Class of 2000
Independent Alum of the Day
Christopher McCoy is an entrepreneur at heart and enjoys empowering others to succeed. He's extremely close to his family and looks forward to his own someday. He is a brother, a son, a friend and according to nieces and nephews, the best uncle in the world, too. Christopher graduated from Madonna University in 2000 with a bachelor's degree in business administration.
After seeing opportunities in the mortgage industry, he took an entry level sales position at Quicken Loans during the refinance boom of the early 2000s. He spent eight driven years in the mortgage industry until the market collapsed which drove him to his other passion – music and night life in Miami, Florida.
Christopher became the marketing director for Dream Nightclub in South Beach, Miami and produced the signature cabaret at The Chat Noir Club, which included routine scheduling of DJs, celebrities and professional athletes internationally. After four years of working with the Opium Group, Space Miami, Niki Beach Club and many others, Christopher began to see other opportunities evolve.
His next pivot led him to four awesome years of sales training and business development opening new markets in the Philippines, Mexico, Canada and the U.S. for an international network marketing company. Today, Christopher is involved with his biggest and most passionate project yet with Rod Hairston and team, bringing Align To Thrive and Envision-U to market. As a partner and "Chief Fun Officer", Christopher is a certified Align to Thrive, Growth-U, Elite-U and Envision-U advisor, trainer and coach and he spends most of his time today on business development and client integration.
I am motivated by my desire to empower others to reclaim their freedom, to grow, to love and then to empower others again. I am motivated by God's purpose for my life and my faith in his promises. One of the most important lessons I have learned is that if I want to grow and have new fulfilling experiences, I must find my motivation internally as opposed to waiting for something or someone to motivate me.
My latest accomplishments
In 2016, I completed my year long onboarding training and joined Rod Hairston and his team, officially as a partner at Align To Thrive and Envision-U. Now I'm a certified Align to Thrive, Growth-U, Elite-U and Envision-U advisor, trainer and coach. Basically, I am a mindset ninja!
Next big goal
My next goal is to take Align To Thrive/Envision-U to $5 million a year by 2018.
Why is choosing your own path important?
Choosing your own path is important because everyone is different and we need to embrace our differences. Following someone else's path will often lead to measuring yourself against others and that is a trap. Only measure yourself against yourself. I am not saying that you shouldn't model other people's paths to success; I did this and so have many others, and it has proven very successful. What I am saying is that your path is perfect for you and when a turn comes that you weren't expecting, don't panic. Have faith in God's promises and his path for you.
Favorite place on campusThe library
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