Winner of the CEO Today Management Consulting Award
Awarded to those firms and consultants who have demonstrated tangible successes across a number industries and sectors.
Effective In Bringing Experience To The Real-World Scenarios
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
Feedback has been very positive. Thank you for leading a great learning session with us yesterday. Enjoyable and very insightful. The team has been talking all morning about how engaging and impactful it was with you. Appreciated the simplicity of the model and ability to immediately apply it. We all felt it was a great use of our time and are looking forward to putting what we learned into practice.
I found it very valuable
Thank you so much for your time and energy. It was a pleasure meeting you and going through all of this together as a leadership team. I found it very valuable and we’re already putting it to good use…Everyone had such a great time and we all learned a lot about ourselves and each other! All the best!
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!
Team has wonderful things to say
Our Instagram team had wonderful things to say to about your leadership training. We really appreciate your time. Also, the materials you provided us was extremely helpful in understanding the team’s strengths and will provide tons of value for us in the long run. Thank you so much!
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.
Privilege to receive the team training
Chris, the feedback we received from the teams was great. Thank you for sharing your expertise and teaching as well as the resources and follow-up. Very informative and though-provoking sessions…It was a privilege to receive the team training from you and also a 1-1 coaching sessions…Engrossed in the team training and 1-1’s and great coaching sessions…Enjoyed our conversations and resources…Hope to see you around the campus soon.
Appreciate your prework and passion
Chris, thank you so much! It was a fun day. We had great feedback on the session for our marketing leadership team. We were all so appreciative of your pre-work and passion in the leadership event!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Great talk on trust servant leadership
Chris, thank you for such a great presentation and for taking the time to visit NAVSEA (Naval Sea Systems Command in Washington, DC). Thank you for what you do to spread the word about Servant Leadership!
(Keynote Speaker at the Distinguished Leadership Speaker Series in Washington, DC.)
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.
Still Talking About Your Presentation
Thank you Chris! The Kaiser leadership team is still talking about you and your keynote presentation. You did a great job and the material was spot on.
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.
Great sessions yesterday
Great sessions yesterday! Thank you, Chris, for your helping us learn about our Strengths and Emotional Intelligence. You have helped raise our awareness in discovering the important role these play in our teams and how we can grow in greater performance as a team. The executive leadership group looks forward to working with 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. Your enthusiasm and well-rehearsed material and tools made the courses on StrengthsFinder, Emotional Intelligence, High-Performance Management, Leadership, Employee Engagement, and Multi-Generational Work Styles courses so very engaging. Love how you facilitated the courses. You’re a great instructor and have a lot to share. Found it very helpful on many levels. 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!
Great work with our teams
Thank you, Chris, so much for all of the great work you’ve done for our teams at Veeva Systems. We have received great feedback. Your sessions were one of the most beneficial topics we covered. You had a lot of great content for the team to leverage to not only better understand themselves, but also those around them. Thank your for your energy; it set a great tone for the summit. Also wanted to personally credit you on your style and ability to connect with the employee base. Hope we have the opportunity to continue to work together.
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
Thank you also for your 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. 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.
eBay Global Customer Service Technology Group
Helped galvanize a newly formed international team of professionals from the Global Customer Service Technology Group at eBay. Assisted in creating team synergy and collaboration in order to more effectively leverage individual and team strengths together.
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 having you at our event
Thanks, Chris. It was great having you at our event! Really liked your presentation to the State of Idaho Department of Insurance. Also, look forward to reading some of your work. Take care and thanks again.
(Keynote speaker at annual State of Idaho Department of Insurance Conference — The topic was leading strategic change, innovation and transformation in an AI, Industry 4.0 age, of accelerated change. “Transform You. Transform Business. Amplify Your Impact.”)
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.
Thank you for a great session with me team
Thank you for a great session this afternoon with my team. I have heard a lot of positive feedback on the session and key learning’s. Everyone is excited to continue conversation with follow-up in our sub-teams and larger team. Hope we have the opportunity to work together in the future.
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!
Accelerating team performance
Provided a regional leadership team training experience for 25 senior leaders of Citibank in the retail sector. Senior manager from around the US gathered.
