The show will broadcast live from Barnes & Noble bookstore, 4801 Bethesda Avenue, Bethesda, Maryland. At 7 PM, immediately following the broadcast, Chris Efessiou will hold a book signing event for his book CDO Chief Daddy Officer: The Business of Fatherhood ( amzn.to/CDOall)
“What separates Carey Casey from other leaders in this field, is that he takes a hands-on, business approach to the problem and engages the father as a doer, a person that loves, mentors, coaches and encourages. It is the applied approach, and in fatherhood as in business it is the only approach that works” commented Chris Efessiou.
Casey is the author of the book, Championship Fathering – How to Win at Being a Dad (2009) and General Editor of the new 21-Day Dad’s Challenge – Three Weeks to a Better Relationship With Your Kids (2011). Since 2009, Carey has served on the White House Task Force on Fatherhood and Healthy Families. He also serves as a member of the executive committee of the National Fatherhood Leaders Group, which promotes responsible fatherhood policy, research, advocacy and practice. His career has also included serving as chaplain at the 1988 Summer Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea, chaplain for the Dallas Cowboys under Hall of Fame Coach Tom Landry, and chaplain for the Kansas City Chiefs. He continues to speak on life issues for numerous professional and college sports teams across America. Carey served for five years as co-pastor of Lawndale Community Church—the inner-city church in Chicago’s west-side recognized by the George H. W. Bush Points of Light Foundation. At Lawndale, Carey helped empower the community with health care, housing, education and economic growth.
He has been featured in many local and national publications and broadcasts, including the New York Times, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Los Angeles Times, Kansas City Star, Chicago Tribune, Focus on the Family’s radio broadcast and webcast, Ebony, Christianity Today, Sharing the Victory, “Fox and Friends,” ESPN.com and ESPN’s “Quite Frankly” with Stephen A. Smith, “The Hour of Power” with Dr. Robert Schuller, and Leadership Magazine.
Carey and his wife Melanie live in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. They are parents of four children and have five grandchildren.
StraightUp with Chris: Real Talk on Business and Parenthood airs live on Thursdays at 3 PM Pacific / 5 PM Central / 6 PM Eastern on The VoiceAmerica Variety Channel. To access the show, log on at www.voiceamericavariety.com. All shows will be available in Chris Efessiou’s Content Library ( bit.ly/CEradio) on The VoiceAmerica Variety Channel for on-demand and podcast download, www.voiceamericavariety.com.
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ABOUT Chris Efessiou:
Entrepreneur, business leader, leadership expert, international speaker, author, educator, radio show host, and father Christos Efessiou (www.ChrisEfessiou.com) knows a thing or two about success. In the past 20 years, Chris has founded, co-founded, developed, and managed multiple successful enterprises—all the while being a committed and present single parent. Widely known for his business acumen, empowering management style, and out of the box thinking, Chris is committed to inspiring and guiding working parents to attain success at work and at home. Through speaking, coaching and his book CDO Chief Daddy Officer: The Business of Fatherhood ( amzn.to/CDOall), he clearly defines the fundamentals of solid leadership critical in both arenas, and provides tools, tips and advice on how to transfer business skills to the business of parenting and personal relationships. His story is a testament to any entrepreneur’s bravery and strives towards jubilation. Chris left his homeland of Greece at the age of 19 to enroll as an exchange student at a U.S. high school in the Boston area. He had less than a year to learn a language he did not speak and earn admittance to an American college or else he would be forced to return to Greece to work for his father’s company—a future that would be undoubtedly secure, yet dishearteningly dependent. Now the founder, President, and CEO of SRxA-Strategic Pharmaceutical Advisors, an international consulting, marketing, and education firm, Chris’s story is a testament to every young person’s brave first steps out along that quivering, indefinite, yet ultimately rewarding wire of risk.
A sought after mentor and teacher, Chris is a visiting professor and guest lecturer at numerous academic institutions, including George Mason University’s School of Management, and Northeastern University. A business leader and advocate, Chris serves as member of the Management Committee of the Small Business Council of the United States Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Board of Directors of Prevent Child Abuse America, and is a keynote speaker on various topics, nationally and internationally.
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