Chris has nearly forty years of business experience, having held director and marketing positions with Mars and Pillsbury UK. His love of sport combined with his business experience subsequently led Chris to start up Prince Sports Goods in the UK. He ran the business for ten years before selling it to Benetton. Chris's corporate approach and extensive marketing experience make him one of the leaders in the industry and an excellent coach who focuses on business growth and personal development.
Since 1995, Chris has specialised in consultancy and interim management projects across most parts of business. At the core of this work lies his relationship with company CEOs in developing and growing businesses. In this role he employs a wide range of facilitating, mentoring and coaching skills. These skills have been enhanced further by a number of years working with The Samaritans and chairing both Adult and Youth Courts.
Chris combines a blue chip business background with proven knowledge of mentoring practices and principles, employing a coaching style that he believes is challenging yet empathic to his clients’ needs. This, he believes, is based on an understanding that whilst businesses may recognise the need for coaching in the development of their people they are, equally, looking for a business return on their investment. Therefore, coaching and mentoring should have both personal and commercial objectives.
A lifetime of experience and many thousands of hours working with CEOs!
“One of the beliefs I try to instil into my Leadership Coaching course for CEOs is that for Leaders, whatever their level in an organisation, coaching is not optional. It is an integral part of Leadership. It starts at the top and should be an embedded part of the culture of any company that wants to succeed.”