Enlightening and definitely useful
Chris – thanks for taking the time to work with us this morning. It was enlightening and definitely useful!
(Dykema is a leading national law firm, serving business entities worldwide on a wide range of complex business and legal issues. The firm was founded in 1926 in Detroit by Raymond K. Dykema. Today Dykema has over 425 attorneys in 13 offices.)
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.
Leadership team training for finance managers
Leadership development team training event for a group of financial reporting managers at a Chicago-London based proprietary trading company in Chicago. CTC actively trades in a broad spectrum of asset classes that include Equities, Interest Rates, and Commodities. Recognized as a leading provider of liquidity and pricing on numerous derivatives exchanges globally, we trade more than 20 hours a day, six days a week.
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.
Pleased with the team training
Thank you! I was very pleased with the team training last week. I met with my management team the next day and they are all on board with committing to implement the behaviors of a high-performing team. Optimistic that we have the motivation to do it.
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!
Awesome and enlightening session
Thanks, Chris. Again, we really appreciate your time. It was an awesome and enlightening session for our Quote Center organization…The leadership team really loved your style and the great conversations we had…Great session.
Couldn’t have picked a better speaker
Thank you, Chris! What a pleasure it was to meet you and to absorb your motivational and inspiring presentation to our conference leaders. I received many positive comments. One of the afternoon presenters mentioned you and said we couldn’t have picked a better speaker.
Training and inspiring 70 leaders
Spent the day in leadership training with the 70 leaders at Texas Health Hosptial for their annual leadership event.
You were simply fantastic
Thank you for the great training yesterday. It was a pleasure to work with you……We were able to learn leaps and bounds in our session with you. Many thanks for a great training. You were simply fantastic! I’m gonna recommend my leads to do similar training with their teams.
(Hasa, Inc. is a leading producer and distributor of high-quality water treatment products used to sanitize and maintain water systems, including swimming pools, water tanks and containment vessels for recreational, industrial and municipal end markets. Founded in 1964, the company operates across six facilities in California, Arizona, Washington and Texas.)
Enjoyed your training
Thank you so much. We enjoyed your training. It was amazing!
Great team training workshop
Thanks again for a great class and workshop! Great insights. Let’s stay in touch.
Keynote presentation was superb
Thank you, Chris! Attended your keynote presentation in San Antonio about “embracing change” and thought is was superb! Wanted to get your permission to use some “nuggets” you mentioned in an article I am writing for my company.
(Keynote speaker on Leading Strategic Change, Innovation and Transformation at the annual conference for the National Association of Veteran’s Research and Educational Foundation. This organization focuses on promoting research partnerships to improve veteran’s health.)
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.
Our company enjoyed our time with you
Thanks, Chris! Our company enjoyed our time with you yesterday.
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.
Feedback has been very positive
Thank you, Chris! The feedback for our company and leaders has been very positive and we will build on the experience for sure.
Loved the team training It was incredibly insightful. We learned so much about ourselves and my coworkers. Thanks so much for facilitating.
Thank you for the team session
Thank you for the team session!
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.
Keynote presentation was spot on
We really appreciate your coming to speak at our Sandvik Coromant Sales & Marketing Kickoff. Thank you again for the sharing your knowledge and insight. We received a lot of great feedback from our teams. The presentation was spot on with the message we wanted them to get. Appreciate your professionalism and support of our event. Thanks again!
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.
Exactly what we were hoping for
It was a pleasure having you come and work with our group. It was exactly what we were hoping for! I’ve received nothing but positive feedback about you and your session!! I’ll be looking for other opportunities to have you come in and help us move the organization forward.
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.
Better communicate with our teams
Thank you for presenting the facilitated team training to our leadership group. It was very informative. Confident that we can use this to better communicate with our team.
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.
Pacific Northwest Hospitality Leaders
Nestled in the wine country of the Pacific Northwest on 7.5 acre campus, The Schoolhaus Brewhaus and partner The Bigham Knoll Group, focus on world class hospitality to visiters around the world.
Assisted in creating team synergy
Helped galvanize a senior management team of professionals at an award-winning brewery. Winner of Brewery of the Year, Best of Craft Beer and Best BrewPub Experience in the U.S. Assisted in creating team synergy and enhanced communication strategies in order to more effectively leverage individual and team strengths and work styles together.
