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Here Are A Few Kind Words!

Chris,  Just an awesome talk I and received a bunch of unsolicited feedback that you were the highlight of the event.  Great content and timely topic.  Thank you for making the trip to Raleigh!


Thank you for hosting our team on Tuesday. The tour and the info about the company was incredibly inspiring!  For many of the team it was a highlight of our time together in Charlotte. From an HR perspective, I loved that you seemed to personally know each person in the company by name (in spite … Continue reading Stephanie


Your honesty and ability to relate the story of your company paired with your personal journey  struck a chord with many of the participants. They were more attentive during your session than previous ones.


I wanted to send a quick thank you for being such an amazing partner during the past school year.  Your willingness to travel all around present to our students says a lot about your character.  I really appreciate everything you’ve done this year….


I was at the NC Tech conference on Friday and greatly enjoyed your panel session – I found the whole day valuable, but you particularly stood out as you made the topic so very relatable and engaging.


Meeting you on our entrepreneurship tour was one of the best things that has happened in my life. Your story has motivated me to let go of my doubts and push forward with my vision. I could relate with your struggles and when you explained what kept you going was you felt that what you … Continue reading Terrence


Hey Chris, My name is Joe, I attended the Skillspop class, “Sales 101” last week. Just wanted to follow up with you and say you were a fantastic help to me with breaking down selling on a more basic level. I incorporated your strategy on what the customers views are and in the last week … Continue reading Joe


Hi, Chris. I really enjoyed your keynote session at SIM-RTP TechConnect this week. I’ve been considering whether I should start my own company. The trick will be to develop an idea. From there, I know it’ll be TONS of work to get it off the ground, but your session really laid out the  “transient” state … Continue reading Todd


Thank you for the connection! I really enjoyed the class tonight. It was very informative and I can’t wait to start selling for my current job and future business. Looking forward to your ebook.


Chris, your message was spot on last night at the Chamber Small Business awards banquet! You are an inspiring young man and entrepreneur! Chris’s note – I was soooo happy that he called me young 🙂

John L.

Hi Chris, it was so great hearing your lecture last night and getting to meet you briefly afterwards. Your speech was really inspiring, and made me feel like I’m on the right track. My two greatest take-aways were: define your happiness, and invest in people around you. Thanks so much!


SCiENCE OF HAPPiNESS, last night made a huge impression upon me. Thank you, as I needed it in this chapter of my life


Delightful! (But you made all the wives turn and ask their husbands, “Why don’t you talk about me that way in public?”)😀


Chris, thank you very much for an absolutely inspirational speech.  You did an outstanding job and so grateful I was able to attend.  I’m looking forward to putting your life lessons to work.  Thank you again!!


Excellent talk, by the way, it was great watching your wisdom truly speak to so many people.

Matt G.

Your lecture at Think and Drink really got me thinking about where I want to be 5 years from now. I was so moved by your speech  that I decided to join ToastMasters to work on my own speaking skills. I gave my first speech last night. Even though we are nearly strangers, you have … Continue reading Gabrielle


I want to thank you for taking the time yesterday to speak with us about happiness, and the science behind it. The way you were able to articulate the information, while incorporating your personal story was truly special.

Micah, Risk Consultant

I truly enjoyed your speech and took away quite a bit that I plan to incorporate into my own leadership style. It was very inspiring.

Robert – Executive Director

What a breath of fresh air! Great to hear you speak and meet at the Arrowood Business Association Luncheon. Thanks for sharing….

Theresa, Vice President

It was very nice to meet you today at the ABA Lunch! Great words of wisdom!!! I should take a class that you teach 🙂 Keep educating!!!

Ward, VP of Sales

Thank you so much for your time today. I did get a crash course in business, leadership, customer service and GRIT! Thanks so much!

Victoria, Business Developer

Great meeting you at the ABA event today. Thanks for an inspiring presentation that really hit some great chords on what it takes to succeed!

R.C., Account Executive

Great to have the pleasure of hearing you today and look forward to working with you to grow and deepen our technology community

Brian – Dir. of Development

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Chris was a millionaire at age 28…For six weeks. The first tech company he started fell like a lead balloon. He dusted himself off and with four other guys started a tech company that went from $0.00 in revenue, three product failures to thousands of employees and a $1.4 Billion-dollar value. His out of the box approach of putting people first and concentrating on selling value has helped thousands.

Called a “Startup Hero” by North Carolina Business Magazine and a maverick and mold breaker by SouthPark Magazine, Chris has written 8 books, and is a Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at UNC – Charlotte and Queens University of Charlotte. Chris serves on the board of four startups and as a strategic advisor to Kingsmen Software Products. Chris travels the country speaking on the topics of startup success, innovation, entrepreneurship, sales, technology, and automation. Chris started AvidXchange in 2000. AvidXchange, a business unicorn with a $1.4 billion value and is the 9th largest fintech company in the country with 1400+ employee.

Chris has been on a journey to prefect a message that resonates and motivates audience since he was 18 years old. “My dad had me read the book, See You At The Top, by Zig Ziglar. I fell in love with the ideas and with making improvements in my life.” “The best testimonial I can give you to hire me to speak is my wife still loves me, loves being around me, and still thinks I am funny, and we have been together since 1992”.

Chris lives in Lake Wylie SC, where teaching, business, four kids and a wife keep him very busy.


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