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Meet Chris Chickering

Chris Chickering is an award-winning recording artist and licensed therapist whose songs and live performances are an invitation to hope, healing, and empowerment.

Chris grew up in San Francisco and is inspired by artists such as Cat Stevens, Jason Isbell, Brandi Carlile, Van Morrison, and Ray LaMontagne to create his unique message-driven sound.


Chris Chickering is the perfect entertainment choice wherever good vibes abide. He has opened for a number of A-list artists and has played at many conferences, retreats, and festivals related to personal development, healing, conflict resolution, wellness, yoga, entrepreneurship, and more. 

Chris is an EmPower Music and Arts award-winner. His songs have been featured in the major motion picture Miles Between Us (“A Little More Heaven…”), and used by The Tony Robbins Foundation, as well as by prominent alternative medicine author, Deepak Chopra.


Chris’ albums include Shine (2012), Living in the Now (2013)The Resurrection of Me (2014), The Better Side (2015), Regeneration (2015), and The Hero’s Journey (2017). His songs are available for licensing and can be heard on streaming platforms such as Spotify, Pandora, Apple Music, and Amazon, and are available for purchase through all major distributors and on Chris’ official store.

Shine was produced, engineered, and co-written by 2x Emmy-winning composer Ron Alan Cohen (Saturday Night Live, The Sopranos).

Chris’ next five albums were produced by and co-written with 3x Emmy-winning and Grammy-nominated composer Greg Barnhill (Tim McGraw, Chicago) with engineering overseen by Greg Bieck (Hall & Oates, Train) and Mills Logan (Toby Keith, Taylor Swift).


For each of his albums, Chris is honored to have collaborated with many highly-acclaimed musicians including Dan Dugmore (The Eagles), Tony Lucido (Keith Urban), Vail Johnson (Kenny G), Mike Durham (Dave Matthews), Dennis Matkosky (“Maniac”), Ilya Tochinskiy (Carrie Underwood), Tim Lauer (Cheap Trick), Jimmy Wallace (The Wallflowers), Shawn Fichter (Tim McGraw),  Tim Galloway (Gary Allen), Mike Purcell (Lynyrd Skynyrd), Paul Scholten (Montgomery Gentry), John Kurzweg (Jewel), Alison Prestwood (Faith Hill), Ben Phillips (Blake Shelton), Austin Hoke (Chris Stapleton), Mike Payne (Red Hot Chili Peppers), JoAnna Janet (Dreamworks), Dane Bryant (Clint Black), Pat McGrath (Luke Bryan), Elton Charles (The Steel Woods), Richard Hardy (Kenny Loggins), and Jim Hoke (Bob Seger).


As a licensed psychotherapist Chris helps high achievers break through barriers and uplevel their results using a solution-focused approach.

Chris often uses humor and storytelling and is passionate about helping people build upon their inner strengths, shift their thinking, and expand their untapped potential.

As a workshop leader/speaker, he develops presentations and keynotes related to Solution-Focused Brief Therapy and other Evidence-Based Mental Health Practices, Leadership, Business Development, and Ethical Issues.


Prior to becoming a recording artist and mental health professional, Chris Chickering founded Guru Authority, establishing his reputation as America’s foremost advisor to authors, speakers, coaches, and others growing online businesses through joint ventures and affiliate marketing.

Since 2007 he has personally driven tens of millions in gross client revenues through joint ventures, helping list owners and other distributors find relevant, lucrative information products for their audience.


Chris holds a master’s degree in Counseling from Southwestern College and has additionally completed certifications and training in solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT), EMDR, NLP, hypnosis, accelerated learning, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), motivational interviewing, addiction recovery, transcendental meditation, and leadership studies with Tony Robbins.

Chris grew up in San Francisco and is a former EMT/Firefighter and lifelong fitness enthusiast, who enjoys sleight-of-hand magic and hiking in the mountains of his hometown, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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Personal Statement

“I’ve picked myself up off the ground more times than I can remember. I stay on track by focusing on things I can control like putting in the work, getting off the bench, and on to the arena of life — as opposed to focusing on things I can’t control like what others think or how things will ultimately turn out. I keep the train moving forward by breaking challenges into the smallest possible steps and always strive to remember: the joy is in the journey.”