Chris (they/them) has been leading, coaching and facilitating for more than 20 years during their career in engineering/technology, L&D and as an independent consultant. Their approach is loved by clients and former colleagues for being highly effective, challenging and compassionate. They often work with leaders, professionals and teams as they navigate critical growing moments in their personal and professional lives. Common topics include: leadership development, behavior change, effectively handling complexity or change, managing stress, and proactively increasing wellbeing & resilience. Chris’ approach is based upon the needs of their clients and enables effective change by taking a holistic view, engaging mind and body and empowering with skills which last a lifetime. Depending on the client, Chris draws from a powerful toolkit including: leadership insights, coaching, positive psychology, Clifton Strengths, body-mind techniques and mindfulness.
Leadership Development Experience
Chris is an experienced leader and coach having spent more than 20 years leading and coaching teams and individuals at all levels in organizations operating in engineering/technology, e-commerce, retail and non-profit sectors. As global head of learning & development and head of engineering at Irdeto, they designed and built a robust portfolio of programs for developing effective and healthy leaders and employees throughout the global organization. Further, their strategic efforts contributed to shaping organizational change initiatives around diversity and inclusion and a values-driven culture in which people and results matter. Prior to these roles, Chris was the Lead front-end architect at both Treatwell and Funda. Their current leadership consultancy clients are located in BeNeLux, Canada, United States and South Africa.
Experience Related Examples
Chris is a futuristic and strategic thinker, passionate about healthy and effective leadership and organizations where people and results thrive. In their roles, Chris has led multiple multi-disciplinary geographically dispersed product development teams through periods of significant change such as organizational restructuring, M&A activity, and even the rapid scale up period of a successful startup.
Education, Qualifications & Certifications
- Post Grad Diploma Coaching & Development
- MSc Coaching & Development, in progress
- EMCC Practitioner Coach
- VMBN Category 1 Mindfulness Trainer, Yoga therapist (IAYT in progress)
- Certified in Gallup Certified Strengths Coach®
- Certificates in Positive Psychology and Solving Complex Problems
- BFA in Graphic Design