Jamar “J Haleem” Washington is an author, nationally-published and award-winning corporate and commercial photographer, serial entrepreneur, business coach, motivational speaker, and corporate trainer. J Haleem was born and raised in Newark, New Jersey where his interest in being an entrepreneur was birthed. While in college, J Haleem became a convicted felon. Because of his challenged background, he was never able to get the corporate job his degree warranted, even though he graduated with honors. It was at that moment that he chose entrepreneurship to be the platform on which he would establish himself. Now, with more than 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur; his 501c3 organization, I Won’t Starve Academy provides education and training for entrepreneurs and career development focused on creating successful intrapreneurs.
As a motivational speaker and corporate trainer, J Haleem uses his own personal experiences to motivate & connect with audiences on a variety of platforms. He motivates individuals with challenged backgrounds, on how they can TRANSFORM their skill sets into business ownership opportunities. He INSPIRES aspiring entrepreneurs to transition to becoming full-time business owners. Lastly, His message EXPOSES his audience to the reality that they have the power to transition from surviving to thriving.