Johnnie Williams III is an Encouragement Specialist whose efforts to inspire individuals young and old has spanned 20 years and served more than 1 million individuals. His metaphorical speaking style has set him apart from others, due to an uncanny ability to simplify complex subject matter. He has collaborated with award winning authors to publish 2 youth (chapter) books that promote character and family values. And, both the Fannie Mae Foundation and the JP Morgan Chase Foundation solicited his services to create financial literacy workbooks and workshops for high school students in urban markets around the United States.
His tireless efforts to empower youth to pursue their dreams caught the attention of former Michigan governor John Engler, who appointed Johnnie to the states Committee on Juvenile Justice. Other public officials have followed with similar recognitions and civic awards. Most recently, the Mayor of Henderson, Nevada (a top 50 best city) appointed him to lead the cities brightest young leaders on the Blue Ribbon Commission for Educational Excellence.
Other interesting layers to Johnnie’s story involve his charitable collaborations with his younger brother Jerome Williams, 9 year NBA veteran, and their youngest brother Joshua.
As his career begins to shift towards corporate presentations and creative consulting for entrepreneurs eager to connect with larger audiences. Johnnie is concluding a partnership with Nevada Department of Education and its Universities to steer more than 25,000 students towards college. His efforts have been awarded, his youth program concepts have been shared at national conferences and he has been recognized by both the UNLV Foundation and the state of Nevada for providing nearly $1,000,000 in presentation discounts to support the states efforts to encourage some of its most challenged students.