Nathan Hale WilliamsFebruary 21, 2015
2:00 – 3:30pm
Chicago Innovation Exchange – 1452 E. 53rd St., Chicago, IL


“If you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life.” – Marc Anthony

Following your creative passion as a career is one of the most rewarding decisions you will make. However, the everyday obligations and responsibilities of life can make it seem like a distant fantasy. So you follow the rules – go to school, get a great paying job, start a family – but the creative angel on your shoulder just won’t go away. You’d still love to write a book, produce or direct a film, record an album or start a new creative business. But, how do you transition from your corporate career to a creative one and keep the lights on?

Join Nathan Hale Williams, award-winning television & film producer and author, for a frank conversation on making impossible career changes.  This interactive seminar will give you the insider tips and tricks to shift your career, develop a workable plan and use your existing alliances to make your dream a reality.


  • Move from fear to decisionIdentify benefactors in your “framily”
  • Create alliances to maximize your resources
  • Transition from an employee to a creative entrepreneur
  • Avoid common pitfalls of the creative professional
  • Develop a strategic plan that eliminates barriers


  • Have a burning desire to make your creative gifts into a business
  • Want more fulfillment out of your everyday work life
  • Have been creative on the side, but have not been able to generate sustainable revenue
  • Are on the verge of transitioning to a full-time creative career



Nathan Hale Williams, Esq. is an award-winning producer (Dirty Laundry, The Ski Trip), award-winning author (“For Colored Boys…”), director, former Essence magazine columnist, entertainment attorney, television personality and coach. He has produced/directed several television series, commercials and just completed production on his latest film, Love for Passion, which he wrote and directed. His book “Inspiration: Profiles of Black Women Changing Our World” was published in 2012 and featured such notable women as First Lady Michelle Obama, Venus Williams & Patti Labelle. He has starred in Sundance Channel’s hit show, “Girls Who Like Boys…” as well as Showtime’s American Candidate and CBS’ Guiding Light. He has been featured in the New York Times, the LA Times, the Chicago Tribune’s Red Eye (Cover), New York Magazine, the New York Post, US Weekly, Star Magazine, Variety, the Hollywood Reporter, Black Enterprise, Crain’s, Ebony and Jet. Nathan lives in Los Angeles & New York where he is the president of iN-Hale Entertainment, LLC – a full service production and management company.