J Haleem Washington is a nationally-published and award-winning commercial photographer, serial entrepreneur, business coach, motivational speaker, corporate trainer, and author of three books.
He pushed through a precarious youth to attend college. He struggled to make ends meet, so engaged in white-collar crimes to survive, thus became a convicted felon. This felony amplified the disparities in judicial system, and also kept J Haleem from securing the corporate job his college degree qualified him for. He was recently pardoned for those crimes, almost 18 years to the date.
After years of failing to get a job, J Haleem became an entrepreneur and started his own businesses. His non-profit organization, I Won’t Starve Academy, provides education and training for entrepreneurs and career development focused on creating successful intrapreneurs.