Chris Jay

Global Practitioner

Chris brings 30 years of experience as an executive, consultant, facilitator and executive coach.  Chris draws on a diverse background which includes business psychology and communication, problem-solving and decision making, and international executive learning.

As a senior executive, he has held positions in the fields of management education, investment banking, software development, information systems management, and international executive development.

As a consultant and coach, he has worked with senior executives to help them develop high-impact leadership styles combined with the intuitive flexibility needed for global effectiveness.  He has also worked with early and mid-career business people, from over 30 countries, to help them develop deeper levels of personal insight and capability.

As a facilitator of executive learning sessions, he has specialized in global team development, structured problem solving, conflict management, negotiation skills and intercultural communication.  His clients have included Fortune 500 companies in high technology, technology services, banking, aerospace, oil and gas (both upstream and downstream), consumer goods and hospitality.

In addition, early in his career Chris spent 7 years as a Zen Buddhist monk in Kyoto, Japan.  From that experience, and subsequently from years of experience in formal meditation retreat settings, he is able to help clients personally in their challenge of finding an authentic and meaningful path for themselves.

  • Chris received his undergraduate education at Oberlin
    College and Goddard College.
  • M.B.A., University of California at Berkeley
  • MBTI Certified
  • Leadership Circle Profile Certified

Chris’s ability to deeply listen to clients, providing them with genuine personal and professional insight coupled with rigorous problem solving, drives his clients’ commitment to personal change and transformation.