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Chris Young

The Good Place Institute President and Senior Consultant, Chief of Staff of Good Place Holdings

Chris is the President of The Good Place Institute (a Good Place Holdings company), Chief of Staff at Good Place Holdings, and co-author of the book, The Good Place Organization: A Leaders Guide to Stewarding Good Place Organizations. Chris has spent over twenty years researching and developing Biblically-based approaches, methods, and resources while leading and helping others build and steward for-profit and non-profit organizations to bring about organizational life and achieve organizational success from a Biblical worldview.

Throughout his career, Chris has served on several senior leadership teams and in management leadership roles from start-up businesses and regional consulting firms to a $60 million service and manufacturing company and on boards of several non-profit organizations.


In addition to his most recent roles, he has served in roles that include:

  • Director of Business Services of Good Place Holdings (leading Strategic Planning, Business Systems and Analytics, Human Resources, Information Technology, Talent Development teams)
  • Director of Business Services for SD Myers
  • Director of The Myers Institute (internal and external training business)
  • Director of Strategy and Systems
  • Director of Strategic Solutions and Knowledge Services
  • General Manager of SD Myers Morocco

Chris holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Canisius College in Buffalo, NY, and a Master of Arts in Religion from Trinity International University (Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) in Deerfield, IL.

Chris has also completed the following continuing education courses:

  • MIT Executive Leadership Education – Leadership in an Exponentially Changing World
  • Case Western Reserve University – Strategic Decision Making & Execution
  • Case Western Reserve University – Creating Strategic Alliances
  • Case Western Reserve University – Expanding the Total Corporate Contribution
  • Case Western Reserve University – Innovation & Process Improvement

He is certified in Dimensions of Professional Selling Coaching through Carew International.

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