Chris Powers is a Senior Training Consultant with ERC, where he specializes in a full-range of customized course offerings, customized training and development, and facilitation services. Chris’ training specialties include emotional intelligence, leadership development, supervision, coaching, and communication skills. Chris possesses a strong background in engineering, business theory, business development, and resource management.
Chris is an engaging professional speaker, trainer, facilitator, and coach. With more than 30 years of experience working with organizations, he has helped thousands of individuals in a variety of roles, from CEOs to front-line contributors. He has brought his passionate energy and common sense-based approach, along with real-world, real-time intelligence to more than 500 organizations in industries including manufacturing, education, medical, environmental, professional sports, banking, transportation, utilities, and government.
Before starting his business career, Chris served for 23 years in the U.S. Navy. In the Navy, Chris served as a Training Facilitator for the Naval Nuclear Power School. In this position, he was selected as Instructor of the Year for outstanding facilitation and innovative teaching methods. He was also selected as Master Training Specialist by the Chief of Naval Education and Training, and awarded the Navy Commendation Medal for a 100% success rate in the teaching curriculum.
Chris’ professional experience includes Quality Black Belt for General Electric Consumer Finance, and most recently, National Sales Manager for Sunrise Equipment Company, an industry leader in the utility and forestry equipment field. At Sunrise Equipment, Chris was responsible for market analysis and development, customer relationship building, and sales process improvements.
He has a BS in Applied Science and Technology from Thomas A. Edison State College, where he concentrated in Nuclear Engineering Technology. He also holds an MA in Business Administration from Webster University.