BIO: By Invitation Only — Chris Bell — Houston, TX

Published on August 3, 2016

Chris Bell -- 06-28-16Chris Bell graduated from Baylor University in 2004 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Marketing and the same year he joined Henry Schein Dental as a Field Sales Consultant at its Houston, Texas Center. Chris has earned The Top 10% award twice, The Top 20% award and graduated from Henry Schein’s Leadership Development Program, “I run my territory by appointment, much like an equipment representative would.  I have found that setting aside 20-30 minutes where my doctors and I can have a meaningful conversation and address everything that needs to be addressed is much more valuable than showing up every two weeks with a new composite to try.

Chris is a strong believer in maintaining a healthy balance between work and his personal life, “Enjoying the everyday experiences in life is so important. It doesn’t get much better than sharing a drink with my wife while we sit on our patio and watch the kids color the sidewalk with chalk.”  Chris and his wife Sharon love spending quality time with their six-year old daughter, Reagan, and four-year old son, Charlie.  Chris says he’s lucky to have a wonderful partner to share life’s moments with, “I admire Sharon and I’m in awe of the way she mentors our children, masters her job and puts up with me, especially as I lack punctuality and she runs like a clock!”

Even though Chris may not always be on time, he’ll always be a genuine person. Chris believes that it is essential to be genuine and says, “A genuine person is attractive to be around as fakeness and false flattery are all too common in our culture today.  It is refreshing and inviting when you find a genuine person, you can’t help but be drawn to them.”  When asked what he considers an overrated virtue, Chris says self-reliance, “I know that the ability to get things done on your own and being a self-starter are critical, yet learning from others and asking for help when needed has enabled me to grow and achieve more than I would have on my own.  Learning how to identify the best talent in our industry has made a huge difference in my career.”  This is exactly why Chris refers his clients to Straine Consulting and why he’s a 2016 Straine Project HOPE winner.  “Working with Kerry and his team makes me a better resource for my clients.  Expanding my role as a teacher to my clients has made me a more trusted advisor and I want to say ‘thank you Team Straine’ for making this possible!”

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