Core values: Positive Attitude; Respect; Sustainable Development.
An experienced organisational development consultant, executive and team coach, Chris’s strengths lie in his ability to connect with people, situations and the wider systemic context. A Barrett Values Centre ‘Cultural Transformation Tools (CTT)‘ advanced trainer, Chris specialises in working with organisational values and culture.
Dedicated to continuous life learning and subsequently sharing the wisdom he’s accumulated, Chris enjoys supporting leaders to make a positive difference in our world. He loves to bring humour to otherwise deadly serious conversations and, somehow, in doing so sparks creativity from the most logical-thinking people and teams in order that new solutions can emerge.
An external consultant, coach and trainer since 2003, Chris has gained many and varied experiences ranging from executive coaching in warm, cosy environments in London to team coaching outdoors in the snowy, wintry wilderness of Bavarian mountain forests. Chris is highly adaptable, and incorporates many and varied approaches into his work – and at times taking less traditional routes. One of the aspects that he enjoys most about his work is enabling leaders to discover and utilise their unique strengths.
Previously Chris served for 17 years in the British Armed Forces receiving a commendation on leaving as being ‘the driving force behind a visionary and ground-breaking coaching initiative which has led to significant culture change while maintaining world-class operational effectiveness and highly respected standards’.
Areas of Expertise
- Executive coaching and mentoring
- Top team coaching and alignment
- Facilitating cultural transformation in teams and organisations
- Measuring & mapping organisational cultures
- Facilitating the merger of cultures
- Training internal cultural change-agents
Education and Professional Qualifications
- ICF Professional Certified Coach (PCC)
- Ashridge Business School accredited Executive Coach (EMCC)
- Systemic Coaching and Constellations
- Certified Transformational Presence Coach
- MBA Open University Business School (UK)
- NLP Master Practitioner
Over the last 13 years Chris has worked internationally with a wide variety of leaders from global and multinational organisations in industries and sectors such as Pharmaceuticals, Investment Banking, Drinks, Telecoms, Engineering, Consultancy, Professional & Olympic Sports, and Home Improvements.
Chris also works extensively within the Non-Profit and UK Public Sectors (NHS, County Councils, Post-16 Education). In addition, he is an Advisory Group member of The Mountain Way – an organisation assisting British ex-servicemen and women to overcome post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
When relaxing Chris enjoys mountaineering, kayaking, sailing and golf. Living in Devon, UK, he is married to Lynn, and has a grown-up daughter.