“Serving and Adding Value to People, People Are My Business”.
~Professor Jeff Willie
In life, you don’t get what you want, you get what you expect. The key word is “Expectations”. You word choice (verbals), your nonverbals (body language) determines your expectations. What do want out of life, do you want to leave a legacy that you are proud of, a...
Raising oneself up from extreme poverty is a major challenge for anyone to conquer, but it was Jeff Willie’s revelation at age 19 that would forever change his life. The current Allen, TX resident was born in 1957 as the 10th of 12 children in the East Texas town of...
School is a place of growth and development. School is a place we discover who are in a larger society. School sometimes becomes a place of safe haven from a chaotic world at home for many in our society. Schools are open doors to job opportunities, building...
"I highly recommend this..."
I attended “Lead Like Jesus” workshop facilitated by Professor Jeff Willie. I learned new practical concepts on leadership which has helped me be a better Shepherd Leader of God’s flock. I highly recommend this “Lead Like Jesus” workshop for anyone who’s leading whether it is leading a family, church, school, or an organization. Whomever you are leading the skills are practical and applicable to the success of your operation.
Otis Amy, Pastor
Assistant Principal, Libby Elementary School
Carthage ISD, Texas
"...you are such a blessing to leaders of all kinds..."
Just a few words of thanks for the outstanding training session that you performed at the Mt. Olive Church of Plano on November 15th, 2017 by Professor Jeff Willie. Our people were so delighted and encouraged from the training. You were able to keep the leaders engaged even on a Wednesday night. I hope you understand that you are such a blessing to leaders of all kinds, especially the body of Christ.
Pastor Sam Fenceroy, Senior Pastor
Mt. Olive Church of Plano
"We were blessed..."
Pastor Taurus Johnson
New Hope Church
"An eye opener for me..."
I recently attended a Leadership Conference “Everything Rises and Falls on Leadership”
presented by Jeff Willie. An eye opener for me was a simple statement: “Organizations are not limited by its opportunities; organizations are limited by its leaders.” Thank you, Jeff, for making this class assessable in East Texas. I look forward to attending more of your professional development workshops.
Executive Director Excellent TEEN Choice, Inc.
"Mr. Willie, you were such an excellent presenter"
"This course has truly increased value to my life"
"It boosted my confidence..."
"I am very thankful..."
I am very thankful for the blessing to have you as my leadership coach. You help me to gain new perspective in my leadership development and improve in my work relationships. Last time, after I shared some of the challenges I was facing in my work, you helped me find the words to put things in context and asked questions that led me to reconsider my approach and find strategies to adapt to the context of my situation in a more knowledgeable way. This conversation made me see another area of growth that I needed to work on: communication. I started reading one of the two books you recommended me (“Everyone communicates, few connect’ of John C Maxwell) and it’s been helpful. I am learning to be a servant leader, and add value to people I interact with one day at a time, one step at a time.
"Few people can energize a group..."
Brought Jeff Willie to speak at our annual in-service day to nearly 500 employees. Few people can energize a group of that size and average age of 58 years old! Jeff put energy into the crowd and not only gave them things to think about, but hope for their future. Those 500 employees will go forward and impact the lives of nearly 20,000 student bus riders this Monday morning! We are off to a great start for the school year ahead and thrilled to have chosen him for this annual day long training event we hold. Highly recommended for your event!
Jack De Forrest III, MPA
Executive Director, Transportation
North East ISD, San Antonio, TX.
"Mr. Willie you were a Blessing ..."
My name is Devon Campbell and you recently came to James Bowie High School to speak with our At Risk Men Institute group (ARMI). I cannot help but think of your motivational speech and how dynamic you were when speaking with them. Mr. Willie you were a Blessing that day and I just wanted to say thank you for coming and sharing your life gems with us. It will always be remembered. You are AWESOME Mr. Willie!! You are an inspiration!!
Coach Devon Campbell
James Bowie High School Arlington ISD
"with 90 at-risk males ..."
I would like to extend a “hearty” thank you to Mr. Jeff Willie for his service and continual willingness to share his expertise and experience with the leaders of tomorrow! I sponsor a very unique class of high school young men and we recently were graced by Mr. Willie’s presence. During his visit to our campus, he spoke with 90 at-risk males on the topics of leadership, resiliency and strong character. He did what most speakers have a hard time doing with a young audience; he made the topics relevant and engaging to the students. He used something as common knowing blood types, to help these young men focus on the mindset they MUST keep throughout all adversity….”BE POSITIVE”.
Math Department Chair
James Bowie High School Arlington ISD
"You are not a mistake. You are meant to be here. You are a gift."
Good morning Professor Jeff
I’m Ezra Hernandez, Director of Communications for A+ Charter Schools, and one of the photographers at our A+ & Inspired Vision graduation ceremonies. Firstly, let me say just how much I appreciate your being our commencement speaker this year. I have sat through many a commencement speeches for dozens and dozens of other schools (including my own graduations), couldn’t tell you what any of them were even slightly about… but yours is one I’ll be able to quote for years:
“You are not a mistake. You are meant to be here. You are a gift.”
Your understanding of what our students, and our families, need to hear, over and over, until they believe it, and then a few times more for the times they forget, was delivered in speech-perfection. Your entire speech was phenomenal, and I thank you greatly for sharing it with our scholars.
Director of Communication
A+ Charter Schools Inc., Dallas, TX.
His heart touched many of our students and staff hearts
“As a high school principal, I was very proud of the messages that Jeff gave to our students. His heart touched many of our students and staff hearts and he made an impact. What impressed me the most is that he showed up at the football game and continued his conversations with student’s parents and staff. What a great human being with a great story who made a difference. Thank you Jeff for taking the time to let us hear your story, keep telling it and keep making a difference!”
Jason Harris, Principal Carthage High School Carthage, TX
He is dynamic, genuine, and will take you to the next level
Jeff Willie’s Irrefutable Laws of Leadership class. The class was very informative and very detailed. Jeff pulls you out of your comfort zone by engaging all students to be a part of the class but at the same time empowers you to take a nuance practical approach to applying the lessons learned to your field or industry. He is dynamic, genuine, and will take you to the next level.
JD Dougherty Little Elm, TX.
I appreciate your delivery and your passion for student success
Monday, September 3, 2018 Professor Willie, I wanted to thank you for the warm welcome in your classroom last week. I thoroughly enjoyed witnessing first hand your rapport with the students. Each of them are learning and are anxious for the next tidbit of life’s lessons. You really do break the information down and put it in their terms. They are remembering the concepts, the objectives, and they probably don’t realize it. Although, they did specifically list what they are learning. I appreciate your delivery and your passion for student success. Again, thank you for having me, and especially including me in your fantastic classroom.
Jacqui Sanchez, Ed.D.
Faculty Development Chair
College of Humanities and Sciences
Texas and Colorado University of Phoenix
We will never forget your great inspirational talk
We will never forget your great inspirational talk!! It was the best I’ve ever heard to get employees motivated to make a positive difference in the lives of our young people. God Bless You and your brothers for such a great job, Well Done!!
JoAnn Tillmutt, North East ISD, San Antonio, TX.
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