Disrupting for Good is about challenging complacency and the status quo. It's a challenge and a call to get comfortable with those truths that make us uncomfortable so that we can actually do something about them. Doing what we've always done will get us where we've always been. Disruptors dismantle accepted norms and forge unimagined futures. And this session shows anyone, anywhere exactly how to become a disruptor. It starts with inspiration and ends with a framework that is immediately actionable. Passion + Persistence = Lasting Change. That is the message of Disrupting for Good.
Chris Field has been disrupting the status quo most of his life. His most important disruption is Mercy Project, the non-profit he started to rescue children from human trafficking in Ghana, Africa. Its innovative approach has drawn international attention and earned the prestigious Norman Borlaug Humanitarian Award. To date, Mercy Project has rescued more than 150 children, returned them to their families, and provided them with education that will transform their future for generations to come.
At 19-years-old he ran his first marathon, ran for mayor of his hometown (placing third out of five), and was hired to run a camp that hosted 600 inner-city kids each summer. If disruption was a stick of dynamite, his spark had officially been lit. Field has filled the years from age 19 to 37 with countless more disruptions. He ran another 20 marathons, started the #1 ranked marathon in Texas, wrote the most viral ice cream review ever, teaches a business class at Texas A&M University, set four Guinness World Records, and has coached 100 businesses on their use of social media. Field challenges complacency daily.
Field’s recent book Disrupting for Good was named a best seller on Amazon. He has given two TEDx talks and has been featured in the Houston Chronicle, Runner’s World Magazine, Country Living, and NPR Radio to name a few. His enduring message of disrupting for good has motivated and empowered countless audiences to find their uncomfortable truth and create a better one. Field lives in College Station, Texas with his wife Stacey and their four young children.