Who We Are
Purpose: We help people worldwide Do More, Be More and Achieve More!
Mission: Our mission is to inspire people to rise above their circumstances and to maximize their potential and God-given talents.
Willie Jolley Worldwide helps organizations
- Develop a winning attitude
- Increase productivity
- Out-perform the competition
Successful tools used
- Live presentations
Our programs include
- Attitude Enhancement
- Leadership Development
- Change Management
- Exceptional Customer Service
Willie Jolley Worldwide was founded in 1987 by award-winning speaker, singer, best-selling author and media personality, Dr. Willie Jolley.
Dr. Willie Jolley, CEO
There are many inspirational/motivational speakers, and then there is the one, the only, the incomparable Dr. Willie Jolley. He is a Hall of Fame Speaker, an Award-Winning Singer, a Best-Selling Author and a National Television & Radio Personality. The Business Ad Hoc Committee recently tabbed him as “The #1 Inspirational Speaker/Singer in America!”
Dr. Willie 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 Outstanding Five Speakers in the World” & “Inspirational/Motivational Speaker of The Year” by the 175,000 members of Toastmasters International. He has 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 addition, he is also the recipient of the Ron Brown Distinguished Leadership Award and the African American Chamber of Commerce DC Business Leadership Award. Read More
Dee Taylor-Jolley, COO & Training Manager, The Jolley Institute
Dee Taylor-Jolley is the President for Willie Jolley Worldwide. Dee manages the daily operations for Willie Jolley Worldwide, overseeing the media and speaking career of personality, Willie Jolley. She also manages our training division, the Jolley Institute, which focuses on leadership development, presentation skills and customer service. Dee serves as a contributing writer for our publications and articles on success and achievement.
A former Teacher of the Year with the DC Public Schools, Dee was a consultant to the Washington Post Education Division, training director for the National Association of Home Builders and 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.
Cheryl Ragin, VP Marketing & New Media
Cheryl is our innovative marketing and and new media VP that keeps our online presence fresh and a cut above the rest. In addition to handling our new media and social media networking, she also handles all television and radio interview requests for Dr. Jolley. We should also add that Cheryl helps to create calm in the whirlwind that is Dr. Willie Jolley! She is a former Warner Bros. Records (New York, NY) marketing associate.
Patricia Paris, MacHelp Associates, Inc.
Since 1992, MacHelp Associates, Inc. provides premier Macintosh and PC support services to small corporate environments and Associations in the DC Metropolitan area. Support services include Small Business Consultation in advising and setting up computer systems in a new or existing company. After installation, we continue with ongoing support. Provide system analysis and design for database systems using FileMaker Pro. Provide consulting for networked small business accounting using MYOB, and web development.
Mrs. Paris’s computing experience began in 1979 working with mainframe computers. In 1982-1992, she directed Management Information Services Department for American Newspaper Publishers Association, a 105-year-old major trade association with nearly 1,400 members. She gained valuable computer, networking, and publishing experience. In 1988, Mrs. Paris began working with the Macintosh and never looked back.
Gloria Marconi, Illustration & Design
Gloria Marconi has been a graphic designer and illustrator in the Baltimore/Washington area since 1971. She graduated with honors from the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design in 1966 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration. Her senior year was spent in Rome, Italy in the European Honors Program, an opportunity that is only offered to 20 students in any given year.
After working for a few design firms in Baltimore, she formed her own company in 1971. Since 1976, she has been living and working in suburban Washington, DC.