Chris became a professional coach and mentor in 2008 and has coached executives including CEOs, Professional Partners, Business Entrepreneurs and Owners, and Senior Leaders in Govt Departments.
Chris became a professional coach and mentor in 2008 and has coached executives including CEOs, CEOs" direct reports, Professional Partners, Business Entrepreneurs, Business Owners and Senior Leaders in Government Departments. He does not lead the business or group to the answer that he thinks is best, he makes it easier for the group to arrive at its own answer, decision or outcome.
With more than 30 years experience within many corporations Chris has participated, driven and facilitated strategy formulation, no matter at Board, C-Suite or at Management levels. Chris is always well researched, engaging and encourages conversation, knowledge share and idea generation, ensuring dominance is avoided and the floor is a respected and a collaborative place where time is used productively, being always focused and outcomes driven.
Chris's 40 years of commercial experiences include a Non-Executive Directorship, Executive Directorships, a Managing Directorship and numerous executive and general management appointments in the Financial Services Industry. He has also owned three businesses. Through his coaching activities, Chris is constantly at the leading edge of people, career and business challenges.
All of Chris's coaching engagements are confidential and evidence based. Each will result in a voluntary sustainable behavioural change, which more often than not leads to a step-up. Chris adopts a direct technique which allows his coaching counterpart to fully appraise where she or he stands, whatever the situation, and then are given support to take affirmative action. Chris challenges and is not fazed by strong or withdrawn personalities, in fact self-awareness is where most of his coaching journey's start.
Chris draws on multi-disciplinary foundations from Adult and Transformational Learning, Humanistic Psychology, Strength-based Approaches, Leadership and Management Theories. The strength based approach enables counterparts to identify and employ their strengths to work through any interference that restricts the expression of their full potential.