“Faith is the invisible security in a world of visible chaos.”
Christine Sopa is the founder of Chris Sopa International and an internationally renowned inspirational speaker and author in the field of self-improvement. As one of the emerging thought leaders in how changing your thoughts can change your life, Chris’ interactive facilitating style, humor and healthy dose of spirituality allow her workshops to be a safe-haven for looking beyond limitations and into ones own soul to see where transformation is waiting to happen. Chris is known for her expertise in organizational/cultural change, behavior change and performance enhancement and motivation in organizations throughout the globe.
Chris possesses a bachelor’s degree in Biology/Pre-Medicine from Bowling Green State University, a Masters Degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and is currently working on her PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, focusing her dissertation on how self-esteem affects performance in the workplace. After working over a decade in corporate America in sales, management, health care and corporate training, she suffered from chronic ulcerative colitis at 32 years old and almost lost her life. Upon healing herself from this stress-related illness, Chris made it her life purpose to help empower others to reduce the stress in their lives and heal themselves by changing how they think and view the world around them.
Chris is also the founder of Chris Sopa International Journeys, a subsidiary company of CSI. CSI Journeys escorts clients on international journeys to sacred sites around the globe, such as Machu Picchu in Peru, to continue their personal development and healing through challenging them in a “non-ordinary” environment to face the fears, behavior patterns and conditioning that have shaped their lives thus far.
Chris currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Ronald McDonald House of Phoenix and has served on several past Board of Directors including the Blood Bank of Delmarva, where she served as Vice Chair; the Susquehanna Habitat for Humanity; the Cecil County Board of Education which she served for 4 years, 1 year being Vice President and 2 years being President and the Maryland Association of Boards of Education. Chris is also a member of the Manchester’s Who’s Who of Executives and Professionals and was a nominee for the 2011 Athena International Women’s Leadership Award. Chris is the author of “Choosing the Life You Were Born to Live,” “Breaking Free: Overcoming Self-Sabotage,” and several published articles and blogs.
Chris lives in Scottsdale, AZ and has two grown daughters and a grandson.