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Thinking differently isn't enough

Change–whether personal or organizational--feels chaotic.

You might feel it's hopeless to predict and influence emotions. So chaos prevails.

Or, you realize the power of emotions to get people to do things differently but don't have the skills to go about it systematically. You may be new to managing change or have had it added to your project management responsibilities and feel unsure where to start.

Ultimately you're looking for a better way because you feel like something has to change about your approach to change. 

Better is possible using new research and techniques from emotional intelligence and behavioral science. Innovative combinations help you think and feel differently about change. You feel more in control and know how to influence.

Let's create better together!

Before

  • Change feels emotionally chaotic and unpredictable
  • Project efforts feel tactical and disjointed
  • Lots of fire drills to address people problems
  • Leaders unaware of what  they need to do or what good looks like
  • No way to know if progress is being made on people readiness

After

  • Emotions and emotional patterns are recognizeable
  • Emotions connect the dots for greater impact
  • Anticipates barriers to the people experience 
  • Leaders who know exactly what to focus on and how to reward and encourage others
  • Specific proof points of behavioral progress along the way, and tangible goals of adoption

3 ways I can help:

  1. Leadership advisory for a specific project or an ongoing transformation effort. 
  2. Changemaker Studio workshops, courses and tools to support project managers and change practitioners expand their emotional intelligence and influencing skillset.
  3. Assessment services to anticipate and plan for barriers, with a particular focus on emotions and behavioral evidence of progress
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Kris provides great insights. She hears people and thinks about what they're saying on a deep level.

Coaching client

Jill Claggett, MA-Director of HR Systems, Apogee Enterprises

We would not have been successful without Kris. While we hadn't initially scoped out this need in the project, being able to pivot quickly and include her was invaluable. Thankfully she was available and willing to jump in the fire with us. I wouldn't do another rollout of a platform without a change consultant.

We would not have been successful without Kris. While we hadn't initially scoped out this need in the project, being able to pivot quickly and include her was invaluable. Thankfully she was available and willing to jump in the fire with us. I wouldn't do another rollout of a platform without a change consultant.

Jill Claggett, MA - Director, HR Systems, Apogee Enterprises

Her encouragement and personal stories helped me become more mindful in making change doable.

Coaching client

Monica Smith Sr. Director, Talent Management & Development, The Toro Company

From the first meeting with Kris, it was clear she brought a strong change point of view, concrete practices, and would challenge us to consider how we brought our different audiences along with us. Our global implementation was incredibly successful in large part due to intentional actions to inform and involve key stakeholders along the way. I can't imagine doing a project like it without Kris.

About me

It's humbling to consider that in nearly three decades, my work has helped more than a million people change. During that time, change management has flourished as a profession.

I'm passionate about sharing my ideas and lessons learned with new practitioners and leaders seeking to grow professionally and personally. 

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