Biography

Chris Ellis was a senior vice president and managing partner with a global consultancy before starting his own firm several years ago. He has lived and worked in Chicago, New York, Raleigh, and Los Angeles. Now located in Saint Paul, his consulting and coaching practice primarily focuses on serving leaders and management teams in professional services, financial services, and health services organizations.

Chris earned a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Northwestern University and a Master of Business Administration from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. He has taught operations management at the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business as an adjunct professor, served the Hubbs Center for Lifelong Learning as a volunteer tutor and adviser, and affiliated with MDA Leadership Consulting as an executive coach. He has been a frequent speaker for local organizations as well as national associations on topics relating to strategic leadership and organization effectiveness.

Chris brings deep insight, passion, and humor to his work. In addition to consulting and coaching, he serves on advisory boards, stays active in the recovery community, volunteer mentors young professionals, and follows a daily spiritual wisdom practice. He enjoys his children, dogs, reading, writing, music, and nature. He is the author of several pioneering books including The Enlightened Enterprise and Empowered Leadership.