About Chris

Chris Clarke-Epstein, CSP believes if you ask great questions you will get great answers. For 20 years, Chris has asked today’s leaders thought-provoking questions – pushing them to find new ways to do old things, changing old mindsets to meet new challenges, and supporting those leaders as they search for creative solutions to long-standing problems.

Chris, your questions helped us see our Association in a whole new light. Thanks for the insight we needed to move forward. Patty Werner, President, Northwoods Association of Realtors

How does Chris work with her clients?
Chris’ long-term consulting relationships with leaders are testimony to the contribution she makes as they work through cultural change. Her training sessions are renowned for their practical approach to complex issues . And audiences around the world have learned and laughed during Chris’ presentations. Recognized by her peers, she received the highest earned designation from the National Speakers Association, CSP – Certified Speaking Professional – in 1993 and was honored to serve as the 2000-2001 NSA President.

Your experience with our firm and the professionalism you exhibit as you work with us and speak to our groups has made you an honorary Deloitte Consulting staff member – we all feel like you are one of the family. Katie Weiser, Director, Deloitte Consulting

How did Chris become a speaker?
Her mother claims that Chris gave her first speech at age six, when she was caught lining up the neighborhood children, collecting their nickels, and promising them a narrated tour of her newborn brother. Although her brother Ken has grown up to be a fascinating man, now Chris’ programs have a more universal appeal. Her work on building effective teams, maximizing personal creativity, and thriving during change have energized audiences around the world with sensible ideas, sound research, and boundless enthusiasm. Her clients routinely pay Chris the highest compliment – they bring her back and recommend her to others.

Once again, thank you for your dedication to helping us reach our goals. I look forward to the next time that we can work together. Kirk M. Ellis, Partner, KahlerSlater

What has Chris written?
Author of and contributor to nine books, Chris’ most recent book, 78 Important Questions Every Leader Should Ask and Answer, (AMACOM, 2002) again challenges readers to expand their understanding of what being a leader means and requires. Just like her programs, Chris’ books tell stories of real people living in the real world – encouraging readers and participants to re-evaluate and re-discover their own ability to have the lives they want. In addition, more than 2000 subscribers welcome her weekly ezine about change.

Your writing has the same quality as your presentations – beautifully crafted stories. Susan Bundenstein, MA, M Ed. Healthy Living Associates

What does Chris want you to know?
Planning a meeting is a tough job – and I’d like to make your job easier. I promise to ask questions, do my homework about your attendees, make your learning experience relevant and practical, and deliver it with a style that will move your people to laughter, learning, and action. Guaranteed!

Who are Chris’ clients?
Since 1984, more than 3197 audiences have entrusted me with their most precious commodity — time. I”ve never taken that trust lightly. It will be my great joy to work with you to plan and deliver a session at your next meeting. Click HERE to see a partial list of my satisfied clients.

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