Chris brings humor, compassion, and brilliant insight to hard topics of conversation, engaging audiences of all sizes. Available for keynote, break-out, or focus presentations, Chris can tailor the conversation by industry or audience.
Crucial Conversations® teaches skills for creating alignment and agreement by fostering open dialogue around high-stakes, emotional, or risky topics - at all levels of your organization. By learning how to speak and be heard (and encouraging others to do the same), you’ll begin to surface the best ideas, make the highest-quality decisions, and then act on your decisions with unity and commitment.
Chris teaches the two day Crucial Conversations® course at your facility or convenient off-site locations.
Chris offers Conﬂict Coaching to business owners and managers through face to face meetings, weekly calls, and digital commu-nication. Mediation is available to executive staff one-on-one or for whole teams, managers, or managers and employees either on a half day or whole day basis.
A more extensive three month process integrates on-site visits two days per month in an Ombudsman or Mediator role that includes follow-up calls and emails. As an Internal Ombudsman, Chris assesses team dysfunction and designs a conﬂict manage-ment system in a three to six month process. Custom packages are easily designed to meet your speciﬁc needs.
Dr. Christopher Cottrell is a SB Partner and Certiﬁed Trainer with VitalSmarts® Crucial Conversations®. He also is a professional mediator in the Columbus, Ohio area. He has provided training nationally and internationally on the craft of mediation.