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University of Adversity - Lance W Essihos EPISODE 327, 9th August 2021
Chris Van Vliet - Creating Powerful Human Connections
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Chris Van Vliet - Creating Powerful Human Connections

Chris Van Vliet is a 4-time Emmy award winning TV Host, Entertainment Reporter and YouTuber based in Miami, FL. He has traveled the world reporting from events like the Oscars, Grammys and the Cannes Film Festival. You may be familiar with the interviews that Chris posts on YouTube, but calling them “interviews” doesn’t seem fair because they are so much more than that. Chris dives deep into interesting topics with his trademark conversational approach that makes it feel like two old friends catching up. This is the case when it’s a wrestling superstar like John Cena, The Rock or Hulk Hogan or a Hollywood A-Lister like Oprah Winfrey, Tom Cruise or Will Smith.


  • 02:45 How Chris started off in the entertainment industry
  • 09:56 What it’s like to interview major celebrities 
  • 18:37 The most inspiring interview story Chris heard
  • 29:07 The adversity of being disconnected from other people
  • 45:30 The secret sauce for interviews and conversations


Chris says, “Vague goals get vague results.”

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About University of Adversity Podcast

Learn how to shift your perspective on adversity by understanding that although adversity may feel like your worst enemy, it is actually your greatest ally. My mission is to connect with unique and inspiring individuals and showcase their journey and what they have gone through in order to become successful in their lives. Tune in twice a week with Lance Essihos for your gold-filled lesson of inspiration, resilience, and bravery. Don’t forget to subscribe!