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 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 5 Outstanding 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.
Willie 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. 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.
Dee Taylor-Jolley, Chief Learning Officer
Dee Taylor-Jolley is the Chief Operations Officer for Willie Jolley Worldwide. She manages the administrative, financial and seminar functions of the business, founded by her husband, Dr. Willie Jolley, over 25 years ago.
Dee is also the Chief Learning Officer for Jolley University, which designs and delivers training materials that focus on leadership development, presentation skills, and customer service. She is currently a contributing writer to various publications.
Honored as a Teacher of the Year with the DC Public Schools, she also served as a consultant to the Washington Post Education Division. Dee is a former training director for the National Association of Home Builders and former congressional aide to Congressman Ronald V. Dellums.
She holds a BA in Political Science from Howard University and a Masters Degree in Curriculum Design from The Catholic University of America.