Author - Speaker - Coach
Author - Speaker - Coach
J Haleem went from working for $8.00 an hour at the Hampton Inn, to earning 6 figures as a Commercial Photographer in just a few years. He was able to accomplish all this while being a convicted felon. While working for $8.00 an hour he developed his mantra #I Won’t Starve which was the catalyst for him to leave his job after only one year. Over his career, he’s been able to work with international brands like Nike, Save The Children Foundation, NFL, Amtrak & The WNBA.
Since then, he has become pardoned, and now is a best-selling author and motivational speaker. J Haleem uses the #I Won’t Starve message to encourage and motivate students, entrepreneurs and career-oriented individuals. His goal is to inspire you to build a platform to ensure that U Won’t Starve.
Author J Haleem shares his life’s experiences and the highs and lows that not only come from dealing with life as a convicted felon but also with owning and operating a business. He gives you an intimate look behind the veil as he shares his story from making $8 an hour to running a successful business.
#U Won’t Starve is a training guide for new and aspiring entrepreneurs who desire to take the leap into full-time entrepreneurship. J Haleem teaches his readers about his 5 principles for entrepreneur development. This is essential for new entrepreneurs to get off on the right track.
"Morning Motivation" J Haleem's third book was written in the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. It serves as a reminder that COVID-19 was not the first crisis we've faced and it wouldn't be the last. Most Importantly, this book will help you find consistent motivation through any and every crisis.
In "Business Corner" J Haleem discusses the importance of a support system. He pinpoints those crucial times in your entrepreneur journey when you must rely on your support system and the responsibility the community has to create a solid support system around its entrepreneurs and visionaries.
J Haleem shares his transformational life story of becoming a convicted felon while in college having to take an $8/hour job, to now being a successful business owner, guided by his thought that the platform you leap from is more important than the platform you land on.
Jay is here to push you to identify your goals, be accountable, and provide encouragement throughout your journey to become a better version of yourself. Using the tools of personal development and entrepreneurship, he is professionally trained to help you maximize your full potential and reach your desired results.
J Haleem delivers the best corporate training and professional development to government entities and private businesses. His consulting services focus helping organizations conduct market research, identifying and creating strategic partnerships and building sales leads.
“Working with Jay as a coach has been remarkable. In a very short amount of time, he has changed the way that I think about business and scaling it. He clearly has lived out many of the things he advises and has found great success; it’s clear he wants his clients to find the same thing.
Jay is encouraging, strategic, a big picture thinker and able to meet you where you are with coaching. One thing I’d say is very cool about Jay is that his coaching is applicable to so many different avenues of business. I have found him to be genuine, supportive of community, giving back and genuinely wanting to help move you forward. If anyone is seeking a business coach in any arena, I truly feel like he could help you, resource you and guide you to higher levels. I highly recommend his services and I’m so glad I got connected with him.
The Genuine Ranch Dressing Company
As a coach, J is fantastic. Occasionally, I feel like I haven't completed what I needed to before our meetings, but I despise having to make up excuses. J hears you out and says, "Don't feel bad; I've been there before." Hearing that someone as accomplished as him has been in comparable difficulties and has been able to overcome them is like a weight being lifted off my shoulders. He has a wealth of information and commercial acumen. He gets my vision for my brand and where I'm coming from. I've never had a coach who could actually READ ME! J does this without hesitation but with consideration for your best interests. I appreciate him as a coach because he helps me in getting proper control over my business operations and more. Entrepreneurship is not for the faint of heart; there are many obstacles to overcome, and it helps to have a coach on your side who gets you and can guide you as you develop your concept.
Owner of Manzi Lux
Jamar is phenomenal! I love his energy, specifically his kindness and compassion. So helpful and grateful to have him as my business coach!
Owner of Natively Fluent
Los Angels, CA
"Jamar has been great thus far...full of wisdom and great feedback for honing my business strategies and fine-tuning details in preparing for my pitch event. Thank you Jamar!!"
Owner of Denise Kimani Designs
"J went above and beyond what was expected. He listened and was patient with me. He also stayed on and gave me more time as needed on each call...carefully answering my questions and concerns. His advice is spot on and very much helped me streamline my pitch. Thank you so much!"
Jamaica West Foods Inc dba HMP - Owner
Los Angeles, CA
During a 12-week entrepreneurial training program that I was facilitating, I had the pleasure of having Mr. Jamar Washington as a guest speaker. The program participants and I thoroughly enjoyed having him. He was very relatable and passionate about what he shared with us. He shared his story and experience as an entrepreneur. Many of the participants left feeling very encouraged and also wanted to connect with Mr. Washington so that he could coach them on their journey to entrepreneurship. For anyone looking to have someone share their journey, the raw, uncut version that so many people are unaware of, I’d definitely suggest having Jamar. He’s very gifted and great at what he does!
Charmaine M. Lewis
"Very helpful and informative coaching session. I have a clearer direction for my business. Thank you!"
Founder of Learned Potential LLC
"Jamar is amazing! He has a way to see ideas and opportunities that were not considered. Great coach!"
Girls Fix It, Owner
“I hosted J Haleem Washington of I Won’t Starve, LLC in July 2020. He facilitated a 90-minute Entrepreneur Development Workshop for aspiring and new entrepreneurs in Camden/Columbia, South Carolina. The free workshop was truly engaging for the attendees, and J led the discussion with inspiring ideas alongside very down-to-earth steps for these entrepreneurs to take, in order to bring their business ideas into reality or to the next level.”
Main Street America Program Manager
City of Camden
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