Chris Allen is one of the most genuine and gifted persons I have met. His personal integrity runs very deep: he walks his talk like few others. Consequently, he has created immeasurable success, witnessed untold empowerment and manifested magnetic dynamism throughout his remarkable career. His secret, I truly believe, is his soulfulness. Like few others, Chris has uncovered and mastered the fine art of infusing "soul" into sales, business and relationships. It can become your secret also, and you can learn how from Chris. I'm thrilled that Chris has now chosen to share this keenly developed secret of soul with us--as our trusted guide, skilled mentor and soulful leader. -- Bill Bauman, Ph.D., Co-Founder, Center for Soulful Living, Inc.
I really can't recommend Chris highly enough. My one-hour session with Chris brought me such insight, understanding and vision about my gifts and how I can share them with my clients. He also gave me practical tips to help me communicate better and polish how I present my gifts and services to the world. My impact with clients and customers will be greater from having spent time with him Bottom line: Invest in yourself and your company - schedule a session with him as soon as you can. -- Desiree Adaway, Founder & CEO, The Adaway Group
I was a bit afraid of doing sales for my business. The whole idea of selling my business made me very nervous. By the time I met with Chris, I had been doing business for about 2 years and had some success but wanted more. Chris listened to all of my objections about selling and then laid them to rest. He provided me an understanding and a framework that felt very natural to me. He also gave me a process to use to move long time prospects to clients. I am using it now and people I have been nurturing for a few years are paying more attention to me and what I provide. I think Chris is one of the best at helping you be comfortable with sales. I would recommend him to anyone. Ericka Hines, Speaker - Trainer - Coach - Facilitator, Social Change Diva
In just one session with Chris, we gained important insight into the monetary aspects of our business. We created our business because we believe we have something of value to share with many others. Even though the heart and soul of our business is in giving, Chris helped us realize that the only way to sustain the business is by being paid. And when he put it that way, it helped us feel confident that we could achieve our dreams. -- Jim Burson & Jennifer Lyle, Co-Founders, Solution-Based BasketballTM
Chris Allen is master of many skills vital to business: unshakeable positivity and integrity, brilliant communication, practicality and professionalism well integrated with creativity, unfailing support for client goals and an unusual capacity to motivate and inspire. However, Chris has another kind of magic, even more potent than these wonderful and easily observable talents. He embodies and spontaneously shares a quality of Light which helps all those with whom he works to "operationalize" their gifts virtually effortlessly.
Chris is a walking, talking "on switch" for those seeking to discover and share their greatest talents and highest aspirations in ways that create inner and outer success and fulfillment. His practical suggestions are extremely valuable and superbly matched to individual needs. Even more, clients are automatically transformed in such a way, that they find ways to manifest, package and share their gifts with ease and effectiveness. All that seemed impossible becomes clearly possible. Chris's gift is immensely powerful and unique, providing a truly amazing awakening that allows clients to experience a remarkable momentum and flow of achievement, realizing their goals with confidence and joy. -- Cynthia L., Founder, Mentor / Facilitator, FirstLight Ventures, Inc.
Chris is phenomenal. Although his previous roles involved "sales," he is unlike any “salesperson” I’ve ever known. Chris connects with clients, and truly seeks to understand their goals and what they want to achieve as a company and as individual contributors to that company. He believes in the value of consumer-centered design, and looks for partnerships where we can deliver the value and solutions that clients will appreciate. He works diligently to advocate for solutions that meet their business goals within the timeframe and budgets that are a reality. I've worked with Chris closely for years and have appreciated his hard-work, attitude, warm personality and brilliance. I strongly endorse Chris and look forward to working with him in the future. -- Mona P., CEO Motivate Design and UXHires
I had the pleasure of both being a client of and co-worker of Chris' over the last ten years. When I was heading up the internal user experience team at JPMorgan Chase, Chris was my contact at Human Factors International (HFI). I always got the sense that Chris was working with me to achieve the firm's goals, not working me to make another sale. We worked together and found creative ways to help me put close to 70 JPMC employees through two weeks of UX certification training and helping the firm to become more user/customer-centered. -- Jeffrey E., Former VP User Experience, JPMorgan Chase
Chris is an expert sales professional for user centered design solutions. He has a keen eye for understanding the clients business model -- and consultatively sells best practice solutions that fit the business model and corporate culture. I value his insight into business development -- and seek his knowledge of how to build thriving usability practices within fast moving companies. I very much enjoy working with him -- I give him my highest recommendation! -- Michael R., Former Director User Experience, Open Solutions
Chris Allen was our Business Director/Relationship Manager during our engagement with HFI for the Direct Investing Site. It was a pleasure to deal with Chris. He always offered timely support, assisted us through the process, and took care of our needs and concerns. At one or two bumps in the project he was there with immediate solutions for win-win outcomes. Chris definitely helped to make sure that the project was a success and I would definitely recommend him as an excellent & reliable business partner. -- Barbara B., Manager Site Experience, RBC Financial Group
