Chris Dao-anis, CPA, DTM is a communication and leadership trainer, inspirational speaker and author. He authored four books: SPEAK: How to Craft and Deliver a Speech or Presentation, The Gift of the Ordinary, 7 Keys to Achieve Your Aspirations, and Living Large in the Little Things.
He is a graduate of BS Accountancy and BS Financial & Management Accounting (Cum Laude) from the University of the Cordilleras. As a Certified Public Accountant, he served as an auditor with Punongbayan & Araullo, and as a process improvement analyst and marine payroll accountant with Thome Ship Management-ROHQ in Makati City where he last served as a supervisor.
He has been an active member of the prestigious Toastmasters International since 2010. In 2016, he landed 3rd place in the national level (District 75) for the International Speech Contest. In 2017, he was awarded the certificate Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM), the highest norm granted to members across the globe. In 2018, he won as the Division G Champion for the International Speech category. He has been taking on leadership roles in the club and area level; this year, he serves as the Division G Director.
Chris is also a columnist for the Herald Express, a weekly newspaper in Baguio City. His column called The Speaker (formerly TheYoungMind) continues to inspire and instruct readers in the Cordillera and nearby regions.
Different groups of students, out-of-school youth, teachers, community workers, entrepreneurs, employees of different levels, priests, pastors, and men-in-uniform have been part of his audiences. He is one of the country’s rising inspirational speakers of today.