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Chris Von Baeyer

Chris is an actor, educator, and consultant who specializes in the integration of theater and human development. Over the course of his career, he has coached thousands of people in the art of leadership presence, emotional intelligence, interpersonal communication, Shakespeare, and voice.

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Presence: The Great Differentiator

Success rested not simply on what my ideas were, but how I presented them. And this is where I had leverage—this is where I could differentiate...

The Quiet Leader

The terms introversion and extroversion, originally made popular by psychologist Carl Jung, have now become common terms in describing our innate...

The Leader as Host: Three Key Practices to Optimize Your Meetings

I noticed in my colleague an attitude of service and attention that remained for the full hour. There was a sense of curiosity and respect that...

The Gravitas Trap

What I really aspire to, is to regain the joy I used to feel with my work and with my colleagues.  What I really want is to feel like I am part of...

How To Prepare For A Last-Minute, 10-Minute Speech

Just 10 or 15 minutes, you think. Not nearly enough time to do justice to the topic, but plenty of time to make a complete fool of myself if I don’t...

Courageous Conversations: Three Lessons on the Recovery of Trust

Perhaps there is nothing more challenging than learning that people you care about (and need!) have lost faith in you. Though our first instinct...

A Decade of the Smartphone: Watching My Modern Brain Change

What is this doing to our brains? How does my smart phone change the way I think and work? And (most intriguing for me as a professional in the field...

China Rises: A Story from Shanghai

Towards the end of our program, a young executive in a very expensive suit, who had not spoken for most of the meeting, quietly stood up. What he...

Theatre As Metaphor: An Actor In A Business Suit

Stories about business and leadership in the popular media serve as foils for our own experiences in the “real” world. We watch Michael Douglas’...

The Novelty Of The Actual

Are we currently seeing an increase in the value and attractiveness of work experiences that are not digital and screen-based? Are the competencies...

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