What Clients Are Saying

For-profit

  • In the 4 years I worked with Chris, I experienced more professional and personal growth than I believed possible. He facilitated discussions that guided me but never took over the conversation, always challenging me to do the hard work. He and I tackled some of my toughest professional and personal hurdles, and along the way we built a foundation that I've gone back to countless times. I recommend Chris to anyone who is serious about taking their leadership to the next level.

    Meredith V.
    Meredith V. Director, Consulting Services (Telecom Industry)
  • Chris provided invaluable coaching to the leadership team and Board of our non-profit organization at a critical time of transition.  He was effective in facilitating crucial conversations with groups and individuals. As a result, our organization is stronger than ever.

    Connie B.
    Connie B. Board Chair (Non-Profit / Healthcare)
  • Chris’s style is one that provides direct, honest feedback with a humble spirit that motivated our leadership team to improve. He exhibits tremendous judgment in seeing the friction in situations and provides techniques to keep the leader from being drawn into the emotional climate, rise above the situation and focus on the organization’s mission and values through reframing techniques. Chris’s advising and coaching continues to have a tremendous impact in our transformation journey. I highly recommend Chris Joyner to elevate your leadership effectiveness.

    Brian S.
    Brian S. Chief Administrative Officer & SVP Business Transformation & Technology (Fortune 200, Energy Corporation)
  • I have worked with Chris on multiple occasions. Chris is a true asset to any leader or leadership team. He has a wide array of experience and knowledge, as well as the tactfulness and insight to be able to go deep and force organizations to begin thinking in a new way. He challenges the status quo thinking patterns by asking tough questions and providing guidance and direction on how to reframe crucial conversations so that the best outcome can be achieved for all stakeholders. Even once your formal engagement is over, Chris is exceptional about staying in touch and checking in. He is extremely dependable and I would highly recommend him.

    Lindsey A.
    Lindsey A. MBA, Strategy Development (Fortune 50 Company)
  • Chris guided our department through several sessions to craft a mission statement and core values. Collectively, our team decided “straight talk” would be one of them. This seemingly simple decision has made our department fast and nimble. We quickly get to the heart of an issue because no one hides behind vague language. We’ve come to expect that from each other and are willing to call each other out when someone is verbally dancing. The clarity in our communication is freeing. If your team would benefit from core value alignment and clarity, call Joyner Advising Group.

    Tom N.
    Tom N. Executive Director of Content Studio (Media Publishing)
  • Chris has helped accelerate our digital transformation by equipping me and my leadership team with better tools for negotiating change.  He has a rich understanding of people and the inevitable conflict that comes with change.  Chris listens and dives deep into our specific challenges to create immediate and actionable plans that align with our values.  If you are looking for trendy leadership advice, read a book.  If you want to solve really hard problems, call Chris!

    John M.
    John M. Director (Tech)
  • I had the pleasure to work with Chris through several complex business challenges. He brought great thought leadership to the table and, importantly, he brought a different perspective than mine.  But what I value the most from Chris is his ability to apply advanced leadership concepts to the problem at hand in practical ways that deliver meaningful results. Thanks to Chris we were able to improve a large organization by leading it past its status quo to a better state.

    Chris H.
    Chris H. Chief Digital Officer (Energy)
  • I engaged Chris during a transitional point of my career, while I was taking on responsibility for creating two new areas of expertise in our business and adding multiple new team members at the same time.  Chris's advice on leadership and communication during this time was invaluable and led to several positive outcomes during the engagement, and continues to benefit my career to this day.

    Levi R.
    Levi R. VP Corporate Development (Commercial Services)
  • Chris is an attentive listener and pragmatic strategist. He has an acute ability to zero in on the issues I bring him and collaborate with me to create authentic ways to address them. From providing me with simple tricks that serve me during difficult interactions (never underestimate the power of playing dumb or asking penetrating questions) to strategizing with me on more nuanced interactions – I have found our time invaluable. Through his coaching, not only have I become a better leader, I also have the tools to coach up the leaders on my team as well.

    Colleen B.
    Colleen B. Director (Energy)

Not-for-profit

  • Chris is an exceptional leader with profound insight for business executives. He specializes in aligning core values with personal and organizational leadership for growth-minded executives. Chris' commitment to excellence is based on his passion for seeing others succeed. Accelerate your personal and business growth... work with Chris as your top advisor.

    Ron K.
    Ron K. CEO (Generosity Feeds)
  • Chris has been a refreshing voice in my life and leadership. In addition to his experience that brings wisdom and unique perspective, he has proven to be a trustworthy advisor. I can sincerely say that I wouldn't be who I am without his leadership and coaching.

    Jordan S.
    Jordan S. Executive Level Leader (Large Non-Profit)
  • I must confess that I wonder where I would be today had Chris Joyner not entered my world. I was giving my very best, trying to lead a medium-sized church in the Midwest. Unfortunately, it felt as if we were spinning our wheels and going nowhere. I was seriously considering whether I should quit and let someone else take over. Enter Chris Joyner. He not only connected with me and understood my pain and struggle, he also connected well with our leaders and people. He coached us, challenged us and encouraged us in a wide variety of venues. In the end, he led us to a much clearer understanding of our mission, vision and values. Our people are now experiencing a renewed level of energy and a brighter hope for tomorrow.

    Mike R.
    Mike R. Senior Pastor
  • I have worked with Chris on several engagements as we helped churches navigate difficult leadership health issues. Chris has a special gift to guide conversations and explore situations at the deepest level. He's not afraid to ask those tough questions, challenging teams to think in new ways. His demeanor is always calm and tactful while navigating the rough waters. Great follow-up too with all my clients, which is rare. I highly recommend Chris for leaders seeking ways to be better leaders!

    David E.
    David E. President (Architecture Firm)
  • I was privileged to have Chris as my coach during his work with my congregation. Chris is easy to work with, very skilled in what he does, an intuitive and thoughtful leader. He understands the process of adaptive change. He challenges leaders to take thoughtful stands based on principles, while still staying connected to meaningful relationships. He doesn't hesitate to challenge a leader to take a risk for a great cause. His coaching helped me to understand my own gifts, talents, and abilities; and to understand my team. I highly recommend Chris!

    Dave M.
    Dave M. Senior Pastor
  • We brought in Chris to help our organization get in better alignment by coaching our team to get them pulling in the same direction. Using a creative assessment tool, he helped each staff uniquely understand how they fit into the team and could bring their best to work, contributing to a common mission. Chris was engaging, thoughtful, and gave practical insights into our staff culture that helped us put a finger on the existing dynamics. This helped us identify next steps for success!

    Petey C.
    Petey C. Executive Pastor
  • We are so grateful for the coaching and advising we have received from Chris Joyner! He has been an invaluable partner to us and an asset to our church as we seek to create and foster alignment to our vision and strategy throughout our congregation. In our monthly conversations, Chris always asks incredibly insightful questions that drive us toward the heart of any issue. And he offers wise counsel to move in directions we would not have discerned on our own. We are better leaders because of Chris, and our congregation is better for it.

    Becca & Jonathan
    Becca & Jonathan Pastors
  • Chris provided invaluable coaching to the leadership team and Board of our non-profit organization at a critical time of transition.  He was effective in facilitating crucial conversations with groups and individuals. As a result, our organization is stronger than ever.

    Connie B.
    Connie B. Board Chair (Non-Profit / Healthcare)
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