Doing the Impossible – Moving From Corporate to Creative (and Back)
February 21, 2015
2:00 – 3:30pm
Chicago Innovation Exchange
1452 E. 53rd St.
Chicago, IL 60615
“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.
YOU’LL LEARN HOW TO:
— Move from fear to decision
— Identify 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
YOU’LL LOVE THIS SEMINAR IF YOU:
— 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
ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR:
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.
A career is only successful if it helps to build a fulfilling life. In this world of work-work-work there’s an epidemic of corporate workers who followed all of the rules, did everything right, and yet find themselves unsatisfied with their careers and the futures they are creating. inTerractions gives these achievers the knowledge, access, and strategies to forge their own paths to career fulfillment. We blend inspiration and truth-telling to deliver training, coaching, and live events that equip our customers with the practical tools needed to build the careers and lives that they deserve.