Mr. Chris DeVany

Area Of Expertise : mergers and acquisitions, surviving change, project management, management, sales, team-building
25 Years Of Experience
Training Industry : Human Resources

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 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.
 

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Managing Multicultural Teams for Peak Performance

Get your team’s act together … you can enjoy our Webinar as a group! No matter how long you’ve been managing, this step-by-step guide ensures you'll get the strongest performance possible out of your team – in any environment. With strateg ...

  • Basic & Intermediate & Advanced
  • 90 Mins
  • Jul 10, 2019
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Creating High-Performing Teams: Leadership and Team Development

Inspire and influence your team members to achieve your goals as a team! Managers who will be promoted are the ones who not only manage efficiently but also lead their teams effectively. Learn how to work in a horizontal mode of operation ...

  • Advanced
  • 90 Mins
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Time and Task Management – Working Smart

Take control of your time and get control of your entire work day! The speed of everything has changed. Are your time management skills up to the challenge? Do you put off more today than you can ever accomplish tomorrow exhaust yourself by ...

  • Basic & Intermediate & Advanced
  • 90 Mins
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No More Excuses! Unleash the Power of Accountable Communication

In this interactive session, attendees will learn how to unleash the power of accountable communication to stop the blame game, banish excuses and boost productivity. A single, powerful factor separates super-achieving teams from those that ...

  • Basic & Intermediate & Advanced
  • 90 Mins
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“Virtual Team” – How to Manage People Effectively in Multiple Locations

Every manager knows that the best and fastest way to learn a new skill is through practice. That’s why we’ve packed this hard-hitting workshop with powerful exercises, models,and case studies specifically designed for managers of multiple l ...

  • Basic & Intermediate & Advanced
  • 90 Mins
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The Effective Manager's Communication Skills Toolbox: Making Active Listening, Constructive Feedback, Resolving Conflicts

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 ...

  • Basic & Intermediate & Advanced
  • 90 Mins
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Virtual Teams, Distributed Teams: Methods for Managing People Effectively at Multiple Locations from a Distance

Every manager knows that the best and fastest way to learn a new skill is through practice. That’s why we’ve packed this hard-hitting workshop with powerful exercise models and case studies specifically designed for managers of multiple ...

  • Basic & Intermediate & Advanced
  • 90 Mins
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The One Minute Manager®: Goal-setting, Recognition and Redirection

Management is both a science and an art. The science is in making people more effective than they would have been without you. The art is in how you achieve that. We will help you more effectively use each minute to accomplish your task of goal se ...

  • Basic & Intermediate & Advanced
  • 90 Mins
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The Effective Manager's Communication Skills Toolbox: Making Active Listening, Constructive Feedback, Resolving Conflicts and Coaching Work for You

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 the ...

  • Basic & Intermediate & Advanced
  • 90 Mins
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The Effective Manager's Communication Skills Toolbox: Making Active Listening, Constructive Feedback, Resolving Conflicts and Coaching Work for You

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 the ...

  • Basic & Intermediate & Advanced
  • 90 Mins