Derek Johnson

Fight Coach


Career Experience – In 1996, Derek decided that he wanted to be his own boss so he started mowing lawns. For 19 years, he did the same things and got the same mediocre results. Seven years ago, he found Steve Shinholser and Tom Reber. As a result, he went from having less than $3,000 in the bank to becoming a millionaire in five short years. Now, he’s a coach in The Contractor Fight.

“If it’s important to you, you will find a way. If it’s not, you will find an excuse.”

His Struggles – Derek struggles with bad habits. For years, he copied the poor habits of contractors he knew. He was quite oblivious to just how bad those habits were. Today, Derek works hard to create and maintain good habits which he shares with The Contractor Fight community.

What Qualifies Derek to be a Coach? – Derek failed in his business for 19 years, then decided that he needed a business coach. He knows what it feels like to fail, and what it feels like to need someone to pull you up and out.

Personal Life – Derek lives in Nashville, Tennessee with his wife Erin and their four children.