Thriving in Tough and Challenging Times

The difference between the successful and the unsuccessful is not the absence of obstacles, but the presence of perseverance. With all of the uncertainty and difficulties facing organizations today, it's important to understand that even under difficult conditions, some people have always thrived, even in the face of adversity. In this dynamic talk, Hall of Fame speaker, Chris Widener, teaches the lessons of those who face adversity and manage to succeed in spite of the circumstances.

Learning Objectives

  1. Learn how people with perseverance are much better able to weather crises.
  2. Hear how the degree to which success depends on the choices that we make.
  3. Listen to examples of how optimists go much further in life and business, and bring their people along with them.
  4. Learn how embracing change allows you to experience the power to succeed.

Broadcast Date

April 29, 2020, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (EST)

Purchase Price

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Non-Member Price: $25.00

Meet the Presenter


Chris Widener

Chris Widener is widely recognized as one of the top speakers in the world today addressing groups including AT&T, General Electric, Cisco Systems, Microsoft and the Harvard Business School. Chris Widener began a small publishing company called the American Community Business Network in the 1990's. Chris then changed the name to Made for Success and grew the company into a large business selling tens of thousands of personal development programs through large retailers like Costco, Sam's Club, Wal-Mart, Target and Barnes and Noble. He sold that business to his partner in 2009 to focus on his speaking, writing and coaching exclusively.

Chris is the author of twenty books with three million copies in print in 13 languages and over 450 articles on success, leadership, sales and motivation. His best-selling books include The Angel Inside (which has also been optioned as a movie), The Art of Influence, The Leadership Rules, Live the Life You Have Always Dreamed Of, Twelve Pillars, and Above All Else. Chris has also produced over 80 CDs and DVDs on a wide range of topics. Along with co-hosting Zig Ziglar's television show, True Performance, Chris also hosted his own show, Made for Success, where he interviewed some of the top business achievers and thought leaders of our time.