Chris Field

• Author of 'Disrupting for Good: Using Passion and Persistence to Create Lasting Change'

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In life there are Dreamers and there are Doers. Some people, like Chris Field, are blessed to be both.

Born in Houston, Texas in 1982, he knew early on that he was different. In grade school he befriended a young man (also named Chris), and kept him from being bullied and harassed. On a trip to visit an uncle in El Paso, his grandmother pointed out that the children just across the border in Mexico had much more difficult lives than he. His response to that became a metaphor for all that he has done since: “What if I just tape money to a rock and throw it across to them? Would that help?”, he asked. He has been figuratively throwing stones of disruption ever since.

As a freshmen in college he ran for mayor of his hometown and finished third out of five candidates. He was encouraged to aim lower by the powers that be, but he aimed high anyway. There is something about stepping out like that. No matter the outcome, it emboldens us and tells us that we can.

He launched Mercy Project in 2010 to combat child trafficking in Ghana’s fishing industry. To date, Mercy Project has rescued, rehabilitated, and reintegrated more than one hundred children back into their families.

Chris has broken multiple Guinness world records, run dozens of marathons, organized enormous fundraisers, created viral internet campaigns, taught himself to auctioneer, and brought down walls. Most recently he authored Disrupting for Good: Using Passion and Persistence to Create Lasting Change, which debuted as the #1 new release in the "Dreams" category on Amazon. He travels the country speaking on how each of us can be disruptors for good. “My hope is that my book and each of these talks will inspire people to find issues where they can roll up their shirtsleeves and do their own disruption, in spite of the difficulties and perhaps even dangers of doing so,” he says.

Chris lives in College Station, Texas with his wife, Stacey, and their four children.

Speech topics

Disrupting for Good

A memorable and motivational message featuring inspirational stories from Chris’ popular book on how passion + persistence = lasting change. From running for mayor as a teenager to breaking multiple Guinness World Records to helping save over a hundred children from slavery, Chris has been disrupting most of his life.

Seamlessly weaving his own story with those of other ordinary people who became extraordinary disruptors Chris offers a clear call to action: anybody, anywhere, can choose to disrupt for good. But it doesn’t stop there: Chris will end by walking you through his personal Disruption MAP so that you leave both prepared and inspired to disrupt for good in your own job, non-profit, school, neighborhood, and family.

Books

Disrupting for Good: Using Passion and Persistence to Create Lasting Change

What does it mean to live fully, abundantly, and with abandon?

A Billion Hours of Good : Changing the World 14 Minutes at a Time

You don’t need more money, or time, or even another election cycle to bring transformational change to your community. What you need is to believe that daily microdoses of good over years and years can create a great return. Stop waiting for the big change moment and seize the good that you can do today.

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