Christopher Meade

Christopher Meade, PhD

Associate Professor of Management

503-915-7800

cmeade@georgefox.edu

Office: Portland Center Campus

Office Hours: By appointment only

Chris Meade has served in various leadership and faculty roles with the George Fox College of Business since 2006. He worked as a professor at the school’s satellite campus in Boise, Idaho, until the summer of 2012, when he transitioned to George Fox’s Portland Center location to serve as chair and director of the school’s MBA programs and as an assistant professor of management. He then served as dean of the College of Business. Now back in the classroom, Chris serves as an associate professor. In 2012, he was the recipient of the George Fox Graduate Teacher of the Year award.

In addition to his work at the university, Chris is the founder, president and executive leadership coach for Leadership Alive, Inc. ®, a nonprofit organization that helps inspire, coach and resource leaders, teams and organizations. Chris serves as a motivational speaker, author, corporate educator and executive leadership coach. He speaks at numerous events on leadership throughout the United States and has published six books through the organization. He is a recipient of the CEO Today Management Consulting Award.

Chris has keynoted and/or conducted leadership and team trainings for some of the nation’s top-tier firms, which include: Apple, Nike, Microsoft, Salesforce, Cisco, NFL Detroit Lions, Federal Reserve Bank, Parker Aerospace, Taj Palaces & Resorts, U.S. Departments of Treasury, Commerce, and Justice, Providence Health, Dell Computers EMC, GameStop TechBrands, Abbott Laboratories, C.R. Bard, Inc., United Healthcare, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, University of California Berkeley, Code.org. and Children of the Nations.

Chris is also the founder of Grace Chapel, a Christ-centered, multicultural church where he served for 18 years as the lead pastor. Chris is married to his wife, Mary. They have three adult children.


Connect with Chris on LinkedIn, Twitter and FaceBook.

Professor Meade Teaches

  • Transformational Leadership
  • Leading Strategic Change
  • Ethical and Legal Responsibility
  • Organizational Systems and Change
  • Personal and Organizational Effectiveness

Research Interests

  • Servant Leadership 
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • High-Performance Management
  • Leading Strategic Change, Innovation and Transformation
  • Ethics in The Age Of Artificial Intelligence
  • Architecting Healthy Orginizational Cultures
  • Strengths-Based Teams, Leaders and Organizations

Community Service

  • Education, Awards and Books
  • Provide pro-bono career and life coaching for students
  • Provide pro-bono leadership consulting to under-resourced leaders
  • Volunteer work through Leadership Alive, Inc.

Professional Presentations/Keynotes/Seminars Conducted for Industry

Created and presented approximately 1,000 presentations, seminars, workshops, lectures, keynotes, and/or sermons. Listed below are some of those presentations. More topics can be found at Leadership Alive.

