Chris Obst’s passion for helping people become stronger leaders and team contributors is electric. And it energizes everyone he touches through his coaching, consulting, speaking and writing.
Chris coaches and consults for top companies around the world, including Microsoft, Apple, PWC, and Canfor. His powerful keynotes 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 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 leadership and team development expert, Chris generously shares best practices and common pitfalls curated from what he sees in the field. He has a knack for translating what he’s learned into memorable stories and scenarios that help people see what changes they need to make and get excited about making those changes.
Chris is constantly researching (so his clients don’t have to): leadership and management, corporate culture, team dynamics, human behavior, personal value drivers and psychology, physiology and health, and his latest area of study is the exciting, evolving field of neuroscience.
Chris Obst is certified to administer a variety of psychometric tests and competency-based assessments for clients. He is also a certified personal trainer, a certified Family Enterprise Adviser and an instructor at the University of British Columbia Sauder School of Business.
To sustain the energy he needs to be present with his clients and enjoy a full life with his family, Chris nurtures and cultivates his passions. He loves great food, playing outside (mountain biking, hiking, skiing) and pushing himself to learn new things.