Chris Widener (author)

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Chris Widener
Chris Widener
Chris Widener
Born (1966-04-18) April 18, 1966 (age 52)
OccupationAuthor, motivational speaker

Chris Widener (born 18 April 1966) is an American author and motivational speaker.[1] Widener has written several books on motivation and business.[2][3]

Widener first entered the public speaking industry in 1988.[4] Widener started American Community Business Network, a publishing company later known as Made for Success, in the early 1990s.

He co-authored the 2005 book Twelve Pillars with motivational speaker Jim Rohn. In 2009, Widener sold Made for Success to his business partner.[citation needed] Widener hosted several programs for The Success Training Network,[5][better source needed] which was a web television site for marketing and motivational content.

Widener ran a campaign as a Republican for Senate in 2010 in Washington State,[2] which was halted before the primaries.[6]


  • Twelve Pillars (Jim Rohn International, 2005; ISBN 978-0972626637) with Jim Rohn
  • The Image (Chris Widener International, 2006; ISBN 978-0972626699)
  • Live the Life You Have Always Dreamed Of (Chris Widener International, 2006; ISBN 978-0972626606)
  • The Angel Inside (Crown Business, 2007; ISBN 978-0307719539)
  • The Art of Influence (Crown Business, 2008; ISBN 978-0385521031)
  • Above All Else (Success Books, 2009; ISBN 978-0981951232)
  • The Leadership Rules (Jossey-Bass, 2010; ISBN 978-0470914724)


  1. ^ Dorie Clark (June 10, 2013). "How To Become A Successful Professional Speaker". Forbes. Retrieved February 4, 2015.
  2. ^ a b Connelly, Joel (January 5, 2010). "Chris Widener will challenge Patty Murray". SeattlePI. Retrieved February 4, 2015.
  3. ^ Jorge Correia. "Chris Widener and Posers". Renegade Network News. Retrieved February 4, 2015.
  4. ^ Ally Taylor (December 1, 2014). "View point neutrality questioned in ASUO Senate". Daily Emerald. Retrieved February 4, 2015.
  5. ^ Carlos Scarpero (June 14, 2011). "TSTN –SuccessCast "True Performance with Zig Ziglar"". Dayton Pulse. Retrieved February 4, 2015.
  6. ^ Connelly, Joel (23 April 2010). "Widener quits U.S. Senate race". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Hearst. Retrieved 5 August 2014.

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