Christopher Joseph Cooper (Chris Cooper) is one of the most dynamic, engaging and accomplished speakers, trainers and coaches in America. With three academic degrees (Morehouse College, The Georgia Institute of Technology and New York University), countless professional certifications, and numerous awards and honors Chris has dedicated his life to the service of others!
Chris is the President/CEO of Execute Your Passion, LLC- an Atlanta based professional services firm specializing in motivational seminars and leadership and professional development training and services. The firm offers innovative ways to assist in the complete development of individuals and organizations through innovative coaching practices and techniques, best in class training solutions, and subject matter expertise focused speaking services.
Chris has a wealth of knowledge from more than a decade of professional experience working and consulting for several Fortune 500 Companies including: AT&T, BellSouth, AutoTrader.com, Cingular Wireless, Cox Communications, Deloitte Consulting, General Motors, The Home Depot, IBM, Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG), Kimberly Clark, Texaco, and Verizon Wireless. Chris saved these companies millions and became the youngest Senior Manager ever at age 26 while working at Cingular Wireless World Headquarters (now the New AT&T). In addition, Chris served for 4 yrs. as an Adjunct & Corporate Instructor with Emory University's Center for Lifelong Learning teaching Professional Development and Communications
Courses to adult learners of all ages including C-Level Executives. With Book Smarts, Street Smarts, Vision, Passion, Charisma and even the courage to run with the Bulls in Spain, Chris' life has indeed been and continues to be an exciting adventure!
Chris' recent accolades include being featured on the UNCF Empower ME Tour, The AT&T 28 Days Movers & Shakers Campaign, being named to the MS Leadership Class, being named an Unsung Hero and Quiet Achiever, being featured as an Entrepreneur Author on the Atlanta Business Radio Show, being named one of Power 30 under 30, being named one of GXL Magazine’s Most Influential People, and Outstanding Atlanta and LEAD Atlanta to name a few.
Chris’ first book- Achieve Your Dreams…26 Quick Keys to Succeed in Life has been embraced all over the world by professionals, entrepreneurs and students of all ages, and even led to the creation of the Achieve Your Dreams College Success Tour. Chris’ newest book and Personal Development Bootcamp Tour will launch this summer and will address the areas of Personal Effectiveness and Efficiency.
Chris is an amazing coach, speaker, trainer, instructor, motivator, author and entrepreneur. He is committed to his lifelong aspiration of investing and assisting in the development of people who he believes are the world's hidden treasures. He is spiritual, fun, energetic and engaging. His mission is simple: To Ignite the Fire Inside!!