Winner of the CEO Today Management Consulting Award 2018
Awarded to those firms and consultants who have demonstrated tangible successes across a number industries and sectors.
Bring value to our company
Thanks, Chris, for all you’ve done for us as a leadership team. We value you and the work you’ve done with the executive group. The team thoroughly enjoyed your leadership coaching and development sessions with you. Thank you again for sharing your time and expertise with us. You have helped take us to the next level for this new season in front of us. Thanks also for always showing up and bringing such value to our company.
Effective In Bringing Experience To The Real-World Scenarios We Encounter
Hi Chris. Thanks so much for your training you provided at Apple. We equally enjoyed our time with you and our class. Liked how you brought personal experiences in to illustrate the real-world scenarios we encounter. We appreciated your flexibility with the scheduling and making it so easy to do business with you. Thanks for coming to Cupertino!
Engaging and impactful with you
Thank you so much for leading a great session with us yesterday. The team has been talking all morning about how engaging and impactful it was with you. We all felt it was a great use of our time and are looking forward to putting what we learned into practice.
Tangible. Relatable. Actionable.
It was a great session and I had almost every single leader on my team comment to that effect. I think we’re making progress on getting folks to work together and see the best in their colleagues’ actions. Today was another step on the path to making this team really hum! I thought you did a fantastic job of making our team training tangible, relatable and actionable. Thank you again for your time.
Bring us together
Thank you so much for coming! There was a lot of great feedback from the staff. Every single person enjoyed your presentation. You were able to bring us all together as a team. There’s a saying, “When you’re ready to learn the teacher shows up.” I hope you know the work that you’re doing is so valuable…you are helping the world will be a better place.
Opened our eyes
Thank you for coming to Ford Field. Your session was awesome…insightful…engaging…informative…enjoyable…and fun. I speak for all of us when I say that you really opened our eyes to how different each of us perceive the work place. It was a wonderful day. We have received a lot of positive feedback from our staff regarding your training. I’m sure it will improve our work performance collectively. You provided us take-aways that will last for a career. Great session!
Excellent team event. Thoroughly enjoyed spending the morning with you. We greatly appreciated your time and facilitation with this team training workshop. The whole team thoroughly enjoyed it. Extremely insightful for our global franchise team. We discovered more about ourselves and each other and how to work better and smarter. This will only help us become an even stronger team as we move into the future with this newly assembled team.
Given us a strong base
Thank you for all the enthusiasm and energy you brought to our team training event that you facilitated at Haas…It was very inspirational and it definitely deepened our understanding of how to work more cohesively as a department. There was very good anecdotal feedback from the teams. You have given us a strong base to build on for further discussion. In fact if there was one piece of consistent feedback for growth, it was that we would have had more time for discussion of our talents and how to work together as a team and across the teams to really allow them to become strengths. I think you should consider that good news — they want more! PS – Thanks also for being so responsive to our numerous emails. Seems when working with a large group of people you can have lots of different issues emerge!
Enriching team experience
Thanks so much for coming out and for leading such an engaging, interactive, and fun training…You brought some great insights to us. We thoroughly enjoyed it. Thanks for the information you provided to us! Fun. Meaningful. Insightful. Valuable. Enriching team experience for my colleagues.
Thank you for a wonderful training with our division. It was incredibly helpful! Very engaging and fun too. Just what we needed to go to the next level as a team. You helped lead all of us into more self and team awareness and how we can more effectively work as a team.
Thank you for investing in our team of 50 sales leaders from around the world. You had a big impact on everyone at our annual sales academy here in Santa Clara, CA. We enjoyed not just your content and expertise but the way you can connect with such a diverse audience. Several commented how they gained new insights about themselves, their strengths, communication styles, and emotional intelligence. This is a great foundation to kick-off our year long sales academy.
This was an excellent experience for our group of 25 team members. Chris Meade provided new ideas and perspectives on how we operate, strengths we can leverage and how we can improve on a group and individual level. Feedback was unanimously positive across the board.
