As many know who read my blogs – I am a convicted felon, having served time in federal prison. I am not proud of that fact, but it is a fact that I cannot change. Rather than hide that fact, I have elected to be open and honest – hoping that my experience might benefit others who are recovering from a life changing experience.
Recently, I received a response to an earlier blog and responded accordingly. Then it hit me, perhaps I should blog the comment and response so that those who are new to the business ethics blog might benefit.
So the question is: Can you achieve success following prison? Perhaps an even better response might be how can you achieve success following any substantial life change?
Here’s the comment I received:
Today I am a Senior Sales Executive in a public company. Likewise, I serve as a Motivational Keynote Speaker – primarily in the business ethics and sales arena. I have been asked often – how can one be an executive in a public company as a convicted felon? The answer is simple – if you feel that are defined by your past – then you will be. I don’t choose to feel that for myself. Every choice has a consequence and by my experience, I elect to make choices that yield positive results.
If you have questions…please respond. If your company is interested in securing my services as a business ethics speaker feel free to visit my web site: http://www.chuckgallagher.com