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Award-Winning Singer, Best-Selling Author & Media Personality
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. Read More >
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 Chamber 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!
Dr. Jolley has built a reputation of being captivating, compelling and life changing! No matter the venue, from his iHeartRadio Willie Jolley Wealthy Ways 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. Willie Jolley is the author of several international best-selling books including It Only Takes A Minute To Change Your Life, A Setback Is A Setup For A Comeback, Turn Setbacks Into Greenbacks and An Attitude of Excellence, which was endorsed by Dr. Stephen Covey and Alan Mulally (former CEO of Ford Motors). He is also featured on the front of the top-selling book, Chicken Soup For The Christian Soul II.
He has also written a popular new marriage book, co-authored with his wife of over 33 years, Dee Taylor-Jolley. The book is entitled, Make Love, Make Money, Make It Last!
Dr. Jolley holds a Doctor of Ministry degree in Faith-Driven Achievement from the California Graduate School of Theology, a master’s degree in Theology from Wesley Theological Seminary and a B.A. in Psychology and Sociology from The American University. Dr. Jolley resides with his family in Washington, DC. Read Less ^
TEDx: Turning Setbacks Into Comebacks
Dr. Willie Jolley answers the age-old question: What are the secrets that sustain successful organizations through difficult times? His answers are born out of his work 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-dollar profits every quarter since 2009. Success Magazine called him “Ford’s Secret Weapon!” Read More >
In this program, Dr. Jolley shares strategies and ideas your attendees can employ to transform their businesses—as well as the five areas of development that can be used immediately to change their thinking and their business.
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Taken from his popular television special, Turning Setbacks into Comebacks, Dr. Willie Jolley explains how in these times of uncertainty, high anxiety and fear for financial security, we can survive, and dare we think, thrive! Read More >
Dr. Willie Jolley is right on time with this message of how to turn your setbacks into comebacks! He has interviewed people of all walks of life on how they came back from great adversity. He shares their techniques, ideas, principles and strategies that proved successful! And furthermore, he explains how to apply those principles to your life’s trials and tribulations to achieve success!
While others may speak of turning setbacks into comebacks, Dr. Jolley wrote the international bestselling book…A Setback Is A Setup For A Comeback!
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“The best way to build your future is to build yourself. And the best way to build your organization is to build your people.” -Dr. Willie Jolley Read More >
In this program, the audience is sold on the positive perspective of change! Change is essential to any growth process. Everybody wants progress, but nobody wants to change!
Dr. Willie Jolley shares his patented “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 change. You will leave believing that change “truly” is good when your attitude is great!
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"I want to thank you for inspiring us all at the real estate one convention here in Detroit at the global center. You were phenomenal! You were inspiring! You really gave us something to chew on and make it a better year, future, and everything. It’s all excellent!"
"We hired Dr. Jolley to do a chamber leadership presentation for us and were absolutely floored by his presentation. We had a room full of local leaders who some of them come in a little bit jaded thinking they know it all and heard it all. They walked away absolutely amazed and transformed. We all learned something about ourselves, something we can do to make our businesses stronger, and, most importantly, something we can do to make our whole communities stronger. Thank you to Dr. Jolley."
"To sit here and listen to Willie Jolley, I got to tell you, it was absolutely massive, MASSIVE. From the mental picture that he painted, that he went like a surgeon inside of our heads and reconstructed, moved things around, tweaked things, all of this mentally, I’m telling you, it was a huge impact. I know my business will never be the same and I know the same is said for not only my team but all of the other leaders in this company. I want to say, to Willie Jolley, thank you so much!"
"Prior to today I had never heard of Willie Jolley, but, at the end of this all, I have certainly had a wonderful experience listening to him. Somebody who is able to speak from the heart, talk about some very simple principles, reminding us of the things that we knew about and forgot. Thing like how every setback is just setting us up for a comeback. It’s something which I find so refreshing and something which I will remember."
"We had a terrific TERRIFIC speaking engagement with Willie this morning. He captured what’s on our minds as far as strengths of our company, what our complex ecosystem looks like, where we think we can leverage our strengths, and I think unified everyone this morning thinking that we can reach for the stars to be great. We got to know the leaders inside of us. We got to work on building great teams around us, and in all of that anything is possible. He got us in a great dreamy mode this morning to realize the greatness inside all of us. It was an awesome start to the day."
"This experience was amazing. The kids walked out and were shouting ‘It’s me, I’m a change student.’ So we just want to personally thank Dr. Jolley for coming in."
"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!"
"I can’t remember when we had a speaker who had such a positive response from the Managers and the Managers-in-Training. I have heard many of them quoting you since the meeting."
"Thanks for going the extra mile and for making our meeting a smashing success. We’re glad you’re part of our team."
"At the NSA-Minnesota meeting, Willie Jolley previewed terrific material from his one-man musical inspirational show that is hopefully headed for Broadway. He's performed in sold-out theaters in Washington, D.C. and is taking the show to other theaters across the country. He sings, acts, and weaves his inspirational message in a tour de force that is likely to capture national attention as he sets a new standard for motivational/inspirational speakers. Don't miss it."
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