Willie Jolley

Leading Motivational Speaker, Author and Entertainer

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  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    Washington DC, USA

  • Willie Jolley`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Willie Jolley`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    Please Inquire

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    Washington DC, USA

Suggested Keynote Speaker Programs

Achieve More with an Attitude of Excellence

Dr. Willie Jolley answers the age-old question of, what are the key secrets that sustain successful organizations through difficult times. His answers are born out of his work with helping Ford Motor Company go from the brink of bankruptcy in 2006 to being positioned to reject...

Dr. Willie Jolley answers the age-old question of, what are the key secrets that sustain successful organizations through difficult times. His answers are born out of his work with helping Ford Motor Company go from the brink of bankruptcy in 2006 to being positioned to reject the Government bailout in 2009, and on to billion profits every quarter since 2009. Success magazine called him “Ford’s Secret Weapon!” In this program Dr. Jolley shares strategies and ideas that your attendees can employ to transform their businesses as well.

Upon completing this program, participants will:

 

  • Pursue a workplace culture of excellence

  • Seek leadership development – no matter their position in the organization

  • Embrace change as a positive factor

  • Build teams as the lifeblood of the organization

  • Serve the internal and external “customers”

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How To Be Unstoppable! Leadership & Achievement

Willie Jolley shares his strategies on leadership development and how leadership is an action not a position! Great leaders always focus on the possibilities rather than the challenges! They are willing to do what is necessary rather than what is ...

Willie Jolley shares his strategies on leadership development and how leadership is an action not a position! Great leaders always focus on the possibilities rather than the challenges! They are willing to do what is necessary rather than what is comfortable!

Leaders look to develop more leaders rather than more followers! If you are an association executive, sales professional, business executive, entrepreneur or manager, with this program you will experience renewed enthusiasm and push towards reaching and exceeding your goals!

This program is designed to develop more leaders and to set them on a course for becoming unstoppable!

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Change Is Good...When Your Attitude is Great!

Change Happens! Life Happens! Stuff Happens! In this program, the audience buys into the positive perspectives of change! Change is essential to any growth process. While everybody wants progress, but nobody wants to change! Yet, progress always ...

Change Happens! Life Happens! Stuff Happens! In this program, the audience buys into the positive perspectives of change! Change is essential to any growth process. While everybody wants progress, but nobody wants to change! Yet, progress always necessitates change; and change is the key to progress!

Willie Jolley shares his “VDAD” (Vision, Decision, Action, Desire) Formula for successfully embracing change! You will leave this program viewing change as an ally – not an enemy! You will leave ready to implement the formula to drive positive change in your organization! You will leave believing that change “truly” is good when your attitude is great!

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Excellence. Is Still the Best Job Security!

“The best way to build your future is to build yourself. And the best way to build your organization is to build your people.” Willie Jolley With ongoing corporate downsizing and restructuring, people...

“The best way to build your future is to build yourself. And the best way to build your organization is to build your people.”
Willie Jolley

With ongoing corporate downsizing and restructuring, people are painfully aware that job security is a thing of the past! Yet, there are specific attitudes that can be nourished and enhanced to ensure you’re always in demand! Learn the strategies for staying employable and being an asset to every organization!

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5 Simple Steps For 5 Star Success!

Dell, Marriott, Wal-Mart, Sodexho, AllState Insurance, Federal Reserve Board, BlueCross BlueShield, the Marines, Raytheon, Chase Manhattan … they all have a secret! They all use Willie Jolley! In addition, each is relentless in the pursuit of their ...

Dell, Marriott, Wal-Mart, Sodexho, AllState Insurance, Federal Reserve Board, BlueCross BlueShield, the Marines, Raytheon, Chase Manhattan … they all have a secret! They all use Willie Jolley! In addition, each is relentless in the pursuit of their goals! Each of these organizations is successful and respected within and outside of their sectors. They each set benchmarks that others follow!

What common threads weave these private, public and even non-profit operations together in success, other than Willie Jolley? What is their secret? Why do their operations meet and exceed their goals, year after year, while similar operations struggle to stay afloat in a sea of red ink? What is the secret to their success?

