Chris Rodgers has been an independent consultant, facilitator and coach since 1998. During that time, he has worked with senior management teams, large groups and individuals, both in the UK and internationally, to help them address key aspects of strategic performance, change leadership and organizational dynamics. Additionally, he runs seminars and workshops on the dynamics of change and organizational performance. In December 2008, Chris was appointed as Honorary Senior Visiting Fellow in the Faculty of Management at Cass Business School, City University, London.
Before establishing his consultancy business, Chris held a wide range of senior positions within the UK power generation industry. The last ten years of his career with National Power, and its predecessor the CEGB, spanned the period of the industry's groundbreaking privatization and its subsequent commercial development - a time of unprecedented organizational change and development.
Chris has a masters degree in Managing Change and has also completed an Advanced Coach Training Programme in Executive Coaching. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, a Member of the Institute of Business Consulting and a Member of the Association for Management Education and Development. He also runs the OD Innovation Network and is a founder member of the Complexity Society.
His informal coalitions view of organizational dynamics reflects a radical challenge to the conventional view of how organizations work and how change happens. It sees organizations as complex social processes of people in interaction - or, as described in the book, as dynamic networks of self-organizing conversations.
More can be found on Chris's blog at www.informalcoalitions.com and his Company's website at www.chrisrodgers.com.