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Mr. Chris DeVany

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President

Phone: (617) ***-****  
Email: c***@***.com
Pinnacle Performance Improvement Worldwide
101 Main Street
Pepperell , Massachusetts 01463
United States

Company Description: Since 1994, Pinnacle Performance Improvement Worldwide has been helping organizations to improve performance, with a focus on management and organization...   more
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Education

  • degrees , management studies and organizational behavior
    Boston University
  • degrees , management studies and international relations
    Boston University
  • M.A. , international relations
    Boston University
  • B.S. , management studies
    Boston University
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If you answered "yes" to any ...
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If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then come laugh, listen and learn as Chris DeVany leads us all through those important topics, key questions and answers we all need to be able to address effectively to improve our team members' and team's performance, no matter how widely distributed everyone is! Areas Covered in the Session: Self-Evaluation: How Do You Manage Your Time Take the Time-Mastery Profile® to identify how you spend your time Highlight your strengths and challenges with time Identify timewasters and learn how to avoid them using new techniques Concentration and Focus Learn techniques that will help you complete your tasks at a faster rate Discuss how to handle distractions and interruptions-both self- and other-imposed Planning to Succeed Refine the planning process and goal-setting system using the SMART technique Decision Making and Prioritizing Align your priorities with your goals for better decision making Learn about "the window of opportunity" to determine the most appropriate course of action Getting Organized Learn the principles of organization to eliminate clutter and maintain order and effective filing systems Learn to manage your phone, e-mail and electronic files Establishing Boundaries to Create Balance Learn when to say "yes" and when to say "no" Say "yes" to yourself...by saying "no" to others Create quiet zones to think, reflect and concentrate Build a commitment to your own time-management plan-it's up to you! Setting SMART Goals SMART: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Timely What are my roles? What weekly goal will I set for each role? TOPPS: Task, Objective, Product, Program, Schedule OPICS: Output, Product, Input, Conditions, Standards Setting milestones Working the Plan Who Will Benefit: CEO Senior Vice President Vice President Executive Director Managing Director Regional Vice President Area Supervisor Manager Instructor: Chris DeVany is the founder and president of Pinnacle Performance Improvement Worldwide, a firm which focuses on management and organization development. Pinnacle's clients include global organizations such as Visa International, Cadence Design Systems, Coca Cola, Sprint, Microsoft, Aviva Insurance, Schlumberger and over 500 other organizations in 22 countries. He also has consulted to government agencies from the United States, the Royal Government of Saudi Arabia, Canada, Cayman Islands and the United Kingdom. He has published numerous articles in the fields of surviving mergers and acquisitions, surviving change, project management, management, sales, team-building, leadership, ethics, customer service, diversity and work-life balance, in publications ranging from ASTD/Performance In Practice to Customer Service Management. His book, "90 Days to a High-Performance Team", published by McGraw Hill and often accompanied by in-person, facilitated instruction, has helped and continues to help thousands of executives, managers and team leaders improve performance. He has appeared hundreds of times on radio and television interview programs to discuss mergers and acquisitions (how to manage and survive them), project management, sales, customer service, effective workplace communication, management, handling rapid personal and organizational change and other topical business issues. He has served or is currently serving as a board member of the International Association of Facilitators, Sales and Marketing Executives International, American Management Association, American Society of Training and Development, Institute of Management Consultants, American Society of Association Executives, Meeting Professionals International and National Speakers Association. Chris is an award-winning Toastmaster's International Competition speaker. He recently participated in the Fortune 500 Annual Management Forum as a speaker, panelist and seminar leader. Chris has distinguished himself professionally by serving multiple corporations as manager and trainer of sales, operations, project management, IT, customer service and marketing professionals. Included among those business leaders are Prudential Insurance, Sprint, BayBank (now part of Bank of America), US Health Care and Marriott Corporation. He has assisted these organizations in mergers and acquisitions, facilitating post-merger and acquisition integration, developing project management, sales, customer service and marketing strategies, organizing inbound and outbound call center programs, training and development of management and new hires, and fostering corporate growth through creative change and innovation initiatives. Chris holds degrees in management studies and organizational behavior from Boston University. He has traveled to 22 countries and 47 states in the course of his career.
Pinnacle Performance Improvement Worldwide -- Professional Speaking Services
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Christopher DeVany, founder and President of Pinnacle Performance Improvement Worldwide, is a popular featured speaker in a variety of media and forums. Speaking assignments have taken him throughout the United States, Bermuda, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico.
