Billy Arcement the Candid Cajun

Billy Arcement, M.Ed.—The Candid Cajun, is an insightful and caring leadership strategist. He began his professional career as a high school science teacher and coach. He was elected to and served 12 years on his local school board, two of those years as state president of the Louisiana School Boards Association. His 30 years of senior corporate management completes a broad base of experiences separating him from other leadership presenters.

He is a long-time member of the National Speakers Association and a prolific author. As a professional speaker, he’s spoken throughout the nation, even venturing into China and Hong Kong before he had ever traveled abroad or eaten Chinese food!! Courageous Cajun!

He’s authored six books and over 300 articles on leadership and personal success strategies. He is a syndicated columnist for The American Business Journal that distributes his column to 44 Business Journals across the nation. Together they form a library for building a successful life and career. His books include:

  • Searching for Success, (Internationally published in seven foreign countries).
  • The Journey - Christian Strategies to Reach Your Personal, Professional and Spiritual Destiny, (Featured on the largest Catholic Television Network, EWTN).
  • Leading Yourself, Leading Others - Candid Conversations that Improve Performance.
  • Leadership Strategies that Win.
  • Become the Best Version of Yourself - 21 Undeniable Lessons to Create the Life You Want.
  • Creating a Climate of Respect and Relationship Building in Today’s Workplace Culture.

Services consist of conference keynotes and break-out sessions, in-house training, highly customized Virtual Zoom training and both in-person and virtual consulting.

Like a good Cajun cook, Billy blends his gumbo of ideas into energizing, enthusiastic, and inspiring presentations. He uses his unique "Cajun stories” to drive home the points of his messages. It's a combination of learning and laughter audiences across America have come to love.

Billy’s refreshing sincerity, great humor, knowledge, and genuine caring for people are his brand. Clients appreciate his calm, casual approach, and sensible solutions. It’s wise compassion at work. He has the unique ability to make the complex simple, to share thought-provoking and insightful ideas, and to make time in his audience fun.

Billy knows how to make "The People Connection." He views his 100% full guarantee of complete satisfaction to deliver agreed-upon outcomes as a rare component of services. Few professional speakers provide this guarantee. Billy brings a lifetime of leadership accomplishments to the platform and to his virtual offerings. His expertise and deep understanding of leadership principles, combined with his Cajun wisdom, translate into presentations that are not theory but the truth. He is a Caringly Candid Leadership Expert.

Billy Arcement Leadership Award

On June 12, 2004, the Board of Directors of the New Orleans chapter of the National Speakers Association, created this award in appreciation for Billy’s many years of service and commitment to NSA New Orleans. Billy is a founding member of the chapter and served as one of the first chapter presidents and a multi-year member of the Board of Directors. The award reflects the accomplishments of his chapter leadership and his continual contributions to the speaking profession. Not an annual award, it is considered the highest leadership award a chapter member can receive.

"A note to say thanks for your leadership presentation to the ABBA Executive Committee, Committee Chairman, and others last Thursday in Baton Rouge.  Your material was most appropriate and your presentation of same was delivered with NO Sugar Coating……which our group needs/needed to hear……very well done......continue to help others with the same blunt talk when necessary."

- D. Sartwelle, Jr.,
Sartwelle Brahman Ranch, Sealy, Texas