Chris Jones MSc, P.Geol, CEC, PCC

Co-Founder & Senior Partner

Chris is a highly accomplished business leader with 30 years’ experience leading and growing companies in Calgary, Alberta. Chris has managed organizations of up to $70M revenue in business information, software, data, Internet and consulting services in the Canadian oil and gas industry. He is an entrepreneur and has also held several senior executive roles including positions as President and CEO.

Chris has co-founded a successful data company, run an early stage Internet software firm and for several years was President of IHS Energy Canada (AccuMap) the highly successful Canadian Business Unit of IHS Inc. a global, public US based business information firm. He has a very strong reputation as leader of highly profitable, customer focused and employee-centric organizations. He has a broad and deep understanding of both strategic and operational issues, including mergers and acquisitions.

As a co-founder and Senior Partner in LeaderSharp Group, Chris has a passion for leadership development and organizational effectiveness. He combines his extensive executive insight with best in class coaching credentials, management consulting expertise and high impact training and facilitation techniques. This rare and potent combination yields impressive results for his clients. Known for his values-based leadership and high integrity, he builds trusting relationships with clients quickly with a thoughtful approach. Clients acknowledge that his deep understanding of both operational and strategic business and leadership issues provides high value for them very quickly and effectively whether as a leadership coach or consultant.

Chris is the co-author of the Great Feedback, a workbook for LeaderSharp’s highly effective performance feedback training; researches and writes articles on talent management, the skilled labour shortage, succession planning and leadership. Chris also has expertise in strategic planning, change management and acquisition integration.

The world needs better leaders more than ever before as we try to lead through volatility, uncertainty, complexity, ambiguity, disruption, demographic shifts and economic downturns. LeaderSharp Group specializes in leadership development, from first time supervisors to executives and teams. With a growing, global skilled labour and leadership skills shortage and a mass exodus of Boomers from professional and management roles, leadership development is now a priority around the world.