Chris Murchison

Visiting Leader, Center for Positive Organizations, Michigan Ross; Positive Organization Coach and Consultant

Chris headshotChris Marcell Murchison is a passionate advocate for positive workplace culture. In his broad career spanning the higher education, for-profit, not-for-profit, and foundation sectors, he has focused his energy on developing creative means to build community at work and practices that support an employee experience of respect, connection, joy, and generative learning.

In 2014, Chris was named the first Visiting Leader at the Center for Positive Organizations at the University of Michigan Stephen M. Ross School of Business, where he advises, connects, and convenes academics and students to explore practical applications of Positive Organizational Scholarship. In January of 2018, Chris was additionally appointed to the Advisory Board of the International Positive Psychology Association’s Work & Organizations Division.

He has held roles in student services, employee development, human resources, talent and organization development, and more. As a practitioner and consultant, his work is inspired by the research and frameworks of positive organization psychology, art and movement, mindfulness, emotional intelligence, appreciative inquiry, and applied improvisation.

He is constantly learning and evolving his practice. He appreciates multi-disciplinary approaches, particularly ones that incorporate the arts and the unique expressions and solutions that can emerge from these methods.

Chris currently works as an artist and arts-based facilitator, creative thought partner, experience designer, coach, and advisor to organizations ready to reimagine the possibilities of their cultures.

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