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Founders TALX: Achieving Excellence with Chris Ullman

October 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Get ready for a transformative evening with Chris Ullman, a seasoned communications professional, author, inspirational speaker, mentor, champion whistler, and happy member of ALX Community. Chris will share compelling lessons from his new book, “Four Billionaires and a Parking Attendant: Success Strategies of the Wealthy, Powerful, and Just Plain Wise”, in an engaging discussion moderated by local Founder and Wellness Expert, Adrien Cotton – a longtime friend of Chris’s and a beloved founding member of ALX Community!

This in-person event will provide you with insights, tips, and tricks for personal and professional excellence, no matter what career stage you’re in. Grab a friend, a colleague, and join us to unlock your potential!

You can:

  • Define what success means to you.
  • Explore powerful lessons for personal and professional success from some of the most accomplished business and government leaders in the world, including four billionaires!
  • Create your personalized blueprint for a purposeful, successful, and fulfilling life.
  • Ponder a lesson about happiness learned from a parking attendant.
  • Learn some of the things you should avoid on your road to success.

“This is a blueprint for building a career and a life.” – Praise for the book from happiness guru Arthur Brooks

More on Chris Ullman: Chris is president of Ullman Communications, a strategic advisory firm, and previously served as Director of Global Communications at The Carlyle Group, led communications at the White House Budget Office, ran the public affairs office at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and was spokesman for the U.S House Budget Committee. Chris is a producer on the new PBS series Iconic America and he is the Strategic Communications Expert in Residence at High Point University, a Senior Advisor at Narrative Strategies, and a Trustee of The Fund for American Studies. Chris earned his B.A. in political science from Binghamton University and is a four-time international whistling champion and member of the Whistlers Hall of Fame. Chris is the author of “Find Your Whistle: Simple Gifts Touch Hearts and Change Lives” and “Four Billionaires and a Parking Attendant: Success Strategies of the Wealthy, Powerful, and Just Plain Wise”. He and his wife Kristen have three children and live in Alexandria, VA.

More on Adrien Cotton: After serving in high-leverage professional roles, including being one of the youngest Communications Directors in the US House of Representatives, Adrien pivoted her career focus to helping clients capture their strength in all areas of life. An accomplished speaker, entrepreneur, corporate wellness educator, menopause expert, and wellness coach, Adrien has proven success in designing and implementing innovative wellness programs. Since founding her wellness enterprise, Adrien leverages her fitness and wellness background to guide people from a state of giving up to a place of proactive self-care. Her work extends beyond nutrition and exercise, emphasizing lifestyle and high-impact areas of focus visually represented in her Wellness Wheel. Incorporating strategies in stress resilience, sleep, calendar management, mindfulness, and menopause, she’s helped transform hundreds of lives.


ALX Community – Waterfront
201 North Union Street, #Suite 110
Alexandria, VA 22314 United States
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