Chris lives life in general with an enthusiasm that can only be described as contagious. He has enjoyed an entrepreneurial lifestyle for 40 years, developing businesses in the service, sales, online marketing, retail, entertainment, and manufacturing industries.
On his eighteenth birthday, Chris set out on his first “official” business venture. With the money he received for his birthday, Chris purchased jeans to sell at his college. Before long, Chris was selling dozens of jeans a week to students from his locker. Once he completed college, Chris opened his first retail store. With one successful business going, Chris’s entrepreneurial spirit hit a feverish pace, he opened several services and product-based businesses including a sporting goods store, a lawn cutting service, screen printing service, a team outfitter store, bingo hall, and a skateboard shop.
In the early ‘90s, Chris was recognized by his community and local college for his achievements as a successful young entrepreneur. His desire to grow lead Chris to a career in Real Estate, where he consistently ranked at the top of sales in the company.
One faithful night, one call changed Chris’s life completely. An opportunity to work with his brother-in-law in a new business venture would see Chris sell off his businesses, close his real estate sale service and move his family as they headed off on a new adventure. With the family relocated, Chris worked alongside his wife in the family dental practice gaining dental knowledge from his in-laws who were the dentists.
A few months later, Chris also accepted a position as a trainer for their national dental software company. He logged thousands of hours training techniques to offices on how to create a more prosperous efficient work environment. The software company noticed Chris’s keen sales skills and moved him to a regional sales position, eventually promoting him to their national account manager. A lifelong learner, Chris studied the art of sales by attending seminars, private coaching, masterminds, and of course, creating an extensive resource library. The results were astounding – in his last 10 years with the software company, Chris’s close-ratio exceeded 80%.
A year later, Chris’s entrepreneurial mind took flight again, he began developing business management systems for the dental industry. He helped many dental practitioners and their staff, across North America, implement lasting solutions with his ability to "get-to-the-root of a problem".
Due to the overwhelming success with his sales and business management systems, Chris began conducting seminars and workshops across North America on business culture, relationships, and personal development; pinpointing ways to improve the overall office environment. Topics include "Waking Up on the Wrong Side of the Bed?" and "Elements for a Great Office Meeting". Chris continues to develop new topics that reflect his passion for living life with contagious enthusiasm including, “After Me, You Come First”, and his newest topic “Happiness is in the Details”. His programs help create a positive environment, which ultimately transfers into providing clients with a 5-star experience.
With the advent of online learning, Chris has been able to expand his reach with webinars, virtual meetings, and his company's online learning portal to help many more offices optimize their culture and environment while helping individuals elevate their personal lives.
Chris continues to attend a diverse group of seminars and mastermind communities, both as a participant and facilitator. His role as a facilitator allows Chris to share, with the members, his 40 years of experience on topics such as entrepreneurial mindset, sales positioning, relationships, and communications.
Chris will have your attendees laughing and learning with his energetic style and humorous presentations, it’s a contagious enthusiasm learning experience your group is sure to remember for years to come!