I'm Chris Habetler

Management Consultant

Turnaround Specialist

Principal Manager


Data Nerd


About Me

Growing leaders and teams:

I'm an organizational culture consultant and educational technology founder based in Brooklyn, New York. I have a serious passion for helping organizations transform and grow.

As an experienced organizational culture and leadership coach, former school leader, author, and co-founder of a successful ed tech product, I bring a wealth of experience and a proven track record. I help leaders to tap into their authentic purpose, clearly define their vision, establish efficient systems, grow their teams, and build thriving organizations. I specialize in building and implementing data-driven assessment methodologies and tools that help organizations unlock their potential and take the next step in their evolution.

I have also recently co-founded LIFT Consulting, a team of experts that supports schools, nonprofits and private-sector organizations. See below for our offerings.

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Founder and CEO

LIFT Consulting, Brooklyn, NY

Supported over 100 organizations and schools as recognized as a national expert on organizational culture and leadership coaching, with a 98% satisfaction and success rate.

Superintendent and Chief Culture Officer

Brooklyn Laboratory Charter School, Brooklyn, NY

Steered large innovative network of schools through challenges of COVID-19 pandemic, organizational leadership transition, and two simultaneous charter reauthorization campaigns.

Chief Culture Officer

Collegiate Academies, New Orleans, LA

Led network implementation of restorative practices, reducing suspensions by 75% while increasing student, teacher and community satisfaction by 2x. Served as senior advisor to three existing schools and partner in founding three new schools.

Creator, Lead-Developer and Co-Founder

DeansList, Brooklyn NY

Created product and founded a highly successful educational technology company that is currently used by 750+ schools nationwide.

Transformative School Leader

Excel Academy Charter Schools, Boston MA

Co-led transformation of title one school from #256 in state to #1 in state and become the National Charter School of the Year 2007 (Center for Education Reform) in three years, maintaining low student attrition and doubling staff, student and community engagement and satisfaction.

President, Board of Directors

Zumix, East Boston, MA

Raised $4.3 million building creative and innovative partnerships with individuals and philanthropic organizations as board chairman.

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