About Chris

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Chris Dao-anis, CPA, DTM has been giving engaging talks, transformative trainings, and recollections to different audiences around the country for five years now. His empowering content on leadership, communication, and growth have served students, out-of-school youth, teachers, social workers, entrepreneurs, employees, church leaders, police officers, and other professionals. His experience in the corporate sector as an auditor and accountant, combined with his involvement in the community and leadership in various organizations, help make his talks and trainings relevant and practical.

He has written and published four books to date: The Gift of the Ordinary, 7 Keys to Achieve Your Aspirations, Living Large in the Little Things, and SPEAK: How to Craft and Deliver a Speech or Presentation with Competence & Confidence. He was a former columnist for the Herald Express, a Sunday newspaper in Baguio City.

After graduating in college with degrees in BS Accountancy and BS Financial & Management Accounting (Cum Laude), and upon passing the tough Certified Public Accountants Board Exam in 2009, he joined Punongbayan & Araullo as an associate consultant. He later moved to Thome Ship Management-ROHQ as a process improvement analyst. He then became a marine payroll accountant and an accounting supervisor. He was recognized as the Top Test Scorer in the Thome Leadership Development Program which content was provided by Harvard Business Publishing.

Chris is a student to Brendon Burchard (high performance coach), Darren Tay and Darren LaCroix, (world champion speakers), and other global influencers. He is a member of Toastmasters International since 2010 and held various leadership positions including the role as Division Director. He is a two-time division speech champion, and once landed 3rd place in the national level (D75 International Speech Contest). In 2017, he was awarded Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM), the highest norm granted to Toastmasters worldwide. In 2018, he received the Certificate of Proficiency in Persuasive Influence under the Toastmasters Pathways Program. In January 2019, he graduated at the School of Leadership of the Light of Jesus Family, founded by Bo Sanchez.

With his company, Growth Events & Training Consultancy Services, he lives by his values of creation, connection, and contribution by aspiring to always speak a message, spark inspiration, and spur action.

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