Eddie decided early in his career that public speaking was a serious transitional career he wanted to pursue and after numerous internships, radio and television appearances, he developed the experience to immediately transition to the public sector after his basketball career ended. National commentating, philanthropic work and motivational speaking seemed like the perfect career to balance staying at home to help raise his two young children.

            In addition to his radio and television work, Eddie served time on the Phoenix Youth Commission, supported Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Sacramento and Phoenix, worked with Special Olympics,  the Arizona Association for Foster and Adoptive Parents and his current focus is Helping Hands for Single Moms Organization for which he has an annual event  “Eddie Johnson and Friends, Hoops for Single Moms” .

            Leadership and an ability to communicate his life story of hardships and challenges have allowed Eddie to speak to corporations like Intel, Motorola, Craftco, and Cox Communications. His speaking engagements cover a plethora of topics such as business, sports, image, self-esteem, teamwork and winning