leadership will determine your legacy.”DR. DAVE MARTIN | AMERICA’S #1 CHRISTIAN SUCCESS COACH AND AUTHOR OF “TWELVE TRAITS OF THE GREATS”
"...When I need help scaling my information business, I look to Dr. Keith Johnson."Rabbi Daniel Lappin | Author of "Thou Shall Prosper"
“…This book and consulting program are vital tools for leaders who want to develop a compelling strategic plan for the future. If you are serious about turning your dreams into reality—read and study this book.”DR. SAMUEL R. CHAND | LEADERSHIP EXPERT, SPEAKER, COLLEGE CHANCELLOR
“I have spoken on platforms with some of the greatest speakers of our day–guys like Zig Ziglar, T. Harv Eckerd, and Donald Trump just to name a few. When I listened to Keith Johnson speak, I knew I was hearing a master success and leadership motivator. I can see why people refer to him as America’s #1 Confidence Coach–and now I do too.”ED MERCER | MULTIMILLIONARE ENTREPRENEUR, KNOWN AS “MR. COSTA RICA”
“Dr. Keith Johnson knows how to ‘WOW’ the audience. People enthusiastically jump to their feet and cheer when he finishes his speach. He is definitely the world’s greatest speaker on the subject of confidence building and peak performance. If you want to quickly change the lives of your team and double the size of your organization….you need to have this guy speak to your organization.”WILLIE JOLLY | MEMBER OF THE SPEAKERS HALL OF FAME
“Keith Johnson is one of the few professionals I know who has the ability to walk in two realms at one time–he is both spiritual and grounded. His message inspires me to attain the full potential of who I am as a believer, yet his insights are practical and incisive. Like a jeweler, he can see multiple facets of a person or organization, and knows how to polish the gem so that it shines brightly. I strongly recommend him to those who are committed to the quest of actualizing their full capacity as individuals and teams.”LANCE WALLNAU | PRESIDENT OF LANCE LEARNING GROUP
“If you are looking for constructive feedback to help define the future of your organization, Dr. Keith Johnson is a valuable asset. His leadership, sales, marketing, and branding insights will move your team to the next level and beyond!”BOBB BIEHL | EXECUTIVE CONSULTANT, FOUNDER OF MASTERPLANNING GROUP INT.
“We are so grateful to God for sending Dr. Keith Johnson our way. There is no doubt this was God’s plan. Thank you for being the “Confidence Coach” and helping me and our congregation step more securely toward our dream. This is only the beginning of a meaningful relationship together.”PASTOR KENNY FOREMAN, CATHEDRAL OF FAITH, SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA
“You are the best we have ever had. The people so connected with you. And, you don’t talk down to the people but uplift them. Your LQ presentation and leadership training is the best.”BISHOP ALFRED OWENS | GREATER MT. CALVARY HOLY CHURCH
“We have conducted over 110 lunch seminars for business men and women in our city. We have had some of the top speakers in the business industry and Dr. Keith rates as one of the top 5 speakers we have ever heard.”GARRY WIGGINS | CPR OF JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA
“Dr. Keith Johnson is ‘Mr. Confidence’ and his course mirrors the man. ‘The Confidence Factor’ will change your life, both publicly and privately. I recommend the course, the book and especially the man.”DR. RON COTTLE | FOUNDER, BEACON UNIVERSITY
“Dr. Keith Johnson made two presentations on the subject of Leading with Confidence at our annual international conference for educational administrators. He did a superior job. His motivational skills are fantastic. We would use him again.”JOHN F. SCHEEL, PH.D. | PRESIDENT OF ACCREDITING COMMISSION INTERNATIONAL
“Thank you so much for your visit to Meridian, your inspiring words, and your friendship to this community. You were embraced!! You brought hope, caring ways and a ‘way out’ to our people.”CHERI BARRY | MAYOR OF MERIDIAN, MS
…Dr. Keith boosted my confidence…”LAURIE DHUE | NEW YORK PIX 11 MORNING NEWS
“Keith Johnson was really great on my radio show! He gave me the confidence to realize that I am a Leader. Looking forward to having him on my show again.”SHERRY GABA | FREQUENT GUEST OF CELEBRITY REHAB WITH DR. DREW, AUTHOR OF THE LAW OF SOBRIETY
“Once I began to go over the pages and principles of this most needful and insightful book, I felt as though Dr. Keith was looking right into my needs. I am convinced that this book is the answer to the cry of the sincere, in pursuit of an abundant life.”DR. ROBB THOMPSON | FOUNDER OF FAMILY HARVEST CHURCH IN CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
