Adventurer, world traveler, writer, musician, researcher, and catalyst.
The ‘Indiana Jones’ of learning and leadership development. Change requires a bold start and takes courage.
I lead by influencing other to learn just above their threshold where the challenge exists. By utilizing humour, empathy, philosophy, and employing higher consciousness tools, I get people thinking.
Chris’ skills include research and information gathering, performance analyses, strategy development, facilitation, adult education, policy development and report writing. He has demonstrated an ability to work effectively with boards, leaders, frontline staff and community members encouraging leadership and team work.
Chris has an exceptional capacity to translate theory and best practice into practical, implementable learning solutions. His skills and passion for people, potential, social and environmental innovation and familiarity with systems and sustainable development supported a range of projects including:
A Systems Approach to Sustainable Urban Development
Christopher Caldwell available on iTunes
a carbon calculator for Peel Regional government working with community stakeholders; conducting environmental scans; performing market research, and development of strategy for the reduction of the operational footprint of Canada’s largest employment area around the Greater Toronto Area Airport; technology transfer to the Indian Business Centre in Hyderabad through a CIDA funded project with the Ontario Centre for Environmental Technology Advancement (now BLOOM).
Chris is a graduate of the Leadership, Adult Education in the Masters of Education Program at the University of Toronto, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (M.Ed.).
University of Toronto has recently been ranked number 1 in Canada for Education (2018, University Magazine)
Chris also earned his Masters in Environmental Studies degree from York University (MES) in Urban Planning and Sustainability, completed a graduate diploma in ‘Business and Environment‘ from Schulich Business School and received a national award for research on Human Impacts on the Environment. He is a qualified Information Systems Manager (Ryerson University) and project manager. Check out his book!
Chris’ publication is now available – ‘Beyond Corporate Responsibility: The New Organizational Consciousness’ – Leadership Edition.
Chris speaks widely on the topics of corporate well-being, communication, leadership, connectivity to social and environmental issues and devotes his spare time to volunteerism and the arts. Being a graduate of the Second City, he brings improvisational and communication skills to organizations. Chris also maintains positions on academic committees and as a member of the Project Management Institute and MENSA.
“I work DIRECTLY with people. I want to see them succeed using the best of their talents by raising their own abilities for themselves and to do so responsibly. My assessments and strategies are always based on developing leadership capacity and reaching the core of a person, using both good management practice and practical behavioral science research in a consciousness raising experience.
I employ my experience in analysis, organizational and communications skills, community building skills, leadership skills to assist in redesigning organizational processes to increase learning, productivity and accountability. Where there is an opportunity, I assist the organization toward a socially responsible mandate, creating an organization devoted to improving the workplace and community.”