Chris Altizer Speaker Profile


Chris has been speaking at meetings, conferences, universities, and on panels regarding HR strategy, talent development and organizational change, and more recently regarding performance and wellness, across and outside the U.S. for over 20 years. His presentations include addressing the Conference Board's spring 2015 Strategic HR Conference in NYC and sharing the stage with HR thought leader Dave Ulrich in 2017. He is recognized as an engaging, energizing speaker who brings relatable insights and an authentic point of view that stimulates thought, discussion and action. Through his unique experience in corporate leadership and organizational and leadership change, as well as his martial arts and diving and volunteer and community work, he brings wisdom, passion and humor to topics of change, culture, leadership and talent.

Winter 2018 "The Doctor's Kids: Keys to Healing the HR Professional" HR Florida Review

Winter 2017 "Mindful - What?" Considering mindfulness in the workplace HR Florida Review

October 2017 "Can Mindfulness Reboot D&I?" Association for Talent Development

April 2017 "Matters of the Mind" Spring RBL Institute Think Tank session with Anne Altizer and Doctors Dave and Wendy Ulrich

January 2017 "Mindfulness - performance, wellness, or fad?" Strategic HR Review, Vol. 16 Iss:1

January 2017 co-author with Anne Altizer of "Mindfully Mobile, A Guide for Frequent Flyers and Road Warriors to Maintain Performance and Wellness on the Road" (Altizer Performance Partners)

April 2015 The Conference Board Strategic HR Conference panelist "Building a Culture Change Capability"

June 2009 Case Study Co-Author: “HR Transformation: Building Human Resources from the Outside In,” Ulrich, et al; McGraw Hill

February 2007 Interview: "A Talent Strategy Overhaul at Pfizer." Workforce Management. Author: Jessica Marquez

January 2007 Interview:  "The State of Succession Planning." Talent Management Magazine Author Kellye Whitney

July 2006 Interview: "Succession Planning, An Acquired Skill."

July 2006 Interview: "Learning from the Leader." Next Generation Pharma. Author Rebecca Goozee

March 1994 "Increasing your training ROI" Performance + Instruction. Volume 33, Issue 3

January 1993 "It’s better to ask than to tell: Adults learn best when they’re involved in the process." Performance + Instruction, Vol. 32, Issue 1

1993 – Current: Various conference, panel and university presentations on diverse topics including change management, merger and acquisition, leadership development, training and quality improvement

Leading a management seminar in Monterrey, Mexico

Leading a management seminar in Monterrey, Mexico


External Roles & Recognition

2012 Visiting Nurses Association of Northern New Jersey, 2012 Gala Honoree and winner of the Caroline J. Cauldwell Corporate Founder's Award

2010 - 2012 Morris Country Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, member Board Development Committee

2008 – 2011 Health Institute of New Jersey (HINJ) member

2003 - 2009 U.S. Department of State Overseas Schools Advisory Council, Executive Committee member

2008 – 2009 Somerset County Business Partnership Board of Directors

2007– 2009 Human Resource Policy Association, American Benefits Council, ERISA Industry Committee



Training & Certification


2016 Registered Yoga Teacher 200 Hours, Yoga Alliance

2016 Hogan Personality Assessments

2015 NAUI Scuba Instructor Certification #56552

2015 - 2001– Isshinryu Karate of Madison & Bernardsville NJ 5th Degree Black Belt Isshinryu Karate & Instructor

2000 Advanced Executive Leadership Program, Harvard University

1997 Executive Leadership Program, University of Michigan Ann Arbor

1995 Statistical Process Control Certification, Allstate Insurance Company

1992 Myers Briggs Certification, Center for Application of Psychological Type

1990 Instructor, Crosby Quality Education System, Philip Crosby Associates