Carlis Miller is a US Marine 4 years active duty and 2 years in the reserves, and a cancer survivor since 2007. He has 2 loving kids Sarah, 25 and Carlis, 21. Carlis works for TechnipFMC where he has been for the past 16 years., as well as a member on the Board of Directors (Member at large) for The Lone Star Veterans Association. Carlis is a part of the leadership team for The Mission Continues in Houston, an Alumni of Leadership Houston, Leader for Veterans Networking at TechnipFMC and one of the Captains of the ERT team at TechnipFMC.
Depression is an issue that is important to Carlis. He feels the need to help others fight depression, which he battled himself as a result of the effects of chemotherapy. He uses his 5 step rule which helped him beat depression Carlis uses this when he mentors others. He started to listen to motivational speeches from Les Brown and Eric Thomas that touched him. That's what got him to realize he needed to change his mindset. Carlis can remember listening to Les Brown's story about the "Chicken Man" and when Les bought his mother a house and lost it through a technicality and his money he put into it. Carlis can remember fighting cancer going through life changes how he learned how to fight back and remembered what Les's mother said, "Les Hold your Head UP!! You have greatness within you!!!". Carlis wakes up every day telling himself what Les Brown's mom told him.
Carlis will always "Hold His Head UP" and pass on that attitude to his friends and family by positive thinking. Now he enjoys helping others and giving back to his friends, family, and fellow veterans in the community. Carlis keeps up with his positive mindset by motivating others to get out of their negative thoughts. His passion is talking to his fellow veterans and young adults about not focusing on the negatives but the positives. He focuses on mentoring others by helping them work on their personal growth and setting smart goals to help others focus on their strengths instead of their weaknesses. Carlis is continuously working on improving his public speaking skills in which he expresses his passion.
Carlis's motto is, "Don't be average and let someone tell you that you can't do it. Use that as motivation to get it done! Strength doesn't come from what you can do, it comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn't. When life knocks you down, try to land on your back. Because if you can look up, you can get up. Let your WHY be the reason you get back up."(Les Brown)