Life is a series of circles and cycles, phases, and stages filled with lessons. Some of them can be learned through experience. Some of them must be learned the hard way. But many of them can be learned from others.
Start your morning with It’s Your Life with James Cooley and Ray Leonard Jr., airing on The Answer, 1170 (San Diego) and 660 AM (Dallas) every Saturday at 7 AM (Pacific Standard Time). The show also streams Tuesdays at 1 pm on Facebook Live.
The inspiring radio show with Cooley and Leonard, Jr, two dynamic, insightful and refreshing motivational speakers feature ‘real people,” with ‘real stories,’ that will inspire you to follow your dreams, treat others with kindness, and never give up on yourself.
About Ray Leonard, Jr.
He will forever be remembered appearing with his famous father, hall of famer boxer Sugar Ray Leonard in the 1970’s iconic 7 Up commercial capturing the hearts of millions.
Now, all-grown up, Ray has over twenty years of domestic and international experience as a professional manager and organizational consultant in the sports and entertainment industries and has a unique ability to direct complex projects from concept to fully operational status.
He has dedicated his life to helping others through his commitment to being better every day. As an active supporter of many causes and a youth coach and mentor, Ray brings energy, excitement and insight to any setting.
Known to always light a room when he walks in, Ray is a top motivational keynote speaker, radio host, actor and award-winning business executive.
He is the co-founder of Launch Team Consulting, Inc., which focuses on diversity, leadership and corporate culture training.
Ray excels at coaching managers, leading inter-disciplinary teams to build a companies internal capacity to manage and train staff, facilitating meetings and retreats that focus on employee engagement, team building, readiness for change and performance development.
He has provided vision and goal-focused team strategies for Coca Cola, Polaroid, Everlast, EA Sports, and many other Fortune 500 Corporations.
Ray is also the co-owner of Universal Media Group, a media conglomerate whose corporate focus is on the implementation of celebrity based programming, social media and interactive TV.
The company is known for its cutting-edge technology in media through music, with sports and empowering the millennial generation.
Ray has an uncanny ability to connect with his audience, as a powerful motivational speaker. Instilling the virtues of leadership, discipline, awareness and control, Ray is a sought-after speaker who has traveled extensively, giving talks to various businesses, organizations and the military.
A recognizable and trusted figure whose name packs a powerful punch, Ray has been an endorser for major brands such as 7 Up.
Charitable work and community development is also a major passion. He is currently on the board of directors for Walking Miracles and he served as Co-Executive Director for the Youth Recreation Association of Philadelphia for 2 years and has been a mentor for the Magic Johnson Foundation and The Walking Miracles Foundation. Ray is a native of Maryland and has a Bachelor of Science from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio.
He is set to release, Ray Leonard Jr’s Life Success Playbook, a dynamic book of heartfelt inspiration, life lessons and practical strategies to drive change for young people in the fall of 2020.
He was a two-sport Division 1A athlete, excelling in football and track and field. Ray currently resides in California with his wife and four children.
Tune in to all things Ray Leonard Jr. @rayleonardjr
About James Cooley
Married to Michelle D. Freeman, the father of 4 (James III, De Angelo, Brittany, and Joshua) devoted ‘man of faith’ is on a mission to ensure we equip our youth with the skill sets to be our ‘Leaders of Tomorrow.’
The sought-after motivational speaker speaks at over 200 engagements annually. President/CEO JC Cooley Innovation Solutions, LLC, CEO/Founder JC Cooley Options & Opportunities / the Choice Program, (JC COOLEY FOUNDATION).
Certified Naval JROTC Senior Military Science Instructor Certified at the Collegiate and High School Levels Doctoral Student at Concordia University (E.D.D. Transformational Leadership), Graduated From Central Michigan University, Masters Public Administration (MPA Graduated From University of Notre Dame, Masters Certificate Executive Leadership and Management, Graduated From Villanova University with several Masters Certificates in Six Sigma (Black Belt Certified), Lean Enterprise Solutions, Applied Project Management, Masters in IS/IT Project Management, Masters in Information Security Management – GOVERNMENT, Masters in Information Systems Security, and Masters in Organizational Leadership Active Member of Temecula Rotary Club since 2015.
Retired Navy Officer, Community Activist, Dedicated Speaker, Husband, and Father.
Tune in to all things James Cooley @j.c.colley