Mr. DeVany is a frequent keynote speaker to corporations, professional and trade associations. A partial list of subject areas:
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For Meeting Professionals International at the National Press Club, Chris DeVany was asked to help people put together an effective team. Part of his presentation, which was the genesis for one of the chapters in his new McGraw Hill-published book, "90 Days to a High-Performance Team", is available for viewing immediately below:
As founder and president of Pinnacle Performance Improvement Worldwide, Mr. DeVany brings more than 20 years experience managing and delivering training in sales, marketing and customer service for Prudential Insurance, BayBank, US Telecenters, Sprint, Gordon Associates and US Health Care. He has designed and implemented strategies for continuous organization improvement in a wide array of industries, including insurance and financial services, healthcare, telecommunications and real estate.
For more information on having Chris DeVany present at your next meeting, please call 978-925-9797.
Chris has distinguished himself professionally by serving Corporate America as manager and trainer of sales, customer service and marketing professionals. Included among those business leaders are Prudential Insurance, Sprint, US Health Care, Hyatt Corporation and FleetBoston. He has assisted these organizations in developing sales, customer service and marketing strategies, organizing inbound and outbound call center programs, training and development of management and new hires, and fostering corporate growth through creative change and innovation initiatives.
For Microsoft, Inc. Magazine and Siebel Systems, Chris DeVany conducted a 20-city public seminar series titled "Customer Relationship Management: Mastering Profitable Relationships". Chris delivered a 90-minute version of this for Inc. Magazine at their "ThInc. Out Loud! Conference, a portion of which is included above.
Chris holds degrees in management studies and international relations from Boston University. He has traveled to 14 countries and 45 states in the course of his career. He first served as a public speaker at the age of five, when his doting mother pushed him on stage in a local theater guild production. The world has been his audience ever since.
For more information on having Chris DeVany present at your next meeting, please call 978-925-9797.
Pinnacle Performance Improvement Worldwide Chris DeVany, President 101 Main Street Pepperell, MA 01463
Chris DeVany | The Performance Institute
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Chris DeVany Senior Fellow
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Chris DeVany Senior Fellow
Chris DeVany is the founder and president of Pinnacle Performance Improvement Worldwide, a firm which focuses on management and organization development. Pinnacle's clients include such organizations as Microsoft, Citicorp, US HealthCare, Sprint, Sun Microsystems, Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, Boston Scientific, Inc. Magazine and over 400 other organizations in five countries.
Mr. DeVany has published numerous articles in the fields of sales, team-building, leadership, ethics, customer service, diversity and work-life balance, in publications ranging from ASTD/Performance In Practice to Customer Service Management. His book, "90 Days to a High-Performance Team", is planned for publishing by McGraw Hill this December.
He has appeared hundreds of times on radio and television interview programs to discuss sales, customer service, effective workplace communication, management, facilitating change and other topical business issues. He is a member of Sales and Marketing Executives International, American Management Association, American Society of Training and Development, Institute of Management Consultants, American Society of Association Executives, Meeting Professionals International and National Speakers Association. Chris is an award-winning Toastmaster's International Competition speaker. He recently participated in the Fortune 500 Annual Management Forum as a speaker, panelist and seminar leader.
Chris has distinguished himself professionally by serving Corporate America as manager and trainer of sales, customer service and marketing professionals. Included among those business leaders are Prudential Insurance, Sprint, US Health Care, Hyatt Corporation and FleetBoston. He has assisted these organizations in developing sales, customer service and marketing strategies, organizing inbound and outbound call center programs, training and development of management and new hires, and fostering corporate growth through creative change and innovation initiatives.
Chris holds degrees in management studies and international relations from Boston University, and is currently a doctoral candidate in organizational behavior at Regent University. He has traveled to 14 countries and 45 states in the course of his career. He first served as a public speaker at the age of five, when his doting mother pushed him on stage in a local theater guild production. The world has been his audience ever since.
PHCC Educational Foundation
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By: Chris DeVany
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(c) Christopher R. DeVany. All rights reserved. Chris DeVany is the president of Pinnacle Performance Improvement Worldwide, a management consulting and training firm. For more information, call 508-358-8070, send Chris an e-mail at cdevany@ppiw.com or visit their Web site at http://www.ppiw.com.
Strategic Planning, Corporate & Board Retreat Facilitation -- Pinnacle Performance Improvement Worldwide
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Chris DeVany, founder and president of Pinnacle, will facilitate your meetings unless multiple facilitators are necessary, in which case we will draw on the resources of our highly-experienced facilitation team.
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Chris DeVany, President 101 Main Street Pepperell, MA 01463
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