Workshop and Keynote Speaker

Chris on stageChris Coffey is a seasoned keynote and workshop speaker. As one of the pioneers in the field of coaching, he delivers a rare combination of charisma, dynamism, and easy-to-understand advice, with practical steps to affect rapid change.

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"My partner, Chris Coffey, helps individuals and teams achieve and sustain outstanding results. In addition, he is clearly one of the world’s best keynote speakers and trainers in the area of coaching, leadership development, and teamwork..."

- Marshall Goldsmith

Customized Keynote for the Top 225 Executives of a Fortune 500 Company

Customized Keynote for 160 Country Managers of a Fortune 500 Company

Customized Keynote in Saudi Arabia

Keynote Topics:

The New IQ: Influence Up, Down, and Across

Argumentation should not be contentious. An effective argument seeks to persuade others through reasoned logic and judgment. This keynote focuses on Learn to present or defend your claim and how to attach others claim through reasoned judgment. Argumentation should be cooperative.

Three key skills to effective argumentation:

  1. Rhetoric: shows a concern for the audiences
  2. Logic: shows a concern for the structure of reasoning
  3. Dialetic: shows a concern for testing knowledge through Q & A


What Got You Here Won’t Get You There

Based on the book by Marshall Goldsmith, What Got You Here Won't Get You There.

What’s holding you back? Your hard work is paying off. You are doing well in your field. But there is something standing between you and the next level of achievement. Perhaps one small flaw–a behavior you barely even recognize–is the only thing that’s keeping you from where you want to be.  What got you here won't get you there

The Excellent Manager

Excellent leaders need a dynamic balance between supporting and improving one’s commitments. Whether commitment is to customers, key business results, an individual/team, the organization’s strategy and management or to oneself as a leader/manager, the levers to gaining commitment are:

  • Gaining Support by - focusing on what’s important, leading by example (relative to what’s important), rewarding success (on what’s important, nothing else), and managing disrespect (toward what’s important)
  • Gaining Improvement by - looking for a better way, learning from others, challenging expectations, and risking making changes.  Excellent Manager

Based on the book Mojo by Marshall Goldsmith

Mojo is that positive spirit toward what you doing right now that initiates on the inside and radiates to the outside. It's that moment we do something that's purposeful, powerful, and positive, it brings happiness and meaning to us, and the rest of the world recognizes it and acknowledges it. This keynote addresses how we acquire it, maintain it, nurture it, and recapture it when needed. The essence of Mojo is loving what you do and showing it. MOJO

Winning in Fast Time

This Keynote is based on the GeoPro Model developed by Geo Strategic Services Inc. What is needed is a mindset and method adapted to today’s reality:

  • Mindset: - Think Strategically, Focus Sharply, and Move Quickly
  • Methods - Design Your Future, Target for Success, and Campaign to Win (Execution)

Winning in Fast Time

Enhancing Team DNA

This keynote focuses on three dynamic pairs of leverage points for leaders that determine the ongoing performance a team achieves.

Diversity and Direction– an appropriate level of diversity in how members think and act interacts with a direction in which the team is headed

  1. Norms and Network – an appropriate set of behavioral rules play out in a network of interrelationships (nodes) and communications (connections)
  2. Accountability and Accomplishments – individual and team accountability interacts with a track record of accomplishments creating history of success and/or failure

DNA of Teams

Influence without Authority and Power

This keynote addresses “invisible lines of trust” needed to operate where formal lines of authority do not exist. As success becomes more dependent on building effective alliances and partnerships, the skills of “aligning” and “acting” are two critical

  • Aligning through the skills of - establishing credibility, helping others, and building relationships.
  • Acting through the process of - taking purposeful action, providing value, and earning trust.

Influence without Authority


Storytelling is not something we just happen to do. It is virtually something we do when we want to be most effective in communicating something. Good stories tellers tell good stories. Great story tellers tell stories that pull the listener into the story. There is a difference between stating the point of the story and illustrating the point.

Using a compelling narrative may be the teachable antidote needed to help the leader in their development.

Story Tell

"I help successful leaders get even better by developing themselves, their people and their teams." - Chris Coffey



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