Chris Corrigan

Director, Coaching & Facilitation

Chris Corrigan is Director, Coaching & Facilitation with Forrest & Company Limited. He is a proven and tested leader, teacher and mentor. Throughout his career, Chris has been accountable for achieving results. His expertise in operations, resource planning, change management, team building, negotiation and after-action reviews provides a robust resource for many top executives. A member of the Forrest Team for over sixteen as a C-level coach, he contributes to the leadership development of a broad range of high-performance clients. He welcomes any coaching challenge.

Chris had a distinguished leadership career of 35 years in the ultimate accountability profession, the Canadian Armed Forces, leading soldiers on operations at home and abroad. Before joining Forrest, he was the department head and director of strategic studies at the Canadian Forces College, where he was responsible for the professional development of Canada’s most senior military officers and departmental civil servants. He continues to contribute in this capacity as a sessional professor for the Royal Military College of Canada, facilitating graduate-level degrees. Chris is frequently called upon to provide advice to government, defence and private sectors in the areas of strategic analysis and leadership, helping nations resolve issues regarding security forces transformation, stability and support operations, terrorism, and other challenges. His projects have included conducting a Strategic Defence Review for the Ukrainian Armed Forces and Ministry of Defence in Kyiv, assisting the evolving Headquarters Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces’ Joint Operations Command and in Baku, Azerbaijan and in Chiesenau, Moldova assisting their militaries in developing their training systems.

Chris coaches with a unique combination of proficiency in developing high-performing leaders and his own leadership experience. His high-level military leadership responsibilities have included commanding the 1700-strong Canadian contribution to the NATO peace-stabilization mission in Bosnia and, as commander of the Army in Ontario, leading 12,000 military and civilian personnel and efficiently managing a $450 million budget.

Chris holds an MA from King’s College, University of London, UK, and a BA in Political Science from the University of Windsor. His honours and awards are numerous and include the Canadian Forces Special Service Medal (NATO), the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, and the Gold Medal of the Chief of General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Czech Republic.

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