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Senior Consultant

Chris Oster

Ms. Chris Oster brings over 30 years of experience in the identification and development of leadership skills in others. With a high impact style and unique skill set, she supports both individuals and organizations as they explore meaningful change. Chris has experience working with startup organizations, joint ventures and large corporations globally. Leading companies through transitions and optimizing leadership potential is her true passion.

Chris has a diverse career spanning various industries. While leading the General Motors’ Global Talent Development organization, Chris rebuilt the company’s strategy to strengthen the talent pipeline and enhance the required capabilities to ensure an effective transformation. Since 2018, upon leaving GM, she has devoted her time and passion to supporting the development of leaders via coaching engagements, education programs and consulting. Some of her career accomplishments include: serving as a Design Thinking coach on 5 of GM’s future product teams with the Stanford University Team; developing and delivering a full curriculum of global leader development programs in partnerships with institutions such as Harvard, Stanford and University of Michigan Ross School of Business; and developing a program in 2019 called “Leading in Crisis: The New Normal” to support the MSU Broad School of Business, Executive MBA Program. 

Chris has coached organizations in a wide range of industries such as Finance, Insurance, Automotive, Service Industry, Health Care, Not for Profit and Corporate Boards. Most recently, in the wake of COVID, she provided strategy and team development support for Not for Profits, addressing the unique challenges of operating during uncertain times and helping to realign strategic business plans, re-staff organizations and coach leaders.

Chris Oster has a Master of Science, Michigan State University, Labor and Industrial Relations; a Bachelor of Science, Social Policy and Social Work, Rochester Institute of Technology; is certified in multiple Personality and Leadership instruments (MBTI, Hogan, Birkman, various 360’s and more); and is a Certified Sign Language Interpreter. She has served on corporate boards and is a frequent public speaker addressing Change Management in Crisis, Individual and Organizational Resilience, Women in the Workplace, Talent Identification and Development, Executive Presence and Implicit Bias. Chris may be contacted at:

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