Speaker. Author. Corporate Trainer. Professor. Leader-Builder.
Chris Meade brings nearly 25 years of entrepreneurship, business ownership, management and leadership experience to his role as President and Chief Learning Officer at Leadership Alive, Inc.,® a leader-building organization that helps inspire, coach and resource managers, leaders and teams.
Chris holds a PhD from the University of Idaho in Adult & Organizational Learning with a concentration in Leadership. He is a skilled motivational keynote speaker and speaks at numerous events on Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Strengths-Based Teams, Maximizing Human Potential, and Employee Engagement. He has also published a series of five books through Leadership Alive, Inc.®
Chris Meade is the former Dean of the College of Business at George Fox University. He is an award-winning MBA professor who received the “Graduate Teacher of the Year Award.” He specializes in designing and teaching MBA courses on Transformational Leadership, Organizational Systems & Change, Business Strategy and Personal & Organizational Effectiveness.
Strengths-Based. Engagement-Focused. Performance-Oriented.
Chris Meade is also a Gallup-Certified StrengthsFinder® coach and Certified-DiSC Profile corporate trainer. He brings an energizing and insightful perspective into building healthy leaders and developing strong teams. Chris accelerates growth in leaders, galvanizes work-teams together, and trains managers and directors how to boost employee engagement within their organizations in order to maximize performance, increase customer engagement, and improve business outcomes.
Chris has coached 2,000+ people through their StrengthsFinder and DiSC Profile results and facilitated trainings for a 100+ teams-organizations. His expertise is in front of the room leading team trainings, workshops, keynotes and retreats with corporate and government clients across all industries. Some recent trainings Chris has facilitated include: Nike, Microsoft, Salesforce, Walmart eCommerce, Federal Reserve Bank, NFL Detroit Lions, U.S. Department of Treasury, Cisco Systems, United Healthcare, Emory University, Comcast NBC, BodyBuilding.com, U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, Lewis-Clark State College, Ohio University, Progressive Finance, U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management, Austin Heart, PensionPro, SCL Health Systems, Best Western Hotels International, Idaho National Guard, National Psoriasis Foundation, Confluence, Department of Commerce, ACCO Brands, California Department of Transportation, Knowles, Providence Health, Clark County Washington State, Department of Health and Human Services-USA, Menzies Aviation, Faithful+Gould, Children of the Nations and Code.org.
As an entrepreneur who has started several small businesses and a business coach to several others, Chris Meade has also served as a senior leader in a non-profit organization for 18 years. He is also a certified Strategic Visioning facilitator and High Performance Team-Building coach. He is married and has three children. Chris travels speaking and training throughout the United States and has been an invited speaker/lecturer in 15 cities in China.