Recently a team member asked me how was it possible for me to do all my training, be a full time single mum, work full time and I don’t look stressed. And i thought straight away about you, Chris, and that I needed to tell you thank you again, thank you today, yesterday, tomorrow, forever, for appearing in my life and helping me be this 360 degrees woman on this earth. I am proud of all the things I fit in my life and getting more and more of them to be the things which are my path and cleaning up the others which aren’t. Thank you for your encouragement, for your compliments, for your truth, for letting me become stronger where I need to. You’re a genius and I am lucky.
Thank you, thank you, thank you…
Gratitude is the one emotion I feel most when I think of Chris. Gratitude for his honesty, his care and a gratitude for the deep level of professionalism that grounds everything I take away from my sessions with Chris. His mix of both heartfelt empathy and blunt truth has kept me sharp beyond belief. Chris allows me to be sharp. He provides me with the guidance I need to be balanced and focused. Many times over the past year I’ve been out of touch and off track and every time Chris proactively brings me back into alignment. He prompts me to discover my own self-awareness and allows me to move back into alignment with my purpose and vision. I am forever grateful for his support.
Chris has shown an amazing ability to read where I’m at and pin point the root causes of what’s holding me back in my career and life. Then he has helped me with practical ways to change the way I think, feel and operate in the world. I’m now very focused on what makes me successful. Chris has helped me more than anyone to change my life at work and at home. I’m now happier and healthier, plus the new job I landed during the process was final proof that investing in time with Chris has paid for itself many times over.
I rolled my eyes when my friend suggested I speak to his career coach. “Just talk to him for 30 minutes. See what he says.” It took me 2 months to finally set up the call, mainly to tick the box and so dismiss it. When I hung up the phone I was literally shaking.
Somehow, this guy picked up on all the pain points I had worked so hard to mask from the world – and myself. Without mincing words, he told me why I had been struggling – and I’ll be goddamned but I knew he was right. The question was for me – did I want to do the work? It would take a year, and wasn’t for the faint of heart. this wasn’t wishy washy bullshit, but was about tangible results.
Part of me keeps expecting him to ‘run out of material’, and the standing joke after each session is me saying to him “you did it again, you lucky fkr.”
Regardless of your background, career or circumstance , Chris has the know-how, the ability, and knowledge to not only to help you with your current circumstances but also provide the disciplines to help keep on top of your own goals. This type of insight only comes along with experience. I cannot thank and recommend Chris Walker enough.
CMO – Amazon Australia
“I have worked with Chris both on a personal level and at a corporate level and the results are everything he promised and more.”
“Looking back at the last month of our 30 day challenge and time at our meetings I feel only inspiration and love.
Those meetings are magic moments where time seems to stand still. They are also like an adventure through mind and spirit. That time your past client just happened to be there, there was a feeling in the air between you guys that was quite incredible.
Non judgmental and real listening, I don’t even have to say a word and you know what is going on.
Your business advice using inspiration is a much higher level than the primal competitve macho info that some other coaches pedal.
You focus on the whole, not just one part, which other coaches seem to miss.”
Mathew … 38, CEO. Sydney Australia.
Mathew, CEO, Global Venture
“This work is more than digging deep, it’s about taking control & driving the bus. It’s about clever use of time & resources to be absolutely present in each of the different pieces of the puzzle. It’s about clearing a rolling fog that if allowed, will persist throughout the day/week/month/year.
What I achieved in the Back on Track 30 Days is an effective day, combining the elements of healthy food, exercise and focus on the current task and making time for the big picture, all threaded together in a way that hits these pieces at full throttle.
This approach brings the relief and release that comes with knowing you can have a solid, effective crack at something without the fog of distraction, without competing alternatives for any given minute or hour.”
Entrepreneur and Business Owner
Chris coached me through three jobs and to my current success.
I joined IFM in November 2018 when they sought expertise in corporate turnaround consulting and mid-market investment management to dovetail with IFM’s shift in focus to direct investments.
“I’m part of a close team that has a diverse range of investment, commercial and business experience. Together, we roll our sleeves up and work with business owners to set a vision and help them to achieve and grow. For me, that is the fun (and challenging) part and not only satisfying and rewarding for me personally and for IFM, but also for the portfolio companies,” says ………
“It was challenging to return to work during lockdown with a little person in tow but it has worked out really well and been instrumental in getting the balance right. What I would say is that having a child has enhanced my outlook and perspective on things.
