A HOPE DEALER AND MOMENT MAKER
“Life’s too big to fit in a bucket.”
“So, what exactly does your husband do?” This is a question that plagues Heather Whittaker every time someone asks, because she never knows how to answer. One day, she came up with a phrase that she now uses when asked. “He’s a Hope Dealer,” she says. And that’s about as close to a job description as one can get to.
Why is it so hard to describe what Carlos does?
Maybe it’s because Carlos Whittaker is a People’s Choice Award winner, a former recording artist signed to a major label, a social media maven, and currently spends the majority of his time writing books and speaking on stages around the world.
It really began when Carlos and his family found themselves in America’s spotlight with appearances on shows like CBS Early Morning, The Today Show and more when their viral video “Single Ladies Devastation” went viral. And then, there was the release of “Moment Maker” which marked Carlos’ debut as an author. His current book “Kill the Spider” has taken Carlos’ tribe even deeper into their souls as Carlos helps people identify, locate, corner and kill the spiders that are plaguing their lives.
Along the way, Carlos and his wife Heather moved from California back to Atlanta where he joined the team at Andy Stanley’s Buckhead Church. There, Carlos continued to apply ‘moment making’ into his everyday life, blogging about his experiences and recruiting his family and friends along the way. In 2009, Carlos signed a recording deal with Integrity Music and moved his family to Nashville. It was in Nashville where Carlos decided to make the shift from writing music to writing books. And from singing on stages to speaking on stages.
“I know it’s a little backwards. People normally move to this town to make it in music. Little did I know that I moved to this town to make it as a speaker who motivates people to live their lives to the fullest,” Carlos remembers. It was actually only a week after he decided to stop pursuing a career in music and instead pursue a career as a speaker that he got his first call to speak. It was at the White House for the Easter Prayer Breakfast. “I went from singing in front of thousands to speaking in a room of about 50, of one whom was the President of the U.S. It seems the moment making thing is going to keep on going.”