Chris Gardner

Chris Gardner | PepTalk Expert Speaker
Chris Gardner | PepTalk Expert Speaker
Speaker, Author, Entrepreneur
Overcome obstacles and break free from negative cycles with Chris Gardner, speaker, and inspiration behind "The Pursuit of Happyness."
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Chris Gardner | Speaker Biography

Inspiration for "The Pursuit of Happyness"
Founder of Gardner Rich brokerage firm
Motivational speaker and author

Chris Gardner, the inspiration behind the movie "The Pursuit of Happyness," has an extraordinary and inspiring story to tell. From being homeless to achieving success on Wall Street, Gardner's life took a remarkable turn. Despite facing numerous challenges and having to become the sole caretaker of his young son, Gardner demonstrated unwavering determination by enrolling in a low-paid trainee program at a stock brokerage. He used whatever money he had to pay for his son's nursery while simultaneously working towards his own success.

Gardner's natural talent for selling stocks and shares quickly became evident, leading to a full-time position at the company running the trainee program. Through hard work and dedication, he managed to climb the corporate ladder, eventually reaching top positions at prestigious firms such as Dean Witter Reynolds and Bear Stearns & Co. In 1987, Gardner made the bold decision to start his own brokerage firm, Gardner Rich, which proved to be a tremendous success.

In 2006, Gardner released his autobiography, "The Pursuit of Happyness," which served as the inspiration for the film starring Will Smith. Today, Gardner has become a motivational speaker, sharing his incredible journey with audiences all over the world. Through his speeches, he aims to teach others how to overcome obstacles and break free from negative cycles.

Chris Gardner is an exceptional speaker who has the ability to captivate audiences with his life story. If you are interested in hiring him for your event, please contact PepTalk.

Why Should You Book Chris Gardner?

Book Chris Gardner as a speaker to inspire your team with his incredible journey from homelessness to Wall Street success. His story of resilience and determination will motivate your audience to overcome obstacles and achieve their own goals. Don't miss the chance to learn from the man behind "The Pursuit of Happyness."

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