My guest today spoke to the Illinois Association for School Administrators conference in the Fall of 2022. I wasn’t in attendance, but I knew his keynote was powerful when my Twitter feed began going crazy with overwhelmingly positive feedback. It just so happened that I had an interview scheduled the next day with frequent Anchored in Education guest, Charley Cass.
Charley joined the recording from his hotel room where he gave an outstanding review of the talk and said he’d make a good guest.
I started researching, and what I found was incredible. It wasn’t that my guest today was drafted by the Chicago Cubs. It wasn’t the amazing stories he had of his minor league playing days. It was his message that he shares all over the world. He has spoken at some of the largest companies and organizations. He speaks at schools in front of thousands of students. He is an avid writer, publishing three children’s books with other works on the way.
He is also on a quest to end racism. He has a powerful message of love is greater than hate.
And it stemmed from the tragic shooting at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church on June 17, 2015. Of the nine victims, one of them was the mother of our guest today, Chris Singleton. I find his message to not only be timely, but ever much needed.
Chris Singleton is a former minor league baseball player drafted by the Chicago Cubs. He became a nationally-renowned speaker with a message of resilience, forgiveness and unity following the loss of his mother in the 2015 Mother Emanuel Church Tragedy in Charleston, SC. Chris now shares his message with over 80 organizations annually and his clients include: Boeing, The Houston Texans, Microsoft, Biogen, Volvo, The Washington Wizards and over 100,000 students and educators across the world. One of his children’s books, Different – A Story About Loving Your Neighbor, was a best seller in its category and has been featured by numerous outlets, including The Obama Foundation. Chris’ overall mission when speaking is to inspire his audiences with his story of resilience and to unite millions of people with his belief that, “Love is Stronger Than Hate.”