About S. Chris Edmonds, Founder of The Purposeful Culture Group

I brought Chris in to help me create a positive and purposeful company culture where good consistently comes first-and respect is expected as much as results.  Now, we're off and running. And we know we're going in the right direction.

~Venus Williams
Tennis Champion and Entrepreneur

About S. Chris Edmonds . . .

I brought Chris in to help me create a positive and purposeful company culture where good consistently comes first-and respect is expected as much as results.  Now, we're off and running. And we know we're going in the right direction.

~Venus Williams, Tennis Champion and Entrepreneur

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Chris' approach to improving your workplace culture

Chris' approach to improving your workplace culture

Employees—of all generations—desire and deserve workplaces where they are respected and validated for their ideas, efforts, and contributions, every day.

Most leaders struggle to build cultures in which people work together fluidly and joyfully despite their differences. Chris helps executives get to the heart of teamwork through crafting Organizational Constitutions – a methodology proven to help people understand and leverage the servant purpose and core values they do share. When executives tap into these core drivers of human behavior, they forge cultural cohesion. They liberate their people to become purposeful, positive, and productive corporate citizens.

Chris’ proven three-step process helps leaders bring their Organizational Constitution to life:

  • 1.

    Define

    Chris guides senior leaders to identify and codify their organization's servant purpose, shared values, valued behaviors, strategies, and goals in the form of an Organizational Constitution – a formal document that is publicly signed by every employee, from the front line to the CEO.

  • 2.

    Align

    Chris coaches senior leaders to model and champion the servant purpose, values, and valued behaviors contained in their Organizational Constitution in every interaction. Processes are built to equip and empower every employee at every level to be positive, purposeful, and productive workplace citizens.

  • 3.

    Refine

    Chris supports leaders to monitor progress, celebrate gains, and refine their culture through ongoing assessment protocols keyed to their Organizational Constitution. Ongoing culture refinement gets embedded into the way work gets done.

Using an Organizational Constitution, Chris helps leaders who struggle to understand why people don’t work together well in their cultures. Chris helps executives get to the heart of teamwork and align people along the core driver of human behavior -- values. Through a proven methodology, Chris helps teams and entire organizations understand the core values they share so that they can work together fluidly and joyfully despite their differences.

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What other leaders are saying

Chris Edmonds is an engaging speaker who doesn't just talk about culture change - he's built a proven process for culture change! His stories and examples help his audience understand how to embed values and results in their businesses.

Hyrum Smith

Co-Founder, Franklin Covey

Chris Edmonds is a terrific storytellers and a powerful speaker. Chris clearly outlines how leaders can build purposeful, positive, productive work cultures - which every organization needs right now.

Ken Blanchard

Co-Author of the New One Minute Manager

Chris Edmonds does a phenomenal job inspiring audience members about the power of a purpose-driven, values-based company. His energy is infectious and will leave your audience wanting more.

Mark Deterding

CEO Triune Leadership Services

Chris is a riveting speaker! His engaging style and powerful content help leaders understand why making values as important as results is critical in business today. I've put Chris' ideas to work in my company already.

Scott Palat

CEO TutorFi

As a school district with a historically rich culture, it's easy to become content with the status quo. Chris' engaging keynote to our administrators outlined practical, actionable strategies that will ensure our district's culture is not just good, but premier.

Baron R. Davis

CEO Superintendent, Richland School District Two

Chris Edmonds helped our executive team craft an inspiring organizational constitution. His coaching helped us embed our servant purpose, values, and behaviors throughout our global organization. Within one year, our aligned culture led to increased business results, engagement, and service.

Ed Flowers

Former SVP & Chief People Officer of World Kitchen LLC

We brought Chris in to help us align our work culture across multi-national divisions and operations. The project was amazing and the outcome superb.

Carl Warschausky

Former CEO of World Kitchen LLC

I brought Chris in to help me create a positive and purposeful company culture where good consistently comes first-and respect is expected as much as results. Now, we're off and running. And we know we're going in the right direction.

Venus Williams

Tennis Champion, Entrepreneur

Mark and Chris are fantastic partners. They have experience working with a number of businesses (including non-profits) with a wide range of culture challenges. They are responsive and have a structured, customizable change process that we found to be very helpful when presenting their proposal to our board and our leadership team for consideration. We love their data-driven approach to a topic like culture that can seem so hard to measure.

Amber Jordan

COO, Desert Sage Health Centers

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developing the intellectual and moral faculties in a place where people work 2. an investment into greater productivity, better employee retention, and improved attitudes towards growing the company.

Chris' Articles & Video

Culture Leadership Charge – “Nobody talks about Bruno.”

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Culture Leadership Charge – Find your culture “sweet spot”

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Culture Leadership Charge – Define & align to servant purpose

In our new book, Good Comes First, co-author Mark Babbitt and I propose four culture cornerstones that are ...
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Culture Leadership Charge – Preconceived Notions May Steer You Wrong

Business leaders today have a lot on their minds - and on their plates. They juggle hiring challenges. ...
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Culture Leadership Charge – Learning from a chiropractor

I’m old. Over the years, back and neck pain caused me to hold my neck & shoulders & ...
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Culture Leadership Charge – A Leader’s 2022 Call to Action

I’m reflecting on an anniversary this month. Twenty-eight years ago this month I had a heart attack. It ...
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