1 Powerful Message.

Millions of Lives Changed.

The world is complicated. The future is uncertain. Life is stressful.

Those three things will never change. But you can. With that simple but powerful message, world class speaker Chris Norton has inspired audiences everywhere to change their lives by changing their mindset. Chris calls on each of us to break free from the things we can`t control to become the best leaders, team members and people we can be.

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Chris shared real-life lessons on leading with mental toughness and investing your energy where you can drive the highest impact… I highly recommend Chris as a motivational keynote speaker.

Katy Brown,

VP of US Enterprise Software & Digital Platforms, microsoft

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Chris’s overarching message of resilience, hope, dedication, empathy and honesty… speaks volumes to employees at work and those that are just taking it one day at a time.

Kim Beauvais,

EVP, HR & Business Ops, fox sports

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He moved the entire audience to tears, laughter, and had us on the edge of our seat the whole time. His message gave me practical ways to not only be a better leader but to lead a better life.

Moon Javaid,

Chief Strategy Officer, San Francisco 49ers

“Life in a chair is only as limited as I believe it to be.”

Chris knows what it’s like to face adversity head-on. After suffering a spinal cord injury during a college football game, he was given a 3% chance to ever move his body below the neck. Miraculously, he defied the odds, walking across the stage during college graduation and down the aisle of his own wedding. But that was only the beginning of his story-the first steps of a lifelong journey.

In the years since, Chris has made it his mission to spread a message of empowerment in the face of adversity of all types. Today, he is a keynote speaker, author, advocate, and foster & adoptive dad. He has been featured by the world’s biggest media outlets and in a feature-length Netflix documentary 7 Yards: The Chris Norton Story.

10 Things Chris Inspires Us to Do


Persevere when things don’t go as planned.


Lead by example and integrity.


Focus on what’s within our control.


Navigate change and uncertainty.


Confront adversity and fear.


Live and work with purpose.


Develop greater resiliency.


Stay focused and ignore distractions.


Enrich the lives of others.


Practice empathy and understanding

Tailored Keynotes

While Chris tailors his speeches to the perspectives, needs and context of each audience, two of his most popular keynote presentations include:

Chris’s stories and lessons on resilience and how to get back up when adversity knocks you down.

Chris’s stories and lessons on removing excuses and limiting thoughts in order to live and work with purpose.

The Message Today’s Workforce Needs to Hear

The modern workforce lives in an environment of stress, distraction and a constant bombardment of bad news.

They don’t need another ‘motivational speech.’ What they need is empowerment – a message that not only inspires them, but gives them tools to create real change in their everyday lives.

That’s what makes Chris Norton`s Keynote different. It’s not about changing the whole world, and it`s not about pretending everything is okay; it’s about making realistic, meaningful changes in our everyday lives that enable us to cope with stress and stay focused on what really matters.

From C-suite executives to sales teams, Chris’s words empower us all to overcome the obstacles we face—now more than ever.

Beyond Inspiring

Chris Norton’s Keynote is about taking action even in the face of insurmountable odds. But it`s also about finding purpose in life wherever you are.

Custom-tailored to your organization, Chris’s message brings fresh energy and perspective. His riveting stories and heartfelt takeaways provide actionable tools for positive change both personally and professionally.

Chris’s down to earth style, humor and sincerity is sure to make you laugh, cry and cheer as he forms a true connection with them. 

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For immediate inquiries contact-

Jeannie Goldstein at Chicago Sports Partners

773-680-9800 | Jeannie@chicagosep.com