Chris Chickering’s remarkable resumé straddles the worlds of business, entertainment, and psychology. He is a singer-songwriter/recording artist, licensed psychotherapist, speaker, trainer, and entrepreneur. Chris has dedicated his life to helping people and organizations reach their highest potential through executive consulting, coaching, and behavioral health-focused trainings while sharing his original songs and stories with the masses.
As a recording artist, Chris is an emPower Music and Arts award-winner. He has opened for Michael Franti & Spearhead and performed at many conferences, festivals, and retreats. Chris’ music has been featured in a major motion picture and used by The Tony Robbins Foundation, as well as by prominent alternative medicine author, Deepak Chopra.
Chris’ music is an invitation to self-discovery, reflection, and inspirational thinking. Growing up in San Francisco, Chris was influenced by artists like Cat Stevens, Neil Young, and The Rolling Stones, and inspired by humanitarian/singer-songwriter Harry Chapin (1942 – 1981), to create his own unique message-driven music. No matter who you are or where you are on your life’s journey, Chris’ universal songs are guaranteed to speak to you as if you are the only one listening.
His 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). Most of the albums were produced and co-written by Emmy-winning and Grammy-nominated composer Greg Barnhill (Tim McGraw, Chicago) with engineering overseen by Greg Bieck (Hall & Oats, Train) and Mills Logan (Toby Keith, Taylor Swift). Chris’ music can be heard on streaming platforms such as Spotify, Pandora, and Apple Music and is available for purchase through all major distributors and Chris’ official store.
As a psychotherapist (LMHC), Chris Chickering received his M.A. in Counseling from Southwestern College and completed his clinical internship at Solace Crisis Treatment Center. He has extensive training in Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Hypnosis, Accelerated Learning, and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. Chris uses a compassionate, strengths-based approach, helping his clients shift their thinking to achieve extraordinary results. Chris also develops behavioral health-focused trainings related to Evidence-Based Practices, Cultural Considerations, and Ethical Issues.
As an entrepreneur, Chris founded Guru Authority to help top speakers, authors, coaches, bloggers, and other experts grow their online followings and profits through joint ventures. Since 2007, Chris has secured highly profitable online joint venture partnerships for over 100 companies, personally driving tens of millions in gross client revenues.
Away from his professional life, Chris can be found improving his own well-being. He is an avid fitness enthusiast, who enjoys sleight-of-hand magic and hiking with his dog Chili in the mountains of Santa Fe, New Mexico.
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“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 into 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.”