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

  • “Chris set the trajectory for a nationally-recognized after-school program.”

    — Dave Wehrmeister, Executive Director, The Boys & Girls Clubs of Toledo
  • “Chris jumped in to serve as Project Liaison when cost overruns materialized during our major capital expansion .”

    — Gary Boehm, Headmaster, Maumee Valley Country Day School
  • “Other coaches didn’t have what Chris has; we wouldn’t be where we are today without him.”

    — Peggy Rupp, Vice President, Rupp Seed Company
  • Chris has a remarkable ability to ask probing questions to provoke deep self-reflection that leads to positive change. His approach helped me see situations from a different lens and gain the clarity needed to move forward.

    — Karol Clason, System Director-Strategic Planning, Bronson Healthcare Group
  • “Chris incorporates both hard and soft skills in his work with senior leaders.”

    — Don Mennell, Chairman, The Mennel Milling Company