We had great feedback from our team on your presentation. We were able to gain some valuable insight into collective talents and strengths. Everyone really enjoyed the concepts you brought forth. Thank you for being such an open, honest, and amazing speaker.
Fabulous content and delivery
Thank you for a great morning in a very engaging set of team exercises. Look forward to implementing some of the practices you shared and continue to build on our strengths as individuals and teams. Thank you again for your fabulous content and delivery.
Thank you again for facilitating our StrengthsFinder training session. Our teams are excited and energized with what we learned about ourselves and each other. Thank you for the coaching…much appreciated! We will definitely utilize it.
You were a great addition
Thanks, Chris! You were a great addition to our leadership meeting and I enjoyed working with you!
Knowledge, insights, advice, and leadership
Thank you for coming out and sharing your Strengths Finder knowledge, insights, advice, and leadership with our 62 managers, supervisors, directors and VPs of our Progressive team. Several participates have expressed their appreciation for what was taught. In fact, there are a few executives that are considering hosting a similar training for their teams too. We will certainly keep you in mind for our other professional development modules in the future. Some of our executives may be requesting your services again!
Nice job facilitating
Thanks, Chris. Really appreciated the session today. Awesome workshop. You did a nice job facilitating it and I love the extra materials you put together to compliment the training…really got a lot out of it…and great take aways from your session.
It was a great session. Thank you for your time and energy in lead us through this leadership training. The feedback from participants was very beneficial. They liked the way it identified their personal strengths and how it was individualized to them as leaders. They said it helped them recognize the bigger picture in using those traits to serve others and the greater good of the company.
Well prepared professional
You are without a doubt a very well prepared and passionate professional. My team enjoyed the session and the way you walked us through the training. Very helpful. This includes the few that have been through similar training sessions before.
The experience was very positive for us because you had such great insights. It was an enriching experience learning about ourselves as well as others on our team. I appreciated the way you created an active learning environment. I highly recommend this training for other employers and their employees. Your workshop was an incredible learning experience and I had a lot of “take aways” and some thoughtful reflection. I appreciate your openness and passion. Thanks again for your wonderful training.”
Training was spot on
You did a fantastic job. The training was spot on. Thanks again for everything. We had a great time. Looking forward to this new season with our team. This will form the basis for building more trust and effective relationships going forward.
He quickly gained the confidence of the engineering managers
Chris Meade facilitated two Strengths-Based Leadership sessions in the Intelligent Audio Division of Knowles; one with the senior leadership team and another with the broader management team. With his impressive knowledge of the subject, he was able to quickly gain the confidence of the engineering managers who pushed on the concepts and asked probing questions on the topic of leadership. He is a very experienced facilitator with a genuine style that comes across immediately. This was definitely time well spent for our team and in fact, many of the managers are taking the StrengthsFinder concepts back to their teams in anticipation of building a trusting, development culture. We highly recommend Chris and look forward to working with him again in the future!
Thank you for being our keynote speaker at our event today. We had some very important clients in the room and we will build off of this event for future years. We had several individuals who came up to us afterwards and commented on how much they enjoyed your presentation and approach. Thank you!
We left engaged, self-aware and energized
The Taj leadership team would like to say thank you for the effort and expertise that you brought to our offsite training in April. Our team found the session to be very insightful and we have taken many things away from the training. We left engaged, self-aware and energized by the end of the day. All the attendees appreciated the way in which you broke down and simplified some of the seemingly complex principles. The training was a great success and we are already looking forward to the next one. We are confident that this gives us a strong base as a leadership team that we will continue to build on.
Left our culture better by helping develop it
It has been such a pleasure working with you this past year. I appreciate the personal and professional development that I have gained from you during that time. Every month we have been able to learn something new to help with our business acumen. I have enjoyed seeing your passion to share knowledge but also passion to leave a culture better than the way you found it by helping it develop. Thank you for everything you have done and thank you for being who you are…The world needs more people like you.
