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My colleagues and I at the Michigan Ross Center for Positive Organizations enjoy helping people change their organizations for the better. We do this through speaking, training, and facilitation engagements. If you would like to explore further, you can reach me here.

What people are saying:

“Chris’ leadership development sessions with the current and upcoming leaders in our IT department have been insightful, motivational and impactful. The real gem he provides is his astute observation skills. He is able to really understand our organization, our people, our strengths and nuances and then provide workable and viable approaches for how we can best move ahead in an ever-evolving landscape.  He truly cares about the success of our folks and is a valued partner.” – Jennifer Weich, Chief of Staff, Flagstar Bank IT 

“Chris was excited about our conference theme the first time that we spoke with him.  He asked a lot of questions and wanted to learn about our conference to best tailor his presentation to our audience and our desired message.  He is passionate about his work and his passion shines through in his keynote.  His messages about the importance of courage in leadership and what it means to be a leader without authority or title are great messages with important lessons for everyone.  Chris was a pleasure to work with and I recommend him.”- Josh Mesinger,  Mesinger Jet Sales & Co-Chair of the 2016 & 2017 National Business Aviation Association’s Leadership Conference 

“We’re always looking to feature thought leaders for our culture design series and Chris’ work on creating positive change was a perfect fit. His interactive workshop not only shared lessons from social movements and successful change agents, but also helped the audience map out key facets on how they could drive meaningful impact in their own organizations.” –Emily Tsiang, CultureLabX

Chris regularly conducts the opening session at Intrapreneur Lab’s across the world. He speaks with a great depth of insight but also a warmth and humor… and his sessions are the perfect start as cohorts embark on their intrapreneurial journeys.” – Milan Samani, The Intrapreneur Lab

Prior speaking events include:

  • The Michigan Ross Positive Business Conference
  • Kelly Services
  • Flagstar Bank
  • Dow Chemical
  • NSF International
  • Henry Ford Health System
  • New York City Department of Health
  • The Organization Design Forum
  • The Intrapreneur Lab
  • National Association of Broadcasters Annual Conference
  • National Business Aviation Association’s Leadership Conference

Featured keynote topics:

How to Build a Positive Organization

You want to build a high-performing workplace where people thrive. But where to begin? Learn the mindset and skillset for being a positive leader. Amplify what is already working well in your organization, and infuse your processes with research-based practices from the Michigan Ross Center for Positive Organizations to take performance and culture to the next level.

Lead Positive Change Without Authority

Learn strategies and tactics for effecting impactful change in your organization. We will discuss the tools you need to champion innovative initiatives that are meaningful to you, and sustain yourself as a resilient change agent. Based on Changing Your Company from the Inside Out, this session will offer practical tips for anyone seeking to create a sustainable venture within an existing enterprise.


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