Conquer your challenges and crush your goals with gratitude in-person, virtually, or hybrid!

A 2-minute video where I outline my story and message

Who’s Chris DT Gordon?

I am a faithful husband, father of three, online middle school special education teacher, professional international speaker, podcast host, co-author, contributing writer, runner, recommended Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do, and pop culture geek. I am also a survivor of necrotizing fasciitis (flesh-eating bacteria) who uses my story and message to inspire high schoolers and young adults to adopt The Attitude of Gratitude and positively affect their lives.

I help students develop a grateful attitude so they can lead powerfully impactful lives. I developed The Attitude of Gratitude as I recovered in the hospital, and it not only assisted me in my recovery, but I have also used it to accomplish several goals post-discharge.

A slide from a recent virtual presentation entitled “Your Origin Story”
Here I’m sharing TAG with Texas high school students via Zoom.

“Chris’ attitude about his journey is incredible. His uplifting words, the delivery of his talk, and his compassion for paying it forward are inspiring!”

– Nancy Gonzalez,


I have almost 20 years of teaching experience; for the last eight years, I have instructed students as an online special education teacher.

I also possess years of acting and directing experience, which serves me well when engaging with large audiences.


I speak about rebounding from life-alerting experiences with a grateful attitude and using that mindset to accomplish ambitious personal goals.

I also instruct audiences to “pass on perfection, and go for greatness.” Chasing perfection is often a futile task, yet anyone can attain greatness with consistency and perseverance.


Besides possessing many years of teaching experience, I have also directed several high school theatre productions, coached soccer, Mock Trial, and cross country, and facilitated community and school activity groups.

Your first consultation is on me!

Here are just a few of the numerous podcast shows Chris has appeared on as a guest or presenter.