Johnnie Williams III

The Encouragement Specialist

Award Winning Author

Internationally Recognized Speaker

20 Experience Motivating K-12 Youth

UNLV Foundation Award Recipient

Nationally Recognized Anti-bully Advocate

Community Activist

Johnnie Williams III has spent 20 years encouraging students parents and educators within north America and beyond. He has also co-authored two children’s books with Eric Walters, and produced a financial literacy workbook that was sponsored and trademarked by JP Morgan Chase. His client base has included school boards both domestic and abroad, and two of which fell within the largest in North America. NBA teams have contracted him to inspire youth within their local markets, and universities have utilized his voice to promote college.


Johnnie Williams III has spent more than 18 years traveling and speaking to k-12 students, parents and educators. His presentations are unique and offer a metaphoric concept that help audiences remember, understand and share the message.

Simply put, he is an Encouragement Specialist that has developed engaging presentation skills. Johnnie has delivered impactful speeches in urban, suburban and rural areas across the country and other countries as well.

He has always stated that his presentations will put peoples need for encouragement before personal profit. And, he has proven that with his efforts over the past 7 years as he focused his efforts on inspiring students across Nevada from Las Vegas, Elko, Reno, Beatty, Armagosa and Pahrump.

In partnership with the Nevada Department of Education. Johnnie’s efforts have inspired many students to see beyond their perceived limitations. He has been contracted by the 5th largest school board in North America to speak on subjects like Bullying and Cultural Competency.

The UNLV Foundation has honored him with membership into their Silver and Gold Medallion Society. These prestigious awards are reserved for university donors who have contributed more than $500,000 to the University of Nevada Las Vegas.

Johnnie Williams is an encouragement presenter that has spoken to youth and adults in the United States, Canada, China, Africa, and the Philippines.

His messages are simple, and layered like an onion for lasting  impact. His anti-bully message “SHATTERED”, has been requested by schools, anti bully organizations and civic institutions like the Montgomery County Office of Human Rights.

His work in the area of financial literacy has included the creation of two life skill workbooks funded by both  J.P. Morgan Chase Foundation and Fannie Mae Foundation. The concept was simple; create a life manual to assist youth with mapping out a plan for managing life in the years to come. The workbooks cover career planning, resume writing, check writing, retirement planning and credit education.

For young readers, he has co-written 2 award winning children’s chapter books that have been published by Orca Book Publishers. The stories have been infused with  family values and offer reflective storylines.

Johnnie’s work in the state of Nevada has included clients like NV Energywho have booked Johnnie multiple times to address students invited to their college scholarship workshops, and also to inspire their staff with an African American history month presentation.

Johnnie considers himself an activist with a passion for helping people – help other people. 

This mentoring mindset has broadened his impact and exposure.  Many articles have been written about his work and he and his brother Jerome were  interviewed for a book featuring various activists. 

Over the past 20 years Johnnie’s dedicated time to inspiring youth across this nation and beyond, and come to the conclusion that he’s not a speaker. But, rather a conversationalist, using simple and relevant concepts to move and shift peoples perspective on a given topic or theme.

He recently received a call from a longtime mentee (Lance Constantine) who resides in Toronto, Canada. He wanted to pay a visit to Las Vegas for a few days. 

The last he saw of Lance, he was a recent high school graduate who had a vision to assist his peers in healing from their hurts. It had been nearly 8 years since They had last scene one another. And, he had gone from this young passion field student to a respected speaker and activist. He had stared in stage plays, produced some uplifting music and even written a book.

It’s been said, “when the student is ready, the teacher will appear“.

When Lance arrived, he already had a notepad and pen to take notes. This gesture of respect resulted in nearly 40 pages of notes. 

Johnnie often encourages mentors to just be their authentic selves as they stand prepared to inspire…

He has also created a “Just Ask Johnnie” text line for youth, young adults, parents and small business owners to submit questions. By texting 702-714-7511 you gain access to simple advice to help you in life.
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 childrens 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.  Johnnie is concluding a partnership with Nevada Department of Education and its Universities partners 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


As Johnnie Williams set out to craft a brand name for himself, he asked one simple question…

What is the overall objective?

If he’s speaking, or if he’s writing, his vision remains consistent. And, how each effort will help people is examined and considered.

Furthermore, how listeners can use and apply his examples to help even more people. Johnnie has entered into a phase of life where much of his focus is on building a legacy; not so much on what he’s done, but what he was able to inspire others to do – for others.

“The majority of our society’s problems are man-made, leaving the power of solution in our (collective) hands.” – Johnnie E. Williams III

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