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Christopher Gardner has inspired a diverse selection of audiences worldwide. His story spreads the message of self-empowerment and beating the odds.

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speakingHave Chris Gardner Speak at your Next Event

Christopher Gardner has inspired a diverse selection of audiences worldwide. His story spreads the message of self-empowerment and beating the odds.

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Christopher Gardner has inspired a diverse selection of audiences worldwide. His story spreads the message of self-empowerment and beating the odds

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Chris Gardner is an inspirational speaker addressing the keys to overcoming obstacles and breaking cycles. Gardner is also a passionate philanthropist whose work has been recognized by many esteemed organizations. Chris' amazing life story was published as an autobiography, The Pursuit of Happyness, later followed by a film of the same name released by Columbia Pictures in 2006.

After 30 years, in 25 of which he ran his own brokerage firm, and with nothing else to accomplish, he decided to exit the brokerage business and focus on his speaking engagements and media projects. With these, Chris specializes helping others achieve their full potential. His message is clear: If Chris Gardner can do it, so can you.

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June 4, 2012
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September 29, 2011
The Denver Post recounts Chris Gardner's recent advice to business students at Colorado State University.
MEDIA KIT Interested in learning more? Chris Gardner's one-of-a-kind story has inspired people all over the world. SPEAKING Chis Gardner is a dynamic speaker and motivator. Chris' speeches aim to help others unlock their true potential. BOOKS Chris is the bestselling author of two books: Start Where You Are and The Pursuit of Happyness. His books have received unanimous acclaim. MOVIE Learn how Chris Gardner's amazing story was transformed in to the Will Smith-starring film The Pursuit of Happyness. PRESS Chris Gardner has been featured in some of the world's biggest publications. Read more about his moving story.
 

Success Stories

"Thanks for speaking to and challenging our team. "
Dave Dudick, General Mills
"Thank you for coming to Orlando and sharing your story with our firm, you truly made a great impression with everyone in the audience."
John M. Kuklenski, Raymond James
"It was a pleasure hearing your word of "truth" yesterday at the ASI Trade Show. Truth is liberating and good truth is something to be acted on"
Karen Simmons
"Your Speech was moving and inspiring, and it left me with a feeling of great optimism"
Roopa Varghese, Hershey Company
"Chris spoke at my industry's latest conference and made an indelible impact on me and my peers. His words moved me to look inward and determine how I could achieve that same level of success."
Carrie Jackson, Chicago, IL
"Chris is one of the most moving, inspirational speakers I have ever seen. More than anything else, his story shows that anyone can achieve what they set out to. Highly recommended!"
Ronald Harper, Chicago, IL
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"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."