Award-winning entrepreneur, business leader and educator
Nathan Hall is an award-winning entrepreneur, business leader and educator. He is the CEO of Culture Check, an anti-racism support centre for the workforce. They provide support and resources to individuals who have faced racial discrimination at work, while aggregating the stories and data to educate business leaders around their true experiences of racialized employees. Hall is also the CEO of Simple Story, a video marketing agency that specializes in helping brands tell their story. He has worked with companies like Shopify, P&G and Shutterstock to help craft their visual storytelling. Powered by stories, Nathan Hall utilizes his position to amplify the voices of the marginalized and underserved within organizations. Specializing in anti-racism and inclusive cultures, Hall’s ability to simplify complex issues and put audiences at ease when discussing such uncomfortable topics has been his secret weapon.
Nathan Hall is equipped with an Honours degree in Sociology from the University of Ottawa, a Masters in Ecommerce from McGill University and an MBA with a concentration in Business Analytics and Strategy from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. Paired with his experiences of being “the only one”, or one of a few in all the offices and boardrooms he finds himself in, Hall has a rich wealth of knowledge at the intersection of race and business. Adamant on making everybody around him better, Nathan Hall has always worked hard to be the change he wishes to see. He feels the utmost responsibility to break down as many walls as he can, to help make the road for everyone following him just a little easier. Hall’s work has led him to being named one of Ottawa’s Forty Under 40, the BBPA’s Harry Jerome Young Entrepreneur of the year, and his company was named small business of the year.
The realities of racist institutions and discriminatory practices have left many feeling powerless, stressed and uncertain in their careers. 69% of racialized employees have considered leaving their jobs due to stress related to race. In this keynote, Nathan will walk audiences through the core tenants of overcoming stressful circumstances, and using them as a catalyst for growth and change.
The facts are clear. The experiences of racialized groups within organizations are different. White privilege exists. There is unconscious bias that disproportionately affects racialized groups. There are likely different standards being held for different people. Convincing yourself that race does not play any role within your company will continue to isolate people and sustain the issue.