Dr. Willie Jolley

Tagline: Motivational

Talent Highlights

  • Hall of Fame Speaker: Dr. Willie Jolley’s induction into the Speaker Hall of Fame signifies his exceptional talent and enduring impact as a motivational speaker, cementing his status as one of the industry’s elite.

  • Award-Winning Singer: As a multi WAMMIE Award-winning nightclub performer, Dr. Jolley’s captivating vocals and magnetic stage presence have earned him acclaim in both the entertainment and speaking worlds.

  • Best-Selling Author: With several international best-selling books to his name, Dr. Jolley’s literary contributions offer invaluable insights into personal and professional development, inspiring readers to unlock their full potential.

  • Resilience in Adversity: Dr. Jolley’s remarkable “Comeback” story, overcoming setbacks and turning challenges into opportunities, serves as a powerful testament to the resilience of the human spirit.

  • Global Thought Leader: Recognized as one of the outstanding speakers in the world by Toastmasters International, Dr. Jolley’s influence extends far beyond the stage, shaping the dialogue on leadership, success, and personal growth on a global scale.

Keynote Topics

  • Achieve More with an Attitude of Excellence
  • Turn Your Setbacks into Comebacks…then Turn Your Comebacks Into Greenbacks!
  • Change Is Good…When Your Attitude is GREAT!


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Travels from:

  • Washington, DC

Fee Range:

  • Fees* $20,001 - $35,000




Dr. Willie Jolley is not just another motivational speaker; he is a beacon of inspiration, a maestro of transformation, and a living testament to the power of resilience and perseverance. With a career spanning decades, Dr. Jolley has solidified his position as a triple threat personality and a global thought leader. Renowned as a Hall […]

Dr. Willie Jolley is not just another motivational speaker; he is a beacon of inspiration, a maestro of transformation, and a living testament to the power of resilience and perseverance. With a career spanning decades, Dr. Jolley has solidified his position as a triple threat personality and a global thought leader. Renowned as a Hall of Fame speaker, award-winning singer, and popular national radio and television personality, Dr. Jolley’s magnetic presence and profound insights have captivated audiences worldwide. His journey from humble beginnings to remarkable success serves as a testament to his unwavering dedication and indomitable spirit.

Dr. Willie Jolley | Motivational Speaker

Born into modest circumstances, Dr. Jolley faced adversity from an early age with the untimely passing of his father during his teenage years. Undeterred by the challenges life presented, he forged his path through determination and resilience. Financing his college education by performing in nightclubs and recording jingles for radio and television commercials, Dr. Jolley honed his craft as an entertainer while navigating the complexities of life.

Despite achieving multi WAMMIE (Washington Area Music Association) Awards as a nightclub performer, he encountered a pivotal setback when he was replaced by a karaoke machine during the karaoke craze sweeping America. However, rather than succumbing to defeat, Dr. Jolley embraced adversity as an opportunity for growth, catalyzing a remarkable “Comeback” that would redefine his trajectory.

Dr. Jolley’s expertise spans a diverse spectrum, encompassing motivational speaking, singing, writing, and broadcasting. As a sought-after keynote speaker, he shares actionable strategies for personal and professional success, drawing from his own experiences to inspire audiences to unleash their full potential. His compelling storytelling and infectious energy leave an indelible impact, empowering individuals to overcome obstacles and embrace change. Beyond the stage, Dr. Jolley’s influence extends to the realm of literature, with several international best-selling books that offer invaluable insights into achieving greatness and cultivating resilience.

Event planners seeking to elevate their programs and leave a lasting impression on attendees need look no further than Dr. Willie Jolley. With his unparalleled expertise and dynamic stage presence, he delivers transformative keynotes that resonate deeply with audiences of all backgrounds. Whether addressing corporate executives, entrepreneurs, or students, Dr. Jolley’s messages of resilience, leadership, and success transcend boundaries, igniting a spark of inspiration that fuels lasting change. Moreover, his proven track record of excellence, including prestigious accolades such as induction into the Speaker Hall of Fame and the CPAE Award, attests to his unparalleled caliber as a speaker.

For event planners seeking top-tier talent to engage and inspire their audiences, Speakers Inc provides a seamless solution. With a roster of world-class speakers, including luminaries like Dr. Willie Jolley, Speakers Inc offers unparalleled access to transformative thought leaders who can elevate any event to new heights. By partnering with Speakers Inc, event planners gain access to a wealth of expertise and resources, ensuring a seamless experience from conception to execution. With a commitment to excellence and a passion for empowering audiences, Speakers Inc sets the standard for speaker representation, making them the ideal choice for event planners seeking to create unforgettable experiences.

In summary, Dr. Willie Jolley stands as a testament to the power of resilience, perseverance, and the unwavering pursuit of excellence. From humble beginnings to international acclaim, his journey embodies the triumph of the human spirit and serves as an inspiration to all who dare to dream. With his unparalleled expertise, dynamic stage presence, and unwavering commitment to empowering others, Dr. Jolley continues to redefine the landscape of motivational speaking, leaving an indelible mark on audiences worldwide. For event planners seeking to create impactful experiences that inspire, motivate, and transform, Dr. Willie Jolley is the ultimate choice.

Dr. Willie Jolley keeps it moving with high energy and enthusiasm. He delivers powerful nuggets on how every person can live a better life and win more, every day!

He holds an earned Doctorate (D. Min) 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 American University.

Dr. Willie Jolley resides in Washington, DC and shares his life with his wife, Dee, his two adult children and two grandchildren.

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