President & CEO / Since 2012
In 2012, Yusef Wiley was released from a California Correctional facility after serving close to 22 years. Yusef hit the ground running being supported by both family, friends and faith community in the SF Bay Area. He immediately assumed the position as leader by advocating for social reforms, mentoring youth both privately and as a High School teacher in the Public School sector. Not long after that, request began to pour in for Yusef to share his story at local government meetings, College campus events and Companies in the Silicon Valley. Yusef Wiley later decided in 2014 that it was time to bring to life his Community based organization, the Timelist Group, Inc., which is now a successful multimillion dollar operation serving the Greater Los Angeles and SF Bay Area. Yusef Wiley has added to his portfolio a Consultant Company, YW Consultants LLC, an S-Corp called, Timelist Inc and an e-commence Fashion Business, entitled, Executive Boss Store.
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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. 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 District 2 BOS area of (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. Though he turned away from gang activity, he never went into protective custody or became, what Correctional officials call, “a drop-out.” He served close to 22 years before he was released on May 24, 2012 at the age of 43. Mr. Wiley has now been working for many years to end gang and youth violence through his development and writing intervention and rehabilitation programs.
He is the creator and founder of the Timelist Group (a pre-release/post-release) rehabilitation program which also provides housing for parolees Los Angeles California and continues to provide trainings at several CDCR facilities. He also has assisted several reentry start-up organizations in the SF Bay Area, a former Commissioner on the Human Relations Commission of the City of Union City, Alameda County Reentry Panels and Advisory Boards. He is an author and has gained an AA degree in Small Business Management as well as Paralegal Degree and is a certified trainer and Personal Coach of the John Maxwell Team. Mr. Wiley is currently the President/CEO of the Timelist Group/Timelist Inc, Lead Consultant at YW Consultants, LLC and Reentry & Homeless Housing Expert.
Besides Inspiring Entrepreneurs and Leaders, I welcome Speaking requests from Educational Institutions, Corporations, Government and Correctional Agencies in hopes to create mutually beneficial relationships and collaborations that support positive societal growth.
- Yusef-Andre Wiley
Public Positions Held
Alameda County Community Advisory Board / 2013 - 2015
City of Union City CA, Human Relations Commission / 2014 - 2016
City of Los Angeles Blue Ribbon Commission / 2016 - 2019
Los Angeles County Reentry Health Advisory Collaborative (RHAC) / 2020 - Current
Social Venture Partners Los Angeles (SVP) Advisory Committee - Homeless Initiative / 2020 - Current
I’m excited to announce the release of my brand new book called “If I Knew Then: Life of Yusef-Andre Wiley”.
You’ll find out:
■ What makes a great leader and the character traits
■ How to lead with conviction, vision and passion
■ How to become instantly more charismatic
■ How to handle a crisis like a great leader
■ Why people naturally gravitate to some people and others
■ How to win respect
■ How to command an audience
■ How to expect the unexpected
■ How to deal with confrontations
■ How to create a plan and see it through to completion
■ How to communicate effectively
■ How to build and manage a team
■ How to inspire your team
...and much, much more!
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