Professional Presentations/Keynotes/ Seminars Conducted for Industry  

  • Meade, C. (2018). High-performance teams and organizational aerodynamics. Speaker and trainer for the Apple i-Tunes Global Marketing leadership team at Apple campus, Cupertino, CA.
  • Meade, C. (2018). Emotional intelligence: EQiAlive – The other kind of smart. Speaker and trainer for customer service representatives and managers at Clark Public Utilities, Vancouver, WA.
  • Meade, C. (2018). High-performance management: The 12 elements of world-class managers and teams. Speaker and trainer for the CalPia managers (California Prison Industry Authority), Sacramento, CA.
  • Meade, C. (2018). Aligning a multi-generational workforce in high-performance, productivity and culture. Speaker and trainer for CalPia (California Prison Industry Authority), Sacramento, CA.
  • Meade, C. (2018). Trusted servant leadership: A new kind of leader for a new kind of world. Speaker and trainer for the Department of Justice U.S. Marshall’s office, Sacramento, CA.
  • Meade, C. (2018). Team accelerators: High performance through effective communication. Speaker and trainer for Abbott Laboratories, Santa Clara, CA.
  • Meade, C. (2018). Effective communication strategies for managers and teams. Speaker and trainer for the Department of Commerce, NAOO Northwest Division, Seattle, WA.
  • Meade, C. (2018). Becoming a world-class organization: The twin engines that create and sustain an enduring company. Speaker for the management northwest division of North West Bank, Portland, OR.
  • Meade, C. (2017). Employee engagement through strengths-based management: The new competitive advantage. Speaker and trainer for HCP, Inc, Nashville, TN.
  • Meade, C. (2018). Communication essentials for a high-performance team. Speaker for managers of Dell Computers EMC, Austin, TX.
  • Meade, C. (2017). Communication essentials for a high-performance team acceleration. Speaker and trainer for the managers and leaders of marketing division at Rubrik, Inc., Austin, TX.
  • Meade, C. (2017). Building a strengths-based leadership team. Speaker and trainer for the provost team at the University of Illinois Chicago, Chicago, IL.
  • Meade, C. (2017). High-performance customer service through self and team awareness. Speaker and trainer for Global Sales Academy at Avaya Technology Company, Santa Clara, CA.
  • Meade, C. (2017). Communication essentials for a global team using DISC. Speaker and trainer for the finance division of Veeva, Systems, Pleasanton, CA.
  • Meade, C. (2017). Communication essentials for a high-performance team. Speaker and trainer for the management team of Hewlett Packard (HP) Enterprise. Houston, TX.
  • Meade, C. (2017). Becoming a world-class organization: The twin engines that create and sustain an enduring company. Speaker and trainer for the Best Western International Global Technology Division, Phoenix, AZ.
  • Meade, C. (2017). Cultivating a Strengths-based organizational culture: Unleashing the power of human sigma. Speaker and trainer for the management team of Best Western International Global Technology Division, Phoenix, AZ.
  • Meade, C. (2017). Trusted servant leadership: A new kind of leader for a new kind of world. Speaker and trainer for senior leadership team at the Clark Public Utilities, Vancouver, WA.
  • Meade, C. (2017). The truth about change: Finding opportunity in the midst of disruption. Speaker and trainer for leadership team at the Department of Health and Human Services, Olympia, WA.
  • Meade, C. (2017). Boosting your emotional intelligence: EQiAlive – The other kind of smart. Speaker and trainer for global managers at Silicon Valley Bank, Santa Clara, CA.
  • Meade, C. (2017). Boosting your emotional intelligence: EQiAlive – The other kind of smart. Speaker and trainer for managers and leaders at State of Oregon Department of Transportation, Salem, OR.
  • Meade, C. (2017). Discover your team Why: Aligning team purpose to organizational mission and vision. Speaker and trainer for operations leadership team at TechBrands division of GameStop. Salt Lake City, UT.
  • Meade, C. (2017). The five behaviors of a cohesive team. Speaker and trainer for the leadership team of Providence Health Centers, Providence, RI.
  • Meade, C. (2017). Trusted Servant Leadership: A new kind of leader for a new kind of world . Speaker and trainer for marketing leadership team at TechBrands division of GameStop. Salt Lake City, UT.
  • Meade, C. (2017). Building a strengths-based leadership team. Speaker and trainer for the Simply Mac division of GameStop. Salt Lake City, UT.
  • Meade, C. (2017). Five behaviors of a cohesive team. Speaker and trainer for HR division of the State of California Department of Transportation, Sacramento, CA.
  • Meade, C. (2017). Communication essentials for a high-performance team. Speaker for managers and administrators of Oakland Unified School District, Oakland, CA.
  • Meade, C. (2017). Building a strengths-based leadership team. Speaker and trainer for the Hass College of Business at the University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA.  
