Chris Speaks


Chris is a sought-after and highly regarded speaker, author, and executive consultant on organizational culture, servant leadership, and workplace inspiration.

Chris is a Professional member of the National Speakers Association. He is one of Inc. Magazine’s 100 Great Leadership Speakers, Top 100 Employee Engagement Experts, Top Leadership Blogs, Top 100 Leadership Experts to Follow, 10 Company Culture Experts You Should Pay Attention To, Top 200 Influential Authors, and Top 30 Organizational Culture Gurus of 2017.

Chris was a featured presenter at SXSW 2015.

Kred and Klear recognize Chris as a global top social media influencer.

Chris is the best selling author or co-author of seven books and of two ChangeThis manifestos. He co-authored the best seller Leading at a Higher Level with Ken Blanchard. His latest book, Amazon best seller The Culture Engine, helps leaders create workplace inspiration through an organizational constitution. Get a free sample chapter when you subscribe to Chris’ twice-a-month updates.

Chris’ interactive presentations help audience members relate the concepts and stories he shares to real life and real work. It’s not about theories – it’s about active engagement with proven practices.

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Chris has delivered over 5,000 presentations to rave reviews over the past 25 years.

His clients are found in industries including automotive, banking and financial services, distribution, government, hospitality, information technology, insurance, logistics, manufacturing, non-profit, pharmaceutical, retail, sales, distribution, and high tech (software and hardware).

Chris speaks on leadership, culture, and workplace inspiration topics. His main keynote is:

“Driving Results With An Organizational Constitution”

What separates great organizations from good ones? Great organizations make values – integrity, citizenship, teamwork, and more – as important as results.

Based on his book, The Culture Engine, Chris presents the three secrets of how leaders create and maintain purposeful, positive, and productive teams. Those secrets are:

  1. Leaders design their desired culture,
  2. Leaders align behaviors to that desired culture, and
  3. Leaders refine practices over time as the culture evolves.

Companies that have embraced Chris’ proven culture process enjoy 40 percent gains in employee engagement, 40 percent gains in customer service, and 35 percent gains in results and profits.

Chris coaches audiences to not leave the quality of their team, department or company culture to chance.

Chris tailors his messages to the needs of each particular audience:

For senior leaders, Chris shares the strategy involved in using an organizational constitution to refine a company’s culture. He uses examples from his experiences guiding and coaching dozens of senior leaders over the past twenty years. Chris helps senior leaders understand the vital need today for both performance accountability and values accountability in their organizations.

For business unit leaders and line managers, Chris shares how to implement culture change using an organizational constitution. He outlines his practical, step-by-step approach to engaging team members in the creation of your organizational constitution. He helps leaders understand the need to model the values and behaviors outlined in their organizational constitution. Chris then provides examples of how leaders have held themselves, managers, and staff accountable for both performance and values.

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The music heard on Chris’ podcasts is from one of his songs, “Heartfelt,” copyright © 2005-2017 Chris Edmonds Music (ASCAP). He played all instruments, recorded all tracks, and mastered the final product for your listening pleasure.

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