INTRODUCING WES BERRY…
Wes Berry built a significant international $750 million company. As a seasoned humorist, his addresses are both entertaining and memorable. His many media appearances include: The Wall Street Journal, The London Times, Entrepreneur and Time Magazines, National Public Radio, Fox News, Neil Cavuto, Geraldo Rivera, and John Stossel, to name a few. He’s also collaborated on programming for several ABC and CBS shows.
He is a qualified presenter of Steven Covey (7 Habits), Jim Collins (Good to Great), Dale Carnegie (Win & Influence), and is John Maxwell Certified. In his international best-selling book Big Things Have Small Beginnings, he shares what he has learned about leadership and business management.
Berry hosts a podcast (recently migrated from terrestrial radio WDTK Detroit), which has two distinct segments. “The People’s Voice” featuring current events in a point-counterpoint format and guided by the principle that people can disagree without being disagreeable. “The Success Factor” segment focuses its spotlight on successful non-profits as well as corporate enterprises. He also writes and is in demand as a professional facilitator, keynote, and motivational speaker.
Over the years, he’s provided consulting services to over 40 businesses, even while simultaneously establishing a retail franchise system that operated 30 units in five States. Additionally, he served as Headmaster of a State-Licensed Private School, a licensed real estate agent. He has participated in over 30 commercial transactions
As an entrepreneur, Berry demonstrated a strategic style of management by building a multi-million-dollar brick-and-mortar business. In 1995, his company expanded to the clicks, of the Internet, causing him to adjust his marketing skills to where they soon proved exceptionally well-suited to the new and radically different online arena. He operated several remarkable brands, including Flower Delivery Express, a $750 MILLION world-class business servicing millions of customers in over 130 countries. After a 40-year career, he divested himself of all business holdings in 2016 to follow other interests.
Wes has held memberships in the Detroit Economic Club, Adcraft Club of Detroit, Rotary, Optimists, NAACP, Shriners International, Wabeek Country Club, Detroit Athletic Club, Detroit Gun Club, and the Freemason. He’s a graduate of Oakland Technical Center, having completed their Floriculture & Agriscience Program.
He has also served on the Boards of an Educational Foundation, Community Youth Assistance, and Henry Ford Hospital. Berry currently serves on the board of a $150 MILLION Charitable Foundation. He also volunteers with a community group that provides wheelchair ramps to those in need. He attends Kirk in the Hills Presbyterian Church, where he’s taught Sunday School, ushered, and served on its Board of Trustees. A dog lover, he enjoys fishing and is constantly humbled by his golf game. He and his wife Mia have four adult sons and have been married for 30+ years.
Major Honors and Awards:
2000 – Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow
2003 – Pheasant Ring Autistic Community Ring of Hope Community Service Award
2008 – NAACP Oakland County Chapter’s Corporate Leadership Award
2008 – Florist Review Magazine’s Retail Florist of the Year for Community Involvement
2008 – Chamber of Commerce honoree as Business Person of the Year
2011 – Inc. Magazine’s Top 500|5000-ranked Fastest Growing Retailer
2012 – Optimist International’s Business Person of the Year Michigan District
2014 – Civil rights organization United We Walk’s Community Leader Award
2016 – Commissioned Honorary Naval Commander (O-5) by Michigan Governor Schneider
2018 – Amazon #1 Best Selling Author, #1 Hot New Release, and International Best Seller
2019 – Business Insider, Books to Help You Build Wealth and Get More Done
2019 – New York Book Festival, Winner Best Business Book
2019 – Barnes & Noble’s Top 5 Best Sellers of All Books Worldwide
2019 – USA TODAY Bestselling Author
2019 – Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author
2020 – National Speakers Association