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Chris Guillebeau is the New York Times bestselling author of eight books, including The $100 Startup, The Art of-Non-Conformity, and The Happiness of Pursuit.
Chris's books have sold more than one million copies in the U.S. alone, and have been translated worldwide into thirty languages.

Among other projects, he is the founder of the World Domination Summit, a cultural gathering that attracted more than 10,000 attendees to Portland, Oregon over ten years.

During a lifelong quest that included four years of serving in West Africa as an aid worker, he visited every country in the world before his 35th birthday.

  • For his first book, Chris visited readers in every U.S. state and Canadian province (63 stops in total)
  • As part of WDS, Chris led four world record attempts, including the world's largest breakfast-in-bed party, and the most people in dinosaur costumes
  • One of Chris's books, Side Hustle, was used as a Jeopardy! clue by Alex Trebek
  • His decade-long travel quest included many adventures and misadventures, including being deported from Eritrea, arriving in Pakistan without a visa, and a rental car fiasco in Italy (don't worry, none of these things will happen at your event)
Trusted by Dozens of Brands and Events
Corporate presentations including:
University, conference, and non-profit presentations including:
Chris was selected as the keynote speaker for our small business event and I can't wait for another opportunity to invite him to present again. He not only delivered a quality presentation, he was also responsive to our vision, process, and deadlines.
Patty Fadhouli
Amazon Business
We brought Chris to speak to the Middle East's largest gathering of entrepreneurs, innovators and changemakers. He gave an excellent presentation and left us with a lot to think about.
Najla Al Ansari
Sharjah Entrepreneurship Festival, United Arab Emirates
Chris rocked our world at the conference held at Lincoln Center. Several attendees said they had come just to see him.
Shannon Ari
Institute for Integrative Nutrition
Chris did a great job and our instructors really loved his presentation. We also appreciated how he spent time mingling with the crowd beforehand to get a better sense of his audience.
Lindsey Bonner
Featured Topics
How to Live a Remarkable Life in a Conventional World

From his own journey to every country in the world to the stories of other people pursuing epic quests, Chris's signature presentation is designed to inspire.

  • How can you figure out what you really want—and how do you make it happen?
  • How can you follow your dreams and do good for others at the same time?
  • In an age of hybrid work, where many people pursue careers, side hustles, and the desire to make a difference in both—how do you decide between competing ideals?

The presentation includes lots of takeaways and action steps, and ends with a personal challenge for the audience. Chris would love to bring this talk to your university, conference, or group.

How to Find the Work You Were Meant to Do

Have you ever met someone with the perfect job? To the outside observer, it seems like they've won the career lottery—that by some stroke of luck or circumstance they've found a job they love so much that it doesn't even feel like work—and they're getting paid well to do it.

In reality, their good fortune has nothing to do with chance. There's a method for finding your perfect job, and Chris Guillebeau has created a practical guide for how to do it—whether within a traditional company or business, or by striking out on your own.

What you'll learn:

  • Working conditions are just as important as the kind of work we do (and how to create better conditions)
  • Which skills are the most important to improve
  • The best way to inspire others to join your cause or campaign
  • Why "never give up" is bad advice, and how to know when to change direction
Productivity with Purpose

Greater productivity is good for employees and employers—but not at the expense of burnout and Quiet Quitting. In this all-new presentation, Chris will share four ways of reinventing common productivity methods to better serve a modern working environment.

What you'll learn:

  • How "Time Anxiety" causes us to spiral, and what we can do about it
  • Strategies to support a neurodivergent workforce
  • How teams can best cooperate in a changing world

The presentation includes lots of takeaways and action steps, and ends with a personal challenge for the audience. Chris would love to bring this talk to your company or conference.

Why You Should Hire Chris for Your Next Event

Because it will be helpful and entertaining for attendees—and easy for you.

Inspirational message
Even in a corporate setting, Chris will share a message that resonates long beyond the talk. One event planner said, "This was the best talk we've heard in our five-year history of hosting the event."
All of Chris's talks include valuable takeaways for the audience: specific, practical things they can do right away to improve their work and personal lives. Prepare the audience to take notes!
Reliable and stress-free
As someone who's hosted large events for more than a decade, Chris knows what event planners need from a speaker. Your experience will be easy—save your stress for other parts of the event. 🙂