The day was a hit
The day was hit! The evaluations were excellent. Folks were very engaged. Our CEO thought you were great. He told me he would like to work with you again. Really enjoyed your presentation on Wednesday; it was very eye opening. Thank you for doing an amazing job. It was a truly worthwhile day. We look forward to carrying on our discussions in our all staff and team meetings.
Dr. Meade’s work with us is indispensable
I had the privilege of spending the last year and half with Dr. Christopher Meade who brought servant leadership education as part of Clark County’s Workplace Improvement Program. Although other trainers were evaluated, we were fortunate that a world-renowned expert on servant leadership was right in our backyard. Dr. Meade’s initial lecturette on what servant leadership was all about blew us away. He painted a much different role for the county’s leaders where it was our duty to be ambitious for the success of others, help them grow, and practice ethical behavior. We immediately signed up Dr. Meade to educate our 300+ leaders. We have found Dr. Meade’s work with us to be indispensable for new and incumbent leaders alike. The investments made in our people are already showing up in greater teamwork and improved productivity which has lowered our overall cost of doing business. Our plan is to continue to use Dr. Meade to help us further transform our culture as we model the servant leadership and collaborative teamwork for rest of the county.
Helpful on many levels
Thank you for a fun training session. Really enjoyed it. We will use the tools at work and at home. Don’t change how you teach the class. You did a great job! Found it very helpful on many levels. You’re a great instructor and have a lot to share. Already passed your information on to other HR professionals.
You kept everyone engaged and interested
Received really good feedback from the wonderful and enriching classes you gave. The way you presented the material really kept everyone engaged and interested. I know I really appreciated getting a new perspective and understanding of ourselves and those we work with. Very grateful for how everything turned out. Thank you for your inspiration!
This will help the journey
Thank you, Chris, so much for partnering with Veeva Systems. We have received great feedback from the summit attendees. I have heard consistently today from the team that your session was great and one of the most beneficial topics we covered and how much they enjoyed learning more about themselves. You had a lot of great content for the team to leverage to not only better understand themselves, but also those around them. Thank again for the time and energy, it set a great tone for the rest of the two days for the team. I also wanted to personally credit you on your style and ability to connect with the employee base. I hope we have the opportunity to work together again.
A great session
Thank you Chris for the time you spent with our sales and marketing teams this past week. It was a great session and I think a lot of people learned about themselves and had some very good takeaways to continue their personal improvements.
Love hearing the buzz going around
Thanks Chris! The teams very much enjoyed the session, and our small teams are looking forward to following up in our small group team meetings next week. I love hearing the buzz still going around the office – people are definitely using “what are your strengths?” as a connecting point this week!
The training was a phenomenal
Dr. Meade recently came to Emory University to work with our Fuld Fellows on leadership training. I found his training to be phenomenal and a great success….Thanks again for leading a wonderful session yesterday! We appreciated your willingness to work with our team! This is an incredible tool that will help to unite our office.
Fabulous content and delivery
I continue to receive strong positive feedback from our teams about your sessions and I appreciate your help here at HCP. I feel like we can structure further sessions that will further continue the discussion about strengths, values, and strategic direction of the organization. Thank you also for your fabulous content and delivery. Look forward to implementing some of the practices you shared and continue to build on our strengths as individuals and teams.
We received rave reviews of your presentation
We received rave reviews after your presentation. Thank you so much! We couldn’t be happier with the outcome…Truly enjoyed your presentation. We would be happy to recommend you if given an opportunity.
Informative and entertaining to learn
We really enjoyed having you at our leadership event this week. It was informative and entertaining to learn about the unique strength combinations of our team. We referred to them often during the rest of the meeting!
Best presenter we’ve ever had
Thanks for your contribution to our team retreat. We received many positive responses from everyone. We enjoyed your energetic personality and your presentation. You are the best presenter we have ever had. You kept everyone’s interest at all times. We reviewed our “Key Takeaways” and many of our board and staff members commented on how much they got from your presentation. Several key themes came up over and over again as well. We appreciated your energy. It was just right for our group. Hope we have the opportunity to work with you again.
