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Willie Jolley

Motivator, Turbo-Charging Organizations With An Attitude of Excellence!

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. Jolley Helps Organizations Maximize Profits and Elevate the Performance of Their People…to Achieve Greater Results! 

Washington, DDC, USA


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!” 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.

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!

  • 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
  • wesome! Simply awesome!!! One of my proudest moments at NIH! On my way back to my building, I walked and listened to the conversations of others walking within earshot. I heard so many favorable comments. One group of four younger men shared comments about your singing and what a great voice you had. A woman in another small group said she’d heard motivational speakers before, but that you were about the best she’d heard. Two women walking together remarked on how they felt motivated. As for me, I really needed to hear that.

    - Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
  • I knew what the souls of the Verizon team needed at this time and as I orchestrated the 3-day event, I knew what I wanted and needed for the closing and you delivered in a strong way in creating a memorable moment for the organization and from that they will challenge themselves to “SOAR” and believe they can fly against any setbacks, as we showed them the things we put in place to set them back up for another comeback year by leveraging ‘an attitude of excellence.’

    - Verizon Partner Solutions
  • You are an exceptionally inspiring, highly energetic, forward-thinking, motivational speaker. I knew it was the right decision to have you speak to my fellow team members when at the end of the presentation you received a standing ovation...A week after the presentation our team members are still talking about your insight into exceptional service and what it means to each of us personally as well as professionally.

    - Hyatt Regency Baltimore
  • 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

Summary Profile

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 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 in 2006 when they were on the brink of bankruptcy. He worked with them in 2006, 2007 and 2008. And in 2009, Ford was the only one of the Big Three Automakers to reject a government bailout and go on to Billion Winter/Spring 2015 Dollar profits!

No matter the venue, from his exciting television appearances to his SiriusXM radio show, to corporate audiences like Wal-Mart, 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’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.