Chris Ellis, MBA

Executive Coach and Consultant

“Leadership wisdom is essential for the long-term success of an enterprise. Wise leaders develop and apply an effective perception of reality, shape a climate of trust through personal integrity, create the conditions for people to do their best work with dignity, and personify the spirit of positive equanimity.”

-Chris Ellis

Meet Chris

Chris Ellis brings 30 years of expertise in consulting and coaching across a variety of industries to help clients make sense of their current reality, gain insight to unleash the power to change, and accelerate growth for lasting success. He also leverages his experience as a senior executive for a global professional services firm and as a university educator and board adviser.
In his consulting work, Chris helps leadership teams focus attention, create alignment, and build capability to better execute strategy. In his coaching work, Chris helps leaders cultivate inner wisdom to achieve higher impact, greater meaning, and healthier living. He is highly collaborative in serving clients at the intersection of strategy, leadership, and execution. 

  • Professional and executive coaching
  • Leadership team effectiveness
  • Strategy creation and execution
  • Organization alignment and effectiveness
  • Culture building and transformation
  • Business process design and improvement
  • Talent and performance management
Health Services, Financial Services, Professional Services, Life Sciences, Medical Device, Consumer Products, Higher Education
  • Chris Ellis Consulting and Coaching, Founder and Principal

  • University of St. Thomas Opus School of Business, Adjunct Professor

  • The Segal Group, Senior Vice President

  • Sibson Consulting, Managing Partner

  • Master of Business Administration, Duke University Fuqua School of Business

  • Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering, Northwestern University

Personal Interests

Writing, dogs, golf, wilderness canoeing, book collecting, music, philosophy

Contact Chris Directly


Phone: 763-545-5997
M–F: 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
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4800 Olson Memorial Highway
Suite #225
Minneapolis, MN 55422
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