Chris Gaither is an executive coach who helps leaders cultivate presence and purpose in order to do their best, most fulfilling work.
He uses deep conversation and coaching tools to grow his clients’ confidence, motivation, intuition, and resilience. They work in some of the world’s most influential companies, including Facebook, Mars, Apple, and Google. He has also coached startup founders, national nonprofit leaders, and executives undergoing career transition and burnout.
He is also a consultant with X, the Alphabet subsidiary. He facilitates leadership-development workshops and helps early-stage project leaders define their moonshot visions.
Chris is a deft and curious listener, thinker, speaker, and facilitator, skilled in distilling complex subjects into compelling language and action plans. He combines rigorous training in Co-Active Coaching with two decades in corporate sustainability, high-tech communications and employee engagement, and business journalism.
In leadership roles at Apple and Google, he oversaw global storytelling campaigns; built and managed high-performing teams; and advised VPs and C-level executives on how to inspire, communicate more effectively, and drive change. Previously, he was an assistant business editor for the Los Angeles Times, the West Coast correspondent for the Boston Globe, and a business writer for the New York Times.
He is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach. He holds a Master’s in Journalism from the University of California at Berkeley and a Bachelor’s of Arts from Wesleyan University.
He lives in Oakland, California, where he tutors students at underserved schools and sits on the Alameda County Community Food Bank’s board of directors. He loves reading, hiking in redwoods, and watching his son play soccer.
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