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.