Ernest D. Chu, author of Soul Currency: Investing Your Inner Wealth for Fulfillment & Abundance, is a very successful entrepreneur, master abundance coach, spiritual coach and prosperity teacher.
In more than 35 years as an investment banker, corporate executive and entrepreneur, he has become a widely recognized expert on financing emerging growth companies. He has created more than $1.5 billion in market value for his clients. This abundance coach has evaluated thousands of business proposals and advised hundreds of emerging companies, serving as leader and business coach to nine early stage companies, with five of those companies becoming public companies. Chu recently served as Chief Financial Officer and business coach for a fast-growing interactive video service provider and licensor of a proprietary advanced video conferencing technology.
Through the Soul Currency® Institute, Ernest Chu is teaching others what he has learned, serving as both abundance coach and master business and life coach. In Soul Currency: Investing Your Inner Wealth for Fulfillment & Abundance, Chu identifies the spiritual equivalent of business success and redefines financial value, such as currency, into the organic aliveness of Spirit.
An engaging prosperity teacher, Chu has presented to audiences in Australia, China, Hong Kong, Switzerland, England, Scotland, Brazil, Mexico, Canada, Jamaica, St. Marten, and the United States, sharing his expertise and insights with hundreds of thousands of listeners in person, on radio, and on TV. His articles about starting ventures and raising capital have appeared in Corporate Finance Week, MBA Magazine, and The Wall Street Journal. Chu was listed in Who’s Who in Industry and Finance and Who’s Who in the World for many years.
Chu is an Independent CSL (Center for Spiritual Living) Focus Minister, leading his Financial and Economic Focus Ministry through The Soul Currency® Institute he founded in 2006. His ministry is based at the Center for Spiritual Living Ft. Lauderdale, one of the largest CSLs in the Southeast. He served as a member of the church’s Board of Trustees for nearly a dozen years and has been a staff minister for many years, as well. Chu’s Effective Church Finances handbook is a resource for new ministers. Chu is a former chairman of RSI’s Key Fund Development Committee and has been a regular presenter at RSI’s annual showcase Asilomar Conference. He presents a spiritual abundance class at CSL Ft. Lauderdale annually. He was ordained in 2007.
A popular teacher of the metaphysics of spiritual abundance, Chu also has presented workshops in 70 spiritual centers in 20 states. He has been a regular contributor to One in Spirit magazine, the Palm Beach Times, Creative Thought, and numerous other publications.
Chu holds a bachelor’s degree in Far Eastern history with a minor in English from Amherst College, where he graduated cum laude in 1968. He studied with Pulitzer Prize winner Archibald MacLeish in 1965. Chu studied Hinduism and traveled more than 6,000 miles covering the landmark Fourth General Elections. Awarded a Moore Fellowship, he was accepted into the doctoral studies program at Columbia University’s Institute of Far Eastern Affairs in 1968.
Chu began his career as a staff writer for The Wall Street Journal, where he wrote the daily “Financing Business” column; shared responsibility for the daily Bond Markets column; and wrote featured articles. He later served as a director of the National Committee on American Foreign Policy and led one of its initial delegations to China in 1979. He has returned to China frequently since that time.
Chu has co-authored two instructional books, Winning Platform Tennis (Henry Regnery, 1976) and Contemporary Platform Tennis (Contemporary Books, 1977), and contributed to three others: Guide to Venture Capital Sources, 4th Edition (Capital Publishing, 1979), Guide to Tax Sheltered Investments (University of Texas Business School, 1982), and Ensuring Minority Success in Corporate Management (Plenum Publishing, 1988).
Now committing his energy to his work as a spiritual abundance coach, teacher, author and speaker, he resides in Deerfield Beach, Florida.