From Athletics to Engineering: 8 Ways to Support Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for All



Johnnie Johnson, a successful entrepreneur and former All- Pro football player from the National Football League, and Dr. Michael E. Webber, a distinguished professor and corporate executive in charge of research at a global company, use decades of experience in coaching, mentoring and leadership to lay out 8 ways you can support diversity, equity, and inclusion for all at your workplace, in your community, and for everyday living.


With this book they explain that we all have a role to play and the first step starts with each of us. If you love your neighbors, talk about it, check your biases, expand your comfort zone, build diverse teams, collaborate, and align actions with goals and values, then you will discover you are closer than you think to making real progress.


Using clear, accessible examples from their experience, this easy-to-read book presents actions readers can take to make a positive contribution on diversity, equity and inclusion. Though many anecdotes are pulled from athletics and engineering, the lessons they offer are applicable to all sectors of society and can foster individual growth and collective harmony. With no-nonsense explanations and straightforward writing, this book is quick to read and simple to internalize.



About the Authors:


Johnnie Johnson serves as President and CEO of World Class Coaches®, one of the world's premier executive coaching companies. He spent nine years in real estate sales where he produced more than 100 transactions a year as one of the nation's top producing real estate agents. As the team's #1 draft pick, Johnnie excelled for ten years in the National Football League as an All-Pro safety for the Los Angeles Rams. He was a two-time consensus All-American at the University of Texas at Austin and is a member of the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame.


Dr. Michael E. Webber serves as the Chief Science and Technology Officer at ENGIE, a global energy company based in Paris, France, with 170,000 employees in 70 countries. Webber is also the Josey Centennial Professor in Energy Resources at the University of Texas at Austin where he teaches and conducts research at the convergence of engineering, policy, and commercialization on topics related to innovation, energy, and the environment. He was selected as a member of the 4th class of the Presidential Leadership Scholars, which is a leadership training program organized by Presidents George W. Bush and William J. Clinton.




You're Closer Than You Think ... book cover

From Athletics to Engineering: 8 Ways to Support Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for All.


A portion of proceeds from the sale of the book will be dedicated to the Moving Families Foundation in support of scholarships for children's extra-curricular activities and college tuition. Proceeds will also be donated to support other select educational programs at the university level.