Well worth our investment of time and funds
Thank you so much for taking the time to facilitate our leadership event. We enjoyed the team training. It was good information and we definitely found ourselves wanting to know more.We enjoyed the team training. It was a pleasure to have you present and well worth our investment of time and funds. Thank you, Chris!
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.
(Worked with Senior team from Bank of Montreal. The Bank of Montreal, doing business as BMO Financial Group, is a Canadian multinational investment an and financial services company headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and offices in the US.)
Learned a lot from you
Dr. Meade. It was great meeting you yesterday. We learned a lot from you at our all-day annual conference (Executive Decision-Making) at the State of Oregon Public Management Association. Thank you!
Team all said how much they enjoyed learning
Lewis-Clark State College
Enjoyed hearing your today
Chris, thanks very much! We really appreciated and enjoyed hearing you today.
(Dignity Health operates hospitals and ancillary care facilities in 3 states in the U.S. with over 55,000 employees.)
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!
Took us to a higher level of EQ
Thank you, Chris, for your time and expertise. There was a lot of positive feedback from the learning event. Even though everyone had an understanding of Emotional Intelligence the work they did using your exercises really focused in on both the personal and social aspects of EQ and the effects of chemistry and relationship building together as a team. For the groups, it was taking their current knowledge to a higher level of EQ development and awareness and got them asking, “How do other people see me?” Excellent work!!
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.
Thanks, Chris…very practical and interesting presentation…loved it!
(Assisted the senior management and board of directors at a leadership offsite for Eye Recommend, a Canadian organization, focused on delivering member value through training, coaching, strategic product development and providing business resources for more than 500 practices, and 1,200+ optometrists in the Canadian healthcare marketplace.)
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
Leadership team event was very beneficial
Thank you for partnering with us in this leadership development. I have had an opportunity to debrief with each of the executive team members and they all agreed that the leadership team event was very beneficial. They appreciated the way you facilitated the discussion and felt the conversations were candid and productive. Since our gathering, several of us have had the opportunity to connect individually to discuss further our leadership styles.
Reactions from our team are positive
Thank you for your time and effort. We enjoyed it and the reactions from our team are positive!
Legacy Health & Randall Children’s Hospital
Thank you, Dr. Meade, for joining us a our keynote speaker at our national leadership conference, Chris. It was a very transformative session. Attendee responses to your keynote, “Developing Trusted Servant Leadership – A New Kind of Leader for a New Kind of World” were fabulous. Here are just a few statements from the evaluations: amazing and engaging speaker…genuine…great takeaways…held my attention the whole time…interactive and relevant…animated and dynamic…great presentation without fakey feel-good stuff…inspiring. Appreciate you sharing your passion for leadership with our leaders.
By far best I have seen
A sincere thank you for the team session yesterday. Being in HR, I have seen numerous facilitators conduct team training sessions and you were BY FAR the best I have seen. You had the team engaged and speaking openly; even though some of them were uncomfortable. I sincerely appreciate the discussions and insights you provided into the team. This will be extremely valuable for the team as they continue to grow.
HR leadership acceleration
Assisted the Human Resource Department in management and leadership training. Bodybuilding.com is an online retailer specializing in dietary supplements, sports supplements, and bodybuilding supplements. It is one of the Internet’s most-trafficked health and fitness websites, with over 1 million daily visitors.
Very insightful day
Thanks you for a very insightful day. You did a fabulous job. I am getting great feedback from the leadership team on yesterday’s team training.
The content was perfect and perfectly delivered
On behalf of OCP, I sincerely appreciate your time and presentation today. I can’t thank you enough for coming out to OCP and presenting to our leadership on Trusted Servant-Leadership. The content was perfect and perfectly delivered. It appeared to be well received by all.
Everyone enjoyed the training
Thanks again, Chris! Everyone really enjoyed the training.
Received very positive feedback
Chris, it was a true pleasure working with you again. I received a lot of very positive feedback about your sessions last week. Thank you so much for making it over and presenting to our Senior Customer Representatives with ways to become better leaders. The key points of the Trusted Servant Leadership course will truly help with this endeavor.
