What My Workshop Participants Say…
Testimonials from 1:1 sessions, private coaching, courses, workshops and products
“Having the personal areas of my life surface was a big ‘a ha’ because I tend to be more business and career focused.”
Chris led a powerful goal-setting workshop to help me plan my year and set goals that are in complete alignment with what’s in my core. Working with Chris, I see things more holistically and gained a clear picture of my life’s vision.
The facilitation process working with others helped me to clarify my big vision, with additional insights to solidify my direction. I enjoyed the exercises and having my thoughts reflected back to me was powerful. Having the more personal areas of my life surface was a big ‘a ha’ because I tend to be more business and career focused.
He is an excellent instructional designer and produces high quality learning materials. He’s also a masterful facilitator, great listener and talented consultant. I’m always impressed with his knowledge, experience and insight into organizations, leadership and learning.
The goal-setting workshop Chris facilitated has given me a lighter approach to my year – it felt powerful and energizing.
“I have met few people more gifted with the ‘milk of human kindness’ than Chris.”
If you ever get the chance to work with Chris, count yourself lucky! He not only brings years of experience to his work as a corporate trainer, but also his natural compassion and concern for people he is training and teaching.
He teaches excellence by example. Hardworking, dedicated and perceptive – and approaches his jobs with integrity for the job itself and thoughtfulness for others. Although, his modesty probably doesn’t allow him to admit his talents in guiding adults, as an educator or project leader.
Over the years we’ve worked together, I learned to rely on Chris’ humor, attention to detail and fine eye for putting together creative, coherent and appealing educational packages. I have met few people more gifted with the ‘milk of human kindness’ than Chris.
“I was concerned with not being heard and understood by Chris because of my skin color. My experiences are often different from people who don’t necessarily look like me.”
I soon realized that that my concerns were unfounded. Chris was pretty amazing just seeing me as a man – not a black man, but he also understood my hesitations.
I enjoyed finding out about my name-based numerology chart and the purpose of my life numbers. It was very informative, it certainly explained a lot of things about me in my life. I really enjoyed the conference calls and I wouldn’t change anything about the process.
What’s most unique is that I believe Chris to be a medium. From our time together, I got both a spiritual and a physical aspect of myself. That was deuces!! I really benefited by tapping into my spiritual practice and trusting my gut instinct a lot more.
If you do the work he’s asked of you, you’ll tap into something that opens you up even more. I began doing things at a higher vibration. I also believe he sincerely wants to help people feel and do better for themselves and their lives. I’d recommend this process for anyone and everyone because they could benefit from this self-discovery kind of work.
What’s changed from working with him is that I’m more at peace, and a lot of things were confirmed for me. He pretty much covered everything that I asked about – spiritually, work, relationships (that was a big one for me) and where my life is headed. As a result of working together, I feel a lot better. For me the confirmation of my inner beliefs expanded the path I was already on.
I was also feeling intense anxiety about this stage of my life and trying to determine my next steps. I was highly skeptical of myself, specifically the story I had created and have been telling myself.
Having Chris as an impartial guide was a relief. His ability to ask deep and insightful questions in a simple, understandable way is legendary! I received validation and encouragement to embrace my unique qualities and blaze my own trail.
Getting out of my head and away from that anxiety let me be curious about the process and the opportunity to work together. I realized I don’t have to choose between the free spirit aspect over the salt of the earth aspect of myself – both can exist. I see I have life options & can learn from my experiences rather than stall from not having a perfect plan. I also realize that expressing my feelings can be about being open and honest, not being controlled by others.
If you are stuck in your mental brain and in transition, Chris’ life experiences and work modalities combine to give people an accessible path to understand themselves and their path in this lifetime.
My inner voice has improved and I’m letting go of trying to be perfect or stalling without a plan and I’m excited about the future. I don’t have to have trepidation and pressure to be perfect or have it all figured out.
“Before I worked with Chris, my head was full of loud whispers from my ‘asshole’ inner critic.”
