Coming full circle
From diplomatic circuits to the softball diamond, Christ Cox's journey has come full circle.
An avid Yankees fan in the 1970s who discovered that everything you need to know about getting ahead in life could be learned on basketball courts and the softball field, when the 80s beckoned, Christy Cox donned big hair and bigger dreams and chased a career in broadcast TV journalism.
Over the next few decades, television would lead into the political arena, with speechwriting and high-profile communications jobs at the South Carolina Governor's Office, South Carolina House of Representatives and the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa, Canada. Following her work in Canada, Christy joined the Nelson Mullins law firm in 2009 where she continues to work for David Wilkins, the former U.S. Ambassador to Canada.
All the while, God continues to lead Christy's heart and career ambitions away from the world's definition of success to a place of significance. This journey led her back to her first love—the softball field—where she began coaching at the tender age of 50 and revisiting, and re-evaluating, those formative lessons of her youth.
It also led to a brand-new business, Body Chek Sports Essentials, LLC, which she owns and operates with her daughter, Reagan, herself a college athlete.
Today, Christy takes her message of "Success vs. Significance" to women's, civic, business and church groups.
She also teaches Speak! Write! with her trademark #funnyfrankfast tips that take the pain out of public speaking and writing remarks.
Christy is drawing on her love of storytelling and broadcast skills to bring inspired stories of athletes and every day heroes to her various social media platforms, public broadcasting and through her weekly blog.
Christy and her husband, William (aka "Tobe"), have been married almost three decades and have two children. William is finishing up his degree at Clemson University while serving in the South Carolina National Guard. Reagan is working toward a business degree at Columbia International University, where she plays for the Rams softball team.