Dr. Samuel Jones is the author of three books, a motivational speaker and leadership trainer who owns a consulting business called Life Changing Presentations™. His programs impact companies and professionals at all levels by helping people to succeed in work and life by discovering their purpose; enhancing their performance and building partnerships. He’s a highly sought after speaker for a variety of business and organizations across the country. Some of his previous clients include Toyota, General Electric, Mississippi Economic Council, Tennessee Valley Authority, Credit Union of America, Georgia Department of Transportation, Alabama SHRM, Kentucky Credit Union League, Kessler Federal Credit Union, Illinois Credit Union Conference, Arkansas SHRM, Virginia Apartment Managers Association, West Virginia Community Action Agency, Carolinas Credit Union League, and the Mountain West Credit Union Convention to name a few.

Dr. Jones’ unique presentation style of sharing wisdom through storytelling and experiential learning activities leave audience participants with memorable, actionable takeaways they can implement immediately.

After growing up in a fatherless home with his grandmother and struggling through high school and college with a speech impediment as an athlete, Dr. Jones would later spend a year in Finland playing professional basketball. It was there when he discovered a deeper purpose for his life. After returning to the U.S., he entered the education arena as a student (by completing a Master’s degree and Ph.D.) and as an employee as an assistant basketball coach, Asst. dean, Dean, Vice President of Student Affairs, and currently, Asst. to the President for Corporate Training at Jones College in Ellisville, MS. He is also an Ordained Minister.

It is in all of these roles where Dr. Jones learned the value of discovering a deeper purpose for service; enhancing your performance through life-long learning; and building partnerships to help other people succeed in their work and life.

Today, Dr. Jones delivers more than 70 life changing keynotes and seminars each year, he’s a Life Mentors and he’s the author of four books: The Man I Never KnewLive Life on Purpose and Winning Before & Beyond the Finish Line. He was recognized as one of Mississippi’s TOP Entrepreneurs by the Mississippi Business Journal in 2018 and is a member of the University of Southern Mississippi alumni Hall of Fame.

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Advertising and a Master’s degree in Public Relations from the University of Southern Mississippi and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership (Community College Leadership emphasis) from Mississippi State University. He is also married to the former Sarah Clark of Richton, MS and he’s the Associate Pastor at Peace & Goodwill Missionary Baptist Church. He believes that ‘to whom much is given, much is required.’


Dr. Samuel Jones was exactly the speaker that our public health workers who are members of the MS Public Health Association needed. They came into the virtual conference being so tired from all of their work on the pandemic. His presentation lifted them up and sent them away from the conference feeling renewed and refreshed. His closing session, Necessary Risks: How to Lead and Live Beyond A Crisis was so appropriate for them at this time. The evaluations of his session indicated just how effective he was, even virtually! We can definitely recommend him for any group!
– Kay Bender, Ph.D., Executive Director, MS Public Health Association
Dr. Jones’s presentation was uplifting, optimistic, and extremely timely considering all the challenges people have faced both personally and professionally this year. Our credit unions could not stop raving about his approach to leadership and the way he connected with them, even virtually. As you look to the future and how your teams can benefit from coaching, inspiration and learning, I highly recommend you look at Dr. Jones as someone who can help transform your team.
– Jared M. Ross, President, League of Southeastern Credit Unions & Affiliates Southeaster Leadership Development Virtual Conference

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