I like, no make that, LOVE to talk to people about WHY they are here on this rock! I provide strategies to help them maximize personal and professional performance through an understanding that they are no less than a masterpiece of design, built for excellence.
Corporate Culture in the U.S. has veered far away from those days when the family at home mattered as much as the employee. Now we speak of 'Human Capital Management' and if that doesn't send a shiver down your spine.... I am on the leading edge of redefining the Human Resources Department as a Collaborative Resources Department (#CRDept).
My expertise is in the field of optimizing intrinsic passion and design.
For more than 30 years I have explored our 'why' and whether or not men and women self-identify with their occupations. My research and experiences have taught me much on this subject and informs my enthusiasm in front of audiences.
Husband to Denise | "Daddy" to Kate | "Jerry" to Kevin, my son-in-law | "Jerry" to Bradley, my stepson | "Papa" to Mary and Akasha, my granddaughters | Brother to Debbie | Son to Reba | Friend of some really good guys...
I am a Speaker, an Author, and a Business Consultant
Georgia College and State University | University of Georgia | Kennesaw State University
"JD greatly exceeded my expectations with his presentation to my sales force. He kept everyone's attention and was quite entertaining as he worked his way through a concise fill-in-the blank overview of his "VAMP" protocol. His key points were concise and memorable and I have no doubt our group will do a better job with future public-speaking appointments as a result. Thanks, JD, for helping us grow our business!"
J.W., SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT FOR SALES DEVELOPMENT, SHELTER LENDING SERVICES
The ONE Thing Seminar is a key event for my company, MAPS Business Training. Our Atlanta event on October 11th was very successful, and much of the credit for that success belongs to JD Walker. JD not only delivered as our Host and Emcee (great presence, the audience loved him), and thanks to his knowledge of Atlanta our venue could not have been more perfect, and his recruiting efforts filled the room to overflowing. He was a great partner for my company, and I would encourage other companies to dial him up to be on their national stage as well. Thank you, JD!
S.K., PRESIDENT, MAPS BUSINESS TRAINING
Jerry did such an amazing job as the emcee of our retreat! In fact, we have asked him back again for our spring retreat. His energy, excitement, and his ability to captivate the audience from the word 'go' are reasons you need to have Jerry lead your next event!
C.W., PRESIDENT AND CO-FOUNDER, MASTER NETWORKS, INC.
Jerry (JD) was the main speaker for our retreat. Our non-profit, Ripple of One, treated single Moms making lifestyle changes to a weekend conference in Asheville. Jerry attended our whole conference, and even gave signed copies of his book to all of us. He spoke on passion and provided a workshop with a pamphlet that walked through acknowledging God created us all for a purpose, identifying "life threads," and creating 5 short term goals to get closer to living out our passion. It was interactive, personal, and moving. Thank you, JD, for re-inspiring us!
E.R.R., CLIENT CARE MANAGER, RIPPLE OF ONE
"JD.... One word that I keep hearing from everyone yesterday, whether people at the event or even people from places like Dallas is 'Delight'. Every one was delighted with yesterdays' event thanks to your energy, passion and the way you connected with all of us."
S.N., EVENT ORGANIZER, NORTH AMERICAN TELUGU SOCIETY
EmceeThe ONE Thing Seminar
Improve Your Selling Skills When You Improve Your Speaking SkillsShelter Lending Sales Meeting
8 Things Entrepreneurs Do That Others Won'tMaster Networks National Convention
Defining One's Passion in LifeRipple of One Retreat
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My expertise is in helping individuals and companies maximize performance through better communication. When companies 'see' their employees as more than a means to the bottom line, and employees understand their employer as more than just a job, both take ownership of the outcomes which serve them both. It comes down to what, and how, we communicate.