Since the publication of Younger This Year, Younger Next Year for Women and Thinner This Year, Chris Crowley has been in enormous demand as a keynote speaker, appearing before a wide range of groups, from corporate executives (including many YPO and WPO groups), to medical and wellness professionals to (his greatest thrill) all the generals in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Chris’s motivational talks convey the essence of his books, with all the passion, optimism, eloquence and humor that have made them national best sellers.
Corporations and Associations:
For top and middle level executive retreats, these talks outline the basic tenets of the Revolution In Behavior and Aging, but stress that institutions have a huge stake in spreading the word, especially at senior levels.
“This may be a bit of a surprise.” Chris says, “but ‘True North’ for great Corporations may be a high level of employee fitness and great health, especially at the executive level. People who “get it” are radically more energetic, more optimistic, more effective. Just plain better. Corporate leaders need to know about this stuff… for themselves and for their companies.” Customized ‘webinars’ and supporting materials for large employee groups are a possibility.
“These have been a mainstay and my particular favorites,” Chris says. “The audiences are smart, tough and passionately interested in a vigorous, effective life. They like to laugh, too, thank God, and they are great missionaries, once they’re convinced. Love ‘em. Amazing hosts, too. Some of my best trips… let alone speaking trips… have been to YPO/WPO events.”
Financial and Professional Groups:
Another mainstay of Chris’s speaking life is talks sponsored by leading financial advisors for theirclients…mostly high-net-worth individuals. Close behind come medical groups (from the Royal College of Physicians in Dublin to several hundred nurse-anesthetists in California), and lawyers (“peculiarly ‘my people’”, Chris says, “and they really need it, poor devils.”)
Women’s groups are rarer sponsors but, Chris says, they seem to get a particular boot out of the talks, “Maybe because they live forever – compared to men – and need this so that all those extra years won’t be a drag.”
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“Chris is simply one of the three best speakers I have ever heard in my life…and I have heard them all.”
Professional Speaker and CEO/ECD of Turkel Brands, Miami Florida
“What a pleasure!…All the audience responses rated you ‘excellent’. THAT HAS NEVER HAPPENED BEFORE.”
“From the moment you began until the very end, you had the audience’s undivided attention. You were ENTERTAINING, INFORMATIVE ANED DEFINITELY THOUGHT PROVOKING. You are spreading AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE THAT IS CHANGING LIVES EVERYWHERE. How rewarding that must feel for you. Congratulations and keep up the good work.”
President. The Business Bank, Minneapolis Minnesota
“Chris spoke at the annual retreat of our informal group of senior executives and I have to say he was one of the most inspiring speakers we have ever had over the two decades we’ve been getting together. Our views of the future were completely changed and each one of us is already at work becoming younger next year.”
Former Chairman — Simon & Schuster, super agent at William Morris etc. New York City
“Chris spoke to our manufacturing leadership team last Saturday morning. Wow! What a hit! Everyone is talking about it and they want to know when can he come back! I strongly recommend Chris to anyone, who is interested in improving their health or influencing others to improve.”
VP of Operations, Bath Iron Works (Builder of major, surface ships for the U.S. Navy)
“Chris made my job as Education Chair easy and fun; he is a terrific speaker,the topic was electrifying and our members loved it …. One of the best speakers we ever had. Our members have been raving ever since . I would highly recommend Chris Crowley as YPO resource.”
Mountain States Young Presidents Organization, Charleston W. Va.
“What an amazing night in Duluth! Over 1,200 people turned out to hear Chris Crowley talk about the Revolution in Aging. A superb talk – deeply informative and motivational but still funny and fun.
The buzz went on for days…There is no substitute for hearing Chris live on this critically important topic. Took some organizing but it was so worth it for the city, and for all of us.”
-Pat Francisco and Jim Taylor,
The City of Duluth Event Founders.
“Recently, I was thrilled to host Chris Crowley as guest speaker at the Mayor’s Inspire Burlington Speaker Series. Inspire is exactly what Chris did, with great humor and wit.”
Mayor of Burlington, Voted 2nd Most Livable City in Canada
“I have brought many speakers and performers to Tucson, but even I was mesmerized! Chris packed the room, beyond its stated capacity. He was amazing… you could have heard a pin drop, with the exception of many burst of laughter.”
Rock The Ages
“If you can arrange to hear Chris in person, do it. Whatever it takes. He is a dynamic speaker, lives his message and is very convincing…. Awesome!“
Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company. Grinnell, Iowa