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Chris Duffy
Leadership Expert

In 2003, I was editor-in-chief of my college newspaper. Our team won a national award. But underneath the surface was stress and turmoil because I had a directive management style. I then joined GE and became fascinated by how humans behave in the workplace. I decided on a paradigm shift: I would utilize a collaborative leadership style. Since then, I have studied and lived leadership.

I'm a man of paradoxes – but that affords me the beauty of deeply relating and connecting with others. I have both done things conventionally and I've broken the mold. I’m a leader of action and impact yet not without listening and reflecting. I love to compete and I love to build consensus. I believe leadership is a science and an art.

I am passionate about helping others realize their own great potential. I tap all my experiences and assets to offer distinctive insights. This enables me to help leaders transform their business and do more with less through talent development, change management, and team coaching.

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My Journey

I started my career 20 years ago when I joined GE, then the premier company for developing incredible global leaders. From that point on, I've been studying and practicing leadership. It is one of my passions.


  • Launched Amplify in 2016, serving as an organizational psychologist, leadership consultant, and executive coach

  • President & CEO of $1MM community leadership nonprofit

  • Obama Foundation Success Coach 

  • Professor in leadership, psychology, and consulting for undergraduate and graduate courses 

  • Led teams and developed talent in high-profile assignments across the globe in Operations and Technology at two large Dow 30 companies (GE and Travelers)

  • GE leadership program graduate, learning from the best management development professionals (Jack Welch and Jeff Immelt eras) 

  • Firefighter/EMT for over 20 years, rising to lieutenant


  • M.A. Organizational Psychology with a specialization in Change Leadership, Columbia University

    • Master's thesis: Employee onboarding and retention​

  • B.S. Information Systems and Business minor, Drexel University 

Like all of us, I am more than these formal bullets. I look forward to partnering with you so we can share even more about each other.

"Although self-improvement is important,

the greatest improvement is the one that enables a person to start loving himself just as he is."

-Guy Corneau

Chris Facilitating a Recent Workshop on Hiring and Keeping your Best People 

Snapshot from our recent workshop talking about effective hiring and the key to lasting success: retaining your best employees. A workforce's true value lies in retaining its brightest talents.


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