Meet Meg Johnson

Meg Johnson is a motivational speaker and author, empowering people of all abilities with her motto: When life gets too hard to stand, just keep on rollin’!

As a speaker, Meg has motivated audiences locally to internationally, sharing her messages with Fortune 500 businesses, nonprofit organizations, women’s business and religious conferences, universities, hospitals, sports teams and school groups. Combining with other high-energy speakers, Meg hosts the When Life Gets Hard… conference, bringing motivation to cities across the country. She is also a popular fireside speaker.

“I love listening to Meg on her CDs,
but she’s electrifying in person!”
~Ruth S. South Jordan, UT

In addition to live speaking events, Meg shares her inspiring life stories across the globe through her newsletter, Meg’s Monthly Message, in her books and live-recorded talks on CD, and through videos on her YouTube channel. Meg helps others through their hard times on a more personal level through her mentoring.

Meg was paralyzed in St. George, Utah when she accidentally jumped off a 40-foot cliff, breaking both her femurs, arms, collar bone, and neck in the landing. She is now a C-7 quadriplegic.

Though confined to a wheelchair, Meg refuses to sit still. She started out her time in a wheelchair playing rugby, also known as Murderball, with the Utah Scorpions. Less than a year and a half after her injury, Meg represented Utah as an independent delegate at the national Ms. Wheelchair America Pageant in New York, winning the Spirit Award. That same year, Meg founded Utah’s chapter of the Ms. Wheelchair pageant.

Meg taught high school seminary at Layton, Northridge, and Fremont High Schools.

Her work has touched many on a local, national, and international level and Meg was the recipient of the Athena Leadership Award in 2012. In addition to numerous television and print stories, Meg was the cover story for Wasatch Women in 2008. She has been the inspiration for several documentaries and movies including Falling Up.

Meg was paralyzed halfway through college, but finished her degree at Weber State University.  She has a BA in Communications with a minor in English. Part of her college experience was as an intern at Walt Disney World.

Meg married Whit Johnson in the Salt Lake Temple in 2009. They live in Northern Utah and have two daughters and many tea parties.