Read, Watch, Listen - First, this young man blew me away with his music. Then, with his soul. Read: The Traveler’s Gift, by Andy Andrews His seven decisions may be all you ever need to know to live a great life. Watch: The Pursuit of Happyness, screenplay by Steven... finish reading
Read, Watch, Listen - This week I talk about three brilliant stories, each of which is deserving of the highest award in its class. Read: The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini Such an astounding portrayal of how intricately complicated life can be. Brutal at times, the... finish reading
Read, Watch, Listen - A couple of newbies and a classic. Read: Heaven Has No Regrets by Tessa Shaffer http://tessashaffer.com I had the pleasure of hearing this lovely young lady speak on an Alaskan cruise in August of 2015. What a moving first novel. Watch: Heart and... finish reading
Read, Watch, Listen - I loved being introduced to two new pieces and reminded I wanted to rewatch another. Read: Fly Fishing Through the Midlife Crisis by Howell Raines This book, published in 1993, reminds me of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. That... finish reading
Read, Watch, Listen - This book had a huge impact on my parenting; this video had a huge impact on my faith in the music industry; and this piece of music reminds me to go with the flow…it always knows where it’s going. Read: The Gift of Fear, by Gavin Debecker... finish reading
Read, Watch, Listen - This week’s recommendations are from a most wise mentor: my Grandmother, Corinne Allen, from Lubbock, TX. Read: Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand Kind of amazing that she picked a book I’d already chosen. A book we’d never... finish reading
Christine is the calm in the storm. When she walks in a room, people look and say "Ah! She’s here!" Strong, intelligent, caring, loving, and the light in a crowd........this is Christine.
Jennifer VermilyeaAtlanta, GA
Christine Smith is one of the brightest, most insightful, compassionate, courageous and giving people I know. She has helped me through so many situations including the passing of my husband, struggles with kids and general life events. I always look forward to our conversations.
Debbie JansenWichita, KS
Christine is a strong woman who always stands up for what/who she believes in. She has a "never give up" attitude when it comes to getting things done. I have always loved her honesty and the way she believes in me!
Rhonda FeronTulsa, OK
Steady and still, Christine is well aware that sometimes teacher becomes student. She is not only comfortable with that, but her insatiable desire to learn makes her revel in it. In sharing her own strength and courage, she has helped me discover my own. She is passionate about honoring her own truth and helping others find theirs.
Tami NeffCarrollton, TX
My mom is one of the smartest, bravest, and empathetic people I've ever met. She puts others above herself and is always looking for ways to help people, whether they be strangers or close friends. She's a good person to have in your corner.
Madison SmithLos Angeles, CA
Working with Christine has been one of the best decisions I have ever made! Having a thoughtful, honest, dedicated person to help me through inception to fruition was and is key. My "go to" whenever a second opinion is needed.
Amy Pittman-HeglundWestlake, TX
Christine Crockett Smith is a compassionate soul who embraces and exudes life. She has the innate ability to concentrate on your vision, creating a tangible and quantifiable path to achieve your goals. It is never about her: it is always about you. Her business is perfectly named Collaborator for a reason- there is none better.
Chef Otto BorsichNorth Richland Hills, TX
Christine's warm heart, intelligence, and empathy are a good mix in her ability to help others.
Kelly Pace BradleyWestlake, TX
Christine has used her empathic listening skills to know exactly how to share her wisdom, advice and honest personal experience to help guide me through some of the biggest lows of my life. Having the privilege of observing her parenting skills over the past 15 years has definitely helped as I've recently embarked on my own journey of parenting.
Chelsea ChilcottPlano, TX
Christine Smith has impacted our lives in so many ways. She is loyal, non-judgmental and treats everyone with the same respect, regardless of age, race, gender, religion or socioeconomic status. In choosing who she spends her time with, she lives her life with the same code she used in her screenwriting: “Move me, change me, or leave me alone.”
Richard and Nancy NunezDallas, TX
Christine is a considerate and intelligent listener who has time and again provided me with insightful advice. She is engaging and possesses a calmness that puts people at ease and encourages open and honest conversations.
Kevin HeglundWestlake, TX
Christine is one of those very rare people who is both brilliant and humble. She has always been the person I think of when I don't know what to do and she always, always has an insight into any problem I have. I am so very lucky to have her in my life.
Diana DowSeabrook, TX
Brilliant, thoughtful, and fun-loving, Christine Smith is a risk-taker. Her insights about life and how it should be lived are invaluable.