Chris Altizer BA, MA, MBA

Executive & Team Coach

Senior Human Resources Leader, Instructor of Yoga, Karate, Diving

As a senior Human Resources executive in companies including Aetna, Pfizer, Warner-Lambert, and Allstate Insurance, Chris has deep experience in leadership, organizational, and team effectiveness and performance across businesses and industries. He brings over 25 years of working closely with C-suite executives and leadership teams across the Americas, Europe, Asia, Middle East, and Africa to improve organizational and leadership performance. For over twenty years Chris has spoken at conferences and been interviewed, published, and quoted on topics ranging from organization effectiveness, talent development, and leadership performance. He has guest lectured and taught at several universities including Cornell University, University of Warsaw Business School, George Washington University, University of Illinois, and Florida International University.

Along his path, in addition to his expertise in leader, team and business performance, and cultural and organizational change, Chris has incorporated into his coaching and guidance key lessons from his studies in the martial arts and related philosophies, as well as lessons from several years as a diver and SCUBA Instructor. Chris blends his deep professional experiences in leadership, teams, and organizational change with his deep personal experiences in fitness, awareness, recovery, and mindfulness to help others discern, decide, and dedicate their paths to personal and professional growth, mastery, and performance. 

Chris has broad business experience in managing change at the most senior levels of large corporations and smaller businesses ranging from start-ups, turnarounds, growth challenges, and integrations. His significant global and diverse industry experience, informed by years of martial arts and diving training and practice, provide him with a uniquely broad and deep perspective that has added tangible value to scores of leaders of organizations large and small.