You are a great trainer
Thank you Chris! You are a GREAT trainer…Thank you for providing a great leadership program that informative both personally and professionally. Very beneficial.
Certainly powerful and insightful
Wonderful presentation! Thank you so much for what you offered, Chris. I have gotten really positive feedback on the experience from all who were present. Thank you so much for your time and wonderful presentation. Really enjoyed learning about all of our strengths and found it to be very helpful. It was certainly powerful and insightful for me. We’ll use what we learned very intentionally in our planning.
The session was very insightful
We truly enjoyed having you join us today and guide us! The session was very insightful and informative and will provide us a way to approach communication differently using a straight-forward method. Thank you so much, Chris!
The ‘glue’ to bring this group together
Thank you for presenting an excellent session on the DiSC Leadership to the Ohio University Health Policy Fellowship Class. The Fellows were unanimous in rating you and your session as the highest rated session of the weekend. They commented on how impressed they were that you were attuned to them to the point that you organized the session based on their interests and goals—the gold standard for an effective educator. We are grateful to have the opportunity to work with someone with your breadth of experience and knowledge—as well as such a great facilitator. The insight the Fellows gained will help mold them into an effective team. Thanks for providing the ‘glue’ to bring this group together. We would love to have the opportunity to work with you again.
Great course. Well received.
Thank you Chris. Great course. The feedback on the training has been very positive and well received. I too also enjoyed the training experience you provided. Thank you for supporting us.
Your presentation was phenomenal
Your presentation was phenomenal and very engaging. Excellent session. Very Interesting. We were able to learn a lot about ourselves and how to work more effectively with each other as a team. Thank you for your time at the Leadership Mentoring Program.
A fantastic experience
Thank you from all of us here at the Washington State Wine Commission. This was such an inspiring day…a thorough and enjoyable training session! It was an excellent opportunity for us to further learn about ourselves and the others on our team…The experience was just what we hoped it would be…After you left, we all talked about how much we all learned about ourselves and each other…Truly a fantastic experience and will surely pass on the great knowledge we gathered!
Pleasantly surprised by the results
This was great having you join us. We were pleasantly surprised by the results. I’ve gotten only positive feedback from the supervisors and managers about the training. Everyone I spoke to felt they walked away with greater insight into their own leadership strengths. We enjoyed your training yesterday! Appreciate you sharing your talents and strengths with us!
Very impressed and greatly educated
We were very impressed and more importantly greatly educated by your presentation and information. Perfect fit for us. Your presentation was relevant and rewarding. The evaluations were spot on and the exercises were a bit of an awakening. I truly enjoyed participating in your training. Thank you.
The team responded well
You did a great job yesterday and the team responded really well! We were really pleased with the whole day. I am hoping we can keep the momentum going! Thanks again for being with us.
Appreciate your experiences, wisdom and energy
Your presentation was well received and snippets of it was used throughout the day as reference. I heard “In Dr. Meade’s talk…..” many time throughout the day. Thank you very much for getting the day started. We all appreciate your experiences, wisdom, and energy. It was the perfect lead in for the subject we covered throughout the day.
Great story telling skills
As the coordinator of the Emerging Leaders Program for the Meridian Police Department, I immediately knew that I wanted Chris Meade to be one of our guest presenters. Talking to a group of police officers is not an easy task; however, Chris agreed to the challenge and has been able to connect with the program participants by using his great story telling skills that ties the key points of each story into a larger narrative. Over the years, we always enjoyed his insightful and thought provoking presentations on various leadership topics. He brings a fresh and timely talk that inspires people with vision and passion to pursue excellence in their endeavors. Chris has a unique way of getting me to think deeply and then act on what I’m learning. I’m a better leader today because of Chris’ insightful talks. During his talks, he is able to draw from his experience as a leader in business, the non-profit sector, a university professor, but more importantly from his sincere desire to see people grow and develop as leaders.
Thank you so much for an excellent training. Learned a lot about myself and my co-workers. The next day many of us discussed and explored more ways we could utilize the training in our respective offices and departments.
