Justin Michael Williams works at the intersection of social justice, mindfulness, and personal growth—with a touch of music that brings it all to life. Whether it’s a workshop, keynote speech, podcast, concert, or panel discussion, Justin will wow your audience and give them practical tools to transform their lives.
From growing up with gunshot holes outside of his bedroom window, to sharing the stage with Deepak Chopra, JUSTIN MICHAEL WILLIAMS knows the power of healing to overcome. He is an author, top 20 recording artist, and transformational speaker who is using music and meditation to wake up the world.
When he was younger, Justin always wanted to be a singer, but a lifetime of being bullied, teased, and abused, made him give up his dream. Then after a seminal moment with his dying grandmother, Justin woke up—and his debut album premiered in the top 20 of the iTunes charts next to Britney Spears and Taylor Swift. He has since been featured by Billboard, Grammy.com, SXSW®, and shared on stages alongside some of the most compelling leaders of our time, including Marianne Williamson, Deepak Chopra, and Chaka Khan.
With over a decade of teaching experience, Justin has become a pioneering voice of color for the new healing movement—between his podcast, keynotes, and motivational online platforms, Justin’s teachings have now spread to more than 40 countries around the globe.
Justin is dedicated to using his voice to serve. To being a beacon of hope for those who are lost, and to making sure all people, of all backgrounds, have access to the information they need to change their lives.
“When people wake up to their own brilliance—it’s like magic,"says Williams. 'If my work and art can inspire people to do that, then I’ve fulfilled my mission.”
His first book, Stay Woke: A Meditation Guide for the Rest of Us, was released nationwide February 11, 2020.
CONFESSION: This is not really a meditation book.
Yes, Williams is going to teach you everything you need to know about meditation, but if you came looking for a typical guide to mindfulness, you’re in the wrong place. We are modern people in a high-tech world. We have first world problems and long to-do lists. And if you grew up in struggle—overcoming homophobia, sexism, trauma, shame, depression, poverty, toxic masculinity, racism, or social injustice—you need a different type of meditation . . . one that doesn’t pretend the struggle doesn’t exist.
Whether you’ve tried meditation but it never sticks, or you’ve heard about it but never gave it a shot, Stay Woke will guide you step-by-step in creating a custom meditation ritual that fits in with your busy (and sometimes messy!) modern life.LEARN MORE
Justin has interviewed some of the most respected thought leaders of our time, including: Tarana Burke (Founder of #MeToo), Alicia Garza (Co-Founder of #BlackLivesMatter), and Tarell Alvin McCraney (Academy Award for Moonlight).