  • Meade, C. (2017). Intentional leadership in 21 st century context. Speaker and trainer for the Life Pacific College, Portland, OR.
  • Meade, C. (2017). Strategic visioning and goal implementation. Speaker and leadership coach for the Clark County Government Board of Commissioners and County Government Senior Leadership Team. Vancouver, WA.
  • Meade, C. (2017).  Emotional intelligence & work style communication. Speaker and trainer for the Signature Health. Portland, TX.
  • Meade, C. (2017). Trusted servant leadership training academy. Speaker and leadership trainer for the Clark County Government (160 leaders), Vancouver, WA.
  • Meade, C. (2017).  The truth about change: Opportunity in the midst of disruption and chaos. Speaker for the PensionPro Software Conference. Philadelphia, PA.
  • Meade, C. (2017).  The truth about change: Opportunity in the midst of chaos. Speaker for the TechBrands, a division of GameStop Leadership Conference. Salt Lake City, UT.
  • Meade, C. (2017).  Emotional intelligence & work style communication. Speaker and trainer for the BKR International Leadership Cohort of Accountants. Houston, TX.
  • Meade, C. (2016).  The mind of an effective leader: How neuroscience shows up in teams, leaders and organizations and how to leverage it. Speaker for the Clark County Government Servant Leadership Alumni Group, Vancouver, WA.
  • Meade, C. (2016).  Work place effectiveness: Communicate, connect and cultivate trust. Speaker and leadership trainer for the National Psoriasis Foundation. Portland, OR.
  • Meade, C. (2016). Strategy Alive: A 10-step strategy to maximize potential and achieve exceptional life outcomes. Speaker and leadership trainer for the Oregon Free Methodist Leadership Conference. Portland, OR.
  • Meade, C. (2016). Building a high-performance culture through strengths-based leadership and employee engagement.Speaker and leadership trainer for the Best Western International, IT Division, Phoenix, AZ.
  • Meade, C. (2016).  Building strengths-based teams and organizations through servant leadership. Speaker and trainer for the California Department of Transportation. Sacramento, CA.
  • Meade, C. (2017).  Accelerating you potential and maximizing your strengths. Speaker for leadership retreat at New Life Foursquare Church, Canby, OR.
  • Meade, C. (2016). Work place effectiveness and team engagement.Speaker and leadership trainer for the Cisco, Systems, Inc. San Jose, CA.
  • Meade, C. (2016).  Turning raw talent into strength and strength into results. Speaker and leadership trainer for Salesforce.com. San Francisco, CA.
  • Meade, C. (2016).  Strengths alive: Maximizing human potential in yourself and others. Speaker for Bartlett Police Department. Chicago, IL
  • Meade, C. (2016).  Five behaviors of a cohesive team. Speaker and leadership trainer for Western Regional Examining Board. Phoenix, AZ
  • Meade, C. (2016).  Trusted servant leadership: A new kind of leader for a new kind of world. Speaker for the Comcast NBA Pacific Northwest Leadership Conference. Portland, OR.
  • Meade, C. (2016).  The truth about change: Opportunity in the midst of chaos. Speaker for the PensionPro Software Conference. Football team. Nashville, TN.
  • Meade, C. (2016).  Strategies for communicating and becoming a high-performance team.Speaker for the Leadership Mentorship Program. Parker Aerospace. Dallas, TX.
  • Meade, C. (2016).  The character and competencies of a trusted servant leader. Speaker and leadership trainer for ACCO Brands, Inc. Chicago, IL.
  • Meade, C. (2016).  Communication styles of high-performing work teams.Speaker and leadership trainer for the NFL Detroit Lions Football Team Business Division. Detroit, MI.
  • Meade, C. (2016).  Bringing out the strengths in yourself, your team, and your organization. Speaker and leadership trainer for Faithful+Gould, Inc. Dallas, TX.
  • Meade, C. (2016).  Maximizing human potential. Speaker and leadership trainer for Emory University. Atlanta, GA.
  • Meade, C. (2016).  Becoming a servant leader: A new kind of leader for a new kind of world.Speaker and leadership trainer for the ACCO Brands, US Operations. Chicago, IL.
  • Meade, C. (2016).  Talent into strength: Unlocking the potential in the workplace. Speaker Emory University. Atlanta, GA.
  • Meade, C. (2016).  Building a culture of organizational engagement and high performance.Speaker and leadership trainer for the U.S. Department of Commerce: National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration. Washington, DC.
  • Meade, C. (2016).  Cultivating a leadership culture that effectively communicates. Speaker and leadership trainer for Clark County Government. Vancouver, WA.
  • Meade, C. (2016).  The character and competencies of a servant leader. Speaker and leadership trainer for Confluence, Inc. Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Meade, C. (2016). Work place effectiveness and team engagement.Speaker and leadership trainer for the Cisco, Systems, Inc. San Jose, CA.
