Of all the achievements, Kris has accomplished and he has accomplished a lot, what he is most proud of is that he is a great dad and husband.
He has completed 8 IronMan competitions, started, run and sold one of the top Gift Rep organizations in the NE region. He is a Certified Business Coach and his goal is to “Inspire and Empower Better” 5 million Amazing Humans to become better versions of themselves. His workshops push people past mediocrity through inspiring personal stories, empowering examples, and real talk. He shares ideas that help you understand what systems to integrate into your business & personal life.
But, this was not always how his life looked.
As a kid, growing up in a family with a single mom, Kris had a sense of not belonging and wanted to fit in. He felt he was not good enough, and though he had potential he had a chip on his shoulder.
Alcohol and drugs gave him a feeling that took that feeling of being not good enough away. In his senior year of school, he missed like 60 days of school.
He started hanging out with a group of guys who did drugs and drank alcohol and liked to break into cars and home being constructed. At 20, he had been accused twice and convicted of 2 felonies.
He could never imagine where he was then could turn into where he is now.
BIG TURNAROUND MOMENT: I was sitting in a jail cell, I had no future. A good faith minister came up and asked me if I wanted to talk and he gave me a bible and I read a passage in the book of John which said something like, “Say a prayer for someone else.”
My prayer was, “Please let my grandfather live long enough so he can see me do something with my life.”
Listen to this podcast and hear the story that would make his grandfather proud.