Nancy Vogl Speakers Bureau

Willie Jolley

February 14, 2014
Willie Jolley

Dr. Willie Jolley

Expertise:   Attitude, Leadership, Excellence

Speaking Style:  High Energy. Content Rich. Entertaining.

Travels From:  Washington, D.C.

Nancy Says:  “There is no one like Willie Jolley. When he speaks, one can’t help but soak in every word. When he sings, hearts are moved beyond measure, opening up to what is possible. Every time I’ve heard Willie speak he rocks the house. He’s simply incredible.”

The Leading Expert in "Comebacks" and an "Attitude of Excellence"

The incomparable Dr. Willie Jolley: An acclaimed speaker, accomplished singer, and a man on a mission…to inspire and lift others beyond mediocrity, to rise above their circumstances, to pursue their greatness, to live lives filled with hope, joy and abundance. He does so through energizing and empowering keynotes that get people on their feet, cheering with a new set of beliefs and goals.

Success Magazine calls Willie Jolley, “The Secret Weapon Ford Motors Used in Their Incredible Comeback!”  When on the brink of bankruptcy, Willie worked with Ford for several years, after which they rejected a government bailout; since 2010, Ford has turned a billion dollar profit every quarter. Just imagine how his message can influence other groups! A mindset of excellence, turning setbacks into comebacks, and embracing change…that’s Willie’s specialty. Thousands of people can attest to it.

Learn more about Willie Jolley...

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 of being 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. He has also been inducted into the prestigious Speaker Hall of Fame as well as achieving the distinction of Certified Speaker Professional by the National Speakers Association. In 2012 he was the recipient of the Ron Brown Distinguished Leadership Award. In 2013 he was named, “One of the Top 5 Leadership Speakers” by and Business Leader of The Year by The African American Chambers of Commerce.

Dr. Willie 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 in 2006 when they were on the brink of bankruptcy, and he worked with them in 2006, 2007 and 2008 and in 2009 they were able to reject a government bailout and go on to Billion Dollar profits.

No matter the venue, from his exciting television appearances to his Sirius/XM radio show, to corporate audiences like Wal-Mart, GM, Comcast, Verizon, Marriott or The Million Dollar Round Table … Dr. Willie Jolley keeps it moving with high energy and enthusiasm, as he delivers nuggets 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.

Dr. Jolley holds a Doctorate of Ministry Degree in Faith Driven Achievement from the California Graduate School of Theology, a Master Degree in Theology from Wesley Theological seminary and a B.A. in Psychology and Sociology from The American University.


Presentation Topics

Achievement Matters...and Greatness Counts!

The key to growth in organizations is the development of the people within the organizations. This program will help your team Do More, Be More and Achieve More!

The key to growth in organizations is the development of the people within the organizations.
  • Great organizations have great people who do great work and give great service
  • Good organizations tend to have good people who do good work and give good service.
  • Mediocre organizations have mediocre people who do mediocre work and give mediocre service!
  • Negative people will simply kill an organization!

An Attitude of Excellence: 5 Simple Steps for 5-Star Successes 

Developing “An Attitude of Excellence” is Dr. Willie Jolley’s answer to the age-old question of what secrets, principles and strategies help “5-Star” organizations create consistent success.

His answers are born out of his work with corporations like Ford Motor Company, where Dr. Willie Jolley was the inspirational thought leader Ford used to go from the brink of bankruptcy to billion dollar profits.

Verizon, Marriott Hotels, Dell Computers, Union Pacific Railroad and Proctor and Gamble are examples of successful corporations Willie has been fortunate to work with and learn from!

This highly entertaining and comprehensive program is based on his work with these leading edge companies.
  • Develop a workplace culture of excellence
  • Develop leadership skills – no matter the position in the organization
  • Embrace change as a positive factor
  • See building the team as necessary for the success of the entire operation
  • Identify and serve the internal and external “customer”

Turning Setbacks into Greenbacks: 7 Steps for Going Up in Down Times 

Dr. Willie Jolley is the inspirational thought leader Ford Motor Company used to go from the brink of bankruptcy to billion dollar profits.

Tough times create new opportunities that either make you or break you! When you implement Dr. Willie Jolley’s 7 Steps for Turning Setbacks into Greenbacks, you will be ready to make those new opportunities work for you!

Dr. Jolley helps you discover how to:
  • Break through negativity
  • Focus on your pursuit of success
  • Maintain calm in situations of panic
  • Find an attitude of gratitude to fortify your growth
Dr. Jolley draws on inspiring real-life success stories and business insights to show you how to:
  • Create a positive outlook
  • How to become adaptable to every circumstance
  • How to seize opportunities that will lead to greater success!

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

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.
  • 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!

How to Be Unstoppable: Leadership and Achievement 

Dr. Willie Jolley believes leadership is an action not a position! He reminds us that great leaders always focus on the possibilities rather than the challenges! Great leaders are willing to do whatever is necessary rather than doing what is comfortable! And leaders look to develop more leaders rather than more followers.

Willie Jolley takes you on a memorable roller coaster ride of why you must develop the leader within you and then gives you the steps for getting it done! It requires sweat equity, but so does anything that produces great achievement! Whether you are an association executive, sales professional, entrepreneur, business owner, or manager…you will experience growth and renewed enthusiasm for reaching and exceeding your goals.

This program will develop more leaders and set them on a course for becoming unstoppable!
  • The Attitude of Excellence mindset for creating unstoppable leaders
  • How ordinary people can become “extraordinary” leaders
  • The critical “Vision-Decision-Action-Desire (VDAD Formula)” for excellence in Leadership
  • Strategies for implementing the V-D-A-D formula
  • The power of “Better” for creating leaders at every level of the organization!

Motivate Your Youth: Dare 2 Dream, Dare to Win 

Many complain of the challenges with today’s youth and the negative influences (alcohol, glorification of violence, striving for low achievement), which often cut their lives short. Willie Jolley is doing something to change that statistic. He is doing something positive to reach the hearts and minds of students and help them have greater success in school, home and community! And most importantly, he gets RESULTS!

Dr. Willie Jolley helps students to:
  • Make the decision to stay away from drugs and alcohol
  • Make the decision to stay away from negative people
  • Make the commitment to pursue academic excellence
  • Make wise choices and accept the fact that if they believe, they can achieve

Parents and educators alike have called Dr. Willie Jolley “a life-changing force of today’s youth!”

  • Would you like to be the one to influence your friends?
  • Do you want to be courageous?
  • Do you want to do great things in your life?

Then…don’t make decisions for today! Join TV and radio personality, Dr. Willie Jolley for your road map to building your successful future!

Learn how to:
  • Make a first good impression
  • Stay away from negative people
  • Stay away from drugs
  • Focus on academics
  • Build your own self-esteem! 



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