  • Meade, C. (2016).  The foundations of servant leader. Speaker and leadership trainer for the Clark County Government. Vancouver, WA.
  • Meade, C. (2016).  Becoming a world-class manager: The secret to customer engagement and organizational effectiveness. Speaker and Lecturer at Guangdong University of Science and Technology, Dongguan, China.
  • Meade, C. (2016).  Becoming a world-class manager: The secret to customer engagement and organizational effectiveness. Speaker and Lecturer at Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, Guangzhou, China.
  • Meade, C. (2016).  Becoming a world-class manager: The secret to customer engagement and organizational effectiveness. Speaker and Lecturer at Hainan University of Foreign Languages, Haikou, Hainan Island, China.
  • Meade, C. (2016).  Turning raw talent into strength and high performance. Speaker and leadership trainer for Salesforce.com. San Francisco, CA.
  • Meade, C. (2016).  Strengths-based Team: Turning talent into strength and high performance. Speaker and leadership trainer for Compass Health. Seattle, WA.
  • Meade, C. (2016).  Dream on: Creating and sustaining an organizational vision. Speaker for Hospital Corporation of America. Sedona, AZ.
  • Meade, C. (2016).  Legacy building: The commitments of a servant leader.Speaker and leadership trainer for five sessions at Clark County Government. Vancouver, WA.
  • Meade, C. (2016).  Developing and deploying high performance management work teams.Speaker and leadership trainer for the Providence Community Health Centers. Providence, RI.
  •  Meade, C. (2015).  High-performing strengths-based work teams. Speaker and trainer for the United States Department of Treasury Management Team (OCC). Washington, DC.
  •  Meade, C. (2015).  St art with talent; end with an organizational culture of strength and high performance.  Speaker and trainer for the Austin Heart Leadership and Management Team. Austin, TX.
  •  Meade, C. (2015).  Upside down leadership in the 21st century. Keynote speaker for the Adjutant General's Leadership Day hosted by Maj. General Gary L. Sayler, Adjutant General, Base Commander of Gowen Field, Boise, ID.
  • Meade, C. (2015).  High-performing strengths-based work teams. Speaker and trainer for  SalesForce.com Leadership and Management Accounting Division. San Francisco, CA.
  • Meade, C. (2015).  High-performing management and strengths-based work teams. Speaker and trainer for Nike Global Footwear Leadership team. Portland, OR.
  • Meade, C. (2015).  Start with talent; end with strength.  Speaker and trainer for Walmart eCommerce I.T. Leadership team. Portland, OR.
  • Meade, C. (2015).  Student Success: Leveraging talents and strengths to achieve exceptional life outcomes. Speaker and trainer for Lewis & Clark State College Leadership team. Lewiston, ID.
  • Meade, C. (2015).  St art with talent; end with a culture of high performance.  Speaker and trainer for Microsoft Management Team. Seattle, WA.
  •  Meade, C. (2015).  Strategic principles on how to run a successful business as an entrepreneur in the USA. Speaker and Lecturer at Guangdong University of Science and Technology, Dongguan, China.
  • Meade, C. (2015).  Strategic principles on how to run a successful business as an entrepreneur in the USA. Speaker and Lecturer at Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, Guangzhou, China.
  • Meade, C. (2015).  Strategic principles on how to run a successful business as an entrepreneur in the USA. Speaker and Lecturer at Hainan University of Foreign Languages, Haikou, Hainan Island, China.
  • Meade, C. (2014).  Four communication strategies of high performing teams and leaders. Speaker and Trainer for the Health Policy Fellowship, Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, Las Vegas, NV.
  • Halley R., Janes, M., Meade, C., Seybert, N., Shelton, P. (2014).  Social media influence on graduate student recruiting, enrollment, orientation and general on-boarding: A multi-perspective panel, Nashville , TN.
  •  Meade, C. (2014).  Strategic principles on how to run a successful business as an entrepreneur in the USA. Speaker and Lecturer at Zhejian Yuexiu University of Foreign Languages, Shaowing, Zhejian, China.
  • Meade, C. (2014).  Strategic principles on how to run a successful business in the USA. Speaker and Lecturer at Dalian Polytechnic University, Dalian, China.
  • Meade, C. (2014).  Maximizing your strengths as a manager. Speaker and Trainer for new managers at the Seattle Veteran's Department, Seattle, WA.
  • Meade, C. (2014).  Maximizing employee strengths as a high performing team.  Speaker and Trainer for the Department of Health and Human Services, Olympia, WA.
  • Meade, C. (2014).  Maximizing your strengths as a manager. Speaker and Trainer for United Healthcare, Portland, OR.
  • Meade, C. (2014).  Changing leadership practices in the emerging 21st century global world. Speaker and Lecturer at Dalian Nationalities University, Dalian, China.
  • Meade, C. (2014).  Changing leadership practices in the emerging 21st century global world. Speaker and Lecturer at Dalian Ocean University, Dalian, China.
