Before the ‘formal’ bio, I just want to tell you how I came to speaking and why I still do it…
With a lot of help from the National Speakers Association, I learned about the business of speaking. The sled dogs, the wilderness trips, and ALL the experiences and stories have done the rest. My favorite description of what it feels like to get to speak to an audience or work with a team comes from the speaker/poet David Whyte: “Good speech is half what you plan to say, and half what is listened out of you.”
On to the more “traditional” bio…
Award winning speaker and business owner, Chris Heeter, is out to create a wild revolution in the workplace. As a wilderness guide for over 3 decades, Chris has led and worked with countless teams, helping them literally and figuratively, find their way as a group and as individuals.
Featured on The Discovery Channel’s “National Geographic Today,” Chris brings decades of wilderness leadership experience indoors, to offices and off-sites, working with teams and leaders, helping us all recognize that work doesn’t have to be so complicated.
She believes that teamwork, leadership, inclusion, and a positive work culture boil down to three essentials: Wildly Present, Wildly Original, and Wildly Welcoming.
Chris’s life serves as the canvas for her many memorable, easy to implement, life-changing tools that apply to individuals, teams and leaders in organizations all across the country. Her entertaining stories and insightful lessons were learned as much from her sled dogs, (a team of 16 Alaskan Huskies that she bred, raised, and trained as a team), as they were from the rivers that serve as the backdrop for the many whitewater trips that she has guided over the last 3 decades. Bottom line? Chris exemplifies wild!
She has been recognized by MeetingsNet as a Top Ten Speaker, and she was the highest rated speaker at MPI’s World Education Congress in 2014.
But best of all, Chris is determined to help you awaken your wild side because when we let our WILD show, everybody wins. Your organization, your team, and especially you!