Billy Arcement is branded “The Candid Cajun” for his real world, challenging, but caring conversations. He shares relevant and cutting-edge information. His expertise focuses on developing organizational and personal leadership skills and strategies. His messages are memorable, energizing and filled with real world examples, not theories. His unique and special blend of "Cajun Humor" makes his keynotes and seminar training sessions entertaining and enlightening. It is learning and laughter, a proven, winning combination. Audiences across America appreciate his sincerity, candid commentary and passion. It’s always about them, not him!
As a consultant, he works with first line supervisors through C-Suite managers in a one-on-one setting. His services also include evaluation of organizational culture as it relates to supervisory strategies.
A 38 year member of the National Speakers Association he is also a charter member and past president of the New Orleans Chapter. In 2004, the Chapter created “The Billy Arcement Leadership Award” because of his many contributions leading to the growth of the chapter.
Billy was elected to and served 12 years on his local school board. His state-wide peers elected him state president of the Louisiana School Boards Association. He is especially recognized for his in-depth understanding of school board member roles and responsibilities. And, for the past 25 years, he has shared his “Children First” philosophy as he trains school board members across America. His board retreats are not for "the faint of heart."
A prolific writer, he is the author of the internationally published book, Searching for Success. He co-authored, Journeying on Holy Ground, a book about setting life’s priorities. His newest book, Leading Yourself, Leading Others is available on Amazon in both Kindle and paperback. The American Business Journal On-line publication distributes his leadership column nation-wide to 43 Business Journals.
He earned a Master’s of Education degree with a focus on administration and supervision. He also completed 36 hours of graduate studies with a certification in Counseling. When he worked in the private sector, he led corporate responsibilities for product quality and ISO 9002. He managed environmental and safety regulatory compliance. He also had oversight of his company’s global customer/technical service activities.
Billy’s life contains a long list of leadership accomplishments. This translates to presentations that are not theory but the truth as he sees and lives each day. He is a leadership expert. He is a Leader's Leader. He is, The Candid Cajun.
Learn more about his background and services on his website, www.SearchingForSuccess.com
- "This book has soul. Your faith and personal commitment shine forth from almost every page. With this book, you have made yourself even more valuable to the rest of us." Phillip Van Hooser, CSP, Professional Speaker, Princeton, KY
- "I found myself consistently using this book when working with troubled students and discouraged parents. This book served as a reminder to all educators to find success in our own purpose for life before we attempt to effectively facilitate success in the lives of our students and staff." Nancy T. Horton, Prirncipal, Flour Bluff ISD, Tex
- Billy Arcement—A Leader’s Leader A Very Special Honor Every now and then, life brings pleasant surprises. Such was the case when Billy’s local National Speakers Association chapter in New Orleans decided to name a leadership award after him. In June of 2004, the chapter board of directors unanimously voted to honor Billy by creating the Billy Arcement Leadership Award. While not an annual award, it is reserved for those individuals within the chapter that have shown exemplary leadership for the chapter. Chapter leaders consider this award to be the highest honor a chapter member can receive, likened to The Cavett Award the highest award given by the National Speakers Association.