JW DICKS ESQ., is a Wall Street Journal best-selling author, Emmy Award-winning producer, publisher, board member, and advisor to organizations such as the XPRIZE, the National Academy of Best-Selling Authors, and the National Association of Experts,Writers and Speakers. JW acts as strategic business development counsel to clients internationally and has been quoted on business and financial topics in such national media as USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Forbes, CNBC.com, and Fortune Small Business. JW serves as the CEO of the Dicks + Nanton Celebrity Branding Agency, an international branding and media agency with more than 2,200 clients in thirty-three countries.
Considered a thought leader and curator of information, JW has more than forty-three published business and legal books to his credit, including the Simple Truths title How Successful People Think, and has coauthored with such legends as Brian Tracy, JackCanfield, Tom Hopkins, Steve Forbes, Nido Quebin, Dr. Ivan Misner, Dan Kennedy, and Mari Smith. He is the resident branding expert for Fast Company’s internationally syndicated blog and is the editor and publisher of Celebrity Expert Insider, a monthly newsletter sent to experts worldwide.
JW is called the “Expert to the Experts” and has appeared on business television shows airing on ABC, NBC, CBS, and FOX affiliates around the country. His coproduced television series, Profiles of Success, appears on the Bio Channel, along with other branded films he has produced. JW also coproduces and syndicates a line of franchised business television shows and received an Emmy Award as executive producer of the film, Mi Casa Hogar.
JW and his wife of forty-two years, Linda, have two daughters, two granddaughters, and two yorkies. He is a sixth generation Floridian and splits his time between his home in Orlando and his beach house on Florida’s west coast.