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Living A life in Full
Interested in traveling the world, getting really fit, being published, starting up your own company, experiencing unique situations, doing unusual things, improving your clinical practice, going on adventures, helping others, making a difference in the world, or all the above?
You've come to the right place...
Learn more about what you can achieve, here's The List.
Who is this guy, and why should I care...?
Here's what the APA had to say when they awarded me their International Humanitarian Award and called me a Rockstar: "Dr. Chris Stout crosses disciplines as well a borders, working in healthcare, medical education and sciences, human rights, poverty alleviation, conflict resolution, sustainable development, diplomacy, and counter-terrorism, all of which serve as a tapestry representing his body of work, and humanitarian intervention is his integrating thread. Dr. Stout is the rare individual who takes risks, stimulates new ideas, and increases possibilities in areas of great need but few resources. He navigates masterfully between the domains of citizen diplomacy while rolling-up his sleeves to provide in-the-trenches care. His enthusiasm, determination, and strength meld smoothly with his quick humor and ever-present kindness. He is provocative in ideas and evocative in spirit. His creative solutions and inclusiveness cross conceptual limits as well as physical boundaries."
(Here's my Bio, Wikipedia, and the whole enchilada.)
What this means for you is that I am now working to help others in all walks of life to achieve their goals, and I have the horsepower to do so. Let me know how I can help!
How this works
Basically, I have a lot of fun, but I also work pretty darned hard. Doing both has taught me a lot (and I like to share).
In my role as a LinkedIn Influencer, I research a great deal of content every day and I make a great deal of that freely and easily available, just for the asking.
For anyone wanting more, I offer a subscription to a privately curated library as well as 1:1s if need be.
Nuts and Bolts
I grew up not under the best of circumstances--poor, obese (particularly a bummer when you consider my last name), only child of divorced parents, various health and learning issues, etcetera, and woe was me.
But(!) I lost 64 pounds, and I have run ultramarathons, climbed three of the world's Seven Summits, and dove the Great Barrier Reef. I was the first in my family to go to college (full ride), and the only one to go to graduate school and earn a doctorate (clinical psychology). I have since received four additional doctorates (honoris causa) and attended the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago and did a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard Med.
Now it is my goal for the balance of my life to help others do what may have seemed impossible.
As noted above, humanitarian work is near and dear to me, but I came to it "accidentally" while traveling the world lecturing, working on projects with the World Economic Forum, and climbing.
It's my belief that the way to change the world is to help others reach their potential. I have found ways to get out of poverty and I have committed my work-life and personal-life to helping others get what they need and do what they want to do.
In other words, living A Life in Full. Please read on and take a look around. Let me know if I can be of help.