AS PRINCIPAL OF CHRIS GRIVAS CONSULTING, a global consultancy headquartered in Seattle, Chris focuses on increasing the creative capacity of individuals, teams, and organizations. He is the lead author of The Innovative Team (Jossey-Bass, 2011), a business fable that explores how teams can produce breakthrough results despite members’ varied creative styles.
An organizational development professional, he customizes approaches to development for individuals, teams, and the organization as a whole. As an executive coach, Chris helps his clients identify issues and strategies to optimize their performance in immediate situations and over the long term. Chris helps teams come together, solve problems, and position themselves for future success. On an organizational level, he consults with leaders on how to intentionally design their organizational culture to produce the results and behaviors they desire.
Chris has designed and delivered courses in creative process for corporate, academic, and non-profit settings, as well as facilitated strategic vision and strategic planning sessions, new product development, process improvement, team building and executive coaching for numerous organizations worldwide. He has taught and lectured at the University of Washington, Northwestern University, New York University’s Stern School of Business, and presented at numerous industry conferences.
Some of the clients to benefit from Chris’ work include: Ernst & Young, New York University Hospital, Mount Sinai Hospital, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, MDS/Nordion, Bristol-Meyers Squibb, CARES of Washington, and many others.
A published researcher in the field of innovation, he holds a Bachelor’s degree in Humanities from Seattle University, and a Master’s degree in Creativity and Innovation from Buffalo State College.