The Center for Inspired Leaders

Cut through the clutter (in your head and in your world) and finally do what you set out to do - in the inspired way you meant to do it!

with passion∙ with purpose ∙ with people at the center


Shift your energy right now


It doesn’t have to be this hard!

You don’t need a new strategy.

You need a new way of seeing.

Look forward.


Leadership is all about you...
so it can become nothing about you.

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Are you ready?

When you see can see the people and circumstances around you differently - on purpose and at will - the people and circumstances you’ve been looking at can change. When you align with a vision that is compelling and contagious, you inspire and empower others to show up fully, with passion and excellence.

The Lead Differently Framework asks four simple questions that, when answered and aligned, engage the very best of who you are and change what happens next.

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Join the Center

Where you will find…

  • a vibrant community of leaders just like you;

  • free resources, coaching and masterclasses with Chris;

  • self-paced workshops and courses to move you forward;

  • Opportunities to work directly with Chris - for you or your team.

    Join Now

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Find your fit

Are you a learner? Poke around and find the course that is a fit for you.

Are you ready to get moving - now? Schedule a Jumpstart Session to laser focus on the issues that matter to you.

Wish you just could just take walk on the beach with Chris and sort things out? Schedule a Walking Session - no matter where you live.

Let’s go

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Align with clarity

When you know vividly what you want to create, then align the way you see yourself, your team, and the circumstances around you to match that vision, anything is possible.

But you cannot do it alone - really. Those you admire most have thick webs of support. Now, you can too. Choose one action here and begin. Momentum will take care of the rest.

I’m ready to align


We’ve had the best teachers.



October 2017

I now feel ready to own my brilliance and have the confidence to take my leadership to the next level.  I look forward to inspiring my team and changing my community for the better

Shirar Patterson / President & CEO, United Way of Eastern Maine



Three ways to begin leading differently today.

Have you lost track of your vision? Your confidence? Your energy? Here are three 5-minute exercises I've used with hundreds of leaders to help them shift their thinking (and energy) quickly.