Chris Singleton’s personal story has a 9th grade year that isn’t much different than your typical student. He wanted to play varsity sports, found an interest in books, got a low grade in a class for the first time, and had a first relationship. The years that followed sent Chris on many different paths, eventually winding up at Kalahari Resorts on February 14, 2023, to give a Keynote speech at the PETE&C technology conference. He then stuck around for a brief chat recorded for the podcast.
Chris had a brief career in baseball, being drafted by the Chicago Cubs and playing in the minor leagues. After his playing days, he now uses his personal story of overcoming “struggle moments” to inspire others. Chris’s mother was among nine people killed at the Mother Emanuel Church in Charleston, SC in July 2015. This moment forced Chris to become resilient while beginning the shift of focus on teaching love and unity and being the change needed in the world.
Topics we discussed during this interview included
Chris’ 9th grade year and the importance of getting to know yourself and your values
People who can be a generational curse breaker
How to overcome a “struggle moment”
Teaching Love and Unity and spreading the message of positivity
To learn more about Chris, check him out on Twitter, TikTok, Instagram, and Be Real using the handle csingleton_2
Thanks to Eli Heckman, Class of 2025, for providing the music in today's episode!
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