Bringing a holistic view and focusing on the areas she is passionate about, Bora has expanded her focus beyond her usual role as Investment Director within Private Equity, by working closely with the Responsible Investment team to further improve PE’s approach, Chairing the Inclusion & Diversity (APAC) forum and championing PE in IFM’s Climate Change Strategy project. For Bora and those she works alongside, it’s gratifying to be affecting real and meaningful change for the better.
I’ve had the absolute privilege to spend around an hour a week with Chris Walker over the past 2 years.
The culture and structure of his coaching combines beautifully with extraordinary personal gentleness, experience and insight.
He regularly guides me to (literal) jaw dropping moments of clarity, and then gently provides a supplementary path, with carefully considered steps that a lead to a new level of personal excellence – as if it was there all along.
His guidance and structure has directly helped me to make significant improvements in my life in a range of areas.
More importantly, he has helped me to understand myself, my story and my path – allowing me to identify and adapt hidden traits that were silently controlling my choices and my existence.
If you have the opportunity to discuss your plans, hopes or dreams with Chris, I urge you to make it happen. You won’t ever regret it.
Award Winning Filmmaker, Ad Agency, Marketing
If you want someone who can tear through your bullshit and bring you up on the other side bloody, bruised but smiling, It’s Chris Walker. Chris knows how to hold the mirror up for you so you can truly see what is going on within yourself. As ugly as that reflection may be, every time I find myself laughing and grateful for the ability to see what I was hiding from myself. The next step is understanding how you can act from this place. Acting from this place of honesty. As an Actor, this has been a superpower for me – learning to show-up from a place of clarity. As a person and in my day-to-day, it has changed my life. Chris is a generous, ruthless and incredible teacher. A bulldog in his own right, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Actor, director, Producer, New York.
Chris has been my life line. I have been working with him for the past 5 years and has taken me through some really tough challenges and hurdles. From the day I have met him he has looked directly into my soul. Someone – or maybe the only one – who really understands me. And from this place he has worked on developing me. When I look back I can’t believe how much has changed. I have become so much happier, healthier, a better mum, a better friend, a better employee, a better human-being. His work resulted in me becoming more focussed and more grounded. I’m not gonna lie: the coaching can be tough, very tough. And it can come from a angle you never even considered. Sometimes I don’t want to talk to him because he puts pressure and focus on areas I don’t want to go. I get angry and can feel threatened. But I have come to experience that overcoming these barriers is exactly what you need in order to progress. And Chris can – like no other – highlight which barriers you have to overcome next….
He has taught me how to become more relaxed, enjoy life more, feel more connected to myself and the people around me. I’m so grateful for how he has helped me to increase the quality of my life.
Netherlands Government Global Warming Advisory
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Two years ago I was at a work Christmas party and I mentioned to my boss how miserable I truly was. My husband was an abusive drunk and my young children were traumatised. I was trying to do a great job at work and we could not survive the mortgage on his salary. He took trips to brothels and I saw the charges on the joint credit card. He lost his wedding ring three times, hiding it while in bars and forgetting to put it back on before coming home. I was a mess.
My boss was being coached by Chris for none of these issues. She was seeing him for business growth and career guidance but generously and lovingly she gave me his number. It feels like yesterday. That night, and my boss’ generosity changed my life
I am now a happy, financially independent super woman, single mum, owner of my Appartment, and having the best life with minimal stress in a pandemic environment. So, thank you to my ex boss, Chris and the stars that aligned to change my life.
CFO – Health Insurance
I first met Chris in June, 2015. I was on the right side of 50, but not in a happy place and hoping my circumstances might change.
The first month with Chris was annoying and then amazing. My mindset changed and continues to realign with my focus along with better health and vastly improved balance.
Chris is super generous with his time and support and he makes you feel you are the only client he has. He has an incredible gift to pin down what you might be missing and he will challenge you so will see how badly you want that change you asked for!
I’m so fortunate to have met Chris and will use his practices and keep him in my life until the day I across the divide.
CEO Financial Services and Investments
The great thing about Chris, my coach, is that he is unique, he is true, he is amazing and innovative. He is funny, wise, compassionate and he is the voice of nature.
I don’t know how he does it, but he is not just a coach I hear from once a week. He is just like an angel, in every leaf of a tree you look at, in every smile you give to others and he is that sparkle that falls onto your shoulders if you dare dreaming your own dreams.
Chris Walker is also vulnerable and human. He lives his talk, he walks his walk. He falls sometimes too, and admits it, but the love he spreads around him makes him stand back up in no time.
My coach is real.
