Topic: X Factor to Entrepreneurial Success: Being a Courageous Leader in Uncertain Times
With Corporate stability and employee loyalty on a rapid slide, Leaders are being asked to utilize skills and emotions not thought about before. As a Leader, how do you balance transparency and authenticity with command and fortitude? Courageous Leadership!!
What are the X-Factors that determine long-term Entrepreneurial success? Leadership is at the top of the list. Leaders are being asked to utilize skills and emotions in ways not thought about only 10 years ago. Courageous Leadership isn't about battlefield experience, it's about owning who you are and finding your personal North Star.. and never losing sight of either one.
Since his graduation from USC, Chris has been an active leader with several local universities and executive networking groups around topics and sessions that help practically enable people to be better prepared for the real-world and improve their leadership capabilities. Although his background is Aerospace Engineering and he worked on the Space Shuttle, don't be fooled.. he is a Business Strategist with deep technology roots that excels in understanding how human connections and relationships enable leaders and businesses to grow and thrive.
He recently founded his own firm, Bridge Builder Coaching, to help Business Executives and Military Veterans through tough career transitions in their lives. Chris started formally coaching Executives in 2005 as he had just transitioned his leadership role to a direct report in order to allow that person to continue to grow and expand their own career and leadership style. This relationship and transition formed the basis for how Chris wanted to help Executives grow thru transitions and changes in their roles, responsibilities, and influence. Chris uses a wide range of assessments and bodies of knowledge as the basis for his coaching including Gallup StrengthsFinder, CareerLeader, Franklin Covey, John Maxwell, and Stagen Integral Leadership Program.
Chris has successfully built 4 Management Consulting businesses in Southern California, most recently as the General Manager for Slalom Consulting, where he led the Practice’s growth from under $2mil in 2010 to $30mil in 2015. At Slalom, he was responsible for development and execution of all go to market solutions, Client and Vendor relationship success, and talent acquisition and retention.