5 Simple Steps To 5 Star Success” is Willie Jolley’s answer to the age-old question: “What secrets help “5 star” organizations create consistent success? What are they doing that we need to start doing – NOW?!”

Willie Jolley’s answers come from his work with leading decision makers, spanning more than a decade. In the professional development field, he has helped leaders get their people to believe they can triumph in the face of changing leadership, attitudes and market conditions!

While working with “5 star” organizations (companies that grow their people, performance and profits – exponentially) Willie Jolley realized there were consistent, specific strategies (which he later came to call “simple steps“) that always co-exist with “5 star” operations. They are called “simple steps” for they are available to all, but practiced poorly and inconsistently in the market place.

These “simple steps” create “an incredible program that mixes leadership, change management, teambuilding and customer service… all into one program! This program had such a powerful impact that we had to bring Mr. Jolley back to Japan twice in the same year!” Carlos Saldana, US Marines Corps Community Service, Okinawa, Japan

Why might this be important to your organization?

Successful organizations know that in order to have consistent “5 star” success you must begin with “5 star” people. And Willie Jolley says, “If you cannot hire “5 star” people… then you must make them!”

5 star” organizations know the value of the “5 star” employee. Investing in the growth and the development of their people is an integral part of their culture! Growing their people helps them beat the competition; and this, of course, is excellent for their bottom line!

Willie Jolley says, “the best way to grow your future is to grow yourself; and the best way to grow your organization is to grow your people!” An old saying is, “Happy cows give better milk”… so, motivated people are motivated employees, who give better service and have greater performance and productivity. They pass that enthusiasm on to their customers!

Willie Jolley creates a program environment that keeps the audience on the edge of their seats; laughing one moment and in awe the next. Anxious for the next “simple step” they take notes and mob him after his presentations!

5 Simple Steps For 5 Star Success” is the program you need to solidify your “5 star” position in the market place!

Now Wake Up! and consider the endless possibilities for your organization for the New Year!

Psst…. by the way, Wake Up! is the first “simple step!”

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How To Stage A Stellar Comeback When Life, The Economy Or Your Competition Deals You A Setback!

In this exclusive presentation, Willie Jolley shares techniques, ideas, principles and strategies on how to turn setbacks into comebacks. This program is based on his collection of stories, taken from his best selling book, A Setback Is A Setup For A ...

In this exclusive presentation, Willie Jolley shares techniques, ideas, principles and strategies on how to turn setbacks into comebacks. This program is based on his collection of stories, taken from his best selling book, A Setback Is A Setup For A Comeback.

Willie Jolley highlights what ordinary people did to comeback from overwhelming adversity. Furthermore, he He hexplains how to apply these principles to life’s trials and tribulations to achieve success! While others may talk about turning setbacks into comebacks, Willie Jolley wrote the book!

Do you view your setback as the “end” of the road or just a “bend in the road?” This program will inspire, inform, motivate and educate your attendees to use Willie Jolley’s specific strategies to comeback from professional and personal challenges.

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About Keynote Speaker Willie Jolley

Willie Jolley’s Key Accomplishments Include . . . 

There are many motivational speakers, and then there is the one, the only, the incomparable Dr. Willie Jolley. He has been described simultaneously as a world-class, award-winning speaker and singer, best-selling author and media personality.

Dr. Willie Jolley has achieved remarkable heights in the speaking industry, having come from humble beginnings as a fired singer, who was replaced by a karaoke machine! He has gone on to be named “One of the Outstanding Five Speakers in the World” by the 175,000 members of Toastmasters International, inducted into the Speaker Hall of Fame and achieved the distinction of Certified Speaker Professional by the National Speakers Association. He’s the recipient of the Ron Brown Distinguished Leadership Award, named “One of the Top 5 Leadership Speakers” by Speaking.com and Business Leader of The Year by The African American Chambers of Commerce.

