Chris’s passion for helping people become stronger leaders and team contributors comes through in his coaching, consulting, speaking and writing.
He coaches leaders at top companies around the world, including Microsoft, Apple, and Google. His powerful keynotes and workshops inspire high performers to take their game to the next level. And he writes extensively about leadership and managing your energy in his Blog, and for corporate and trade magazines.
Chris has been where you are. Prior to coaching, he built up 20 years of leadership, management, and sales experience; including having co-founded and led a company that earned the National Post “Canada’s 50 Best Managed Private Companies” Award.
Now as a coach and consultant, Chris is constantly curating best practices and common pitfalls that he transforms into stories and scenarios, which make it easy for clients to not only get what they need to do to improve but also get excited about it. He draws from his personal experiences, from what he sees in the field, and from fellow experts and academics. Chris is constantly researching management, leadership, human behavior, personal values and psychology, efficiency tools, physiology and health, and his latest passion is the study of neuroscience.
Chris Obst is certified to administer a variety of psychometric tests and competency-based assessments that he uses with clients, and Chris is a certified personal trainer and a certified Family Enterprise Advisor.
To sustain the energy he needs to run Jump, be present with his clients and enjoy a full life with his family, Chris nurtures and cultivates his passion for great food, playing outside (mountain biking, hiking, skiing) and constantly pushing himself to learn new things.