We had the good fortune of connecting with Chris Grubisa and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Chris, what do you attribute your success to?

The most important factor behind our success is simply being curious and open. Being genuinely interested in people, their stories, how they got to where they are and where they are heading. Chrilleks has been apart of amazing projects all over the world with global brands in pop-culture and sport. All of it has stemmed from being curious and open.

The initial spark is curiosity. “Are we open to this project? Yes. Are we open to take on the challenges that present themselves with this project? Absolutely.” – It opens up your entire world and perspective, making it limitless.

Asking questions, asking the right questions, asking interesting questions and asking difficult questions have really helped us exponentially grow.

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?

Chrilleks is a campaign agency specializing in sport and pop culture content.

Most brands struggle to find creative & innovative ways to connect with their customers that translates to revenue or long term engagement.

We create engaging campaigns, so you can accelerate your brand awareness.

I am most proud of us working with amazing teams that spread all over the world. It’s truly amazing to work with so many different people, teams, organizations, brands with different markets, cultures, people, tastes smells and sounds. Everyday is something new.

It’s a stretch that happens daily, and the return is priceless. You can feel it in your heart.

One of the lessons that stands out to me specifically is that you can’t quantify everything. I believe you need to follow your guy instinct when navigating your business, you really want to pay close attention to that.

What I want the world to know about myself & Chrilleks is the power of pursuing what you believe in. Here’s a small example: I began creating videos since the 4th grade. It was everything opposite from homework and books. I wrestled against teachers, classes, opinions, all the way through school and on to the real world. The path continue to amaze me every-time I reflect.

Pursuing the entrepreneurial path presents daily decisions that are a constant test to pursuing what you believe in.

We continue to expand because of our inner voice and what I believed in. I get to achieve this EVERYDAY with our phenomenal team.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.


DTLA in the art’s district for Pizzanista, pizza. Smoothie at Urth Cafe. Drive down over to the PCH heading north to Malibu, U-turn when you hit the Malibu Quiksilver store, head down to Long Beach. Grab another bite in Long Beach at Seabirds Kitchen, have a bite, head to Huntington Beach via the PCH and skate at the Vans Skatepark, after that head to Bolsa Chica state beach, hit up “Secret Spot” (vegan turkey burrito) and then kick it at sunset.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?

I would dedicate my shout out to my entire community around us, team included. Without them our wildest dreams aren’t possible. They have been there for us through thick and thin. Some of THE MOST hardest days they are there to pick you up. And when you win, you win together!

Community is everything to us at Chrilleks.

We touch base with multiple people in our community daily. Bouncing ideas off each-other, creating opportunity together, working as one. In person, building remotely, whatever it is.. it happens multiple times a day across this beautiful planet. They are everything to us. We all need someone to lean on and to grow with.

Our community drives us at Chrilleks. We never let them down and they have never let us down.

Website: www.chrilleks.com

Instagram: @chrilleks / @chrisgrubisa

Linkedin: @chrilleks

Twitter: @chrilleks

Facebook: @chrilleks

Youtube: @chrilleks

Image Credits
@losangeleswinter @heather_young_ @kohjiro_kinno

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