Ottis is an inspirational life coach and speaker who has spent over forty years helping people create happy, meaningful, fulfilling lives. His mission is to help people rebuild their lives. He offers hope to people who need a second chance at life..
I want to inspire people. I want someone to look at me and say, “Because of you, I didn't give up.”
Ottis is well-loved throughout the community because he gives unconditional love. Recently he discovered that the same principles he used to help disadvantaged people can work for anyone who wants to change their life.
Ottis achieves major transformations in people by observing the way they think, speak, and act, and identifying the faulty beliefs that are holding them back. With insight, warmth, and humor, Ottis teaches them how to reframe negative thought, speech, and behavior patterns into positive ones.
His unique approach enables people to stop limiting themselves, and finally achieve the results they want in their relationships, career, and life. When Ottis believes in you, you believe in you, and you start to act in ways that make these beliefs come true. Thousands of people have been inspired and affected by the work that Ottis has done in their lives and in their communities. He has created a beautiful ripple effect.
Ottis helps individuals discover what they need, what’s holding them back, and what makes them happy, and then opens their mind to a world full of possibilities for happiness, fulfillment, and joy.
Ottis learned how to transform lives by extricating himself from a life of poverty. Born in South Carolina to a family trapped by illiteracy into low-income work in the cotton mills, Ottis identified himself as poor, black, and illiterate. He believed that he was only allowed to associate with others like him.
After years of devouring teachings of spiritual giants, listening to audio tapes, reading books, attending seminars/webinars and taking various college level courses, Ottis rejected those labels. He refused to accept illiteracy and poverty as his destiny.
After successfully changing his own life, Ottis started sharing what he had learned with others. The result is this scholarship fund.
The Ottis L Johnson Scholarship Fund is dedicated to breaking down barriers and empowering individuals who have been formerly incarcerated, experienced foster care, or served as veterans to access education and build a brighter future. Our mission is to provide comprehensive support, including scholarships and vital resources, to foster personal growth, academic success, and long-term financial stability for these underserved communities.
Our ambitious vision is to create a world where every individual, regardless of their past experiences, has equal access to education, opportunities, and the support needed to thrive, ultimately breaking the cycle of adversity and building stronger, more resilient communities.