  • Meade, C. (2014).  Changing leadership practices in the emerging 21st century global world. Speaker and Lecturer at Dalian Neusoft University of Information, Dalian, China.
  • Meade, C. (2014).  Leveraging your strengths as a leader. Speaker and Trainer for the Children of the Nations international organization, Seattle, WA.
  • Meade, C. (2014).  Building a high performance team. Speaker and Trainer for regional planned giving professionals at North Pacific Union, Bend, OR.
  • Meade, C. (2014).  Maximizing employee strengths as a high performing team. Speaker and Trainer for the U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management, Portland, OR
  • Meade, C. (2014).  Strategic Principles On How To Run A Successful Business In The USA. Speaker and Lecturer at Zhejian Yuexiu University of Foreign Languages, Shaowing, Zhejian, China.
  • Meade, C. (2014). Strategic Principles On How To Run A Successful Business In The USA. Speaker and Lecturer at Dalian Polytechnic University, Dalian, China.
  • Meade, C. (2014). Maximizing Your Strengths As A Manager. Speaker and Trainer for new managers at the Seattle Veteran's Department,
    Seattle, WA.
  • Meade, C. (2014).  Leveraging Your Strengths As A Leader.  Speaker and Trainer for the Children of the Nations international organization,
    Seattle, WA.
  • Meade, C. (2014). Building a High Performance Team. Speaker and Trainer for regional planned giving professionals at North Pacific Union,
    Bend, OR.
  • Meade, C. (2014). Changing Leadership Practices in the Emerging 21st Century Global World. Speaker and Lecturer at Dalian Neusoft University of Information, Dalian Ocean University, and Dalian Nationalities University, Dalian, China.
  • Meade, C. (2013). Becoming fully alive: Accelerate - Increasing your capacity and gaining peak performance. Guest presenter at the annual Oregon universities HR conference, Newberg, OR.
  • Meade, C. (2013). Effective communication techniques for high performing teams and leaders using disc. Trainer and facilitator for the Health Policy Fellowship, Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, Portland OR.
  • Meade, C. (2013). A new ethic for a new world: Example, tolerance, hope, integrity, character. Keynote speaker at the Idaho City Clerks, Treasurers & Finance Officers Institute Conference (ICCTFOI), Boise, ID.
  • Meade, C. (2013). Developing trusted servant leaders: A new kind of leader for a new kind of world. Keynote speaker at the Idaho City Clerks, Treasurers & Finance Officers Institute Conference (ICCTFOI), Boise, ID.
  • Meade, C. (2013). Upside down leadership in the 21 st century. Keynote speaker at the Cole Valley leadership camp, Boise, ID.
  • Meade, C. (2013). Financially alive: Wealth creation. social responsibility. biblical values. Keynote Speaker at the TVWC, Boise, ID.
  • Meade, C. (2013). Financially alive: Wealth creation. social responsibility. biblical values. Keynote speaker at the Genesis World Mission, Boise, ID.
  • Meade, C. (2013). Leadership alive: Changing leadership practices in the emerging 21st century culture. Speaker at the George Fox University Student Leadership Training Program, Newberg, OR.
  • Meade, C. (2013). Financially alive: Wealth creation. social responsibility. biblical values. Keynote speaker at Grace Chapel, Boise, ID.
  • Meade, C. (2013). Building a high performing team through disc awareness. Speaker and trainer for BodyBuilding.com HR Department, Boise, ID.
  • Meade, C. (2013) Strategic visioning, organizational effectiveness, and business development. Consultant and trainer for Gresham Cosmetic Laser Center, Portland, OR.
  • Meade, C. (2012). Financially alive: Wealth creation. social responsibility. biblical values. Keynote speaker at Life Center North, Spokane, WA.
  • Meade, C. (2012). Financially alive: Wealth creation. social responsibility. biblical values. Keynote speaker at George Fox University Speaker Series, Portland, OR.
  • Meade, C. (2012). Financially alive: Wealth creation. social responsibility. biblical values. Keynote speaker at George Fox University Speaker Series, Boise, ID.
  • Meade, C. (2012). Self-leadership: Endurance, selflessness, discipline, & courage. Keynote speaker at the Cole Valley Leadership camp, Cascade, ID.
  • Meade, C. (2012). Loving leadership: Being ambitious for the success of others. Speaker/trainer at Meridian Police Department Officer Leadership Training, Boise, ID.
  • Meade, C. (2012). A new ethic for a new world: Example, tolerance, hope, integrity, character. Keynote speaker at George Fox University Commencement ceremonies, Boise, ID.
  • Meade, C. (2012). Leadership alive: Changing leadership practices in the emerging 21 st century culture. Keynote speaker at Vineyard CC, Virginia Beach, VA.  
  • Meade, C. (2012). Becoming fully alive: Increasing your capacity and gaining peak performance. Keynote speaker at a two-day conference, Denver, CO.
  • Meade, C. (2012). Becoming trusted servant leaders. Keynote speaker in Tucson, AZ.
  • Meade, C. (2012). Becoming trusted servant leaders. Keynote speaker in Boise, ID.

