My Mentor Chris Poulos


For Speakers, Trainers, Entertainers and Dreamers ~


Who is your Mentor?  

In the year 2000 I was introduced to the man that would forever change my life.

He was old, had silver hair, told corny vaudevillian jokes, was retired from BYU, had decades of experience in showbiz, and spent hours on end helping me, a wannabe performer, understand how to navigate the waters of a career that would eventually come to be.

He knew I could do this business before anyone else, and he knew how to get me started.

He is as important as anyone in my entire life.

The more we met the more I realized he was my Yoda.

Today at 87, D. Chris Poulos is still my dear friend, we keep in close and constant contact, and his home is a sacred space in my life.  

My first shows, firesides, speeches, and many introductions to now lifelong friends, entertainers and speakers, facilitated by Chris, happened in his living room and for his family.

Every time we talk, which is still nearly on a weekly basis, he reminds me what my mission is as a messenger before anything else.

Gratitude doesn’t suffice.

He never charged me a penny for his time, and he has given me, over 2 decades, more coaching, mentoring, and time spent than anyone in the world.

When I’ve asked how I can repay him for his time and help he simply says, “Just go forth and teach others what I’ve taught you, pay it forward, that’s payment enough!”

He is camera shy, as always the great promoter behind the scenes, but agreed to film this quick little video with me as a help to you.

I hope you’ll reach out to your Mentor as much as possible, and always be grateful for the time they have devoted to your improvement and to believing in you.

Ladies & Gentlemen, please meet, The Legend, The Mentor, and My Yoda, Chris Poulos!




~ jason


Jason Hewlett, CSP (Certified Speaking Professional), CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame, is a Keynote Speaker for the largest corporate events in the world. His primary message, The Promise, is essential for Leadership, Management, Sales, Marketing, Direct-Sales Companies, and is a combination of engagement and entertainment meets inspiration. Jason has even received standing ovations from IT guys. He has been acknowledged as life-changing by Conference Attendees, C-Level Executives and Hollywood Elite.


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    • Jason Hewlett

      Thank you my friend! I hope I didn’t make it sound like he’s gone – he’s still around! hahahaha. Yes, he’s very bright and fun. Thanks man.

  1. Rob Ferre

    At times I’d like to think of you as my Yoda but we are the same age so I would venture to say my Qui-Gon Jinn. Both you and Qui-Gon have full healthy beards in your prime and are still quite limber.

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