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EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE
 For building WINNING TEAMS

My virtual workshops and keynotes are customized to connect with your people and help you achieve your strategic goals. If your goal is to build an emotionally intelligent culture, drive sales or improve how you communicate with colleagues and customers, I will deliver a leadership experience that inspires and equips you with the tools to do BIG things. My leadership workshops are crafted for 1-hour or for a half or full-day experience for your salespeople, leadership team or future leaders. My focus on emotional intelligence, team-building and culture is rooted in academic research, engaging stories and easy-to-implement tools and techniques.

CONNECT THE CORd: how to use emotional intelligence to lead and adapt to change

There are several different kinds of intelligence, and yet we focus so much on just IQ. Research shows that emotional intelligence (EQ) is the best predictor of long-term success in the workplace. So, why aren’t we as leaders doing more to hone this powerful skill set for ourselves—and to transfer this knowledge to our employees?

This is my top keynote that has been delivered to executives, sales leaders, athletic organizations, financial services companies and leadership cohorts. I break down the qualities of an emotionally intelligent leader and provide clear, actionable ideas on how to integrate these into our careers for maximum impact. Characteristics like empathy, adaptability, positive outlook and self-awareness are essential for helping you lead, make decisions, build rock-solid relationships and capitalize on new opportunities. I provide stories of leaders that looked within to discover how to use EQ to their advantage for tremendous benefit to themselves—and the people they lead.

Results:

  • A "Master’s degree" understanding of emotional intelligence and why it matters
  • 3 easy-to-implement ideas you can use to make smarter decisions and build relationships across your organization
  • An “EQ Game Plan" to gain clarity and direction on what you need to succeed
  • Deeper understanding of self and others for making smarter strategic decisions

Business Areas of Focus:

  • Emotionally Intelligent Leadership
  • Productivity
  • Employee Engagement
  • Retention
  • Sales Performance
  • Culture
  • Relationship-Building
Christopher’s emotional intelligence workshop was a great addition to our sales meeting. He gave us excellent tools and ideas for communicating with each other and our customers. A powerful session that helped us re-focus toward achieving our goals in FY 2021!
Excellent workshop on team-building and virtual communications with clear, actionable takeaways. Highly recommend.
Our team found so much value in our session to discuss emotional intelligence as a group. Full of thought-provoking questions and a clear, meaningful message that has already had a huge impact on our organization.

THE GAME CHANGER: USING EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE TO TRANSFORM YOUR ORGANIZATION’S CULTURE

As the saying goes, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” Most organizations know a winning culture matters—the problem is not knowing how to organically and authentically build one in a remote environment. Focusing on five pillars of emotional intelligence, I demonstrate how to use EQ to drive positive cultural change through engagement and action. Based on the research and examples from my books, The Value of You and Leading with Emotional Intelligence, I provide research and practical tools to  help you adapt to an evolving technological landscape and connect with your employees. Emotionally intelligent leadership results in improvements to the company's bottom line. These changes begin with building a great culture.

Results:

  • Actionable steps you can take on team-building, change and integrating EQ into your culture
  • A clear understanding on the roadblocks and obstacles to building a great culture
  • Inspirational examples of leadership that you can emulate where you are today
  • Tools and exercises you can use to facilitate communication and forge connection among teams

Business Areas of Focus:

  • Emotionally Intelligent Leadership
  • Culture
  • Vision and Values
  • Employee Engagement
  • Retention
  • Sales Performance
  • Motivation
“Emotional Intelligence For The Modern Leader is the most concise, practical ‘how-to’ guide on emotional intelligence."
“christopher provides you with tools, exercises, and assessments that help you grow your emotional intelligence. This is a must read for improving the culture of your organization.”
"Emotional Intelligence for the Modern Leader shares practical tools and provides huge value for leaders of every kind that desire to motivate and relate to all aspects of a successful organization.”

The five Hallmarks of Winning Teams: Qualities that power leading organizations

Every day, we partner with co-workers across business units to collaborate and achieve a shared goal. What if we could form authentic relationships in a remote environment that drive powerful results? The way to get there is to build on a foundation of emotional intelligence and values. Winning teams' commitment and focus is infectious- the key is getting it to align with the vision and strategy you have for your organization.

This interactive workshop highlights five, specific criteria that comprise the attributes of winning teams and shows you how to integrate these into building winning teams. These are the essential attributes of any team- in all industries and professions. I use examples from sports organizations, start-ups and businesses and provide you with actionable takeaways to strengthen your leadership and leverage in your strategic initiatives. Thriving organizations are built on great relationships formed by winning teams.

Results:

  • A renewed focus on building powerful relationships and infusing your culture with positivity
  • Clear direction for forming teams and creating buy-in toward achieving shared goals
  • A “Game Plan” for how to build winning teams from the ground-up
  • Communication tools to implement in each team environment that promote healthy, constructive discussion

Business Areas of Focus:

  • Team-Building
  • Culture
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Vision and Values
  • Employee Engagement
  • Sales Performance
  • Motivation
“Emotional Intelligence for the Modern Leader is a must-have for people looking to strengthen the spirit of their organization and to understand what authentic leadership means.”
"10 out of 10! Christopher’s message on emotional intelligence and team-building Was a game changer for our coaches and senior administrators."
"Engaging. Powerful. A masterclass in Emotional Intelligence for Leaders."

Recognizing My Value and Giving it to the World

As J.K. Rowling once said, “We don’t need magic to change the world; we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already.” This inspiring, motivational speech empowers you to take control of your life and use your power to your advantage. I teach you how to recognize your value, helping you to understand yourself like never before. I highlight ways that the most successful people in the world utilized a values structure and organizing principles to define success, vision and purpose to achieve their biggest goals. Putting together your own professional development plan isn’t easy, but it’s necessary to elevate your career to new heights. We’ll unlock the “DOR” (Decision-making, Opportunities, Organization and Relationships) to provide a framework for ways to start game-planning goals, and setting a course for high achievement. I tie it all back to what matters most in your life, and how to move forward every day with a winning mindset.

Results:

  • Increased self-awareness and confidence in using your strengths to your advantage
  • Clear direction for achieving your biggest goals (individual and team)
  • Professional Development “Game Plan” to work with performance management

Business Areas of Focus:

  • Professional Development
  • Values-Based Leadership
  • Vision and Purpose
  • Customer Service
  • Employee Engagement
  • Leadership Development
  • Sales Performance
  • Motivation
"Engaging. Powerful. A masterclass in Emotional Intelligence for Leaders."
"Christopher’s authentic leadership approach to emotional intelligence was exactly what our organization needed to transform and take our leadership to the next level."
"Exactly the leadership message our organization needed to hear. Sincere, funny and inspiring. Outstanding."
"Great engagement on emotional intelligence and leadership that our cadets loved. We’ll have him back!"

I can & I will