About DJ

DeAntwann "DJ" Johnson

I am a youth counselor by day and a sports statistician by night. I am a husband, father, brother, and coach, among many other things. But my story didn’t start there. I grew up in Indiana where, in my early childhood, I dealt with domestic abuse, emotional trauma, aggression, and self-esteem issues. I also battled myriad obstacles stemming from unhealthy, unpredictable foster-care life, and turned the journey I was given into the one I have chosen: as an Evolution Advocate and compassionate support system.

Why DJ Inspires

Do you ever wonder why you are on this earth? Do you ever think about why certain things happen to you, that you can’t explain? I’ve pondered these things, too, and I have come to the conclusion that I am on this earth to help people! My mission—and passion—is to aid youth who are struggling just like I did, and be a beacon of hope for anyone who needs inspiration to conquer circumstances that they are convinced they don’t have the wherewithal to transform. I am committed to empowering people to beat all the odds and be the best they can be… for themselves and others. DJ Inspires allows people to connect with me, get information about my book, and have access to inspirational content by way of videos, blogs, and my podcast, The DJ Inspires Podcast.

How We Can Help Each Other

First, I invite and encourage you to explore the information about my book, The Sun Is Always Shining: A Story of Adversity Turned to Triumph. If you like what you see, then please tell your friends about it, and invite them to visit the site. Second, I would like for you to keep coming back to the website to explore the inspirational content that will be available to you by way of the podcast, videos, blogs, and more. Finally, if you are in a position to bring speakers to your entity, then I would love to have the opportunity to speak to your patrons! It can be schools, churches, universities, conferences—whatever space you provide that will allow me to share my story and inspire others to be their best! If you are willing and able to assist me, I promise that you will not be disappointed!


Bachelor's Degree in Movement & Sport Science

University of La Verne, Winter 2012

Master's Degree in Coaching & Athletic Administration

Concordia Univeristy Irvine, Fall 2013

Master's Degree in Education - School Counseling

Concordia University Irvine, Fall 2018

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