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Manager and coach Christopher Loving shares advice as a father

Manager and coach Christopher Loving shares advice as a father
Christopher Loving family photo (Photo credit: Thomas Photo)

Rolling out spoke with Christopher Loving, who was born and raised on the South Side of Chicago, IL. He has been married to Danielle Loving for 12 years. They have two children, Malyk 15 years-old and their daughter Autumn  who is 3 years-old. Chris has been in the healthcare administration field for 13 years. He is a manager in provider network for one of the largest health insurance companies in the state. In his spare time, he coaches youth football for the HF Jr. Vikings. 

What legacy are you leaving for your children and the children of your community?

I am leaving a legacy of good values, love without boundaries, strong family bonds a strong value for education, compassion, treating people fairly and financial literacy. As far as my community,I want to leave a legacy that Coach Loving always roots for everyone to do well. I want to be a person that can help young people achieve greatness.

Share one of your fondest memories you’ve experienced with your father, grandfather, or father figure?

I was blessed to have some men that played a critical role in my development. Hanshi Dr. Larry C. Tankson, Founder and Chief Instructor of TAC Karate, taught me a lot about being resilient and never giving up. Timothy Higgins of Phi Beta Sigma taught me a lot about navigating through corporate America as a young African-American male. Tim taught me the value of coming to work on time, being a hard worker, preparation and how to be an active listener.

How would you describe your Fatherhood culture?

I would say that I’m a man that works hard for his family to provide opportunities that my wife and I want our children to have. 

What insightful advice would you suggest about building a network?

Show me your friends, and I’ll show you your future. Find people in your life that will add value and will motivate you to live in your purpose. Find people who are smarter than you. 

From a Father’s perspective, what two books do you recommend every child read?

The Audacity of Hope by President Barack H. Obama and Black College Student Survival Guide by Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu.

Which fatherhood experiences have taught you the most about yourself?

My son, Malyk, has taught me that blood has nothing to do with love or family. I have learned a greater sense of responsibility, compassion, and honor. I’ve learned patience from my daughter. She’s daddy’s little girl.

What advice would you give on being responsible for your own dreams?

Research, find out what it takes to fulfill your dreams. Find a good mentor, someone with the knowledge and expertise in the area can help you accomplish your dreams. 

Why is it important to expose children to education and valuable skills?

Education is the great equalizer. A great education will afford you opportunities that will enhance your skills. A great education will also help you expand your network of individuals that can help you maximize your full potential.

Facebook – christopher.loving

Twitter – @CLoving_Prodigy

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