She’d say things like “Hey?…What are you doing? THIS is what you turn to when things fall apart? This is so fake. Stupid is as stupid does. Forget about the weird dreams you’re having and what could’ve been and the countless coincidences and instantaneous knowing of a stranger or a moment and thinking “hey, this person or place is familiar. SO WHAT! Go work a meaningless job throughout your meaningless life because ‘you’re not special.’ No one’s listening and no one cares.”
I had to quiet her down, so I made the decision to let the fear set me free, to be inconvenienced and uncomfortable which led me to become beautiful in all it’s forms. It started out a bit rocky but Chris made sure to let me know that he was there for me.
What I liked was his willingness to explain or answer any questions to the best of his ability and the online community was fun. Chris had his attention directed on the work and everyone having a good experience. During the process, what was most unique for me was the detailed graphs and charts in the worksheets.
My experience turned out great. Chris made sure that the first step was mine alone to take, but he’d be there with me leading the way. Chris helped me realize that no matter the shit storm, there’s always grace to begin again.
After working with Chris, I realized my fears were valid but I saw that they didn’t originate with me. What changed for me was that I was reminded that I could choose, that I have a choice in all situations… my secret super power.
I’d recommend this 100% to someone that’s willing to actually listen to somethings that they may not know much or anything about, but might be curious to learn. Overall, I enjoyed learning to work with the universe and not against it and no one can take away what’s meant for me.
“I was stuck with all these issues in my life for a long time, not knowing how to move forward.”
My initial main concern was not being able to understand how to fill out the Life Blueprint tools, but after reading the full report multiple times, I was more confident. Personally working together, I benefited most by not getting overwhelmed, or let the anxiety get the best of me. The most unique thing for me about working together was your ability to give your time to introduce yourself and explain and ease any anxiety and answer questions before starting to work with the blueprint report.
Everything in the report was accurate including my strengths, confidence, mental thinking, talents, abilities, issues, personality goals, as well as my relationships, spiritual & personal growth, etc. Everything was also accurate about my fears and concerns within this report. Focusing on all the positive strengths that I obtained from my report and resolving any issues.
Through our work so far, what’s changed for me was the perspective of seeing life differently and making a change for the better with confidence and knowing what the issues are and how to address them. I’m working on my personal issues, also the spiritually side of it. After speaking with you Chris, I really started working on each issue until it got them resolved and I’m continuing to work on all of it.
Here are a few things that I have resolved since we last worked together. I’m constantly working on my credit and getting positive updates. I worked on my default school loan, now I’m out of default and I can return back to school. I’m now researching for schools and information to get back in the medical field or if I need to make a change in the field that I want to study. Also, my son’s ADHD issue at school has been corrected and accommodations have been put in place to give him the same opportunity to learn as any of the other children but with additional assistance of teacher and principal (finally). I also took a chance on love with my best friend of almost 20 years – now we been dating for 7 months.
In my personal opinion the feature a like best is knowing that you are there to answer any questions and assist anyone if they need it. You make yourself available on Video Chat and Emails. I’m one of those that needs face to face to comprehend what is being thought and understand it better. But I’m also willing to re-read the documents multiple times to keep learning.
You’re doing a great job Chris! You give people the opportunity to have a greater understand of their Life Journey – their obstacles, lifepath’s shortcuts, perceptions, life challenges and much more. I learned how to move forward, have a positive attitude and be extremely patient to actually see results happening. I think you just need to learn and know your strengths and have the “Yes, I can attitude” and you will see the progress of your work when it’s successful.
In my personal opinion, the kind of person that will best with this kind of service is anyone ready to see a positive change. Not only in your personal life, but in all paths of life.
Michael Sujkowski, New Mexico
Resume Workshop & Quick Coaching Session
“Being unemployed for close to six months has been difficult. I applied for many positions I was qualified for and wasn’t chosen to interview which left me discouraged.”
