Christine Cliford’s Biography, Books and Media Kit
Christine Clifford, CSP, is the CEO/President of Divorcing Divas, a company that provides encouragement, inspiration, and empowerment to people going through the difficult process of divorce. Christine is one of the world’s leading authorities on therapeutic humo and the humor therapy movement.
She is the author of the best selling books:
- The Clue Phone’s Ringing… It’s for You! Healing Humor for Women Divorcing.
- Laugh ‘Til It Heals: Notes from the World’s Funniest Cancer Mailbox
- Your Guardian Angel’s Gift
- Not Now…I’m Having a No Hair Day!
- Our Family Has Cancer, Too!
- Inspiring Breakthrough Secrets to Live Your Dreams
- Cancer Has Its Privileges: Stories of Hope and Laughter
Christine K. Clifford, CSP
Professional Speaker, Author, Consultant
President/Chief Executive Officer
of Divorcing Divas, LLC®
After living through two divorces and surviving domestic violence, Christine Clifford–a pioneer in the field of therapeutic humor–is laughing again. Like many who have been in Christine’s shoes, it wasn’t easy and it certainly wasn’t fun. But today Christine is sharing her message with thousands of others: that they can find life~ and a good life~ on the other side.
Her experience taught her how to market and sell products, services and herself. Now, Christine Cliffordshares that message with others. Christine Clifford definitely cracked “the glass ceiling”. By 40, she was Senior Executive Vice President for The SPAR Group, an international merchandising and information services firm in New York.
As the top salesperson in the multi-billion dollar retail services industry for over eight years, Christine’s accounts included Kmart, Toys ‘R’ Us, Walmart, AT&T, Mattel Toys, and Revlon. Taking her company from a million dollar per year loss to over $54 million in sales, Christine signed the largest contract in the industry’s history with Procter & Gamble, doubling the size of her company overnight.
Diagnosed with breast cancer in 1994, Christine wrote seven award-winning, humorous portrayals of her story in books entitled Not Now…I’m Having A No Hair Day! , Our Family Has Cancer, Too!, Inspiring Breakthrough Secrets to Live Your Dreams, Cancer Has Its Privileges: Stories of Hope & Laughter, Your Guardian Angel’s Gift, YOU, Inc. The Art of Selling Yourself, and Laugh ‘Til It Heals: Notes from the World’s Funniest Cancer Mailbox.
But it’s her newest–and eighth book– The Clue Phone’s Ringing… It’s for You! Healing Humor for Women Divorcing that is getting all the attention. Her motto? Don’t forget to laugh!™
The year Christine faced a life-changing experience, she began her own company. Today The Cancer Club® is the world’s largest producer of humorous and helpful products for people with cancer.
And when she went through her second divorce, she gathered all her strength and courage and started Divorcing Divas, a company that provides empowerment, support, hope and inspiration to people facing divorce. A percentage of the proceeds raised through her all-day educational conferences is donated to Tubman (www.Tubman.org), a non-profit women’s shelter for abused women.
Christine’s philosophies and strategies for becoming your industry’s leader are proven theories that have propelled her and the companies she’s worked with to the top of their fields. Ideas, action, results…
Christine is a contributing author to Chicken Soup for the Survivor’s Soul, Chicken Soup for the Golfer’s Soul,Chicken Soup for the Writer’s Soul, and is featured in the books The Courage to Laugh, The Triumph of the Human Spirit: Real Cancer Survivors, Real Battles, Real Victories, and Masters of Sales.
Featured in over 3,000 media hits including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Better Homes & Gardens, MORE magazine, American Health, Golf Digest, as well as The Singapore Women’s Weekly and the Hindu in India, she appeared on CNN Live in 1998 as “one of the world’s leading authorities on the use of therapeutic humor”.
Host of The Christine Clifford Celebrity Golf Tournamentl, a benefit for breast cancer research, Christine’s inaugural event raised over $100,000, making it the most successful first-year event in the history of the American Cancer Society. Her total contribution has been over $1,000,000. Christine received the Council of Excellence Award for income development from the American Cancer Society.
In July, 2002, Christine was awarded The Order of the Delta Gamma Rose from the Sorority to confer special honor upon alumnae members who have made distinguished contributions to the nation or to the world through their individual efforts and talents and whose achievements have been given national recognition. It is the highest honor one can receive from the Sorority.
July, 2002 Christine received her “CSP” (Certified Speaking Professional) designation from the National Speakers Association. The letters “CSP” following a speaker’s name indicate a speaking professional with proven experience who brings a proven track record of experience and expertise. Less than 7% of the 5,000 speakers who belong to the International Federation for Professional Speakers hold this professional designation.
Christine is a member of the Minnesota Speakers Association, the National Speakers Association, the American Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor, and the National Association of Breast Cancer Organizations. She is listed in International Who’s Who of Professionals, International Who’s Who of Entrepreneurs, and International Who’s Who of Authors and Writers. She is also listed in Contemporary Authors and 2,000 Notable American Women. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Angel Foundation.
In 2009, Christine helped launch a new multi-level-marketing company, LifeVantage.
She has two grown sons Tim and Brooks, and is Grandmother to Siberian Husky Skylar. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
For more information, please contact:
Divorcing Divas, LLC
P.O. Box 24747, Edina, MN 55424-0747
E-mail address: Christine@divorcingdivas.net