Dr. Jolley uses his public platform to pursue his mission of empowering and encouraging people to rise above their circumstances and maximize their God given potential! Many know him as the speaker Ford Motors called on when they were on the brink of bankruptcy. His work helped Ford reject a government bailout and go on to Billion Dollar profits!

No matter the venue, from his iHeartRadio podcast to his SiriusXM Radio show, to his audiences like Walmart, Comcast, Verizon, Marriott or The Million Dollar Round Table, Dr. Jolley keeps it moving with high energy, high content and great enthusiasm. He delivers memorable nuggets and usable strategies on how every person can live a better life, one day at a time!

Dr. Jolley’s the author of several international best-selling books including: It Only Takes A Minute To Change Your LifeA Setback Is A Setup For A ComebackTurn Setbacks Into Greenbacks and An Attitude of Excellence, endorsed by Dr. Stephen Covey.

More About Willie Jolley . . . 
Willie Jolley is an award winning singer. He is a five-time Washington Area Music Association (WAMMIE) Award Winning singer for “Best Jazz Singer” and “Best Entertainer”. His CD was the number one downloaded Motivational Music on the Apple iTunes site and is a top seller in stores across America.

As host of the national radio program, The Willie Jolley Weekend Show on XM Radio, Willie Jolley is making a major mark on the talk radio scene. His syndicated daily feature, The Willie Jolley Motivational Minute, can now be heard in over 50 markets, nationally. In addition, his syndicated column is read by over 6 million readers via the internet. Willey Jolley has also appeared on television with his ground breaking PBS special for teens Dare 2 Dream, Dare 2 Win.

Willie Jolley regularly speaks for America’s top corporations and organizations. His clients include: Ford, GM, Dell, Wal-Mart, Verizon, Marriott, DuPont, Nabisco, Chevron, Dominos Pizza, Bell South, McDonald’s, Chase Manhattan, Allstate Insurance, Pepsi, Coca-Cola, Sprint, Borders Books, Prudential of Australia, The American Society of Association Executives and US Army, Navy and Marines. Willie Jolley’s high-impact programs are content-rich, motivational, inspirational and entertaining.

Willie Jolley received his BA in Psychology and Sociology from The American University and Wesley Theological Seminary. His mission in life is to help people maximize their God given talents and abilities so they can “Do More, Be More and Achieve More!

Testimonials

“Your message of the importance of taking a positive approach to a less than desirable situation was refreshing and inspirational, and exactly what the employees needed to hear. The professional style in which you delivered your message gave you instant credibility and allowed the audience to value the information that you were providing. Your willingness to adjust to adverse speaking conditions at several venues was greatly appreciated, as was your flexibility exhibited in accepting last minute changes to both scheduled dates and times.”

Ford Motor Company

 

“This conference was the highest rated conference to date and that is over 6 years. You hit the ball out of the park!”

Norton Healthcare

 

“Without a doubt, our best sales program yet! You helped drive the Internet sales force to another level of sales success even during a downturn economy. As was expected, you took them to another plateau and forced them to be all that they could be.”

Eric Cevis

Vice President, Verizon - ISP Division

“Extraordinary! Simply Extraordinary! You spoke for our Team and helped us take our thinking to another level and had us on our feet, then spoke for a high school we adopted, and had them standing on their feet! Incredible!”

Ron LeGrand

Brand Manager, Nabisco

“Every so often you hear someone speak, and you find yourself saying, “I wish they would keep going!” Willie is that speaker. He talked about hearing a speaker when he was in high school that opened his eyes and inspired him. On that day the speaker said, there is someone out there that has the seeds of greatness in them, and Willie sat up and thought “I AM THAT ONE!” Willie then turned to us and said that WE had those same seeds, that same potential. I can promise you one thing; every single person in the audience last night thought, “I AM THAT ONE!” Well done, Willie Jolley… well done!”

Michael Roby

Regional Vice President, John Hancock Financial Services

“Willie Jolley will change your life!”

Gladys Knight

World-Renowned Singer

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Dec 2, 2014

Big Comeback: Dr. Willie Jolley Helps Ford Become More Profitable

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