Curtis Watkins is an experienced trainer, facilitator, leadership consultant and executive coach. As a team building and leadership consultant, Curtis Watkins has facilitated team alignment, communication, and conflict management sessions for many organizations including Horizon Blue Cross/Blue Shield, American Express, AT&T, Amtrak, Regeneron, United American Energy, Citibank, and J P Morgan Chase. For the IT division of American Express, Curtis was part of a team that implemented a 2-year culture-change initiative for over 500 employees.
For hundreds of middle managers at Citibank, he helped to facilitate a series of 5-day leadership programs. Post event surveys showed marked increases in manager’s capacity to influence without authority, increased productivity and employee retention.
In his work as a senior executive coach, Curtis specializes in working with C-Level executives and Board members to improve communication skills and create better understanding amongst themselves and their direct reports. Curtis has assisted individuals and firms through promotions, demotions, career changes, life after the executive suite, as well as mergers and hostile takeovers. This included the rigorous and multi layered process of coaching the CEO of a midsized energy company through a difficult, multiyear takeover process. In the end the CEO was able to negotiate a buy-out that succeeded in meeting shareholder expectations as well as ensuring employee job security.
Curtis has committed himself to achieving comprehensive expertise in executive coaching. He is certified by the International Coach Federation as a Master Coach, by the Newfield Network as an Ontological Coach, and by the Strozzi Institute as a Master Somatic Coach. For the Newfield Network, he has been serving as a Senior Program Coach for the last 7 years. Curtis established his own management consultancy in 1992 and has built a national reputation as senior leader in his field.