Who is Christine Lewis-Varley?
For more than twenty years she has served as a consultant, coach
and advisor to thousands of men and women both in their professional
and personal lives. An expert on the psychology of leadership,
communication, sales, customer relations and 'outstanding' personal
performance, Christine is a dynamic speaker and trainer and valued
coach, mentor and guide.
What started as a passion for helping people transform their
dreams into reality, has taken Christine into the boardrooms
of top Fortune 500 companies as a coach to executives and, under
her not-for-profit, into homeless shelters in Harlem to help
women reclaim their place in society after suffering the atrocities
of domestic violence.
Christine is a 'people person', passionate in her belief that
all the knowledge in the world doesn't make an outstanding leader
or an outstanding company. Valued, cared for, listened to, positive
people drive great outcomes - people are the true intellectual
property to be mined in every organization and yet well over
fifty percent of the workforce feels disengaged and highly stressed.
Research shows that insecurity, lack of clear purpose, a sense
of being on the 'outside' and undervalued and overlooked all
play a part of the unhappiness of the average American worker.
An intense desire to create change is what drives Christine.
Whether working on the factory floor, coaching multi-cultural
work-forces, uniting union and non-union work forces or 'gowning
up' to advise on the best business practices of a 'clean room',
she is in her element. Comfortable and effective working at all
levels of an organization she crosses boundaries and builds bridges
working with managers, supervisors and leaders to educate them
on the vital importance of becoming an emotionally intelligent
At the core of the matter...
Christine's unique style, warm personality and ability to build
trust and create dialogue with people from all different walks
of life has made her a welcome addition to Fortune 500 companies
as well as fledgling start ups ... to Christine there is no role
too big nor too small or a person who is too high nor too low on
the corporate ladder to warrant her full attention. Christine
is simply one of those people who believe that in order to succeed,
we must first recognize our own strengths and weaknesses and
understand the effect we have on our environment, both positively
and negatively. Then you take action to change!
The outcome of poor management...
Negative bosses, bully bosses, bosses who don't listen, don't
care and don't value their employees cause stress. Job stress
is estimated to cost US Industry $300 billion annually, as assessed
by absenteeism, diminished productivity, employee turnover, direct
medical, legal and insurance fees, etc. About 1 million people
each day are absent from work due to stress related disorders.
Up to 80% of industrial accidents are due to stress. 14% of all
workers say stress caused them to quit or change jobs in the
previous two years. The international Labor Organization (branch
of the UN), report that 1 in 10 workers are affected on the job
by anxiety, depression and stress. The increase of job-related
stress is "alarming" according to the 2000 survey,
and costs to governments are as high as 4% of its GNP. In the
US, 200 million working days are lost annually due to mental