Swiss Re needed a very specific usability testing and consulting service. Chris was able to grasp our needs and provide insight into solving a user interface challenge for employees world-wide. Chris took the time to learn our culture and propose solution options that, quite frankly, his competitors could not approach. Chris is exceptionally knowledgeable about usability and aware of what it takes to get the job done in large organizations. We felt that he was also using the right Subject Matter Experts from his team to provide the best solution. Chris managed HFI's project approach and virtual testing in a way that was economical and inclusive of our key decision makers. This added to the practicality and broad acceptance of the new solution. -- Ronald H., Former VP Knowledge & Records Management, Swiss Re
Chris is the most balanced and successful sales professional I have known, able to communicate peer to peer at the highest level in Fortune 500 companies while directing an objective focused, cool, calm professional interaction for both himself and his team. With an uncompromising positive outlook to life, he achieves results in the most challenging of situations, finding business almost instinctively in any direction he may apply himself. I have also been greatly impressed by his diligence and hard work. Chris sums up the attributes of the best of the best – skill and knowledge applied with a positive attitude and hard work creates results. -- Alan M., Former VP Sales, Human Factors International, Inc.
Chris made an impression on me the moment I met him in about 2006. From the get go his wit, intelligence and living light inspired confidence. I've seen him in action; and I have been impressed every single time. He communicates brilliantly both individually and with groups. If he has something to share with you, be sure to listen, because it will definitely be worth your while. His is a warm, generous spirit. He knows how to energize people and connect them to their soul's desires. His accomplishments are seriously good; and the good news is that he accomplishes all of this in a way that can be good fun. I give Chris my highest recommendation as a facilitator for growth and transformation. -- Sharon H., Licensed trainer/mentor, Center for Soulful Living, Inc.
Chris was my mentor helping me to understand both the business we were in at HFI, and to transform the way I approached sales. He helped me to better appreciate and nurture the many flavors of customer relationships -- both internal and external -- that were part of our firm's success. -- Eric A., Former Regional Director of Business Development, Human Factors International, Inc.
For over two years I was a colleague of Chris's at HFI. Chris's ability to create close personal relationships and partnerships with clients made my job as the consultant delivering the services that much easier. I highly recommend Chris and look forward to keeping in touch and following his career over the coming years. -- Jeffrey E., User Experience Strategist, Human Factors International, Inc.
I worked with Chris for more than 10 years and have the highest regard as a professional and individual. He is a stellar sales executive - strategic, organized, thoughtful, and effective. He repeatedly exceeds his sales quota and has been the firm's top seller countless times. Chris's credentials and palmares are excellent professionally, but his success extends to and comes in part from his philosophical views on life within and beyond work. I have complete trust in Chris professionally and personally. He is an asset to any organization or group. -- Jerome N., Former Chief Experience Officer, Human Factors International, Inc.
Chris is an exemplar Director of Business Development. He builds quality relationships with his clients. He is able to attract new clients to him, and once there, he keeps them as a repeat client. They rely on him repeatedly to guide them in working with the company. He is an effective communicator both written and verbal. Chris is very focused and organized. He does a good job at prioritizing what's important and getting the important work done. He is consistently the top producer in the Business Development department at our company. -- Susan W., Former Chief of Technical Staff, Human Factors International, Inc.
When you have to count on something getting done right and on time, Chris is your model. He has the uncanny ability to balance attention to detail with the pragmatic wisdom of knowing what is most important. An outstanding sales person, he is at home with large corporations as he is with a small company. Chris builds lasting relationships because people know they can both trust him and count on him. -- Bryan F., Former Chief Marketing Officer and Vice President, Human Factors International, Inc.
Chris is the consummate sales professional. His in-depth knowledge of our services combined with his ability to listen and understand a prospective client's needs is unparalleled in my experience. When working with Chris on proposals, I know that the first draft he creates will need little to no changes. After the sale, Chris keeps up with the status of the project and checks in with clients. His manner is gentle and genuine. A true colleague that makes collaboration easy. -- Jeff L., Former Project Director, Human Factors International, Inc.
I've always admired Chris's incredible focus and discipline. He doesn't let anything get in the way of his job: selling. He truly cares about his clients and this leads to mutually successful, long-term relationships. Our former VP of Marketing always remarked that Chris was the most professional salesman he had ever worked with. -- Jesse B., Former Sr. Marketing Manager, Human Factors International, Inc.