Christopher Montoya

Educational Entrepreneur
Training Organization Leadership
Strategic Workshop Facilitator
Psychological Type Practitioner
Career Clarity Advisor
Compassion Advocate

Experience Highlights

This is My Story

My core philosophy: I believe everyone has the power to improve themselves and generate deeper insights for effective results. I’ve built my career around this guiding principle.

I’m a human development professional, training manager and online course creator. I’m the founder of Type Collaborative, Create Career Clarity, and Catalyst Workshops. I’m also the co-author of Cognitive Styles type lens with Linda V. Berens, Ph.D.

My expertise is in effective leadership development, psychological type,ego development, organizational training, integrated career models, fine arts, spiritual hypnosis, and adult instructional research. I’ve trained thousands of employees and customers in private and public sector industries.

I’ve worked with Linda Berens Institute, Bernalillo County Government, Valencia County Detention, the Albuquerque Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Conergy Inc., Gap Inc., CB Richard Ellis, and Highfiber Internet Network.

 

What Others Are Saying

Chris is a pleasure to work with.

He is thorough, responsive, and an expert at building business relationships.

David Hayer

Vice President & Managing Director, Gap Inc. Global Supply Chain & Gap International Sourcing (India) Pvt. Ltd.

“Christopher has the ability to communicate and appeal to all levels in an organization; he is dynamic, a sincere listener with a strong work ethic and a need to succeed.

He is known for developing innovative plans and solutions. He is also known for creating presentations that deliver a powerful message.”

Adrienne Sánchez

Business Manager & Leader, University of New Mexico Hospitals

Chris has great ideas and a fresh perspective.

He is thorough and detailed in his work and always exceeds expectations.

In addition, he freely offers professional advice and expertise.

Diana Spendlove

Director of Workforce Development, Capital Tristate

My Brands

 

Inner Light Works

This brand helps leaders and teams discover core aspects of their personality and translate those preferences into strengths.  They gain self-awareness, understanding of others, uncovering needs for well being, and learn to hold space for themselves and others.  Learn about what essentially motivates us, how we interact to get what we need, and what our cognitive intentions strive to achieve.

Create-Career-Clarity

Create Career Clarity

This brand targets mid-career individuals who want to gain clarity on their ideal career path.  Using assessments, self-reflection and a focus tool, the Ideal Career Avatar, clients create an ideal roadmap for their career, and regain control of their life focus.

Catalyst Workshops

This brand focuses on individuals or teams who want to inject creativity, group awareness and leadership development in a variety of learning formats.  Clients use projects, group facilitations and out of the box work to build stronger self-efficacy, project ideas, products and services. Customized workshops are available.

What Others Are Saying

Chris helped me improve my resume. I have gotten a new job and many more offers.

Awesome Instructor.

Michael Sujkowski

Financial Associate Retirement, 401k and Benefits, Fidelity Investments

Chris is an accomplished training professional that aggressively pursues information in order to develop comprehensive, relevant curriculum.

His understanding and control of delivery methods and adult learning contribute to an increased level of participant engagement and satisfaction.

He generously shared his expertise and experience to enrich the minds of future leaders.

Matthew Rivera, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Assistant Chief of Ethics and Compliance, Bernalillo County Government

Over the 2.5 years we worked together, I learned to rely on Chris’ humor, attention to detail, and fine eye for putting together a creative, coherent, and appealing educational package. As a colleague, he taught excellence by example.

Chris is always ready either to step up to the plate and take a leadership position, if needed, or to support the leader in his or her decisions without a trace of ego or conceit. Chris is a peacemaker, too, and effortlessly leads diverse members of a group to consensus.

I have worked with Chris with a number of groups comprised of men and women of all ages, races, and backgrounds, and have observed him showing the same respect and thoughtfulness to everyone he works with. I have met few people more gifted with the “milk of human kindness” than Chris, though his modesty probably does not allow him to admit his talents in guiding adults, whether as an educator or a project leader.

Ellen Dornan

Founder & President, Queen Ellen Enterprises: New Media for the New West

Organizations I’ve Helped

 

Gap IncAlbuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce
Conergy USAPTI - Association for Psychological Type International
EAPT - European Association for Psychological TypeAPTI - Association for Psychological Type International
Linda Berens InstituteAPTI Bulletin of Psychological Type

What Others Are Saying

Chris has a great pro-active approach to the projects we’ve worked together on. He is extremely organized and thoughtful in his work. I’ve always appreciated his ability to look at a project from multiple perspectives.

Most importantly, he is always willing to consider multiple opinions in a substantial way when implementing new ideas. Chris is easy to work with and an excellent business partner.

Jessica Chiang

Director of Buying & Merchandising, Theory

Chris is one of only a few people I have ever worked with who is a premier source for professional coaching, business organization, and developing employee learning. He provides top level expertise through quality and directed collaborations…and leads by example.

Chris helped the Risk Management department refine content and presentation methods to guarantee quality delivery of safety related learning events.

Chris has also been a resource for me and other hiring managers when we needed to create meaningful interview questions or needed confidential coaching related to personnel development.

Joe Crelier, ARM

Risk Management Director, Portland Public Schools

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