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CHRIS PALMER, PARTNER

During his 32-year corporate career Chris has held responsibilities on a global scale with extensive experience in the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Africa. His executive experience includes executive roles for Volvo Cars, Alstom, and Lafarge .

An MBA graduate from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management, he also holds a BSC from Kettering University, and is certified in several leading assessment and development tools and Certified Executive Coach with Marshall Goldsmith’s Stakeholder Centered Coaching team.

Key parts of Chris’ duties as a Senior HR Executive have been to manage major decisions about executive talent; being a member of the decision apparatus about global organizational structures; and he has led major change initiatives across the globe.

Senior executives have counted on Chris to be a key advisor to them regarding some of the most important leadership and strategic decisions they are responsible to make. His advice is candid, direct and backed by deep experience. The breadth of Chris’ experience provides him a unique perspective and deep insights into the executive psyche, the keys to executive leadership, how great teams are built and managed as well as how large global enterprises successfully manage significant change initiatives.

Chris is our PeopleSurge expert for executive coaching and Global Enterprise.

Contact Chris: chris@people-surge.com

Chris’ Expertise… 

Talent Optimization

Leadership Coaching

Business Growth

Team Development

Strategic Leadership

The Predictive Index

Leadership Awareness

Selected Speaking Engagements:

McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University |Executive Career Strategies

CUE, Indianapolis | Building Positive Employee Relations from the Ground Up

SHRM Executive Network Annual Conference, Miami | Leveraging culture in building digital capabilities

Evanta CHRO conference, Boston | HR Transformation

National Foreign Trade Council | Talent Strategies in Global Organizations

Fuqua Business School, Duke University | Building Global Talent Strategies

Schulich Business School, University of Toronto | Global Strategies for Building World-Class Talent Organizations

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