Estelle Johnson is a Cameroonian professional footballer who plays as a defender for NWSL club NJ/NY Gotham FC and the Cameroon national team. She is also an ICF certified Leadership & Mental Performance Coach.


  • 12+ years of domestic and international experience, as a professional soccer player
  • Active member of the Cameroonian National Team
  • Played in 2019 FIFA World Cup
  • Certified International Coaching Federation (ACC) Coach
  • Master’s of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Communication Studies 


My experience as a professional soccer player in one of the top leagues worldwide has taught me more than the technical aspects of the sport - I have learned invaluable life lessons.

Each year of competition was used to hone in on my leadership and mental performance skills, making each day an opportunity to learn and teach others.

My training as a mental performance coach compliments my ability to empower others to grow and develop themselves.

I love sports because they are an enjoyable and creative way to evolve mentally and physically. They also provide an environment to try out and test new ways to develop your leadership and mental performance. 

I am the teammate that is going to show you what I’ve learned and empower you to believe that you can achieve greatness in your own, unique way! 


  • Surrounding myself with positive people who engage in perspective shifting conversation
  • Expressing myself through fashion 
  • Spending time with the most important people in my life - my family!
  • Dancing as a method of therapy!