Positive feedback from our leaders
Your presentation on Leading Strategic Change, Innovation and Transformation was relevant and right on the mark. We thoroughly enjoyed it and had a lots of positive feedback from our leaders. Thank you for your contribution to our kick-off leadership gathering.
Came away with a sense of how to work together
Thank you for the training we did with you our leadership team. We all really enjoyed it and came away from it with a whole new sense of how to work together. We would like to roll this program out to all of our current employees as well as have each new of our future hires.
By far the best I have seen
Thanks so much for a wonderful team sessision. The feedback was great. Everyone really liked it. We are all so pleased with how it went and what we learned…Being in HR, we have seen numerous facilitators conduct sessions and you were BY FAR the best I have seen. You had the team engaged and speaking openly even though some of them were uncomfortable. Appreciated the discussions and insights you provided. Extremely valuable for the team.
Bravo! Appreciate your message and your personal story woven into the material. Made it come alive! Keep the fire burning!
The timing, flow, content and discussions were spot on
Thank you so much for the great session you led with our team yesterday. You were absolutely perfect! The timing, flow, content and discussions were spot on, so we thank you immensely for leading us in a great discussion. Great work!
Team Training US Olympic Committee
Provided leadership training and development to a large, diverse leadership team at the United States Olympic Committee in Colorado Springs, CO. These women and men served in various roles within the Leadership Team, Business Affairs, Finance, Board of Relations, and Development divisions for Team USA.
Very positive feedback
Thank you so much for working with our teams. The feedback we have received about the team training has been very positive. Our teams are excited to continue developing their skills. We look forward to connecting with you soon.
Thank you for inspiring change and awareness
We have gotten numerous compliments on how impactful your session was, thank you for inspiring change and awareness in each of us personally and professionally. Our national team really enjoyed it. Thanks again and safe travels as your adventures continue!
Thank you for a terrific experience.
Thank you for a terrific experience. The entire team has spent some good conversation cycles and now that we’re back in the office, we are ready to dig in and incorporate our findings into the way we do things here. We appreciate you helping us as a company find and leverage our leadership strengths.
You were awesome
Thank you, Chris! We all enjoyed the experience. You were awesome! And we will be reaching out to you for our future trainings.
Lots of useful information
Chris, you did a great job, lots of very useful information. Thank you for your time with our team last Friday!
Your passion, knowledge and energy were incredible!
Thank you for the wonderful sessions. Your passion, knowledge and energy were incredible! I’ve also heard some great feedback. Thank you for a fun and productive day. You would be beneficial to our entire organization.
Our group enjoyed your presentation
Thank you for coming to our organization. The group truly enjoyed your presentation and I’m excited to see some positive changes moving forward. It was a delight to work with you!
Dynamic and inspirational speaker
Chris is a great presenter. He is dynamic and inspirational. Definitely motivated me to reinvigorate my efforts. The team training was excellent. Heard a lot of positive feedback. Great leadership and emotional intelligence exercises to engage in with my team. Helped me specifically in conflict resolution, clear communication and having those difficult and crucial conversations with others as well as how to be more effective in giving and receiving feedback.
Made our conference a big success
Thank you very much for helping make our conference a big success. You did a great job and we have heard very positive feedback. We all learned a great deal and I think everyone appreciates the chance to focus on one area of emotional intelligence to improve in over the next few months. In addition, it provides a chance to broaden the awareness of EI in our organization. You were a vital part of making our conference a success!
Our team found the training extremely helpful
Thank you for your time and expertise last week. Our team found the training extremely helpful personally and professionally. It’s really cool to see something that I’ve found helpful applied to so many at our company…You knocked it oit of the park…Lastly, we have read through the surveys that we ask each person to complete after Team Days. Your presentation, by far, was everyone’s favorite. You made a huge impact that we hope to grow in as a company.
Learned new strategies
Thank you for your keynote presentation on Trusted Servant Leadership at the California Department of Health Care Services state-wide leadership event. Not only did I learn new strategies today, I was reminded of core messages and efforts to effectively reinvent myself as a leader. Much appreciated!