Dr. Willie Jolley

  • Hall of Fame Speaker, Best Selling Author, Award Winning Singer and Media Personality…who holds a Doctoral Degree in Achievement!
  • 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.
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Dr. Willie Jolley, CSP, CPAE

Grow your success!
Certified Speaking Professional and Hall of Famer

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 Chambers of Commerce.

No matter the venue, from his iHeartRadio 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. Jolley’s 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, Make Love, Make Money, Make It Last!, and An Attitude of Excellence, endorsed by Dr. Stephen Covey.

Years of Speaking Experience
Events Last Year


$15,000 – $20,000


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Worked In

Martinique, Australia, Jamaica, South Africa, Barbados, Trinidad, Malaysia, Bahamas, Nigeria

Topics and Programs

  • Attitude
  • Leadership
  • Change
  • Inspirational
  • Customer Service
  • Motivation

In this program, the audience is sold on the positive perspective of change! Change is essential to any growth process. Everyone wants progress, but nobody wants to change!

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!

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

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, Willie Jolley wrote the international best selling book…A Setback Is A Setup For A Comeback!

Participants will learn how to:

– Development the mind set that winners use to overcome tough times

– Implement step-by-step strategies you can immediately use to turn your setbacks into comebacks

– Prepare your action plan to bullet proof your future!

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

This highly entertaining and comprehensive program is based on his work with these leading edge companies.

This program is designed to help participants:

– Develop a workplace culture of excellence

– Develop leadership skills – no matter the position in the organization

– Embrace change as positive factor

– See building the team as necessary for the success of the entire operation

– Identify and serve the internal and external “customer”

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 manage … 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!

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!

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"Captured Our Stengths"
"Willie Jolley captured what was on our minds as far as strengths in our company. He helped us realize that there’s greatness inside of all of us."

-Cox Media Group
"Instant Credibility"
"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
"We Accomplished Our Mission"
"My eyes have only now been opened to the fact that we truly are on a NEW MISSION each time we set out to raise the bar year after year with our seminar. A significant part of the mission is to find world class speakers who will inspire, uplift and resonate. We accomplished our mission when we found you!"

-Sagicor Life Lamaica