In addition to his work as entrepreneur and author, Chris Gardner has become one of the most dynamic and inspirational professional speakers active today.

Few stories are as inspiring and moving as Chris Gardner’s rise from homelessness to become the owner and CEO of Gardner Rich LLC, the bestselling author of the autobiography The Pursuit of Happyness, and inspiration for the movie of the same name starring Will Smith in the role of Chris Gardner.

Surmounting acute obstacles throughout his life, Gardner shares with his audiences the keys to self-empowerment, and the message of beating the odds and breaking cycles. In 2009 his presentation has been enhanced to include much of the pragmatic wisdom featured in his second book Start Where You Are.

Some of Chris’ speaking appearances are for private audiences. There may be a ticket fee for some public events since many of them are fundraisers for worthy causes. Please contact the event sponsor for more information on ticket prices and availability.

If your company would like to book Chris for a speaking engagement, please call Tina Sanders at 312-922-3333 or via email at speaking@chrisgardnermedia.com

A variety of excerpts from Chris Gardner’s speaking and TV appearances are available on our videos page. Or you may download Promotional Information from our media kit page.


A parte de su trabajo como empresario y autor, Chris Gardner se ha convertido en uno de los conferenciantes profesionales activos más dinámicos e inspiradores de hoy en día.

Hay pocas historias tan inspiradoras y conmovedoras como la historia de Chris Gardner. Su historia habla de cómo fue de estar sin techo a ser el dueño y Director Ejecutivo de Gardner Rich LLC, el autor y éxito en ventas de la autobiografía “The Pursuit of Happyness”, la inspiración de la película con mismo nombre y en la cual aparece Will Smith haciendo el papel de Chris Gardner.

Superando grandes obstáculos lo largo de su vida, Gardner comparte con la audiencia las claves del fortalecimiento personal, el mensaje de superar lo que las probabilidades dictan y romper los ciclos. En el 2009, se mejoró su presentación para así incluir la mayor parte de la sabiduría practica tal y como se muestra en su segundo libro “Start Where You Are”.

Algunas de las apariencias de Chris son solo para audiencias privadas. Puede que haya un precio para el ticket de algunos eventos públicos ya que muchos de ellos son recaudadores de fondos para causas benéficas. Por favor, póngase en contacto con el patrocinador del evento para obtener más información sobre los precios y disponibilidad de los tickets.

Si su compañía desea contratar a Chris para hablar en una conferencia, por favor llame a Salvador Guerrero al 312-922-3333 póngase en contacto a través de email a speaking@chrisgardnermedia.com.

En nuestra página de videos encontrará una gran variedad de pasajes de las conferencias y de las apariciones en TV de Chris Gardner. O si gusta puede bajar informacion de promocion en nuestra pagina de Medios.

"The Cavalry Ain't Coming. You've Got To do This Yourself."

"Do something that you love. Whatever you're going to do is going to be tough enough. Find something that gets you so excited that the sun can't come up early enough in the morning because you want to go do your thing."

"There is no plan B for passion"

"It's ok to FAIL it's not ok to Quit"

"Baby steps count, as long as you are going forward. You add them all up, and one day you look back and you'll be surprised at where you might get to."

"Don't ever let someone tell you you can't do something. Not even me."

"The American Dream, you can do or be anything you want to do or be."

"Find your button, What is that thing that turns you on so much that the sun can't come up soon enough in the morning because you want to go do your thing?"

"Is the glass half-full or is the glass half-empty?" The answer is simple: the glass is half-full, so let's roll with what we've got. The other half isn't yours anyway, so don't worry about it!

"I drove here, so if I drove here, then I can drive out of here!"

"It's good to have hope, but you also better have a plan."