Author Chris Westfall on “Easier”

Welcome Chris Westfall:

We’re joined on the Starline by one of the most sought-after business coaches and keynote speakers in the world. His latest project is “Easier” we welcome author Chris Westfall.

Chris, let’s go Beyond the Mic. The two main characters in your story are the coach and the client. At what age were you the client and when did you morph into the coach?

In your book you say “Serve deeply. Serve people in a way that they cannot serve themselves.” You yourself have a servants heart, but at what point do serving others become the path for others success on the back of your service?

You once joked that your last job before entering TCU for your MBA was professional stuntman. Why is “Easier” the book for the person who is struggling in their own life?

Alumnus to the Fighting Saints at St. Charles High School, what’s your best memory of those days in the orange and black? Announcer football game botched homecoming queen

The Rockin’ 8:

It’s time for the Rockin’ 8, 8 random questions; answer with the first thing that comes to your mind. There is no Pressure.

1. Best Broadway show you’ve ever seen?

2. Have you ever stayed up 24 hours straight and do you remember why?

3. Last sporting event you attended?

4. Best present you ever received?

5. One thing you get if you visit a farmers market?

6. What historical figure would you like to see try to survive in the 21st century?

7. Favorite Indian food?

8. What’s the one childhood dream you haven’t achieved yet?

The Back Half with:

There are people who are linear thinkers and those who are scattershot thinkers.  Chris, who first changed you thinking from being a hang glider pilot to helping other focus their thinking?

Who was your first coach and how did they evolve you as an athlete, a father and as a person?

A look back at Chris’s Social Media Past:

February 11th 2010 you wrote, “If a tree blogs in the forest and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound? Curious: Your thoughts on the best blog sites?” How has social media evolved and devolved and been a part of your life?

How has your family and your daughters make you a better man?

Best moment from your daughters?

How did your time at the Chicago Academy for the Arts help you learn how to create and be creative?

You once stayed up 24 hours during college because of passion. How has your passion changed since you left college and keeping passion along with compassion?

You’ve won numerous honors and awards, but what’s the one thing you treasure more than any of them?

When did you believe you made it?

You believe in speaking anywhere to anyone, anytime. What was the one speech where you left thinking, I know I shouldn’t have done that one, but what the hell?

There is currently the incredible invisible workforce. After the pandemic peoples thoughts on employment have changed. Where do you see the workforce of the future?

One Big Question:

When was the last time you created “Strong Chili”? I’m not talking about cooking nor your first personal blog from 11 years ago, I’m talking about the last powerful conversation that was memorable and a little bit spicy?

What’s one story you haven’t told before?

The Wrap:

Chris Westfall wanted to be a hang glider pilot, always looks for fresh fruit at the farmers Market. He would love to talk to Abe Lincoln today. His book is “Easier” Chris thanks for taking the time to talk to us today.

And that my friends is Beyond the Mic.

Check out Chris Westfall at his website here.

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Listen to other Beyond the Mic conversations with authors here.

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