Foxtel Media Group
I’ve been seeing Chris every week for almost 3 years. He has helped me realise my true value, successfully navigate a career transition and secure a step-change in income. I’ve truly enjoyed his unique blend of support and challenge, which is always delivered in good humour.
Working with Chris has lead to huge personal growth and has improved not only my career but my marriage and my family life. Chris has essentially given me an advanced self-leadership toolkit and has shed light on limited thinking and unproductive behaviours that have been holding me back.
Thanks Chris. I hope more and more people can experience your amazing work.
Chris – to you – unique spirit, beautiful soul, living angel, loving heart
Every day, I wake up and my first thoughts are – “thank god I’m alive! Thank you!!”
I carry on with a morning routine which Chris thought me, “The Walkachi” I make it my own and made it my own version, although the structure is always the same. It’s about learning how to set my intentions for the day ahead to be success, my success. It is such a easy process that even my kids seeing me doing it every day started embracing it themselves – in their own way.
Since I met Chris, I have learnt many new tools and turned them into habits I can sustain with minimum effort. I have become my own person and started growing my own garden of happiness, I even put a fence around it to protect it. it’s priceless, to see where I came from and what I’ve achieved since being coached by Chris, and what I’m living today. It is priceless, the joy I have today combined with the excitement of what’s next to come tomorrow. I can’t remember one morning where I didn’t smile with my heart wide open, with love and sparkles of joy going in and out to the world.
With patience, love, genius tools and an incredible commitment to open hearts, Chris taught me how to enjoy every step of my life, no matter what’s happening, no matter the events, good or bad, sport injury, divorce, work stress, parenting challenges, financial distress, Covid lockdown, you name it. Chris taught me how to see balance in every situation and be stress free while learning from those events and getting stronger and happier on the way.
Today, I am able to honestly say: thank you for making me realise that I’ve got the life I’ve always dreamed of… and that’s it as simple as being able to appreciate the form I’ve got it in.
Being coached taught me that there’s no limit to dreams and success and that challenges are real but just in a ‘can do’ bucket.
Today, I finish the day with more energy than I started it with. And that was high already.
Lucky to be coached!
Thank you Chris!
CEO – 12,000 team
Typical of any accountant I would like life to occur in a linear fashion, unfortunately that is just not the case, and there are lots of ups and downs along the journey. Given this, it is important to have an experienced guide to help you on that journey, especially when the fog created by my over active brain sets in.
Similarly, as someone is used to operating at a senior level and with strong self-belief, you need someone with the strength of character to call you on your ‘bull dust’. It is critical that you have someone who can as much challenge as support you and then provide a pathway towards improvement.
Chris has been, and is, that life guide for me. His wealth of life experience and insights (meaning he has already made all the same mistakes already) positions him ideally to fill this role. He has been great in guiding me across the different areas in life and equipping me with the tools to succeed in life and tackle the challenges it throws up.
Ex Partner – Deloitte
Invest in your innerwealth with Chris Walker you wont regret it, it will be the best investment of your life, trust me. You wander through your life from your teens, twenties and thirties, there seems so much to look forward to, career, marriage, the perfect house, holidays and then the kids. You then hit your forties and you begin to wonder what’s it all for and why am I on this hamster wheel.
About 18 month ago I looked in the mirror and asked is history going to repeat itself with my career, it was certainly was heading that way until my best mate encouraged me to have a chat with Chris. After an hour discussion with Chris walking along the beach at Port Melbourne it was clear that he could help me not make the same mistakes I have made multiple times before.
Chris is like no other coach, career counsellor or mental health professional that I have engaged over the years to help work through the career challenges. You very quickly realise that Chris doesn’t just work on one aspect of your life or development, he works on everything to ensure your balance all the competing priorities. It’s a wild ride at the start as he challenges everything opinion, value and aspect of your life to ensure he can get you to your next level in your career, marriage, happiness, fatherhood, financial goals, health and more, it’s the entire package.
Given that Chris has a wealth of experience, made plenty of mistakes himself, has a deep knowledge of the human condition and over 40 years of coaching, keynote speaking and development of individuals he can quickly get you to the next level. If you want to improve yourself, wake up inspired every day of your life and fulfil all your dreams, give him a call, drop him an email and start something very special.
We often forget to invest in our most valuable asset, ourself, 18 months on I know where I’m heading and I have another lifetime ahead of me, it’s just the start of the second half, thanks very much Chris for building my innerwealth.
Thank you, A.
