From Thug to a Caring Leader

In this episode with James Williams, PhD – a professor, entrepreneur, business strategist and best-selling author:

✔️ From thug to scholar: how James turned his life around,

✔️ Proven tactics to overcome fear and live a limitless life,

✔️ Learning to seek validation internally and spiritually,

✔️ How to test your empathy and apply inclusivity, and much more!

James Williams

Dr. James Williams is a professor, entrepreneur, best-selling author, actor, international teaching strategist, business strategist, and one of the world's top speakers. Dr. Williams is a man who wore a mask for many years, by masking himself as a thug. He lost his virginity at 13 to avoid teasing from his peers, and he started selling crack at 13 to appear hardcore among his middle school peers. Ultimately, these poor decisions and his negative, perpetual way of thinking led him to drop out of school and run away from home at 16 years old. He had two kids at 17 years of age and dedicated his time to street life with the BLOODS while living in Fayetteville, NC until almost claiming someone's life at the age of 19. Dr. James Williams now lives in Knoxville, TN, where he serves as an associate (tenured) professor at the University of Tennessee. Dr. Williams also serves as the president/owner of UnmaskYTP, LLC consulting. Recently, Dr. Williams has released, "Check Your Life: Be Limitless" a highly anticipated read that is based on his TEDx Talk. Dr. Williams wrote two Amazon bestsellers From Thug to Scholar: An Odyssey to Unmask my True Potential and Flab to Abs, to complete the mind and body aspect of his mind, body, and spirit approach to life. Dr. Williams has performed as a Keynote speaker for graduations, prisons, fortune 100 businesses, churches, school systems, sororities/fraternities, sports camps, university athletic programs; and he has won numerous speech competitions for Toastmaster’s International. Currently, Dr. Williams serves as an international speaker: Barcelona, Bulgaria, Paris, Valencia, London, and China.

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