My friend Christopher Celeste joins me to talk about his beautiful new book, Leaders Lead Themselves First: A Small Meditation on Personal Leadership. We also cover a lot of other topics with him dropping a lot of wisdom bombs.

Christopher has helped to bring ideas to life in politics, advertising, technology, and real estate – coaching both colleagues and clients along the way.

Born in New Delhi, India and raised in a large political family in Ohio, Christopher grew up in and around political campaigns. After attending Denison and graduating with honors from Stanford, he returned to Ohio to launch Participation 2000, a non-traditional political action committee designed to train young organizers. Christopher’s affinity for “campaigns” took him from politics to advertising where he spent fifteen years in various
agencies, eventually serving as president of several firms.

In 2004, Christopher became Founder & President of Findaway which was ultimately sold to Spotify. Their core product, Playaway, was the world’s first preloaded digital audio book, hailed as a “genius idea” by Oprah Magazine and the “simplest way to get from the bookstore to Chapter One” by The New York Times. In 2010, after stepping off the Findaway board, Christopher launched Hatch Partners to provide coaching, connections & capital to early-stage entrepreneurs. In addition to his entrepreneurial endeavors, Christopher has created a series of retail and real estate projects on Martha’s Vineyard.

Christopher and his wife (fellow entrepreneur) Nancy Kramer have six fabulous children between them. He currently divides his time between Ohio and Martha’s Vineyard where he is a shopkeeper, ally, writer, and proud Opa.

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