United Way of the Midlands hosted “Unlock the Power Within You,” a free, virtual event featuring special guest Chris Gardner, on September 23rd.
Gardner, who is ranked the 5th most motivational speaker in the world, is a critically-acclaimed author, entrepreneur, single parent and philanthropist. His autobiography, The Pursuit of Happyness, served as inspiration for the 2006 film starring Will Smith.
Before the virtual event, Gardner took the time to chat with Mike Hogan “Live & Local” about numerous topics. The full, two part episode is posted below. In this discussion, Chris discussed his experiences with poverty and homelessness and shared how his love for his son helped him overcome many of the challenges he faced.
If you missed the event, the link to it is below. https://www.facebook.com/UnitedWayMidlands/videos/326339398690210/
More information is available at https://www.unitedwaymidlands.org/