CRISTI WILLIAMS GILBERT

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MUSICSPEAK PANELISTS - MUSIC AND MENTAL HEALTH

CRISTI WILLIAMS-GILBERT

FOUNDER & PRESIDENT - SHADING THE LIMELIGHT

Cristi Williams-Gilbert has been involved in the entertainment industry for over 15 years. She began with her daughter, Hayley. Hayley Williams is the lead singer of the Grammy-winning and multi-platinum band, Paramore. Cristi holds a Master's degree in Education and a Minor in Counseling as well as being a Licensed Neuro-Linguistic Master Practitioner, specializing in Emotional Wellness in Entertainment.

In 2008, Cristi founded a business called Shading the Limelight. Shading the Limelight provides anyone in the Entertainment industry with emotional support and tools to help navigate through the daily challenges and demands of the Entertainment Industry. She works with bands, artists, producers, management companies, and casts of tv shows offering new knowledge of stress management, conflict resolution, and personal growth to manage the balance of personal and professional demands. Clients include Sony, Universal, Nickelodeon, Walt Disney Studios, Hollywood Records and major TV Networks (ABC/NBC/Fox/CW/Lifetime).

In addition to Emotional Wellness coaching and facilitating workshops, Cristi developed a new course called Emotional and Social Intelligence in the Entertainment Industry for The Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business at Belmont University. She continues to be an adjunct professor as well as managing Shading the Limelight and was recently published in a new textbook for Artist Management.