Understanding and using emotional intelligence to facilitate positive change is the driving force behind my story. For almost three decades, I have been a Leadership & Organizational Development Specialist, and I believe the ability to influence and communicate to inspire others is the key to success.
I learned early in life from my mother’s adversity that everyone has a story. No one knows what is going on beneath the surface of a person’s mind. From that a passion to understand people was born. My father was an entrepreneur and instilled the love of business in me.
After receiving my M.S. Ed. in Psychological Services from the University of Pennsylvania, I was a system’s therapist/advocate for families & children. While I loved that work, something was missing. I realized that the way I was helping families become more connected & emotionally intelligent could be and should be applied to business. At 26, I shifted into the corporate employee assistance field, then parlayed all these experiences into owning my own executive coaching consulting business to fortune 500 companies. Weekly, I also host a business radio show where executive leaders share their personal story of who they were between the ages of 8 & 14 and how that impacts their passion and success today. Executive Leaders Radio is the #1 business radio show in the Mid-Atlantic states & broadcasts nationally on 91 stations.
Understanding is the greatest differentiator to success.
“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou
…almost every sport (watching or playing) that involves chasing a ball, especially golf.
…summer nights, Eating a good mealvs. having to cook it.
….people who are both interestingand interested as well as spending time with my 4 nieces.
FROM OUR CLIENTS
Chris and John delivered a very impactful Executive Session to our leadership team, including the CEO and several other senior executives. The team immediately grasped the framework and saw how this method of communicating through story could improve SCRA’s business performance by both listening more effectively to our customers and telling compelling stories that break through the clutter of our digital world.
Chris Van Metre
President, SCRA Applied R&D
I am getting better information and creating the connection I need to have with my clients to really serve them more effectively. As an upper cervical chiropractor that specializes in conditions linked to significant neurological disorders, I can also say that John and Christine have utilized important ideas of current neurosciences.