"True miracles happen in our lives when we become totally willing to enter into the mystery, to walk into the darkness and the question marks, and to see what emerges as we pass into the light." – Chris Cade
Chris Cade – A Voracious Seeker of Truth
In 2006, Chris was in the midst of serious relationship challenges. Hoping to turn things around, he went to the "spirituality" section of the bookstore and unexpectedly found himself on the rocky road of personal transformation.
Later that year, Chris attended The Monroe Institute's Gateway Voyage Program where he delved deep into his consciousness and returned with a new clue to follow. One trainer suggested that Chris check out "The Diamond Approach." That's when the pieces of Chris' life began to snap into a meaningful mosaic. He progressively transformed – moment by moment – into the empowering teacher he is today.
Prior to that new direction in life, Chris worked in the corporate world in hopes of early retirement and the realization of the American dream. He stared without a college degree nor computer skills, and miraculously landed a tech support job at a Silicon Valley internet startup. Later he earned a business degree from San Jose State University. Still lacking the required technical skills, Chris got hired by industry-leading companies like Adobe and Hitachi. They gave him the benefit of the doubt because of his ability to succeed at anything he directed his attention towards.
To earn extra money, Chris created his first spirituality website. With each passing day Chris's loves of spirituality and entrepreneurship deepened. He created more websites, and they grew in popularity. Within a few years, he was faced with an unexpected ultimatum from the Divine: "Continue rationalizing why you keep a soulless job, or embrace your passions, serve others, and make a difference."
Chris was scared to leave behind the security that his six-figure salary provided. Regardless, he asked his employer to lay him off in 2009. He knew it was the only path that would make him happy and fulfilled. Fortunately, he had already learned the "perfect" skills he would need in the future.
At the heart of Chris' teachings is his experience from the corporate world as a software tester. If he can't make something work for him, he won't teach it. His product management skills enable him to create websites and programs that meet the needs of his readers. In addition to his professional experience, Chris has a wealth of life experience.
At nine, he began martial arts to defend himself from bullies. Before long, he fell in love with with competition and quickly found success as a "big fish in a little pond." Chris dreamed bigger, and at sixteen he hired a four-time world champion to train him. Chris now holds two second-degree black belts in Tae Kwon Do, the US National Champion title, and he placed third at the Super Grands World Games in 1994.
Chris has taught martial arts to students of all ages, firewalked with Peggy Dylan, swum with wild dolphins, traveled to more than a dozen different countries, and is a grateful father. All this and more give him a solid foundation to support others on their own journeys of self discovery.
Frequently described as insightful, engaging, authentic, and inspiring, Chris is also a popular interview guest – including interviews with NY Times best-selling author Janet Attwood, Jennifer McLean on Healing With the Masters, and in 2010, he talked on-screen with Hollywood movie producer Stephen Simon for Spiritual Cinema Circle, an inspirational film subscription service.
Today, Chris reaches hundreds of thousands of people worldwide in over 150 different countries.
"The only way to get what you want is to risk being uncomfortable. The greater your gratitude for discomfort, the greater the opportunity."
About Chris Cade: Chris Cade considers himself a voracious seeker of Truth. He is a second-degree black belt and martial arts Champion who has swum with wild dolphins and tested software to find the bugs. His journey – leaving a six-figure income and corporate life with Hitachi and Adobe for a spiritual one – has rewarded this visionary with a network of spirituality and personal development websites. A graduate of The Monroe Institute's Gateway Voyage program, and a student of the Diamond Approach, Chris is a spiritual teacher, lecturer, and grateful father.