“In the arena of those gifted to equip and empower, Dr. Keith Johnson stands out as a voice filled with life-changing information.”BISHOP TONY MILLER | PRESIDENT: DESTINY WORLD, DESTINY BIBLE COLLEGE, AND DESTINY NETWORK INTERNATIONAL
“The Confidence Makeover book by Dr. Keith Johnson is a “must read” for every leader, pastor, business person, and school teacher. This is worth more than a hundred dollars! What a powerful and prophetic message for leaders today.”DARLENE BISHOP | CO-PASTOR OF SOLID ROCK CHURCH, MUNROE, OHIO
“Where there is confidence there is the power to achieve. If life can rob you of your confidence, it can rob you of your anointing. Dr. Keith Johnson has provided anMICHAEL S. PITTS | BISHOP TO CORNERSTONE GLOBAL NETWORK OF CHURCHES
“Dr. Keith is one of the new emerging voices in the Body of Christ with a powerful and relevant message. I highly recommend it for everyone wanting to bring true transformation and life-change to their church!”DR. RANDAL S. LANGLEY | SENIOR PASTOR, EVANGEL CATHEDRAL, SPARTANBURG, SOUTH CAROLINA
“I have had a lot of excellent guest speakers at my church over the years, but Dr. Keith Johnson’s message birthed a greater hunger inside all of us to get really serious about building our confidence and changing our lives.”PASTOR STEVE SAWYER | HARVEST CATHEDRAL, MACON, GEORGIA
“Dr. Keith Johnson understands what pastors need to do to take their churches to the next level. His Church Makeover program has totally revolutionized our staff, leadership team, and our congregation.”PASTOR JACOB PEARMAN | GLORYLAND HARVEST CHURCH, RADCLIFF, KENTUCKY
“I spent an entire day being coached by Dr. Johnson and I will never forget it. He is the epitome of a positive attitude. If there is such a thing as positive perpetual motion Keith is it! I remember driving home thinking I need to write a book, I need to make a CD, I need to make a DVD, I need to, and I need to! You get that kind of energy spending time with America’s Confidence Coach.”MARC MERO | WORLD WRESTLING CHAMPION
“I am still rejoicing over the sovereign move of God we experienced at our church from your powerful message on confidence building.”PASTOR DONALD BATTLE | FOUNDER OF DIVINE FAITH MINISTRIES CHURCH, ATLANTA, GEORGIA
“A great leader lives inside you! Your potential for leadership simply needs keys that allow it be unlocked. Dr. Keith Johnson provides those keys to propel you into the leader you were born to be. The LQ Solution will move you from merely existing as an ordinary leader to becoming an extraordinary leader. A new level of courage will arise as you read this book. Your leadership potential will then be unleashed to powerfully impact your sphere of business or ministry. People are looking for great leaders. Embrace the principles found in the LQ Solution and become the leader you were destined to be!”BARBARA WENTROBLE | PRESIDENT / FOUNDER – INTERNATIONAL BREAKTHROUGH MINISTRIES, CEO
“Keith is a leader in his field. He is creative, energetic and does everything with a spirit of excellence. Keith is a writer with great insight. He is a problem solver with the unique ability to help people from many backgrounds and varried walks of life. I recommend him to you!”DR. STEVE BALL | PASTOR OF METRO TABERNACLE
“Dr. Keith Johnson’s leadership coaching program has changed my life and ministry. Elim Fellowship is running smother than ever and my church has seen remarkable financial and numerical growth because of the consulting and coaching we have received from Dr. Johnson. I would highly recommend that every pastor go through his consulting program. The investment you make will be well worth it!DR. RON BURGIO | PRESIDENT OF ELIM FELLOWSHIP, PASTOR OF LOVE JOY FELLOWSHIP
“Keith Johnson has enjoyed the title of “America’s #1 Confidence Coach” for many years – and for a good reason. He not only educates, but motivates and imparts a “special something” from heaven into the lives of his listeners and students that encourages the release of their hidden potential.
I’m particularly excited about The LQ Solution because it unfolds the real roadmap to influence, impact, and increase in both the leader and the student. I offered a private (yet thunderous) applause for Dr. Johnson as I read Chapter Seven about making a ‘Not To Do List.’ Those of us who have served in leadership, I’m quite sure, wish we had all read this chapter many years ago.
Get ready for a quantum leap into a higher level of leadership as you read The LQ Solution.”DR. DAVE WILLIAMS | BISHOP, MOUNT HOPE CHURCH GLOBAL NETWORK
“To become a leader with longevity, you must become a leader of destiny. Most leaders have a sprint span, but true leaders have a span to finish a marathon. Dr. Keith Johnson, America’s #1 Confidence Coach gives you the education and motivation you need to be a leader who leaves a lasting legacy.”JOHN P. KELLY | PRESIDENT OF LEAD