Former Football Star Johnnie Johnson Kicks Off Nationwide Tour to Support Everyday Families Relocating with Children

Johnson’s tour, covering 250 cities, will promote the Moving Families
® program that aligns certified real estate
agents and service providers to safeguard families on the move

SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Johnnie Johnson, the former NFL All-Pro defensive back with the Los
Angeles Rams and College Football Hall of Fame inductee, will launch a
250-city United
States Tour
today in Austin, Texas to promote the Moving Families
Initiative® and its focus on helping children and their families during

Johnson is CEO of World Class Coaches, which facilitates the Moving
Families Initiative program that connects transitioning families with
certified real estate agents, service providers, teachers, counselors,
coaches and others. The program’s holistic approach enables all
professionals to work from the same game plan to eliminate the stress of
moving and ensure a smooth transition for parents and children alike.

“Moving can be tough for all family members but especially the kids, who
are suddenly uprooted and separated from their best friends, teachers
and coaches,” said Johnson, who gained sensitivity to the rigors of
moving during his career in the NFL and later as a top-producing real
estate agent. “An important objective of ours is to help kids deal with
the physical and emotional challenges of changing neighborhoods, schools
and friends when they move.”

“Families deal with many different challenges when they move or relocate
with young children,” added Garry Dippel, an alliance partner with
Moving Families Initiative and head coach with World Class Coaches. “Our
focus with the Moving Families Initiative is to assist parents in making
the move less traumatic for their entire family, especially for their
children, whether they’re moving across town or across the country.”

Johnson and his World Class Coaches team members will meet with local
chambers of commerce, school districts, parent-teacher associations,
community groups, extra-curricular-activity organizations and others
throughout America to promote Moving Families Initiative and related
services. “We’re taking a grassroots approach,” said Johnson. “Our aim
is to build strong relationships with grassroots leaders and
organizations who are working to address access to high quality
education, children’s extracurricular activities, affordable housing,
and economic opportunities for families.”

A native of Texas, Johnson chose to launch the tour in Austin as a
tribute to his home state and a salute to the city that’s home to his
beloved University of Texas Longhorns. Following Austin, the tour shifts
to Dallas, Fort Worth, McAllen, Garland, Arlington, Irving, Corpus
Christi, El Paso, and Plano through Feb. 15. It continues in Waco,
Houston, Katy, San Antonio and Lubbock through Feb. 23, before moving to
Louisiana and Arkansas in March, then California and Arizona in April.
Johnson said the tour will extend well into 2018 and will reach every
U.S. state.

Moving Families Initiative provides a network of Preferred Real Estate
AgentsTM who are certified in the care and handling of
families’ needs during transition. To participate, people register at
prior to the execution of their home rental, sale or purchase agreement.
A preferred Real Estate Agent of their choice will help them meet their
moving needs, including connecting with key people, schools, agencies
and service providers in the new neighborhoods. Agents provide these
services at no cost beyond the normal and customary fees charged by
their brokerage for real estate services.

Johnson in late 2016 streamlined this engagement process via an
agreement with HSF Affiliates LLC. The latter, through its Home
ConnectionsSM real estate services platform, provides
consumers with a one-stop access point for the program’s legion of
service providers, programs and services. When consumers register on the
site, they also gain access to the Moving Families Initiative® Personal
Move Planner, an online move-management tool that simplifies the moving
process for the entire family.

Preferred Real Estate Agents and service providers will join the United
States Tour in their respective markets to help Johnson’s team promote
Moving Families Initiative. “Our objective is to continue raising
awareness of the challenges families face during moves and educate many
of the services and support available through Moving Families
Initiative,” Johnson explained. “Annually, more than 10 million children
ages 19 and younger move throughout America. Our program goal is to
serve 10 million kids and their families within five years.”

About World Class Coaches/Moving Families Initiative

San Jose, CA-based World Class Coaches is an international personal,
professional and executive coaching company that practices and teaches
basic fundamentals as part of its coaching-delivery process. The company
facilities its Moving Families Initiative, which serves, protects and
meets the needs of families with kids who must move or relocate. Visit
or call (866) 224-8895 for details.


World Class Coaches
Chandra Brown, 434-305-6449