Chris Gardner The Inspiration Behind “Pursuit of Happyness”

Chris Gardner The Inspiration Behind “Pursuit of Happyness”

Internationally renowned speaker Chris Gardner, whose story was the inspiration for the movie “The Pursuit of Happyness”, will close Sun Life Philippines’ series of webinars dubbed SUN Talks Virtual Conference on October 17, 2020.

A homeless man who rose above adversities and became a billionaire, Gardner has made it his mission to remind everyone that, “If I can do this, then you can do that.” This makes him a fitting speaker for SUN Talks, which banners the theme “Rise Together: Paving the Way to a Bright New World.” The event has four tracks, with each one featuring a remarkable lineup of speakers.

The Money for Life Track, which aims to help one have funds for every life stage, will feature Property Guru Carl Dy, Sun Life Asset Management Channel Manager Queenie Rose Ornedo, and Sun Life Philippines Digital Partnerships and Fintech Solutions Head Ton Patron.

The GoWell for Health Track, which targets to empower one in pursuing his health and wellness goals, will have on its virtual stage Fitness Coach Chappy Callanta, Personal Development and Well-being Coach Avril Rodriguez, and Nurture Wellness Village Founder Cathy Turvill.

The Partner for Business Track, which will address the specific needs of entrepreneurs, will be graced by Messy Bessy CEO Krie Lopez, Leechiu Property Consultants CEO David Leechiu, and VCargo Worldwide CEO Paulo Tibig.

Finally, the Partner for Overseas Filipino Track, which was created to help overseas Filipinos come home for good, will have at its helm Life and Personal Finance Advocate Randell Tiongson, Qatar-based OFW couple and Financial Literacy Advocates Engr. Bernard and Rhea Anduyon, and Seafarer and Certified Investment Solicitor Engr. Arjay Magpantay.

Those who wish to join the SUN Talks Virtual Conference simply need to register via

The previous runs of the Sun Talks Virtual Conference enjoyed a high attendance rate, with attendees reaching 4,200 in June and 4,300 in August. Those who wish to view previous SUN Talks events may visit

Updates on the Sun Talks Virtual Conference and other events will also be shared on Sun Life’s official Facebook page at

Written by Village Connect

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