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To coach, train, and strategize with leaders so they can have lasting impact.
To see every leader in Indianapolis flourish and succeed.
Chris has come home from past jobs and thought, “What am I doing?” He’s asked himself, “What is my cause?” He’s wondered, “Is this the best use of my time and talents?”
From a simple, self-commissioned initiative to meet with 50 people in 90 days, Chris discovered what he really wanted to do with his life—help every leader in Indianapolis flourish and succeed.
Through Open Pivot, Chris has coached, trained, and consulted with more than 750 executives, managers, and leaders across financial services, non-profit, accounting, legal, mechanical contracting, education, and recruiting industries.
His certifications with Center for Creative Leadership Assessments, 360 tools, leadership gap inventory, work-life balance indication tools, Hogan Leadership Assessment, F.A.S.T Meeting Facilitation Training, and Strong Interest Inventory allow him to serve clients of various backgrounds with a wide range of services.
Chris recently earned his Doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania in Education and Learning. His research focused on the influence of executive coaching on leaders’ ability to manage stress and mitigate burnout.
Chris lives in Carmel, IN with Tricia, his wife of 21 years, and their daughters Margaret and Claire. He loves treating his girls to daddy/daughter dates, whether at the movies, out to eat, or for a talk-and-walk around the block.
As a graduate of Cathedral High School, Chris now takes pride in serving on the school’s board of trustees. The founder of Cathedral’s Emerging Leaders initiative, Chris has also helped more than 100 alumni reconnect with the school to contribute through mentoring and volunteer initiatives and is the proud recipient of Cathedral’s "Service To Cathedral Award" given to distinguished alumni.
"When you invest in strategic planning you really need to find someone who cares. Someone focused on your success and your goals beyond their own clients stats or fees collected. That is absolutely Chris Bittinger."
"Chris is very engaging and connects the use of leadership skills directly to improving business results. He is beyond prepared, and he consistently exceeds our high expectations."
"The enlightenment and instruction I have received from Chris will stay with me a lifetime. It has made me a more effective manager with greater potential and given me the tools to properly coach and develop those under my leadership."
"I have found Chris to be results driven, consultative in nature, adaptive to changes along the way, and he operates with the highest-level of integrity and ethics. I count Chris as one of my "go to" people."
"Chris is like my psychologist. He helps me boil down each challenge and create a roadmap to my desired outcome. I always leave our meetings with action items and a commitment back to Chris to keep me on track."
"He was able to help us take a good, fresh look at where we are. He found ways to help us see that all of us share the same fate."