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Meet William

Founder & CEO of Willsmiles, #1 International Motivational Speaker, NFL Super Bowl Speaker, #1 best selling author, Father, Husband, Mentor/Coach

You cannot be great if you cannot 

Operate in chaos

William King Hollis

William “King” Hollis is a motivational speaker, author, and coach who has travelled the world. He has spoken his way to success, rising from homelessness to become one of the world’s top motivational speakers. This enthusiasm, genuineness, and uncanny ability to connect with people’s hearts lead him to achieve something no other speaker has ever done. He created history in 2019 when he became the first and only paid motivational speaker to appear during Milan’s famed “fashion week.” This was a watershed moment for Hollis, cementing his reputation as one of the best young speakers of our generation.

Hollis’s speeches have made him a household figure in personal development, from everyday listeners to celebrities, actors, professional athletes, and prominent organisations. He still pursues his purpose with a thirst for motivating tomorrow’s leaders inside every community, with 900 million views on YouTube, the number one high school football speech, and tens of thousands of followers.

Hollis’s mission is to change the mentality of urban youth by passionately sharing his life experiences and leading through speaking engagements and other media outlets. Transparency, understanding, and honesty are enabled through our shared experiences and undertones.


Hollis is a firm believer in using perseverance and unwavering determination to achieve our unique goals and ambitions. He speaks out about common difficulties, understanding, and problems in the hopes of assisting in the transformation and transcendence of personal development, purpose, action, and worth. Hollis is active on Instagram, where he boasts over 120,000 followers.

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