“Chris has that rare ability
to reach audiences through both head and heart. He moves effortlessly from foundational research (which somehow never feels “research-y”) to stories that speak directly to the unique experience of each audience member. The shelf life of Chris’ insights, and his profound impact on an audience, are measured not in days or weeks, but in years.”
Diverse audiences from South Central Los Angeles to rural Canada have been moved to action by Chris’ challenge to see differently, think differently, and lead the way we intended.
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This dynamic keynote explores the big ideas that have transformed so many leaders in Chris’ Signature Workshop, including the 5-Stage Lead Differently Alignment Process. These are the foundational ideas that change everything.
Life (and work) happens. In times of intense or unwanted change, it is easy to feel powerless and disconnected from why you do the work you do. In this engaging and poignant keynote, Chris will help you connect with the source of your passion and power, no matter what the circumstances. You’ll leave feeling strong, resilient and focused on what matters most.
That thing you are good at – is it a strength or weakness? Here’s how you can tell: Strengths create energy; weaknesses drain energy. When you learn to tell the difference, extraordinary is right around the corner. In this surprising and energizing keynote, Chris helps you tap into the power of your authentic strengths - and help others do the same.
Let’s face it. We are all walking, talking contradictions. It’s called being human – and our incessant focus on “fixing” this shuts us down, sets up unrealistic expectations, and distracts us from moving forward. In this deceptively simple but game-changing keynote, Chris shares how inserting “and” in place of “but” can transform everything from relationships to time management to critical decision-making.
We get stuck in our own stories – about ourselves, others and the world around us. In this practical and moving exploration of how resiliency works and how mindset changes everything, Chris challenges the audience to move past habitual thoughts to see “the rest of the story,” then take action from that new place. Bring It On is a feeling that relies not on history and circumstances, but on choice and focus.
While Chris’ core insights and message remain consistent, he tailors his focus to align with the unique needs and present-moment dynamics of your group. Similarly, sometimes a title that reflects these specifics is just what is needed to build anticipation and energy before the event. These decisions will be part of your early conversations with Chris as you prepare for an event that will change lives.
I appreciate and cherish Chris' authenticity, his temperament, and his competence. He will listen. I mean truly listen to you - without "consultantsplainin'" or gaslighting. He doesn't leverage others to go where he wants them to go. Instead, he's the support that most of want and need to take the risks necessary to thrive. ~ Derek Peterson, International Child/Youth Advocate, ICAR-US.
“Chris has a gift for helping you hear your own message of clarity through all the noise in your head.” ~ Lisa Henderson, CT
"Chris is real - not sugar coated. This is not about methodology or a set of techniques. It is the way he lives. His abilities come from a life lived a certain way."
"It isn't every day I attend a conference where I come away feeling empowered with information I can ... put into practice in my everyday life, both at work and at home. I loved it!" ~ Carol Hendricken, Alberta, Canada
"Rarely have I attended a program that has so strongly impacted me, both personally and professionally." ~ Lucy Pulitzer, New York
"Chris can take something that is whole and human and ground it all in research, spiritual insight and stories." ~ Anonymous audience member
"Chris' work is different from anything I've experienced before." ~ Carol Langner, Alberta, Canada
"Chris made me, in spite of my own reluctance and embarrassment, look at the good parts of myself, the successes and the strengths. It's harder than it sounds! Thank you Chris." ~ Curry Ander
“I had the opportunity to hear Chris at a time in my life when I was ready for some next steps. For me, the connection I felt hearing his presentation in person was absolutely key. I felt ‘this guy gets me’.” ~ Anonymous audience member