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Hi I'm Chris

I grew up in California. I coach leaders in Fortune 500 companies. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in California, spent a lot of time in Boy Scouts (my dad was a scoutmaster), and later went on a two year mission to Trujillo, Peru. I went to school at Brigham Young University in Utah, studying visual arts and animation. During that time, I had the chance to jump out of an airplane (skydive), compete in a triathlon and author a book. I also launched a non-profit, 501(c)3 called the International Mentoring Network Organization, a social mentoring concept that has touched hundreds of thousands of people in over 90 countries. I earned my MBA, and have since been consulting Fortune 500s. I'm married to the love of my life and have two sons, and a baby daughter who are awesome--and I enjoy building and destroying Lego towers with them. Nowadays, I spend a lot of time creating business solutions for companies, writing new books, and playing sports like basketball whenever I can.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was about 10 years old, I went on a 50 mile Boy Scout hike with my Dad. It was the most difficult thing I had ever done in my life. I still remember hiking straight up the side of a mountain, for 10 miles, carrying a backpack in 100 degree heat, afraid I would die. At one point, I fell to the ground, scraping my knees against the gravel. As I looked up through the sweat, tears, and dust, I was ready to give up, until I saw my Dad standing there. He took my backpack, and put it on top of his (some 50+ pounds), then carried me up the rest of the mountain. I'll never forget when we finally got to the camp, and me and the other Scouts were ready to go explore. When I asked my Dad to come with us, he responded that I should go without him. When I insisted to know why he didn't want to come with us, he showed me a blister on his foot the size of a softball. I realized how deeply my Dad cared for me. He had put himself at risk to help me get up that mountain, resulting in his own, significant pain. My Dad had a stroke and passed away a few years later, and so this experience has gained great meaning in my life. This experience to me represents--in some way--what the Savior, Jesus Christ has also done for me, and all of us. When we sweat, and cry, and our eyes are burning, and we feel all alone, as if we can't go on any further, he takes our burdens away from us, and carries us to our eternal destination. He carries our pains, sufferings, trials, and tribulations. Through His Atonement, he restores me, and all of us. And he will bring us back to our eternal home with him, in Celestial Glory, if we let him. I know this is true. I also know that Joseph Smith saw Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father. And that the Book of Mormon, which Joseph Smith translated, testifies of Jesus Christ, and of His Atonement. And that Joseph Smith restored the Church of Jesus Christ, which is here today. And I have the great blessing of being part of this faith.

How I live my faith

I get to serve in a Bishopric in the Lake Reams Ward congregation. I also have the chance to visit a few families and make sure they are doing okay, in terms of their needs. I've had the chance to help people move stuff (furniture, etc.) to new homes, and to also share inspirational thoughts with those who really need it. I enjoy serving others in any way I can.