Willie is a speaker, entrepreneur, businessman author and philanthropist. Together with his wife, they own several successful businesses. Prior to starting his own business, Willie worked in corporate America for 17 years. 12 years as a Financial Adviser and six of those years in management.
Willie has spoken for over 20 years on topics related to Entrepreneurship, Success, Financial Literacy and Overcoming Obstacles. Willie speaks to many businesses, schools and non-profit organizations across the country.
Willie is the oldest of two children raised by a single mother. He lived in public housing in the inner city neighborhoods of Birmingham Alabama. The family spent numerous days and nights without heat or electricity. Willie has never met his biological father or his paternal or maternal grandparents. As a kid, Willie was bullied relentlessly because he wore thick glasses and suffered from a speech impediment (stuttered). His relationship with his stepfather was hard. His stepfather often verbally abused him to the point that Willie threatened to kill him at the age of 13.
Today Willie has become a successful business owner, motivational speaker, investor, philanthropist, husband, and author of the newly released book titled An Upward Journey “Finding Success In Life”. Willie has broken many family curses along the way.
Willie’s combination of life experiences and education make him the ideal speaker on the topics of Creating your own Success, Overcoming Obstacles, Entrepreneurship, and Financial Literacy.
He is a proud member of Toastmasters International and an associate member of the National Speakers Association.
He served on the board of directors for Ivy Prep Foundation and The L.E.A.D Foundation.