Section 1: Growing Up Anderson – One Perspective

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“You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.” Desmond Tutu (1931 – ), South African social rights activist During the Great Depression, my grandparents bought 100 acres of virgin land in Northwest Ohio that became a working dairy, apple orchard, and farm store. As their family grew, … Read More

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Resilience

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“When experiences are traumatic, the neuro-pathways getting the most use are those in response to the trauma; this reduces the formation of other pathways needed for adaptive behavior. Trauma in early childhood can result in disrupted attachment, cognitive delays, and impaired emotional regulation.” Bruce D. Perry (1955 – ), M.D., Ph.D. and Senior Fellow of … Read More

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Book Preface

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“Chase after truth like hell and you’ll be free yourself, even though you never touch its coattails.” Clarence Darrow (1857-1938), American attorney I define truth as “stating clearly and firmly what I believe to be real based on experience, while remaining forever vigilant and open to new information.”  This book represents my truth at the … Read More

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WHAT CLIENTS ARE SAYING

  • “We were facing difficult times. Chris was the level head who aimed us at the tough decisions we had to make.”

    — Jim McHugh, CFO, N-Viro International Corporation
  • “My confidence expanded.  So did our profit.”

    — Pam Pitzen, EVP, Anderzack-Pitzen Construction
  • “Chris applied heat and pressure at the right time.  He accelerated my ability to move from contemplation to decision to action.”

    — Kurt Miller, President, Miller Diversified, Inc.
  • “Chris’s experience and curiosity, combined with self awareness, form one of the most effective coaching styles I’ve experienced. “

    — Anne Loevlie, CEO, Icelantic Ski Company
  • “Chris incorporates both hard and soft skills in his work with senior leaders.”

    — Don Mennell, Chairman, The Mennel Milling Company