Thank you so much! It was an awesome session!
Appreciated your style
Thank you so much! Your evaluations were fantastic! In particular, the content was so applicable and the managers really appreciated your style. There were several positive comments about you sharing personal stories as well as the way you presented. You were personable and brought the content into our real lives. We learned so much about ourselves that we can use moving forward.
Just wanted to say thanks for the dynamic presentation this morning. My coworkers and I appreciated your enthusiasm and clear communication. The team was engaged, learned a ton and I believe came closer together. Keep up the great work! Great job!
Great discussion, valuable, and fun
Thank you, Chris, for presenting the DiSC to our team! I thoroughly enjoyed learning about our different styles and approaches and definitely plan on using what I learned with my staff…The day was so well received! I enjoyed it and thought it was helpful in understanding my co-workers. I would recommend it to other people as well….Your presentation was wonderful. I learned a lot…You made the presentation fun and your time is very much appreciated….I enjoyed the workshop very much – it inspired a lot of healthy discussion and reflection…This was especially valuable to me. Great stuff!
Received great feedback
Thank you again for the amazing job you did with our team. It really opened up conversations that needed to be had. We received great feedback from the team as well. A month and half later I truly believe our team is more cohesive and functioning better as a result.
Engaging and worthwhile presentation
Thank you so much for such a wonderful presentation! Thank you again for a very engaging and worthwhile presentation!
The team appeared riveted
Thanks again, Chris, for your time this morning. The team appeared riveted with the discussion. We wish you all the best.
A great session
Thank you again! It was a great team session and a pleasure to meet you. I am going to check out your other workshops for a future session….stay tuned!
Great team training workshop
Thanks again for a great class and workshop! Great insights. Let’s stay in touch.
The team training was awesome
The team training was Awesome! It enlightened us in how to more effectively work with our teams. Hope we can expand your training to other departments. The information was priceless and will help us in preparing for future career goals and professional growth. You are an excellent trainer and instructor. Four hours seems like a long time for a training session, but at the end of day we did not want the training to end. Thank you!
Timely and extremely appropriate
Thank you so much for your willingness to come and speak at our recent Idaho City Clerks, Treasurers, and Finance Officers Association (ICCTFOA) Institute. The information that you presented was very timely and extremely appropriate for the members in attendance. Your presentation style is captivating and I received several positive comments about your thought-provoking material and the wonderful illustrations used to clarify the message. Personally, I have taken to heart the material you presented and actually returned to my workplace with a new vision for improvement. I know that others will also benefit from hearing you speak.
Leadership Alive is different
Unlike many leadership programs and consulting services, Leadership Alive, Inc, is different because they not only help train local leaders but they also assist leaders throughout the country at no charge who are either under-served or who are unable to take advantage of traditional training programs. Leadership Alive, Inc. is led by, Christopher Meade, who brings a unique perspective that is insightful and helpful in developing the whole person. Chris helps bring together the heart, mind, and hands of a person to not only “know” but “do.” Today, I’m in an expanded role as a leader and I’m living proof that Chris has added value and acumen into my skill-set and into my life as a leader and lifelong learner. Chris has not only equipped me, but he has helped me lead others to develop their vision and passion as well.
Quickly able to relate
You were able to quickly relate to our team and learn how to best draw them out. That is no easy feat when you have a group of engineers in one room so thank you for working so hard to do that! I have heard nothing but great feedback as I am sure you will see with your follow-up survey. It was a pleasure to have you.
This is a standout for everyone
It was great to spend time learning more about ourselves and ways to better lead our teams. I have heard nothing but great feedback from everyone, which should also reflect in the surveys. We’ve had many training sessions over the years but this one seems to stand out for everyone. The topics and the way you presented the material was fantastic and just what we were looking for. You have a true and genuine passion for leadership and it really shows in your presentations.
