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keynotes and workshops to help
 you connect, motivate and Inspire

Christopher's keynotes and workshops (virtual and in-person) are customized to help you create powerful leadership connection with your people and help you achieve your strategic goals. If your goal is to motivate your employees, 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, employee engagement and culture is rooted in research, engaging stories and easy-to-implement techniques. Come to learn. Come to be challenged. Come for a transformational experience.

Maximizing Leadership ConnectioN: How modern Leaders Create Enduring Relationships

Successful organizations have a culture of camaraderie and belonging. When leaders build trust and champion the growth and wellbeing of their employees, positive results follow. This starts with leadership that inspires, engages and develops its employees.

You can create meaningful leadership connection in every conversation and touchpoint. How you communicate, motivate and build relationships with your employees shapes the future path of your organization. Great leaders foster connection with their teams at all levels of their organization and create thriving relationships.

How you show up, is how they will show up. That is the spirit of transformational leadership. Inspirational, practical and always with some fun & humor mixed in, this keynote will leave your employees inspired and ready to lead with purpose. Based on the research from his book Emotional Intelligence for the Modern Leader, Christopher provides practical tools to help you adapt and lead in both a hybrid and virtual workplace.

Results:

  • A clear, practical understanding of how to build powerful leadership connection
  • 3 easy-to-implement ideas you can use to communicate effectively and build relationships across your organization
  • Clarity on how to motivate and engage your employees to help improve their wellbeing
  • Tools for self-awareness that help you adapt to leadership challenges in changing times

Business Areas of Focus:

  • Emotionally Intelligent Leadership
  • Motivation
  • Employee Engagement
  • Retention
  • Sales Performance
  • Culture
  • Relationship-Building
"What a great conversation! Our employees really enjoyed learning about how to use emotional intelligence and especially how important self awareness is to their growth and development. A very impactful workshop." - Learning & Development Leader, GitLab
"Very practical tips and tools for building connection and engaging employees in a hybrid environment."
"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

The Ultimate Game Changer: How to Lead from the Heart with empathy

Empathy is the leadership superpower that unites people to achieve your organizational mission and goals. Yet, so many leaders don’t know how to use empathy to communicate and effectively support their employees. Learning this coveted skill helps you retain your top performers and forges a long-term, rewarding partnership that leads to growth and results.

Christopher shows you exactly what emotionally intelligent leadership is and how modern leaders use empathy to have authentic conversations. Christopher provides you with seven practical leadership tools you can use right away to create an empathic, sustainable and supportive culture that everyone wants to be a part of.

When we lead from the heart, we have a positive impact on ourselves, the people we lead and our customers. Based on the research and examples from his books Emotional Intelligence for the Modern Leader and The Value of You, Christopher provides practical tools to help you adapt and lead in both a hybrid and virtual workplace.

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 lead with empathy to inspire the peoople you lead

Business Areas of Focus:

  • Emotionally Intelligent Leadership
  • Culture
  • Vision and Values
  • Employee Engagement
  • Retention
  • Sales Performance
  • Motivation
"Excellent talk on team-building and virtual communications with clear, actionable takeaways on how to lead through change. Highly recommend." -VP, ImagineX
"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." CEO, technology organization
“Emotional Intelligence For The Modern Leader is the most concise, practical ‘how-to’ guide on emotional intelligence."

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.

Christopher uses 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
“Christopher provides you with stories, examples & actionable takeaways that help you grow your emotional intelligence. This is a must-have conversation for improving organizational culture.”
"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.”
“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.”

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
“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."
"Christopher’s authentic leadership approach to emotional intelligence was exactly what our organization needed to transform and take our leadership to the next level."

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