Chris spans many worlds. He is an internationally experienced consultant with strong boardroom credentials, having led practice areas for Price Waterhouse / PWC in Europe, Asia-Pacific and North America. He also has a strong focus on leadership and organisational work, having been a director of Ashridge business school and Ashridge consulting, and professor of practice in systems innovation. He jointly ran the Ashridge MSc in Sustainability and Responsibility, applying the disciplines of mindful practice and action inquiry to leadership for purposeful change.
Chris’ work is supported by his qualifications including an MBA (distinction) in strategy and finance and an MSc in Organisational Change and Consulting. He’s a qualified coach (graduated from the Ashridge Executive Coaching accreditation process) and has trained in many forms of individual and group psychotherapy and personal development.
He embarked on his mindfulness journey several decades ago.
Chris applies the principles and practices of mindfulness in many arenas, including:
– Strategic thinking: moving beyond ingrained patterns to realise strategic possibility
– Innovation, creative possibility and potential
– Boardroom performance – the effective executive team
– The creative use of conflict, including conflict resolution and restorative practices
– Coaching: with a particular focus on CEOs, exec teams as well as “life after success” – helping top leaders to prepare for transition to life beyond the top executive role.
Chris is also a writer and artist, bringing art into his ways of working.
He is and Trustee and Fellow of The Psychosynthesis Trust, which is a leading trainer of therapists and counsellors, and a provider of low-cost mental health support services. He is one of the founding partners in the consultancy GameShift, an award winning FT listed consulting collaboration.
Chris has written numerous books, chapters and articles on organisational work, including several co-authored with Michael Chaskalson.