Testimonials

“Willie Johnson has the rare ability to combine side-splitting humor with touching, heartfelt stories. The result is powerful. Friendly and instantly likable, Johnson is a skillful entertainer whose message hits its mark.”
Tonya McKiever, Staff Writer Benton County Daily Record

“I certainly did enjoy and appreciate Willie Johnson’s motivational presentation. He was entertaining while at the same time giving ‘food for thought’. Great job!”
Jane Musick, Harding University

“Mr. Johnson was an extremely effective speaker. He was positive and very upbeat, even when his audience was unresponsive at times. It’s very admirable that he could remain so effective that early in the day! At my office, his use of the ‘pause button’ is still in heavy use. I took a lot away from his presentation and feel blessed that I had the opportunity to participate.”
Kathey Moody, University of Arkansas

“There is something very reassuring about having access to Willie Johnson, because he not only pushes toward excellence, but also leads in the same manner.”
Visions Newsletter- September, 2005

“What a wonderful way to start the day! Willie was the perfect combination of personality and purpose. He is a natural speaker and motivator.”
Beth Zachary, Citibank

“What a great conference! It was one of the best I have attended all year. It was so much fun watching you in action. The information offered was applicable and right on target! I can’t wait until next year!”
Christine Zini, Development Assistant Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Washington County, Inc.

I am emailing you to let you know what I thought about your presentation. I thought it was excellent. It was interactive, fun, and included some really good information. How to work together on a team project, I assume that was the part with the egg, that was really a lot of fun. It really made everyone participate, and put in their 2 cents.
Todd Walters – Office of the Assistant Dean for Administration – College of Education & Health Professions

On behalf of Ardis Ann Middle School I want to say thank you for taking time to give Career Days presentations last week and again for coming two years ago! It is so important that our students have exposure to various career domains at this age. Middle school is a great age to begin to think about the world beyond and to begin to put dreams into motion! I really appreciate the motivational encouragement you always give our students. Thank you for making such a positive impact on them.
Bette Cromer, AAMS Counselor

Thank You ! for such a great class!!!! I can’t wait to put everything I learned into action!!!!!!!! – Alicia Elmore – Partnership Development Administrator

Our Managers are still commenting on how much they enjoyed your talk! Thanks again.
Dee Lawrence – Assistant Director HR and Training – Wendy’s Fourjay, L.L.C.

Willie – They loved it!!! All I heard was “good stuff”…when I get the evaluation results back I will send to you. Thanks again.
Hoffman, Cathleen –NOARK

Willie, thank you so much for the excellent training session. Your enthusiasm and energy created an atmosphere of learning at a level this class had not seen in the past 8 weeks. I look forward to working with you again in the future on additional trainings. Thanks again, JIM
Jim Wells – University of Arkansas – Supervisor Development Program Coordinator

Willie – here is quote from one of the training evaluation sheets: “One word “love”. I loved this workshop! I loved the way we had to work as a group and accomplish the overall objective. The presenter was awesome and knew his stuff”
Kathy Gattinger, CVM | Arkansas Service Commission

DHS-Division of Volunteerism – A Resource for Communities and Nonprofits
You were a great addition to our conference when we held it in Rogers back in 2008, and if you can accommodate us, I would love to have you come to speak to our group again this year. We are holding our annual procurement conference and vendor show at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Hot Springs, AR, September 25-28, 2011. I believe you would be an outstanding addition to our conference and an excellent speaker for one of our break-out sessions on September 27th. Linda K. Fast,APO, CPPO, CPPB Procurement Manager – University of Arkansas

Willie, we really enjoyed having you at our event. The feedback on your presentation was great!! Your stories and themes you brought out were incorporated into the rest of our event and were very helpful in the overall value of our seminar!! Thanks also for socializing with our group, it really personalized the event. I have received numerous comments from the group and all mentioned how much they enjoyed your presentation. I hope also our paths will cross again, and continued success to you!! Once again, thanks for helping make our “Southeast Area Professional Development” event a memorable experience for all!!
Malinda Larey – NAEOP Southeast Area Professional Conference
Fort Smith Public Schools Technology

“……..THEN WE MET WITH MR. WILLIE JOE JOHNSON, OUR SPEAKER,
“MAKING A DIFFERENCE.” – THE MAN WAS LIKE THE ENERGIZE BUNNY..HE KEPT GOING AND GOING AND GOING. WE HAD A MIND CLEANSING EXPERIENCE WITH CLEANING OF THE COBWEBS IN OUR MIND. WILLIE KEPT TELLING US STORIES WITH HUMOR. YOU COULDN’T GET BORED IN HIS SEMINAR!

HE ASK US TO EMBRACE OUR PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITIES IN CREATING THE FREEDOM TO CHOOSE THE CHOICES WE MAKE AND NOT SOMEONE ELSE’S. ITS NOT WHAT YOU SAY, ITS HOW YOU SAY IT; ITS NOT WHAT YOU DO, ITS HOW YOU DO IT; ITS HOW YOU LOOK WHEN YOU SAY IT AND DO IT.
Carol A. Briggs – NAEOP Southeast Area Professional Conference

WillieJay – The Board of Directors of the Arkansas Public Fleet Managers Association wants to thank you for your participation in its 2014 conference. As reported by one of our members, your presentation was “awesome”. Another fleet professional attendee called you “one of the best speakers the conference has ever had.”
Gale A. Blackburn – Project Manager

What a great session yesterday!! I really appreciate you taking time from your busy schedule to meet with the Intermodal Application development team. I received wonderful feedback from the team and we were actually discussing our behavior styles this morning. It was a win for team building! Your energy was fabulous and ended a stressful day for us in just the right way. Thank you for bringing your positive outlook and sharing your infectious energy with us!
Karen Jewell | J.B. Hunt – Information Services Mgr II

Wow Willie, you did it again! Great job!.
Monty Morton – J.B. Hunt – Director of Training & Development

Mr. Johnson – Just a follow-up to the outstanding job you did for the Administrative Professionals. You were awesome. You kept us entertained and I especially liked the group interactions. It has reaffirmed what team work is all about. Thanks again,
Mattie E. Lewis, CMDSM, EMCM, MDC, MQCS
Logistical Support Services – Dayton Public Schools

The presentation to our PDA group today was GREAT. Thank you very much, The feedback has been excellent and everyone is pumped up : ) It was even better than I had expected. I am so glad we did it for our kickoff meeting of 2014. Thanks.
Brandy McClelland | J.B. Hunt – Sr Partnership Dev Manager