My Flight Path
My work as a business consultant evolved from a banking foundation. As a commercial loan officer, I made Small Business Administration loans for start-ups and expansions. I saw that adequate financing didn’t guarantee business success – good leadership did. After that, I built and managed a group of tourist attractions. I could only offer part-time jobs and pay minimum wage to my 55 young employees. So, I invested in their professional growth and developed their management skills, which increased their motivation, built their loyalty, and boosted my bottom line. Later, I was the COO of a medical device manufacturing business, where job stability, pay, and benefits were much better. These teams still thrived because of my interest and investment in their professional development.
Since I’ve been a business consultant, trainer, facilitator, and coach, I’ve delivered results to a wide variety of clients. My passion, preparation, work ethic, and determination ensure that you’ll be satisfied. I love identifying opportunities and meeting challenges in organizations like yours.
All of the attendees at our conference enjoyed your presentation because you speak from experience. You’ve run businesses and are faced with these problems day in and day out. Your enthusiasm and knowledge sent us away with tools we can use at our own locations to improve our level of customer service..
Bob Masterson, President, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! World Headquarters
Author and Speaker
My published Books are How to Fly by the Seat of Your Pants, Leadership In Change, Updrafts, and Misty Memories. The paperbacks have sold out (although you can still find them on the used book market.) The e-book versions are available on Amazon. I also contributed a chapter in Speaking of Success, along with best-selling authors Ken Blanchard, Jack Canfield, and Stephen Covey.
Inspiring audiences through keynote speeches is rewarding. Three of my popular topics are Building an Aerodynamic Organization, How to Fly by the Seat of Your Pants, and Flying in the Face of Conventional Leadership.
And – Hang Gliding Experience!
As a business consultant so I can show you how to succeed in an uncertain world. Hang gliding provided an aerial perspective. I learned to literally fly by the seat of my pants (I wrote the book on that!) Over the years, I logged hundreds of hours soaring.
As a leader in today’s turbulent business climate, you have to be adaptable and nimble like a hang glider pilot. You have to “be aware, prepare, and dare.” I’ll share how the analogy of hang gliding applies to leadership and life. It will give wings to your success.
Chris is a natural leader who sees people’s unique abilities and can guide them towards projects where they will shine and be valued.
Business Consultant with a Passion for Community
I’ve always been involved in community service and associations, too. I’ve served as president of two chambers of commerce, two Rotary Clubs, and am currently the Rotary District 5110 Membership Chair, serving 65 clubs. I’ve enjoyed the opportunity to impact my communities through leadership work with directors and committees.