2013 Opening Session Speaker

Andre L. JohnsonAndre L. Johnson

International Inspirational Speaker, Facilitator, Human Capital Developer

Andre L. Johnson is the founder of Andre Johnson International ™, which is committed to helping individuals and organizations build stronger leaders and more effective personal relationships. He has worked globally with numerous employees, community groups and individuals--inspiring with the simple philosophy, "In order to change your behaviors, you must first change your mind."

Work with the Homeless

Andre inspires individuals to commit to their dreams, with the belief that "just because you are homeless, does not mean you have to be hopeless."

Currently, Andre facilitates Workforce Solution of Tarrant County’s innovative Fathers and Children Together (FACT) workshops and “boot camps.”

Andre also wrote the curriculum and spearheaded Workforce Solutions’ Project WISH Program, homeless initiative, which focuses on job readiness and placement of the homeless populations. In two years, the program has helped over 500 individuals become employed, and 45 returned or entered college for the first time.

Recognition and Awards

Andre has received national recognition and awards for his work, including The Jodi Spiegel Enhancement of Customer Service Award given by The National Association of Workforce Development Professionals (NAWPD).

Inspiration and Poetry

Andre has also traveled to Africa presenting motivational messages.

He is also a talented poet who is frequently requested to recite his renowned poem “Survive” to diverse audiences.



Updated September 10, 2013


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