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Chris Kidder

Certified Master Facilitator

Chris Kidder is a passionate, training professional with a reputation for excellent facilitation talents.

A skilled Learning and Development professional, Chris successfully developed and facilitated a wide variety of programs and has been recognized as subject matter expert and primary resource for training and development for all levels of employees. Her specialties include leadership development, diversity training, organizational development, coaching, new hire orientation, on boarding, customer loyalty, employee engagement, and employee recognition. Clients include: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Verizon, Hilton, State Street, FIDM, City of Anaheim and Saks Fifth Avenue.

Prior to becoming an independent consultant and trainer, Chris worked for Saks Fifth Avenue as the Corporate Training Director for the Southern California region of stores. She has a proven track record of success as a strategic partner to senior management in directing enterprise-wide training functions, leadership development and organizational effectiveness in the retail and hospitality industries.

Chris’ genuine passion for developing people coupled with her high energy style creates a learning environment that inspires and motivates participants to reach new levels of growth.

  • Background Information:
  • Education:
  • BS, Advertising University of Texas, Austin
  • Certifications:
  • Numerous including Situational Leadership II, Franklin Covey's The 7 Habits for Managers, Supervisory Leadership, and three legacy areas of Achieve Global products.
  • Affiliations – Past or Current:
  • ASTD Orange County Chapter, Business Women Rising
  • Years of Experience:
  • 20+ years