kris Girrell, M.Ed., MATR

Brief Background

Kris' background spans over 30 years of organizational consulting and executive leadership coaching. In short, he is:

  • A strategic consultant – working with the elite of Boston’s business landscape from pharmaceutical, legal and financial firms, to manufacturing and construction and include work in greater Boston, North and South America, Europe and Africa.
  • An executive leadership coach –  clients have been among the top leaders in their respective firms locally and globally, and from the C-suite to senior management.
  • A life-long competitor – whether years ago on the rugby pitch, or  competing in Taekwondo; running four Boston Marathons or running his business, athletics has instilled a burning desire to give the very best to each endeavor. “Settling for” anything less is never an option.
  • A sought-after speaker - Kris is a regular keynote speaker and presenter with recent Keynote presentations including TICE (Training Industry Conference), 2018, IHAF (In House Agencies), 2017 and TEDx Natick 2017.


Kris received both his Bachelor of Science and Master of Education in Psychology and Counseling from Pennsylvania State University and took courses toward a Doctorate at the University of Maryland. More recently he completed a Master of Arts in Theological Research at Andover Newton Theological School in Boston. Kris is certified in a large number of psychological and behavioral assessments and is an Associate member of the Society of Industrial/Organizational Psychologists and the National Speakers Association.


Prior to founding Innerworks Consulting, Kris was Senior Partner at Camden Consulting Group (13 years), Senior Partner at Linkage Inc. (3 years), and Senior Vice President at DBM Consulting Group (8 years). Add to that  4 years as a DBM outplacement VP, 3 years in search and 8 years in higher education career planning and placement to round out the picture


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