As a successful, innovative and entrepreneurial leader with experience in both the private sector and the academic world, Chris has deep experience in the generation of strategic momentum, and the deployment of change in organizations.
Chris strongly believes in the value of strategic thinking in everyday situations; he welcomes the opportunity to develop strategic thinking, planning and decision-making competencies in organizations.
Chris works across all sectors, but has spent a lot of time in the utility, education and financial services industries. With more than 250 successful engagements completed in over 20 years of management consulting, past clients have re-engaged Chris for multiple strategic assignments.
Chris holds a PhD in History (Western University), has obtained the Project Manager Job Skills Certification from Rutgers University, and earned his Chartered Director designation from the Directors College (McMaster University). He is the co-author of several academic books which explore the role of culture in organizations.
Chris currently sits on the Board of the Canadian Training Institute, where he chairs the Governance committee. He is also Dean of Business for Georgian@ILAC, a public-private postsecondary institution operating in Toronto.
“Here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that!” – The Red Queen, in Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass.
We are all living in the Red Queen's world. It’s easy to fall by the wayside. The only way to stay in the race is to make effective choices that move you in the direction of your ultimate goal.