Chris has traveled the globe as a professional speaker as both a corporate and entrepreneur leader. A dynamic and inspirational speaker and trainer, she delivers opening and closing keynotes at conferences, association meetings and business seminars worldwide.21

She is a featured speaker for the Austin Business Journal, Executive Women In Texas Government, Women In Technology International and SXSWedu.

Whether a corporate team, organization or department, she translates the messages of leadership, decision and courage to compel and galvanize the success of your audience.

In addition, you will find Chris to be an energetic and powerful speaker, who keynotes from main stages, conducts breakout sessions and expertly facilitates workshop and seminar trainings.

Contact Chris for your next meeting, seminar or event at:


2016 Speaking Engagements


April 26 – Professional Women In Building Council – Home Builders Association of Austin

April 27 – Executive Women In Texas Government

May 11 – Austin Business Journal’s Smart Series

May 25 – Austin Women In Technology Mentors Meeting

June 22 – Georgetown Chamber of Commerce

July 12 – Team Networking Georgetown

August 18 – Women In Technology International

November 21 – Executive Women In Texas Government Conference

December 13th – Colliers International


“Chris Makell was an incredible delight and a true professional as one of my presenters at my 1st Annual Public Speakers Conference for the Public Speakers Association. She was able to inspire and move my audience to more action and motivation. I highly suggest that you book Chris for your next event… Your audience will thank you!”

Tonya Hofmann: CEO & Founder of the Public Speakers Association


“I recently had the pleasure of hearing Chris Makell speak at the 1st Annual Public Speakers Association. Chris had a subtle approach yet a powerful presence. She spoke from a genuine place that really connected with me and the audience. I would highly recommend booking Chris for your next event.”

Lauren Dixson
Strategic Coaching Network