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EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE
 For building WINNING TEAMS

Christopher's keynotes and workshops (virtual and in-person) 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, Christopher will deliver a leadership experience that inspires and equips you with the tools to do BIG things. His leadership workshops are crafted for 90 minutes or for a half or full-day experience for your salespeople, leadership team or future leaders. His focus on emotional intelligence, team-building and culture is rooted in academic research, engaging stories and easy-to-implement techniques.

CONNECT THE CORd: how emotional intelligence Helps us 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. It's also a skill set all of us can acquire- if we know how to use it to our advantage. So, why aren’t leaders doing more to hone this powerful skill set for themselves—and to transfer this knowledge to their employees?

It's not hard. You need to know how to Connect the CORD.

Christopher shows how emotional intelligence enables us to Communicate, identify Opportunities, build Relationships and make smart Decisions. This top keynote has been delivered to executives, sales leaders, athletic organizations, financial services companies, universities, schools and leadership cohorts. Christopher breaks down the qualities of an emotionally intelligent leader and provides clear, research-backed actionable ideas on how to integrate EQ into our careers for maximum impact. Inspirational, practical and always with some fun & humor mixed in, this keynote will leave your employees motivated and ready to lead through change.

Results:

  • A clear, practical 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
  • Tools for self-awareness that help you adapt to leadership challenges in changing times

Business Areas of Focus:

  • Emotionally Intelligent Leadership
  • Productivity
  • Employee Engagement
  • Retention
  • Sales Performance
  • Culture
  • Relationship-Building
"Christopher’s emotional intelligence keynote 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!" - Dan dinnar, CEO; Source Defense
"Excellent talk on team-building and virtual communications with clear, actionable takeaways on how to lead through change. 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: EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE that TRANSFORMs YOUR ORGANIZATION’S CULTURE

As the saying goes, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” Most organizations know a winning culture matters—the problem lies with knowing how to authentically build a culture of camaraderie that people want to be a part of. Focusing on five pillars of emotional intelligence, Christopher shows you how to use EQ to drive positive cultural change through engagement and action. Based on the research and examples from his books, The Value of You and Leading with Emotional Intelligence, Christopher provides practical tools to help you adapt to an evolving technological landscape and connect with your employees.

A values-based approach enables you to build a culture that creates belonging and connection. Emotionally intelligent leadership results in improvements to the company's bottom line. Christopher cites inspirational stories of leaders and organizations who took their company to the next-level by building a great culture from the ground-up.

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: the keys that power leading organizations

Every day, we partner with colleagues across business units to collaborate and achieve shared goals. Building relationships isn't easy; there's an art to influencing and creating connection. Winning teams know that commitment and focus is infectious and trust is build through something bigger than just a shared task. Personalizing relationships with candor, curiosity and empathy motivate and inspire people to come together. The key is aligning your team with the vision, values and mission of your organization.

This interactive workshop highlights five, specific elements that comprise the attributes of winning teams and shows you how to integrate these into elevating your team's performance and camaraderie to the next level. These are the essential attributes of any team- in all industries. I use examples from championship sports organizations, start-ups, businesses and schools to provide you with actionable takeaways to strengthen your leadership and achieve 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 building a winning team crafted to your organization's vision and values
  • 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." - Ryan bamford, Umass athletics
"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!"

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