Decades of experience building and managing a successful and profitable professional service business in a highly competitive Charlotte market.
After years of working hard for other people, and learning a lot of what to do and what not to do along the way, Chris went out on his own and started his solo practice in 1997. He devised marketing strategies, developed relationships and directed pricing decisions. He handled dealings with adversaries, clients, competitors and navigated market shifts.
He is hands on when it comes to hiring - and sometimes firing - staff and contractors. The result has been the blessing of a loyal and very capable para-professional staff that have been with him for years and even decades.
As a business owner, he made and keeps making the commitment to running a profitable business. That commitment is made every minute, every hour and every day and it must be at the forefront of every decision.
However, Work/Life balance is crucial. Even though a solo practitioner, Chris designed a three month sabbatical for himself in the summer of 2016. Highly creative in addressing the concerns of adversaries, clients, judges and the Bar, he took leave during this time from the day-to-day office duties with the help of capable colleagues and his experienced staff. It was the best thing that he could ever have done for his wellbeing and his career, returning refreshed and ready to take it on.
As part of his rigorous coach training, he completed numerous programs including:
He also holds a certification as a Master Level Coach attained after an intensive year-long course of study.
Going into his third decade of professional life, Chris is branching out to coaching and consulting with other professionals, small business owners and entrepreneurs. Having learned a bunch of things the hard way, he is focusing on what he knows best: work/life balance, career transition, staff retention and business development.