Featuring: Chris Koch
Imagine planning out your day, fully expecting to be home for dinner only to end up in a jail cell with a stranger. Having found yourself convicted of a crime.
My guest on this episode doesn’t have to imagine that situation, as it’s exactly what happened to him. Chris was used to the high life, rubbing shoulders with US presidents, CIA operatives and the wealthy. He earned large sums of money doing what came naturally to him as one of Australia’s top 5 speakers. His success as a professional speaker allowed him to live the high life, fancy restaurants, beautiful homes, first class travel and accommodation wherever he went. But that all changed in June 2010.
During this episode I chat with Chris about his experience in prison, he shares incredible insights on how you can build resilience in your own life along with ideas on how to build trusting relationships. We also discuss the “disease of greed” that inflicted him and continues to plague society as people continue risk everything in the search for unimaginable riches. Chris shares how he survived for seven and a half years in several high security prisons by using the same motivational skills and relationship building capabilities that had placed him at the highest level in the professional speaking industry. Chris’s encounters in prison are both inspirational and saddening yet you will notice how he was always able to look on the optimistic side of the challenges that arose, taking the “hit” as a “gift”.
Chris can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Featuring: Shawn Callahan.
Shawn is the author of the award-winning *Putting Stories to Work* and the Founder at Anecdote, the world’s largest business storytelling enterprise. And boy do we have some tips and tools for you to help you change organisational culture, grow your business and sell your ideas through stories.
Our chat is sprinkled with gold nuggets that you’ll want a notepad and pen by your side as you listen. We discuss things like…
Shawn shares a number of stories (of course he did) on how a tiny story lead to an organisation wide cultural change and how his own daughters story became an anecdote for the positive effects of failure.
Shawn is based in Melbourne, Australia and can be contacted at www.anecdote.com.
His LinkedIn is au.linkedin.com/in/shawncallahan
And you can top up your story bank by tuning into his podcast https://www.anecdote.com/podcasts/
Georgia Ellis is a Law abiding, Rule breaking, Fear conquering, Future Creating and a Super Curious Human Being - Yep that's me!