Chris Natzke is not only a champion himself, but he has been training others to find their own Inner Champion for over four decades. As a 8th Degree Black Belt/Master Instructor and former national Taekwondo champion, Chris ranks in the top 1% of all martial artists in the world. Now as a life-leadership coach, keynote speaker and author, his passion is sharing his unique brand of Black Belt Leadership so others may discover the most empowered version of themselves – leading to clarity of purpose, increased confidence and the courage to take inspired action to make their dreams come true.
In 1995, he left a very successful career in corporate sales to create his martial arts organization, the Colorado Alliance of Martial Arts (CAMA). Since that time, the lives of thousands of students (both children and adults) and their families have been positively impacted through his teachings, with over 1,000 students reaching junior and advanced ranks of Black Belt.
Now Chris is taking his impactful message beyond the walls of the martial arts school and out into the world. Businesses and organizational leaders are positively impacted by his message highlighting his "7 Qualities of Black Belt Leadership". These qualities represent his journey over four decades in martial arts, personal development, motivation and leadership. In addition to his work with companies and organizations, Chris has also impacted thousands both in the Denver area and nationally through his "Kindness Counts" program. Through his programs, school-age children are taught bully-proofing verbal self-defense skills as well as the benefits of non-violent conflict resolution. As a result, over 250,000 documented random acts of kindness have been generated in the Denver community since 2005.
Chris holds a bachelor's degree in Communication Studies from Northwestern University (where he also was a 4-year letterman in football) and a Masters in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica. He is also the author of his book, Black Belt Leadership: 7 Keys to Creating a Life of Purpose by Discovering Your Inner Champion.
Chris Natzke's principles of success and leadership have transformed the lives of literally thousands of students, business professionals and organizational leaders. His message of inspiration, empowerment and belief in one's self, leaves audiences moved and inspired to take decisive action in creating the lives and careers of their dreams while making a positive, profound and lasting impact in their world.