Leaders Create Alignment
Leaders Create Alignment
Joyner Advising Group
Alignment is life-giving.
How important is alignment?
It’s why Joyner Advising Group exists. Misalignment in any system–business, nonprofit or family–is corrosive. We all know that if left unattended, corrosion spreads and does so quickly. Think about the once strong door panel on your college car that started to rust. Before long it was susceptible to disintegration from a stiff wind or an errant soccer ball.
Alignment, on the other hand, is life-giving.
It results in less politicking and greater missional effectiveness. Team members experience less stress and live fuller lives–both at home and at work. Customers intuitively know when your organization is aligned, and they are attracted to it.
First Principles that drive our work:
We are driven to bring to the moment exactly what is needed. We’ve yet to find that in a box of solutions. If you unearth that box, please let us know so we can find ourselves a different career before it’s too late.
What Clients Are Saying
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
Joyner Advising Group guides leaders and their teams through the process of alignment creation. The outcome is a healthy, high-functioning culture that drives and delivers sustainable, business results.