The whole leadership package
Chris Meade is the whole leadership package – author, motivational speaker, mentor, professor, and entrepreneur. Chris’ ability to bring relevant personal experience and humility to a leadership environment creates an atmosphere in which participants feel free to explore their own adventures and misadventures in a nonjudgmental, supportive, growth-focused environment. Warm, open, friendly and able to integrate humor into any situation, Chris blends well with any group or organization. His extensive knowledge of leadership through graduate and post graduate studies is remarkable. He is well read in trade and scholarly leadership materials and can easily blend that understanding to any situation in the business world. Masterful at prompting and facilitating discussion, Chris’ approach encourages reflection and growth at the personal and professional level. Chris’ books are wrapped in personal insight and can be profoundly moving. Having studied under his tutelage as a graduate student and worked with him on a long-term advisory committee, I would actively seek out Chris as a leadership mentor, speaker and trainer.
It was a real pleasure to have you join us. Several people came up to me throughout the evening with positive comments and specific insights they got from your talk. In particular, there was one section where you showed two arrows, with arrows within, that seemed to strike a nerve. While we, pretty uniformly, have people trying to do the right thing, we still need to practice making sure we’re both engaged and going the same direction. We’re probably not alone in that journey, and your perspective really helped. Thanks so much, Chris! Hope to get to work with you again.
Valuable presentation today
Thank you very much for your valuable presentation today. It was a very good morning. Your topic and your presentation style was very much appreciated by the entire group. We are going to follow up by following through with the challenge you gave us. We loved the materials you provided for the teams too.
Leadership session extremely beneficial
Thank you Chris for the extra resources. We look forward to reviewing them with our teams. The leadership session was extremely beneficial.
Learned a lot about ourselves
Chris, It was a pleasure to meet you. Thank you for your presentation. The training was a wonderful experience and you did a great job! I think that everyone enjoyed it and we had fun, too. It was engaging, interesting and valuable. We learned a lot about ourselves and our colleagues through this experience. Thanks so much for your enthusiasm and hard work.
Idaho National Guard
Keynote speaker at the Adjutant General’s Leadership Day with Major General Gary L. Sayler, Adjutant General. Spoke on Servant Leadership: The Upside Down Way of Leading.
Silicon Valley Bank
Spent the day leadership training with a global team from Asian, Europe and the U.S. using Emotional Intelligence: EQiAlive™.
Time well spent
Thanks for everything you did for us…and sharing valuable insights and how to capitalize upon them. Time well spent. One of our departments had a real breakthrough. Appreciated all your help with our teams. Guiding us in ways to improve our interactions, realizing our strengths and building trust, benefited us all.
Made us a stronger and more cohesive team
Chris, we are still basking in the glow of a successful team training event for our 50 leaders. It continues to generate discussion and insight. Many were pleased. Thanks so much for being a part of our leadership event and making us a stronger, more cohesive team.
Lewis-Clark State College
Kaiser Permanente Hospitals
It was a great day
We were super pleased to have you join our company. We had such a wonderful day at our training, due mostly because of you. Your presentation and energy for what you believe in is very contagious. As Kathy mentioned we took a risk by not knowing very much about you or what you had planned for us, but it turned out to be a great fit. Everyone had very positive feedback. We learned a great deal, and I look forward to reviewing the supplemental materials you sent to stretch us a bit farther in my understanding of effective communication strategies. Everyone has been very focused this week but I have heard several comments about the team training workshop – chit chat about one item or another. It’s nice to hear the staff filtering and using what they learned. Iwill keep your info handy as we navigate this exciting change in leadership. It was a great day. Thank you, Chris!
Our team really enjoyed your presentation. It was a great presentation. Thank you for your help and insights. Our team really enjoyed your presentation. It was an interesting experience.
Thank you for investing
All of leaders really enjoyed your leadership module. Thank you so much for investing in our leaders at the Inernational Accounting Firm Academy.
Strategic contribution appreciated
Thank you for teaching and facilitating the leadership session during the recent Master of Strategic Leadership graduate residency. Your strategic contribution to the development of our leaders was appreciated!
de Toledo High School Los Angeles
Reactions from our team are positive
Thank you for your time and effort. We enjoyed it and the reactions from our team are positive!