“My work is about helping people at all levels stay in control of their organisation, rather the organisation taking control of them. To me it’s all about combining pace of action with depth of thought. Unless we are able to access our deeper insights about what really matters and action these with conviction and respect, we end up chasing the system, not leading it”
Chris is the founder of Waverley Learning and is responsible for the leadership development and change management practice. He has been working as a development consultant since 1989, specialising in the cultural and human aspects of change. For example one of his first assignments was to advise on the cultural integration issues of the SmithKline Beecham merger. The continual theme of his work over 20 years has been helping leaders appreciate and handle the human aspects of change – in themselves and others. Chris is 60 years old, married with 2 children.
MSc in Organisational Behavious from LSE, MBA from London Business School, MA in English from Cambridge University, WPF Certificate in psychodynamic counselling, SWR Diploma in Counselling (person centred and CBT). Principles of Integral Coaching, Transformational Narrative Coaching Accredited Spiritual Director (Oxford). MIPD. BPS Level B Psychometrics (SHL, MBTI, CPI).
Chris specialises in helping leaders refresh and renew their vision and focus and to retain this clarity in how they manage their attention and make effective choices in the day to day. He also helps leaders discern and orientate their leadership around their natural strengths rather than strive to be something they are not. His empathetic but probing style helps people face openly and courageously into where they are sensing a need to change and to unlock real energy for this change and the resources/relationships available to them to achieve it. He is also an experienced Spiritual Director and has a developed capacity to listen deeply to what is going on spiritually for people as well as emotionally, cognitively, practically and relationally.