My personal life, business and professional experiences over the past 40 years have uniquely prepared me for this time. I come from a poor background with many of the struggles that plague those in that social economic class. From this place I catapulted myself to success in family, business and life. I received a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration, I’m a U.S. Air Force veteran, father of four, husband to a great wife, started four companies, co-authored and published a book, founded a faith based non-profit organiza
My personal life, business and professional experiences over the past 40 years have uniquely prepared me for this time. I come from a poor background with many of the struggles that plague those in that social economic class. From this place I catapulted myself to success in family, business and life.
I received a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration, I’m a U.S. Air Force veteran, father of four, husband to a great wife, started four companies, co-authored and published a book, founded a faith based non-profit organization, produced and hosted a teen program on public access TV.
These accomplishments highlight my passion and desire to persevere and succeed regardless of any circumstances. My gift, life training, and passion to help others reach their successful place is now my paramount mission.
I consider it an honor to speak and to contribute to the success of each of my listeners. I believe my sincerity and straight forward style helps me to connect with my audience.
My Purpose - Why I Speak:
I speak to shift, motivate, and inspire my audience to action. I speak because I know every individual has great gifts waiting to be explored.
I speak because...
“ If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves”.
I speak because I like to see and experience the astounding!
Have you ever sat through a presentation of someone who said the right words and showed the right slides but still left you feeling cold? Well, that is not me. I’m not the slick, glossy, sales-y kind of speaker as that is not necessarily needed to have influence on people. I am authentic, straight forward and sincere. I am the speaker that truly desires to help you reach you full potential and maximum success in life!
Embracing a New Attitude About Wealth:
Because I overcame meager means to rise to my place of success I am driven to see others achieve wealth in all areas of their lives. Wealth is not only the abundance of valuable resources or valuable material possessions it also includes health and happiness in body, mind, and spirit. With wealth each individual can change their community, region or country to the benefit of the common good.
It is always my desire to leave the listener with a desire to reach that wealthy place in their lives so that they too can impact the lives of others and together we can make this world a better place.
My Gratitude Speaks for Me...
I consider it an honor to speak and create change through the power of the spoken word. I believe that good communication is like good manners: it takes the other person’s well-being into account. It’s about being clear, relevant, succinct – crafting a message in a way that’s easy for the other person to understand, absorb, and remember.
I specialize in getting close to the listener in such a way that I’m able to meet some of their needs and create a powerful and much needed bond.
Rodney and Jenifer Spratley are delightful, they are the most energizing people we know. They are very people oriented people and they love to see people do well. I would highly recommend them.- Dr. Windell Boutte, Dermatologist, Atlanta, Georgia
Rodney is very, very good at helping people discover their gifts. As a Business Coach, he made the process easy to understand and enjoyable. My business has grown significantly and I am thankful for his ensightful direction.- Caleb Pierce, Retired Master Sargent, US Air force, Hampton, Virginia
Rodney has a remarkable gift to motivate and encourage.- Dr. Eric Cole, Pastor and Educator, Greensboro NC.
The response from the student leaders at the Student Leadership Winter Retreat was outstanding. Your talk was truly inspirational. Thank you and I look forward to having you back in the future.- Sharon Trabbold, Director of Student Activities, Hampton University
Thank you for the time you spent inspiring our students. Your words were encouraging and you guys are Eagles.- Paulette Johnson, Associate Professor, Virginia State University