Hey there, I’m Chris.
What I do
I bring out the best in leaders. I help leaders to identify, create, and implement what makes them unique and authentic as a leader. I specialize in helping leaders to lead without a title, follow through on commitments, and create time to spend on the most important and highest value activities that produce results. I am an accomplished leadership and productivity expert helping leaders grow through workshops, training programs, and consulting.
Why Listen to Me?
For the past three decades, I have helped leaders and leadership groups at companies like Reed Elsevier’s LexisNexis, MeadWestvaco, and the University of Dayton’s Center for Leadership and Executive Development. In addition, I have provided seminars for the Virginia Association of Volunteer Rescue Squads and led non-profit boards through capital campaigns for a new state-of-the-art library and a community economic development war chest.
More than 25 years of my career has been working with Fortune 500 companies in technology, education, packaging, and nuclear industries as well as leading non-profit executive boards to raise more than $2M.
In 2012, I left my corporate career to form Authentic Leader™ to bring out the best in leaders across Virginia and the east-central United States.
When I’m not leading workshops and coaching leaders, I can be found spending time with my wife of 25 years and kids (one in college and twins in high school).
I also spend time outdoors biking, kayaking, hiking, and training for my next race (I’ve finished two half-marathons). Some of my favorite travel locations have been Paris, Brazil, New York, San Diego, and Las Vegas.
I also listen to more podcasts than just about anyone else I know.
If you are dying to know more, here are five things you may be surprised to know about me.
- I once had a conversation with Stephen Covey (a rock star in my industry).
- Bright sunsets will cause me to stop and gaze. Sometimes I add them to my Instagram account.
- I played tuba in the lead band of the 1982 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. (That’s me at the tip of the orange arrow.)
- I love Star Wars movies.
- I am a fan of Taylor Swift and her music. There, . . . I said it.
Find Out More
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You can also contact me here.