My Process

The 4 Cs Process is the cornerstone of my work. It’s not a complicated, rigid system designed to yield cookie-cutter outcomes; it’s fluid and expansive, allowing us to handcraft your experience and maximize your results.

Conversation

The foundation for my work is surprisingly simple: Conversation. Connecting on a human level through authentic conversation will allow me to adapt our work to meet your emerging needs.  We’ll establish a foundation for mutual trust and learn to move seamlessly between big ideas and the detailed actions required to bring them to life.  Prior to session one, you’ll complete a Leadership Circle Profile™–a breakthrough 360 assessment that will shed light on your avenues for leadership growth and accelerate the maturation and effectiveness of our working relationship.

Connection

We’ll surface new viewing points and you’ll learn to think in new, more impactful ways. You’ll become skilled at recognizing emerging gaps between today’s reality and your desired future, aligning the right people and processes to close the gaps, and seeing opportunity where you once experienced frustration. Crafting viable alternatives to achieve your goals and aspirations will become second nature.

Clarity

You have some semblance of what you want to accomplish with your business and your life. But with the constant demands on your time and energy, you haven’t invested in the work required to clarify that picture and break it into digestible pieces. We’ll remove the noise and fluff distracting you, isolate the powerful ideas brewing in your head, and convert them from the implicit to the explicit, so you begin to take actionable steps toward their execution.

 

Confidence

The overarching goal is to enhance your ability to trust your instincts, take educated risks, and move into uncharted territory with confidence. You will be amazed at your ability to quickly assess yourself, your company, and your industry, make informed decisions, and drive sustainable growth.  Deeper connections and greater clarity will emerge with each conversation, and your confidence will soar as your decisions and actions begin to deliver envisioned results.

WHAT CLIENTS ARE SAYING

  • “Working with Chris is the epitome of the student becoming the teacher.  His approach is unconventional and priceless.”

    — Todd Greibe, CEO, Residex
  • “I got clear on what it means to be a CEO.  I made tough decisions I wouldn’t have made.”

    — Don Feller, President, Feller Finch Engineers & Architects
  • “Chris was an honest and direct board member.  He encouraged the structural discipline we needed”

    — Mike Nicholson, Senior VP, WeCare Organics
  • “Chris creates new options and direction that break companies out of entrenched situations.”

    — Charles Sullivan, Retired Chairman & CEO, Interstate Bakeries Corp.
  • “Chris set the trajectory for a nationally-recognized after-school program.”

    — Dave Wehrmeister, Executive Director, The Boys & Girls Clubs of Toledo