Christo is a sought-after executive coach, speaker, consultant and seminar leader. He brings a wealth of experience, passion, and a unique approach to leadership and team development. It is his belief in possibility, ability to see the gifts in challenges, steadfast focus on results, and the safe and supportive space he creates with clients that leads to positive, sustainable change.
Christo Schutte founded The Game Within Leadership Performance Group and co-founded On The Course Leadership to help leaders become professional athletes in the work place so that they can experience optimized health, productivity and profitability. An elite athlete himself, Christo, has spent the last decade developing leaders in both business and sport. During his international career he has worked with elite athletes and leaders, including a Canadian sprinter for the London 2012 Olympics, and senior leaders at the FBI. Based on his intuitive entrepreneurial skills, and unique approach to human development and growth, he has developed ground breaking methodologies to help leaders and teams evolve.
As his corporate leadership development practice evolved, he began noticing how traditional executive coaching often falls short. He found that traditional leadership development focused on external elements of productivity, management and other indicators rather than the internal factors that produce them. Additionally, his background in sport became an instant point of connection with clients and they, in turn, used sports as the language for communicating their aspirations and struggles. The Game Within was born.
Special areas of his expertise include leadership presence, presentation skills, storytelling, energy management, resiliency, communication and the creation of high performing teams. He has an established record of success in supporting leaders in pursuing and achieving their goals. He has worked with leaders in various organizations — including: Verizon, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Barclay's Group, M&T Bank, Hartford funds, and Penn State University.
Christo is a graduate of Georgetown University's globally renowned leadership program and a certified (PCC) member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF) with over 800 hours, one-on-one coaching experience. He also holds a Masters Degree in Counseling and a bachelor's degree in Engineering.