Chris Mitchell, wearing a white baseball cap, glasses and a blue polo shirt and jeans, is sitting on a black and blue scooter in a parking spot an a sunny afternoon. Behind Chris are 3 disabled parking signs, a sidewalk with vertical barriers, grass and a building. Off in the background are some homes, bushes, a blue sky with some white and gray clouds., and the edge of a vehicle. Along the bottom of the image is a bar that transitions from white at the top to navy blue at the bottom. In this bar, appearing in vibrant blue text, “About Me”

I am Chris Mitchell.  I am a certified confidence life coach and a professional speaker and presenter.  I help people with disabilities develop the self-confidence necessary to create professional success.

I have a firsthand understanding of the struggles persons with disabilities face on a daily basis as they strive to achieve the same level of professional success as their abled bodied peers as I am also a person with multiple disabilities.

I was born visually impaired (legally blind with vision of 20/200 in my left eye and 20/300 in my right eye).  I battled a severe speech impairment for more than 12 years.  I am a member of the neurodiverse community (ADHD).  I battled mental health issues since my teenage years (severe recurring and seasonal affected depression).  I am physically disabled (survived an incomplete spinal cord injury in 2002).

Despite the challenges I faced from disability, I have achieved professional success throughout my life.

  • I have worked on air in broadcast radio. 
  • I have convinced a company to hire me (when they were not hiring anyone) while holding my white cane in my hand.
  •  I have started and operated 3 successful home-based businesses including my current business. #DefineYourself.

I have been interviewed by local newspapers, TV stations, numerous podcasts, public access programs and have been featured in Entrepreneur Magazine.

I have also earned the co-disabled employee of the year award in 2000 and several other awards for my volunteer work in my community.

The secret to my success as a person with a disability is not determination, hard work or a “it doesn’t define me” attitude.  My secret is confidence in myself, and I am ready to share that secret and how to develop self-confidence with my peers in the disabled community.