Chris Olex is a Trainer, Facilitator, and Speaker in the corporate and academic worlds. For over 20 years, Chris has honed a specific professional style that brings energy, trust, and growth to her client relationships. She pushes her participants to challenge the way they think and behave to drive them to reach their individual goals.

The core questions that guide her work are:

How do you show up in the world?

How do you impact other people?

Chris ultimately cares about helping her clients understand the messy, uncertain, and endlessly curious way of humans. Chris works tirelessly to inspire clients to explore how to expand their sense of connection with others, have more effective conversations that ease tension, understand their motivations and those of others around them, and simply be more in touch with what they want. Topics covered:

Courage and Vulnerability Emotional Intelligence

Trust Culture

Leadership Growth Team Development

Personal Motivation and Goal Setting Dealing with Change

Her goal is “wake up” participants and increase their self awareness in any of these areas using a variety of methods to do so - assessments, interactive experiences, discussion, coaching, and reflection time. Chris has certifications and/or experience in the following instruments that help her provide clients with the tools to grow:

  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator™ 

  • DiSC™

  • Dare to Lead™ 

  • StrengthsFinder™ 

  • Emotional Intelligence and the EI360™

  • Integrative Enneagram™

  • Motivation Factor™. 

Chris will come to your classroom or training setting, a remote team offsite or retreat, or even your favorite hotel ballroom down the street - in any space, Chris strives to create a safe, thoughtful environment that motivates people to have meaningful conversations.

Chris lives outside of Boston, Massachusetts. She is a graduate of Bradley University and holds a Bachelor's degree in Psychology focusing in Organizational Behavior and Leadership.  In her free time, Chris tries to enjoy running and triathlons, really enjoys persuading her friends to try new, wacky things, and has even enjoyed hiking the 2,200 mile Appalachian Trail.