Chris Vanderzyden is an author, speaker, entrepreneur, media personality, CPA, and business consultant. She energetically preaches innovation and the harnessing of opportunities to create sustained success in business. As a business owner, she is universally relatable and walks her talk of hard-work, fortitude and laser focus.
A corporate defector, Chris began her career as a CPA with Coopers and Lybrand in Los Angeles, CA.In 1997 she responded to the call of entrepreneurship and left the corporate world and treadmill of city life to establish a marketing and advertising specialty business in a small town in Vermont. Thanks to technology Chris created a million dollar nationwide advertising specialty business amongst the mountains, and fulfilled her dream of “having it all.” Her unique experience in the financial and marketing disciplines, coupled with her action-oriented approach, has guided many of her clients to achieve the success they desire.
Because of her continued connection to the challenges of small businesses, she is an expert contributor for Fox News and other media outlets. In addition to television and radio appearances, she is also a featured blogger on numerous sites, and international speaker.
As a sought-after speaker, Chris delivers an energetic presentation and the tools necessary to drive profits. She inspires her audience to take action and create the success they deserve in an ever-changing business environment. With humor she leads her audience to uncover their weaknesses, acknowledge their strengths, and motivates them to kick up the cadence in developing their business.
Chris is the author of 7 Steps to Entrepreneurial Victory and The A-Z Blueprint for Success, as well as the creator of the 7 Step VICTORY System™ that leads business owners to elevate their business and drive profits to the highest level.
Chris is passionate in her philosophy that everyone has what it takes to succeed – it just needs to be brought forth. She is a triathlete, a mom, and call the Green Mountains home.