Willie Jolley

  • World Renowned Motivational Speaker
  • Host, #1 Motivational Show in America on Sirius XM
  • Member, Speaker Hall of Fame
  • Bestselling Author

 

Dr. Willie Jolley is a world renowned speaker, singer, author and media personality. In 1999 he was named “One of the Outstanding Five Speakers in the World” & “Motivational / Inspirational Speaker of The Year” by the 175,000 members of Toastmasters International. 

In 2005 he was inducted into the prestigious Speaker Hall of Fame. In 2015 he replaced the legendary Zig Ziglar on the national Get Motivated Tour! And in 2017 he was named “A Legend Of The Speaking Industry!”

Dr. Jolley is the host of the #1 Motivational Show in America on Sirius XM and is heard daily with his Motivational Minute on WHUR FM preceding Steve Harvey. He also has a popular podcast on IHeart Radio.  He 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 , An Attitude of Excellence and his new marriage book with his wife, Dee, entitled Make Love, Make Money, Make It Last!  

No matter the venue, from his exciting One Man Show that was recently recorded for a national television special, to his Get Motivated tour appearances, to his #1 Rated Sirius/XM radio show, 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!

 
  

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A Sample of the Groups That Have Hosted Willie Jolley
  • Hyatt Regency Baltimore
  • Norton Healthcare
  • Cox Media Group
  • Verizon Partner Solutions
  • Ford Motor Company
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Achievement Matters... and Greatness Counts!

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.  Upon completing this program, participants will learn:  Great organizations have great people who do great work and give great service ...

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. 

Upon completing this program, participants will learn: 

  • 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 tend to have mediocre people who do mediocre work and give mediocre service!
  • Negative people will simply kill an organization!

 

Overcome Challenges With an Attitude of Excellence

Dr. Willie Jolley answers the age-old question of, what are the key secrets that sustain successful organizations through difficult times. His answers are born out of his work with helping Ford Motor Company go from the brink of bankruptcy in 2006 to being positioned to reject the Government bailout ...

Dr. Willie Jolley answers the age-old question of, what are the key secrets that sustain successful organizations through difficult times. His answers are born out of his work with 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 profits every quarter since 2009. Success magazine called him “Ford’s Secret Weapon!” In this program Dr. Jolley shares strategies and ideas that your attendees can employ to transform their businesses as well.

The five areas of development that can be used immediately to change your thinking and change your business.


Upon completing this program, participants will:

  • 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”

This is a blended learning program with Dr. Jolley using an audiovisual presentation. 

Turn 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 ...

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!

Upon completing this program, participants will learn how to:

  • Create a “PHD” – Persistence, Hunger and Determination
  • Break through negativity
  • Focus on the pursuit of success
  • Maintain calm in situations of panic
  • Find an attitude of gratitude to fortify growth

Dr. Jolley draws on inspiring real-life success stories and business insights to show participants how to:

  • Create a positive outlook
  • Become adaptable to every circumstance
  • 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 ...

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:

  • 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!

How To Turn Your Setbacks into Comebacks: When Life or the Economy Deals You a Setback!

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!  Dr. Willie Jolley is right on time with this message of how to turn your ...

Taken from his popular television special, Turning Setbacks into ComebacksDr. Willie Jolley explains how in these times of uncertainty, high anxiety and fear for financial security, we can survive, and dare we think, thrive! 

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 best selling book…A Setback Is A Setup For A Comeback!

Participants will learn how to:

  • 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!

How To Be Unstoppable: Leadership & 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 rath ...

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!

Upon completing this program, participants will learn:

  • 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 2 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 ...

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!"

Students:

  • 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 self-esteem!

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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 one of the best speakers in the world, a world class award-winning singer, a best-selling author and #1 Rated Radio personality.

Dr. Willie Jolley has achieved remarkable heights in his career, having come from the humble beginnings of being a fired nightclub singer, who was replaced by a karaoke machine! He had a setback but turned it into an amazing comeback story. He has gone on to be named “One of the Outstanding Five Speakers in the World” by the 175,000 members of Toastmasters International. (Only 50 people have ever achieved this honor, including Nelson Mandela, Margaret Thatcher, General Colin Powell and Zig Ziglar).  In 1999 Toastmasters International also named him “Motivational/Inspirational Speaker of the Year!”  In 2003 he was named “A Black History Maker of Today” by the McDonald’s Owners of America.  

In 2005 Dr. Jolley was inducted into the prestigious Speaker Hall of Fame (CPAE – Council of Peers Award of Excellence) after having achieved the distinction of Certified Speaker Professional by the National Speakers Association. He holds the distinction of being the first African American to be elected President of the National Speakers Association, DC Chapter, and first African American to be elected to the National Board of NSA. In 2007 he was named “Business Leader of the Year” by the Future Business Leaders of America.  In 2010 Dr. Jolley 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 “The Business Leader of the Year” by The Business Ad Hoc Committee.  In 2015 Dr. Jolley was chosen to replace the legendary Zig Ziglar on the National Get Motivated Tour. For over twenty years Zig Ziglar and General Colin Powell were the featured speakers, and when Mr. Ziglar died Dr. Jolley was the unanimous choice to replace him! And in 2017 Dr. Jolley was named “A Legend Of The Speaking Industry” by the Veteran Speakers Association.

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!  He now hosts the #1 Self Help Show in America on Sirius XM Radio, where he interviews the best and brightest thoughts leaders in America.  He is also the host of the top rated Willie Jolley Motivational Minute Radio Show on WHUR FM where he precedes the Steve Harvey Morning Show each weekday morning.

Dr. Jolley has been featured on two national PBS Specials, one has gone on to become the bestselling youth motivational program for PBS. The other is a top seller on How To Turn Setbacks Into Comebacks. His TED talk is also a popular message on transformation. Dr. Jolley has been featured in many markets with his daily TV Show, Live Better with Willie Jolley, sponsored by McDonald’s.  Dr. Jolley also has been featured on a series of financial management programs sponsored by the State Department Credit Union.

Many people in the corporate world 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 Dollar profits! After his historic work with Ford Motors he was featured in many national newspapers and success magazines, including The Washington, Success Magazine and Selling Power Magazine. He has gone on to become a favorite speaker for many Fortune 500 corporations, including GM, Walmart, Verizon, Marriott, Hyatt, Prudential and Comcast. Plus, he often speaks globally for audiences such as The World Conference of The Million Dollar Roundtable, Johnson and Johnson of Dubai, Prudential of Malaysia, Coca Cola South Africa, Sagicor Insurance in Jamaica, Amway Australia, Neways New Zealand and First Bank of Nigeria.  

No matter the venue, from his exciting One Man Show that was recently recorded for a national television special, to his Get Motivated tour appearances, to his #1 Rated Sirius/XM radio show, 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, An Attitude of Excellence, which was endorsed by Dr. Stephen Covey, or being featured on the front of the top selling Chicken Soup For The Christian Soul II, he has built a reputation for being captivating, compelling and life changing!  

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.