OPPORTUNITY
I know coaching means everything to you at BetterUp, and I'd like to share what coaching means to me as an empathetic and Mission-Driven Product Design Leader.
I'm a teams-first Designer. My peers tell me that I'm at my best when I serve as a Leader and Mentor. I've learned to embrace this and have leaned-in to creating meaningful relationships and personalized career development plans.
With over a decade building and leading successful and diverse design organizations, I've come to understand the importance of mentorship and coaching. I'm even a coaching-consumer, enrolled in Angela Yeh's Thrive by Design program because I consider development a lifelong pursuit. As an experienced Director I regularly deploy tools like CultureAmp, Style-of-Influence, Situational Leadership, StrengthsFinder and more. 
As a Leader, I have created award-winning apps for Design Driven companies like Intuit, Motorola, and the Active Network. I've founded several design teams and grown them to up to fifty designers. Along the way I learned a lot about Design Transformation, selling and institutionalizing Design Thinking, and Influencing through Leadership. And I believe in giving back, which is why I'm on the board of IXDA San Diego, with the goal of growing Product Design in Southern California.
My design experience is also directly relevant to BetterUp. I'm currently directing the design of a coaching program called EmpoweredDecisions, a clinically proven app that helps people manage pain with CBT, so they can kick opioids. I've inspired a Content Strategy that's redefined how we deliver content to focus on Outcomes, not Output. At Intuit, I leveraged deep empathy and experimentation (including eye-tracking studies) to help people accomplish their goals, even when they couldn't articulate them themselves.
I would welcome the opportunity to talk about the intersection of Coaching and Design with BetterUp. How I collaborate, inspire, and lead by Design.
You can learn more about me and my work through these curated Design Case Studies.
Regards, Chris 
Mode Map for Active Network Wellness product
Mode Map for Active Network Wellness product
UX Team
UX Team
Brand Strategy
Brand Strategy
Values and Principles Workshop
Values and Principles Workshop
Custom Design Thinking Canvas
Custom Design Thinking Canvas
Qualitative Synthesis
Qualitative Synthesis
2019 PEER FEEDBACK
"Chris brings great leadership talent to the team at ASH and is an approachable and personable manager. His experience with user experience in a large organization has been valuable to shaping the role that his team plays. His experience with design and the creative field is a much needed addition to the technology department at ASH."
"Chris brings outside experience to a hungry team. Anytime I've approached Chris with an idea for something we don't do very often, like different types of research and interviewing, he encourages me to go even further with thoughtful feedback."   
    
"Chris is always available to help and foster my independence. He encourages independent thinking and values my initiatives even though sometimes I face challenges. He's very supportive and encourages me to keep moving forward."
    
"Chris always has a lot of feedback when discussing projects I'm working on, in 1:1's and in casual conversation. He does his best to remove barriers and help move projects forward when they have hit a wall."
 "It is evident all the experience Chris has that he always comes up with innovative ways to address UX issues or improve our process."



Back to Top