Luckily I read an article in the newspaper offering a seminar for job search assistance. At the event, I spoke with one of the speakers – Chris, who suggested I change my resume in specific ways to jump out at employers.
Chris helped me improve my resume with very specific, strategic recommendations. Two weeks after overhauling my resume, I started receiving calls from employers.
I had over ten face to face interviews and even more interviews in a three month span. I now have a new job and many more job offers. The timing was awesome, because my unemployment was running out. Chris is an awesome instructor.
“I appreciated process examination and the focus on our marketplace and demographics.”
Chris was agenda focused, super positive and easy to work with during the program. The facilitation was incredibly smooth from Chris. He was not afraid to keep us moving forward.
There was a lot of intensity and excitement during the session. I appreciated process examination and the focus on our marketplace and demographics.
As a result of his facilitation, our organization has a better lift off from our work together.
“Chris is thorough, responsive and an expert at building business relationships – a pleasure to work with.”
As a company we were trying to make the leap from a small and scattered company to a larger focused team. I needed help getting help about the next steps, a way to share critical information to key plans and a pat to move forward. My partner was skeptical we’d get there as there was a LOT of ground to cover, but later said it was the “money shot of the day.”
Chris came highly recommended from some of the smartest people I know.
I needed facilitation skills to bring the best out of the resources and people around us. After we interacted, it became clear to me that Chris knew what he was doing and would make the session a successful event.
I found a lot of value in the helpful, thought-provoking exercises and techniques, especially the business value discussion. I never realized I am by default kind of a broker but it makes complete sense to me after this workshop.
Chris was able to level-set the people in the room and get information from brains onto paper, driving us to the vision. His pre-meeting preparation, materials, meetings and coaching made the workshop flow well. He helped boil down the many dots to next key steps, kept things interesting and moving for all.
His facilitation was critical to accomplishing the end goal. He kept us from jumping to solution until it was the right time. He’s a ‘facilitation ninja.’ The work will be used as a springboard for the company’s growth moving forward.
Our company is was at an inflection point where it had the opportunity to transition from a one woman show into something larger. The agenda had a tight timeline which required that we were kept on track while taking the time to create actionable material.
From my experience facilitating similar sessions, this is an art form that is only acquired through experience and insight. Chris is an outstanding facilitator who has mastered the rare talent of balance. I would most definitely recommend him for future workshop sessions.
His clearly laid out pre-work objectives and process, had concise materials, designed with the strategic participant experience allowed for his clarifying, exploring and on-track facilitation. He kept the process moving forward & on track with the slightest taps at the right moments. He accomplished this while also allowing the participants the time to explore a couple key decision points more thoroughly.
Not only did it clarify the nature of the transition but it engaged the enrollment of the key stakeholders in the group. I’m impressed we got through the value proposition and the future action steps. I’ve seen this take several days in other circumstances.
“I was having difficulty building my online course even though I had the vision for it.”
Chris knows his stuff more than anyone teaching how to build online courses. His knowledge on this topic blew me away.
Chris is a gift from the Course Builder God’s! His process altered the way I teach – now my courses are a catalyst for growth.
Chris see’s the whole picture from the finest details to to the whole project. Every coaching session with Chris has given me insight into my course, and I see what it looks like and how to get there. He taught me the most meaningful way to share information so it could be experienced and grow from the course, not just ‘get’ the info.
“As a hypnotherapist, I wanted to create a hypnotherapy course with good workshop materials ready to go for my existing clients.”
Chris has experience creating and conducting workshops, understanding how people learn and how to present material, so I wanted to conduct workshops together with him. He is organized and has a good grasp of the big picture and the details.
I like working with Chris because working with him motivates me to take action. If you are someone who needs help organizing or creating materials for courses or presentations out of a general idea or outline, and a strategic marketing plan, Chris can help.
As a result of working together, we created the workshop, added automatic booking to my website, gained insights as a result of our sessions together and practiced hypnosis inductions before actually conducting the workshop.