ABOUT WES Lyons
WES LYONS IS AN ENTREPRENEUR, BEST-SELLING AUTHOR, CURRICULUM DEVELOPER, speaker, AND FORMER PROFESSIONAL ATHLETE.
Over the last ten years, more than 50,000 people have been impacted by his business and educational studies because of his passion to empower others.
Wes was a high school football standout where he earned over 30 Division I college scholarships. He attended and graduated from West Virginia University, where he continued his football career and education. After earning his degree a year early, Wes was picked up by the New York Jets for their off-season, and was then signed to play with the Pittsburgh Steelers. These experiences motivated Wes to tell his story and become the author of the book, "The Pursuit with Patience."
With the tremendous success of his book, the “The Pursuit Program” (curriculum) emerged. The Pursuit Program is a mentoring program that targets those who need extra encouragement, acquire additional knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to be successful individuals and life-long learners. The Pursuit Program gives hope and creates a positive vision for middle/high school students, corporate employees, correctional facility residents, and adults who need professional development.
After 6 years of seeing how students are impacted by The Pursuit Program, Wes opened Cakery Square, a brick and mortar business, where students involved in The Pursuit Program can be hired and develop business skills outside of school.
Wes’ TRANSITION seemed seamless going from playing sports, to diving in and making a splash in a world full of entrepreneurs.