Born and raised in Seattle, Chris Cochran started his professional career as an on-air talent in radio. Seeing a need for leadership training Cochran moved into working with students and adults in churches, and schools in North Idaho and Washington. In 2005 Cochran started a daily podcast called The Car Cast which as it happened was one of the first 10,000 podcasts on the internet. He parlayed his time in radio and podcasting into a new media consulting company, then turned to IT consulting where he spent over 15 years consulting, and as an executive in the consulting world. In 2015 Chris helped start the economic development company, Innovation Collective and moved to North Idaho. In 2021 Chris left IC to start his own consulting company, Cochran Advisors. Where he consulted with municipalities, tribes, chambers of commerce and startups. Chris is currently the Executive Director of Entrepreneurs Across Borders.