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S. Chris Edmonds

S. Chris Edmonds is the founder and CEO of the Purposeful Culture Group. After a 15-year career leading and managing teams, Chris began his consulting company in 1990. From 1995-2019, he also served as a senior consultant with the Ken Blanchard Companies.

Over the years Chris has worked for clients in industries including automotive, banking and financial services, government, hospitality, insurance, manufacturing, non-profit, retail, sales, pharmaceutical, software, and technology.


Proven Results

By helping leaders ensure good comes first every day, Chris has helped organizations improve business outcomes — including profits — by up to 40 percent.

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Keynote Speaker

From the Pacific Rim to Europe, Chris has delivered over 5,000 presentations designed to help companies craft purposeful, positive, productive work cultures.


Featured In

Chris’ articles, videos, and interviews are featured in The Wall Street Journal, People, CNN, The Economist, SmartBrief, Entrepreneur, Inc., Forbes, and more.


Chris is one of Inc. magazine’s “Top 100 Leadership Speakers,”’s “10 Corporate Culture Experts You Need to Pay Attention To,” and Richtopia’s “Top 200 Influential Authors."

He received his master’s degree from the University of San Francisco in Human Resource and Organizational Development. He is a professional member of the National Speakers Association.

Chris is an accomplished musician and performer. He provides guitars, banjo, mandolin, and vocals for Graystone Records recording artist, the Brian Raine band. Two singles from the band’s 2009 debut album made the Billboard country charts.

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    Driving Results Through Culture

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    Chris Edmonds Music

  • podcast

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    Amazon Music Podcasts

Other Books By Chris


The Culture Engine

A Framework for Driving Results

Leading At A Higher Level

Leadership and Creating High Performing Organizations


Good Comes First from S. Chris Edmonds and Mark S. Babbitt is set for release September 28, 2021 by Matt Holt Books, an imprint of BenBella Books. Sign up for monthly updates, actionable culture advice, and a copy of the book’s table of contents and foreword by Venus Williams.