Keynote Speaker Willie Jolley

Willie Jolley

Leading Motivational Speaker, Author and Entertainer

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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 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 6

  • “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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