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Chris DeVany

Founder and President , Pinnacle Performance Improvement Worldwide ,

Chris DeVany is the founder and president of Pinnacle Performance Improvement Worldwide, a firm which focuses on management and organization development. Pinnacle's clients include global organizations such as Visa International, Cadence Design Systems, Coca Cola, Sprint, Microsoft, Aviva Insurance, Schlumberger and over 500 other organizations in 22 countries. He also has consulted to government agencies from the United States, the Royal Government of Saudi Arabia, Canada, Cayman Islands and the United Kingdom.

He has published numerous articles in the fields of surviving mergers and acquisitions, surviving change, project management, management, sales, team-building, leadership, ethics, customer service, diversity and work-life balance, in publications ranging from ASTD/Performance In Practice to Customer Service Management. His book, "90 Days to a High-Performance Team", published by McGraw Hill and often accompanied by in-person, facilitated instruction, has helped and continues to help thousands of executives, managers and team leaders improve performance.

He has appeared hundreds of times on radio and television interview programs to discuss mergers and acquisitions (how to manage and survive them), project management, sales, customer service, effective workplace communication, management, handling rapid personal and organizational change and other topical business issues.

He has served or is currently serving as a board member of the International Association of Facilitators, Sales and Marketing Executives International, American Management Association, American Society of Training and Development, Institute of Management Consultants, American Society of Association Executives, Meeting Professionals International and National Speakers Association. Chris is an award-winning Toastmaster's International Competition speaker. He recently participated in the Fortune 500 Annual Management Forum as a speaker, panelist and seminar leader.

Chris has distinguished himself professionally by serving multiple corporations as manager and trainer of sales, operations, project management, IT, customer service and marketing professionals. Included among those business leaders are Prudential Insurance, Sprint, BayBank (now part of Bank of America), US Health Care and Marriott Corporation.

He has assisted these organizations in mergers and acquisitions, facilitating post-merger and acquisition integration, developing project management, sales, customer service and marketing strategies, organizing inbound and outbound call center programs, training and development of management and new hires, and fostering corporate growth through creative change and innovation initiatives.

Chris holds degrees in management studies and organizational behavior from Boston University. He has traveled to 22 countries and 47 states in the course of his career.


Thursday

29
October,
2020

Strategic Planning and Execution Remotely: The 1-2-3 Year Plan for Enterprise Success

Before the Coronavirus (COVID-19) appeared, has your workforce been largely office-based? Is this the first time you and your team have been working 100% virtually? If so, then this Webinar is for you! As enterprises have been growing far and wide, often international in scope, we find ourselves as executives and managers with our talent spread farther and farther, often at dozens and hundreds of locations. How do we ‘get a better handle’ on all this?

Chris DeVany
  • Time: 10:00 AM PDT | 01:00 PM EDT,
  • Duration: 90 Minutes
  • Price: $149.00
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Thursday

05
November,
2020

Performance Reviews Remotely: A Step-By-Step Process For Conducting Them Meaningfully and Effectively

One of the most critical areas of employee relationships and one of the biggest challenges management faces today is conducting effective performance appraisals and determining appropriate merit increases.

Chris DeVany
  • Time: 10:00 AM PST | 01:00 PM EST,
  • Duration: 90 Minutes
  • Price: $149.00
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Tuesday

10
November,
2020

Handling A Chaotic Work Environment: How To Prioritize Work And Make Good Decisions Under Pressure

This highly interactive Webinar offers you and your team an array of practical tools to help you get things done in today's chaotic and constantly changing work environment.

Chris DeVany
  • Time: 10:00 AM PST | 01:00 PM EST,
  • Duration: 90 Minutes
  • Price: $149.00
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Friday

20
November,
2020

Successfully Dealing With Difficult People Remotely: The 5 Most Difficult Types of People And How To Effectively Approach Them

Before the Coronavirus (COVID-19) appeared, has your workforce been largely office-based? Is this the first time you and your team have been working 100% virtually? If so, then this Webinar is for you! As enterprises have been growing far and wide, often international in scope, we find ourselves as executives and managers with our talent spread farther and farther, often at dozens and hundreds of locations. How do we ‘get a better handle’ on all this?

Chris DeVany
  • Time: 10:00 AM PST | 01:00 PM EST,
  • Duration: 90 Minutes
  • Price: $149.00
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3-Hour Virtual Seminar on Moving From an Operational Manager to a Strategic Leader

Gain the insights and skills to know where your business stands today and where it's heading tomorrow. In today's unpredictable business environment, strategic leadership is not just for top management alone,It's for:

  • Chris DeVany
  • Recorded
  • Duration: 90 Minutes
  • Price: $349.00
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Virtual Teams in a Time of COVID-19: Managing Your Entire Team Remotely

Before the Coronavirus (COVID-19) appeared, has your workforce been largely office-based? Is this the first time you and your team have been working 100% virtually? If so, then this Webinar is for you! As enterprises have been growing far and wide, often international in scope, we find ourselves as executives and managers with our talent spread farther and farther, often at dozens and hundreds of locations. How do we 'get a better handle' on all this?

  • Chris DeVany
  • Recorded
  • Duration: 90 Minutes
  • Price: $199.00
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The Effective Manager Communication Skills Toolbox: Making Listening, Constructive Feedback, Conflict Resolution and Coaching Work for You, your Team and Bottom-Line Results

In order to function at maximum effectiveness, a manager must master critical communication skills, including active listening, the ability to receive and provide constructive feedback, to resolve conflicts and to coach and mentor. Without these skills and a commitment to continuously improve them, our ability to leverage our value to our manager and our organization diminishes.

  • Chris DeVany
  • Recorded
  • Duration: 90 Minutes
  • Price: $199.00
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Project Management Essentials: Planning, Executing, Completing!

Let's face it - we are all managing projects every day! They may be simple or more complex, but undoubtedly you are managing projects within your role.

  • Chris DeVany
  • Recorded
  • Duration: 90 Minutes
  • Price: $199.00
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