Chris is a true alchemist who combines business knowledge and tools with pictures and color, turning the humdrum in business into the extraordinary.
With over 20 years of business planning, strategy consulting, public participation, stakeholder engagement and systems analysis, Chris excels in supporting business transformation with clarity and focus, using best practice methods, strategic illustrations and team participation.
In spite of my creativity and different ways of looking at business, I am a shrewd consumer and practical business person. While the use of pictures in business may sound like a luxury or a ‘nice to’ vs. ‘have to,’ I have seen small businesses turn themselves into multi-million dollar enterprises, and large corporations turn a product, service and opportunity into reality when everyone else gave up hope by using pictures.Christine Chopyak, Author, Picture Your Business Strategy
She has designed and led visionary processes for and with multiple industries including finance, technology, pharmaceutical, consumer products, consulting, petrochemicals, agriculture, publishing and education, oil and gas, aerospace and hospitality.
With a specialty in large group facilitation (150+) and cultural integration, Chris enjoys the challenge of large systems and small teams in diverse, multi-cultural and international settings.
One key differentiator for Chris is the use of strategic illustration to mobilize teams, leaders and organizations. While including art and pictures into her projects and processes, she adeptly weaves in principles of design thinking, innovation, strategy, and storytelling to co-create solutions and actions that address immediate business needs.
Chris is involved in several entreprenurial business ventures including being the founder of Picture Your Strategy, Inc., co-owner, Alchemy: the Art of Transforming Business, investor in Conversation Cloud and board member of the PORCH Society Foundation. Prior to these activities, Chris served as the Vice President for Development at Earth Force, and Executive Director of Keystone Science School, a division of The Keystone Center located in Keystone, Colorado. She has been a keynote speaker at many national and international business conferences and served as guest faculty at several business schools across the United States.
Descriptions of her favorite keynote and interactive speaking topics are available upon request.
Chris has an M.B.A from the Executive and Professional Education program at the Daniels College of Business, University of Denver, and is a graduate of the 50 for Colorado executive education program at the LEEDS Business School at the University of Colorado at Boulder.