Entrepreneur, bestselling author, philanthropist, and inspirational speaker Chris Gardner will be in Asia in late March!
Chris‘ most requested keynote “The Pursuit of Happyness and the American Dream” is all about overcoming obstacles, breaking cycles and daring to dream big.
Chris Gardner has also been invited to deliver speeches at universities and organizations big and small. Watch the short clip below where Chris delivers a speech at UC Berkeley where he captivates the audience with humor and inspiration like “Amidst all this chaos and turbulence, there’s an opportunity to create a new vision of the American dream.”
Chris Gardner is an Entrepreneur, Author, Philanthropist, and single parent who is best known for his 2006 autobiography, “The Pursuit of Happyness”, a New York Times and Washington Post #1 bestseller that has been translated into over forty languages and turned into an acclaimed movie. His second book, “Start Where You Are: Life Lessons in Getting from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be” published in May 2009 also became a bestseller.
In the fall of 2010, Gardner was named the Ambassador of Pursuit and Happyness for AARP, which has nearly 40 million members worldwide.
Always hard working and tenacious, a series of adverse circumstances in the early 1980’s left Gardner homeless in San Francisco and the sole guardian of his toddler son. Unwilling to give up Chris Jr. or his dreams of success, Gardner climbed the financial industry ladder from the very bottom. He worked at Dean Witter Reynolds and Bear Stearns & Co before founding the brokerage firm Gardner Rich in Chicago in 1987.
With every speaking engagement and media project, Chris helps to inspire others to dream big and achieve their full potential. As a passionate philanthropist, Chris is also committed to organizations combating violence against women, homelessness, financial illiteracy and providing access to medical care and treatment.