Sr. Director, Team and Leadership Development, Cleveland Clinic
Senior Director, Team and Leadership Development
Chris Nagel is the Senior Director of Team and Leadership Development in the Global Leadership and Learning Institute (GLLI) at the Cleveland Clinic. Chris has been a thought leader within the organization to integrate the Serving Leader work into the culture in the Cleveland Clinic Health System locally and abroad.
Chris has over 30 years of experience in the service industry beginning his career with Cedar Point Amusement Park and Marriott Hotels & Resorts working within the Renaissance, Marriott and Ritz-Carlton brands. He shifted his focus to Healthcare in 2002 and brought his service oriented orientation from the hospitality industry to the Cleveland Clinic Health System working in Environmental Services and Continuous Improvement before making a career decision to pursue Human Resources.
In 2013, Chris turned his attention from only leading his own team to supporting leaders throughout the organization to become more effective fueling Chris’ passion around the behavioral side of organizations, particularly how teams work together.
He is a Gestalt Certified Professional Coach (GPCC) and a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) through the International Coaching Federation where he has served on the board with the local Cleveland Chapter. In addition to Chris’ coaching certifications he is certified in several assessment tools and as a certified facilitator for The Thinking Environment work based on the work of Nancy Kline and The 3 Vital Questions work by David Emerald.
Chris holds a BA in Business Administration from Bowling Green State University, and a MA in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University.
Chris has over 10 years of experience in facilitating both large and small sized groups in the field of continuous improvement, leadership and team development locally and overseas. His role for the past six years involves him facilitating immersive sessions to expand leader’s development and supporting them through on-going coaching efforts.
Chris is married to Jennifer, who together own a small business, Aire-Master in the Cleveland. They have 3 children: Brandon (20), Leah (18) and Alyssa (12). They are members of St. Peter Parish in North Ridgeville, OH where Chris is also a member of the parish’s leadership team. He served in leadership positions with the Boy Scouts of America, Knights of Columbus and currently serves on the Elyria Catholic High School Advisory Council.
In his down time, you will see Chris cruising in his 1965 Chevelle and cooking. Especially on Friday nights in the summer where he organizes classic car shows at St. Peter School to raise money for the Youth Leadership Experience, a program he founded in 2014 to provide leadership development opportunities for middle school students around the area.