Chris “The Beast” Hall was always a fan favorite for his dynamic, high-energy fighting style. Known for his heavy hands and his willingness to scrap standing up or on the ground, Chris “The Beast” Hall racked up an impressive 29 knock-outs, with 19 of those occurring in the first round. With this type of professional record, many wondered for years what happened to The Beast.
“I did not give myself time to heal,” said Chris, “and the abuse on my body took a tremendous toll. Immediately after fighting for the Heavyweight Championship, I had a series of knee surgeries and eventually had to have bilateral hip replacement. After all the operations, people ask me if I would do it again, and the immediate answer is yes—in a heartbeat.”
After retiring from professional fighting, Chris became involved in technology and eventually leadership. “I work with a lot of brilliant people, and my job as the leader is to get out of their way and let them do their job.” Chris describes his leadership style as that of servant-leader. “I consider myself a servant leader at heart, so my greatest joy is creating an environment that lets the team function at full capacity. I love the aha moment when coaching and mentoring team members, and they get it. This is how I know that I am making a change in someone’s life.”
While Chris excelled greatly as a professional fighter, he excels even more as a leader in one of the most challenging fields in the world, and the primary reason for that is he loves to teach. In fact, “passionate teacher” is one of the first terms often associated with him.
“The biggest draw for me as a teacher was the fact that I was making a difference. Most people have the skill and caliber to improve their lives, but they often lack the proper guidance. When I was a kid, I had to figure out most of the things on my own, which is perhaps one of the reasons why I love to teach people is to save them from the mistakes I made,” he said.
Today, Chris is a popular face on many social media platforms like Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook, and more. Known for his quick wit and off-beat sense of humor, Chris has amassed a following of close to 100,000 fans on his combined social media accounts.