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Dr. Willie  Jolley

Dr. Willie Jolley

Award-Winning Singer, Best-Selling Author & Media Personality

Biography

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 ^

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TEDx: Turning Setbacks Into Comebacks

Speech Topics

Achieve More with an Attitude of Excellence

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.  

Upon completing this program, participants will: Read Less ^

  • 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”

Turn Your Setbacks into Comebacks!

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!

Participants will learn how to: Read Less ^

  • Develop the mindset that winners use to overcome tough times
  • Implement step-by-step strategies to immediately use to turn setbacks into comebacks
  • Prepare an action plan to bulletproof their future!

Change Is Good…When Your Attitude is GREAT! 

“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!

Participants will learn: Read Less ^

  • The attitude necessary to positively adapt and embrace the inevitability of change
  • The four-step process for “winning with change!”
  • How a change in perspective can positively change results
  • The success strategies that outstanding leaders have used to turn problems into possibilities, and setbacks into comebacks
  • How to successfully navigate the winds of change by working as a team
  • How to create an all-star team where everybody is an MVP!