Meet Chris

Music is my oldest friend, the one I could always count on to soothe my spirit and deliver guidance, especially during the hard times.

As a kid, I remember listening intently to the lyrics of great singer-songwriters from the 70s like Cat Stevens, Neil Young, Jim Croce and Harry Chapin, and to bands like The Rolling Stones, The Who and The Beatles, feeling inspired and at peace.

As a young man, trying to find my way in the world, I gravitated toward personal-growth books, programs and seminars to help answer the questions, “Why am I here?” and “What is life all about?” Through my research and consultation with mentors, I determined helping others and making a positive contribution was the answer. 

Over the years, through decades of struggle, the quest for meaning and living an authentic life led me to absorb a plethora of personal growth content, attend a wide variety of seminars and workshops, and eventually complete an advanced degree in Humanistic Psychology.

In 2007, my love of personal growth, passion for helping people, and natural ability to communicate led me to start an online marketing agency for personal and professional growth experts.  

Seven years later, I had finally achieved the financial success I thought would bring happiness, but, in what seemed like a huge cosmic joke, the achievement felt hollow. Around that same time an inner voice kept telling me that the lessons I had learned could benefit others tremendously. Now, it was time to give back.

Shortly therafter I discovered a simple process I call “The Tombstone Exercise” which changed my life forever. (You might want to try this! It’s quick and easy.:)) I closed my eyes and visualized what I wanted written on my tombstone…

As the vision came into focus, I immediately felt immense pain, as I realized the current trajectory of my life was not where I ultimately wanted to be. So I took that pain and consistently started focusing inward on how I could steer my life more in the direction of my Tombstone vision, and soon thereafter the vision for “Music for Positive Change” was born.

It’s a challenging journey, living your authentic-self, and no one can do it for you…but sometimes having tools, to help you clear away the clutter and connect within, can be helpful. If our music helps you do that, I am sincerely honored. Thank you for visiting and reading this letter.

To your highest self, 

Chris Chickering

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Book Chris for your next event, including festivals, conferences, seminars and retreats HERE.

Attn: Advertisers! (TV, Film, Radio) To help you quickly find the right song for your project we’ve created a dynamic spreadsheet so you can quickly sort songs by: “Mood,” “Tempo,” “Song Vibe/Sounds-Like,” “Lyrical Theme” and more…HERE.

Create a special experience your guests will remember for years to come by hosting your very own ‘House Concert’ or ‘House Party’ with Chris Chickering. Learn more HERE.

Do you own or operate a wellness-focused retail location? If so, get your “Music for Positive Change” Listening Station today! Holds 72 CDs and includes headphones. Learn more HERE.

Chris established a scholarship that gives underprivileged youths an opportunity to attend the Hyde Schools, private boarding schools for high school students that focus on the development of character and actualizing one’s full potential. Hyde Schools have been featured on 60 Minutes, 20/20 and in the New York Times. You can learn more about this initiative HERE.

If you would like to support Chris’ music and mission, please consider making a tax-deductible donation to Chris’ (501c3) fiscal sponsor From The Heart Productions HERE.

For licensing, booking and strategic partnerships, please call 505-982-1000 or email


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