How am I different as a speaker and a consultant? I provide customized service for two opposite spectrum’s of society, namely: the justice impacted and the white collar professional. At YW Consultants, I’ve had the privilege of working with non-profits, for-profits, government agencies and individuals which in turn empowers me to bring value to you and provide the most effective solutions. It is this approach that bring results.

Selection of Speaking/Training/Coaching and Consulting Topics

  • How Faith Can Change the Heart of an Ex-Offender
  • From Crime to Entrepreneurship
  • Keeping Our Youth Safe in an Unsafe Environment
  • Making Money with Inspiration
  • Letting Women Take the Lead
  • Women Our Brother’s Keeper
  • My Son & Autism
  • Finding Strength and Courage
  • Building Youth Leaderships
  • Youth Advocacy that Works
  • Relationship Building
  • Inside California’s Worst Prisons
  • A Gang Members Confession
  • Curing the Heart of a Domestic Violence Abuser
  • Marketing with a Shoestring Budget
  • Selling Your Vision to Your Team
  • Changing Your Lifestyle is Your Best Survival Strategy
  • How To Keep Your Team Inspired
  • A Mastermind Session
  • Business First
  • Building Business with Nothing
  • The Inner Dimensions of Volunteerism
  • Giving the Unemployable Employment
  • How to Change the Life of a Convict

and so many other intriguing conversations

About the Owner

Yusef Andre Wiley was born October 24, 1969 and raised in South Los Angeles, California. Both of his parents, Betty and Sampson Wiley originally from the state of Texas. Yusef-Andre is the youngest of five children. By the age of 13, he started associating with gang members and getting into trouble around the neighborhood. After serving a juvenile sentence, Mr. Wiley continued his gang involvement with other known gang members earning a reputation as a gang banger in the areas of South LA (Compton, Watts and Willowbrook) which eventually landed him in the correctional system in California at the age of 21. After being placed in solitary confinement, Mr. Wiley began to discover his spirituality and later converted to Islam. It was his spiritual faith that took him away from the destructive lifestyle of the gangs to a more purposeful and honorable way of living. As a student and teacher, Yusef Wiley dedicated over a decade to studying traditional Islamic sciences while building the curriculum of the Timelist Group self-help program at Avenal State Prison. Mr. Wiley served 22 years before he was released in May 2012 at the age of 43. Yusef has now been working for many years to break the cycle of crime, recidivism and unemployment for formerly incarcerated people. He has achieved this through the development and writing rehabilitation programs focused on housing and workforce initiatives.

Mr. Wiley is the Founder and CEO of the Timelist Group, Inc (a pre-release/post-release) organization which provides housing, jobs and programs to California parolees and inmates at several CDCR facilities.  He also has assisted several reentry start-up organizations in the Los Angeles and the SF Bay Area. He has served as a Commissioner on the Human Relations Commission of the City of Union City, Alameda County Reentry Panels, LA County Homeless Initiative, LA Mayor’s Office Blue Ribbon Commission and related Advisory Boards. Mr. Wiley is an author and has gained an AA degree in Small Business Management, Paralegal Degree and is a Certified Speaker, Trainer and Life Coach of the John Maxwell certification program.  He has also formed his own certification program which trains individuals to become Reentry Coaches and is the business owner of YW Consultants, LLC a speaking and training platform that embodies his work.