G.M – Fletcher Insulation
As I mentioned, one person I have used for some time as a sounding board, life coach and career development is Chris Walker – ex engineer, entrepreneur and life coach master who has made and lost millions, written loads of books, led 10s of groups into Nepal, spent serious time in zen in the Himalayas, and worked all over the world including with First Nation indigenous Communities in Canada.
Suffice to say he is not your normal life coach 😊
Anyway, if you are open to a challenging conversation around your path, then I recommend you reach out to him.
Colinton Capital Partners
I’m extremely grateful for the workshop Chris ran with my team on the topic of gratitude. I liken working with Chris to a good buffet; pick and choose what it is you like and from time to time come back and try something different. Not everything on the buffet is to everyone’s taste but there’s sure to be something there for everyone. Chris’ wisdom is sometimes deep and requires effort to understand, that’s why it’s always good to come back to some of Chris’ teachings and reflect on them with fresh eyes, days, weeks, or even years later. Sometime controversial, always challenging, always valuable in some way, shape or form. Bon Appetit!
Let me know what you think and whether anyone has ever likened you to a buffet before – LOL
Head Sanofi – Business Operations and Support
Sanofi – Business Operations and Support
Chris is my mentor, coach, sounding board and daily inspiration. I was blessed to have Chris pour his calm presence, motivating, inspiring and conscious teachings into a uniquely tailored coaching session with my wonderful team of Speech Pathologist. During our session with Chris he uncovered the intricacies of how he could tailor his coaching and advice to meet the needs of each individual employee on my team. Chris was able to seamlessly help them problem solve any major barriers they were experiencing in both the workplace and their personal life. From the words of my team “Chris’s session was priceless.
Chris is able to challenge, yet motivate and inspire, deconstruct then rebuild, what I believe to be any individual or business. Chris’s raw, zestful, authentic wit and wisdom has guided me into becoming a leader I am proud to be in both my professional and personal life. His very conscious delivery of his colourful life experience, wisdom and expertise is invaluable.
Make no mistake, the 30 day challenge is not for the feint of heart, or then again, perhaps it is? As it will certainly toughen you up!
With Nature held firmly at the centre of his program, Chris’ approach to challenge and support you will radically change your thinking and provide you with the tools you need play the cards the universe deals you.
Be prepared to take the usual stories you tell yourself, break them down, remove judgements and challenge your assumptions (And….Rest assured, if you don’t, Chris will!).
It will take you from self-preservation and uncertainty to a place where you can love who you are and be ready to embrace your purpose with confidence, whatever that may be.
Engineering Project Manager – Fletcher Insulation
I have been working with Chris for over two years now. After having made a large change to our business, I was looking for a personal coach outside of the organization who I could feel comfortable with to bounce ideas and challenges off. As a leader of an organisation going through a massive change, I found it of huge benefit to be able to confide in someone like Chris in every day challenges, whether it be business or personal related. Since having started with Chris, I feel more confident in my leadership style. I have since enrolled a couple of my Leadership Team members through this same coaching program and have engaged with Chris to run a full day “VIP” workshop. This is a workshop designed purely to bring a leadership team together in helping define what the key priorities for taking the business to the next level are and helping define what to let go of. A workshop that I would highly recommend for any team!
COO / Australian Banking
Working with Chris over the past year in one-on-one coaching has not only grown my leadership skills, but has also changed my life. Through this experience I have learned to see balance in the world in a way I was not able to before.
Chris’ coaching helped me to see the “gift” in my experiences which in turn has helped me to be a more effective leader at work.
Chris has a unique ability to re-frame experiences in a way that others can hear and see.
If you’re ready to open your heart to new learning I highly recommend coaching by Chris. It can be tough as it may turn everything you thought you knew about yourself upside down, but it’s well worth the investment into yourself.
Caroline Moore, MSc CYCS
Director of Youth Care Services, Canada
I attended Christopher Walkers program in Canada. I am a leader of over 5,000 people and this teaching just transformed our organisation. Inspiration, living with spirit in everyday life, is the journey Christopher Walker has himself embarked upon an now teaches others. It is a life based on inspiration, integrity and truth. Living our truth is the greatest gift of all. The search for something more is over as you become that which you seek and instead seek to live out the gift of your life’s work. When one surveys his teachings one is struck by their extraordinary richness and comprehensiveness. In innumerable lectures and talks given all over America, Europe and Australia, his inspired teachings enlightened all aspects of human life with simplicity and clarity and yet with the greatest depth. When you stop praying for what you think is missing, and simply attune yourself to the extraordinary richness, the quality and the love that is at the core if your heart becomes apparent.
Director, Federal Government Canada Division