Layden Williams, Podcast, Author, Publisher, Designer

Layden Williams

Layden Williams (@LaydenWill) is a Roanoke, Virginia native. Best known as his days as an athlete Layden has always strived for more to ensure he is not defined by the game of basketball. He is creative who writes and produces content that pushes culture in a forward direction at ALL times. He’s the bestselling author of Beyond the Game and produces a monthly speaker series titled ‘Gem Flo’– a panel discussion that focuses on the intersection of sports, business, music, hip-hop culture and pursuing your passion projects. As a lover of all things, creative Layden Williams is only in the beginning phase of expressing his ability to invoke thought and inspire the pursuit of all dreams. The Marathon Continues.


Beyond The Game is a memoir of one athlete’s journey to find his identity after the horn. Layden Williams shares fond and unforgettable memories as a young and dynamic athlete determined to create a name that matched his skills and abilities (particularly in the game of basketball). Yet after the horn sounded and realizing that his playing days were over, Layden found himself overwhelmed and underprepared for life after collegiate sports. Therefore, this book provides some valuable lessons on how to move forward. Visit Amazon to purchase.


Everyone should pursue their passion project in life. Layden provides the following creative services.

Book Publisher
Freelance Blogger
Podcast Feature
Live Event Coordinator
Graphic Design

I’m about seeing long-term, seeing a vision, understanding nothing really worthwhile happens overnight, and just sticking to your script long enough to make something real happen.

Ermias Asghedom, Nipsey Hussle

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Layden Williams powers a full-service book publishing company that will help you get your story published, with expertise in autobiographies, children’s books, and sports memoirs. Forward Direction is the mindset of improving each and every day by any means necessary, taking pro-active steps towards your dreams and/or goals – forward direction at ALL times.

For more information email Layden Williams.


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