From the halls of Congress, to the streets of Fallujah & mountains of Afghanistan and back again, JD Johannes’ improbable adventures have ingrained in him lessons that apply to aspiring entrepreneurs, executives, frontline managers, employees and anyone who wants to get just a little more out of life.

Events & Appearances

About JD: Johannes filmed combat in Iraq & Afghanistan for CBS News Productions, reported for TIME magazine and created his own documentary films. His polling clients include S&P 500 companies, Industry Associations, Federal and Statewide office holders.

More importantly he is a believer, a son, brother, friend, uncle, mentor and gym partner.

The Outside The Wire Documentary Films are currently in distribution at Barnes & Noble stores nationwide and in Walmart stores as The American Warrior.


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JD is available for speaking engagements, please contact us for availability.

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Johannes’ presentations on the Wisdom of War and ΜΟΛΟΣΣΟΊ Leadership inspire and drive home hard-earned lessons on topics ranging from decision making, asymmetrical advantages, industrial safety, and leadership, to winning through a relentless focus on delivering value to the customer.

The high stakes of war, the winner-take- all nature of political campaigns, create a focus on the decisive efforts that deliver results and what really matters in life. Johannes’s presentations bring people’s priorities in business and life back into focus and audiences come away appreciating life and wanting to live with a little more skill and purpose.