 

Certifications, Professional Affiliations 

  • Recipient of the CEO Today Management Consulting Award 2018
  • Certificate in Disruptive Strategy From Harvard Business School HBX
  • Authorized and Certified Partner of Wiley, Publishing (Everything DISC Series)
  • Authorized Partner of 5 Behaviors of a Cohesive Team (Patrick Lencioni)
  • Emotional Intelligence Certified
  • Gallup-Certified StrengthsFinder Coach
  • Strategic Visioning Trainer/Facilitator, Grove Consultants
  • Team Performance Trainer/Facilitator, Grove Consultants
  • Blended Learning Course Designer
  • Willow Creek Leadership Association
  • Foursquare Churches International
  • Christian Business Faculty Association
  • ACBSP Accreditation Mentor Evaluator 
  • Title IX Coordinator Regional Training
  • Academic Leadership Academy (Penn State)

 

Music CDs Written, Recorded and Published

  • Stronger Than Life – WorshipAlive.com
    Composed, recorded, produced, and distributed an original worship album - Christopher & Mary Meade Music.
  • Packin’ Up My Sorrows – WorshipAlive.com
    Composed, recorded, produced, and distributed an original worship album - Christopher & Mary Meade Music.
  • Tell The People – WorshipAlive.com
    Composed, recorded, produced, and distributed an original worship album - Christopher & Mary Meade Music.

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