Adjunct Instructor in the College of Entertainment and Music Business Cristi Williams-Gilbert was recently invited to present at the Canadian Country Music Awards held in Hamilton, Ontario September 6-9. She spoke to industry professionals about mental health during her presentation, “Mental Wellness and the Current Climate of the Entertainment Industry.”
During her session, she spotlighted the importance of proactively gaining tools of self-awareness, coping strategies, strong relationships and community. When she is not teaching at Belmont, Williams-Gilbert she is an emotional wellness coach for entertainers and artists. She is the founder of Shading the Limelight and has been coaching artists, bands, actors and athletes for 12 years.
After returning from Canada she said, “I’m very encouraged that the Canadian Music Industry is eager to learn preventative measures and incorporate mental wellness coaches as part of their management team to prepare their artists.”