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Dr. Willie Jolley
Best-Selling Author, National Television and Radio personality

Dr. Willie Jolley is a Hall of Fame Speaker, an Award-Winning Singer, a Best-Selling Author and a National Television and Radio personality. Jolley has reached great heights in the speaking industry since his humble beginnings as a fired singer. He was named “One of the Outstanding Five Speakers in the World” by Toastmasters International. He was inducted into the prestigious Speaker Hall of Fame, is a “Certified Speaker Professional” by the National Speakers Association. He is the recipient of the Ron Brown Distinguished Leadership Award (2012) and has be named “One of the Top 5 Leadership Speakers” by Speaking.com and Business Leader of the Year by the African American Chambers of Commerce.

Jolley uses his platform to pursue his mission to empower and encourage people to rise about their circumstances and maximize their potential. Jolley is best known for his work with Ford Motors in 2006, when they were on the verge of bankruptcy. By working with them from 2006-2009 Ford was able to reject a government bailout and return to profitability.

In addition to his speaking work, Jolley is also the author of several international best-selling books such as “it Only Takes a Minute to Change Your Life”, “A Setback Is A Setup For a Comeback”, and “Turn Setbacks into Greenbacks and an Attitude of Excellence.”

Dr. Jolley holds a Doctorate of Ministry Degree in Faith Dricen 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.