Chris Heeter

Always engaging. Never boring. Refreshingly different.

Featured on the Discovery Channel’s National Geographic Today and recognized with national awards as a speaker, Chris has followed her own Wild path since she was young. A wilderness guide for over 30 years, she’s been a professional speaker for 18 years. Chris leads groups deep into the wilderness by canoe or dogsled. The abundant parallels between these adventures and the workplace make up the core of her presentations. Chris grabs audiences with humorous stories about her dogs and their personalities, then weaves those stories into practical takeaways. Chris is on a mission to wake up the Wild side of organizations; to break through the trappings of ‘how we’ve always done it;’ and to create Wild and vibrant workplaces that blend heart with solid, successful business strategy.

Why Choose a Talk on the Wild Side

Being Wild at work means having the courage to bring the gift of all of who you are to all of what you do. That means showing up whole, creative, free, engaged, connected, and bold.

Work Wild enlivens organizations through perspective, hilarious stories, interaction, and easily memorable and applicable principles that help leaders, teams, and individuals be more creative, courageous, and collaborative.

Meeting Planner Toolkit

Working with a speaker doesn’t have to be difficult. Chris helps every client prepare for a Wildly successful meeting or conference. She provides titles, descriptions, and an introduction customized to your theme and needs.

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Summitt, Speaking Dog Companion and Party Lover

Dogs Make Great Event Partners

Summitt is an ideal speaker dog for local celebratory engagements – company award banquets, kickoff workshops, or employee recognition events are his favorite.

For more information about having Chris and Summitt at your next event (within a five hour radius of the Twin Cities), please get in touch >>

Native Energy

All travel incurred around speaking engagements are off-set through Native Energy.

Carbon offsets counteract our personal carbon footprints by helping build clean energy and carbon-reducing projects. Learn More >>


Wild is about being ready to say Yes --

for your team, your organization, or yourself!