Chris is the Vice President for Training and Development at Emergenetics International, where she leads efforts in continuing education, new product development and facilitation of Emergenetics training, workshops and classes. Chris is also an Emergenetics Master Trainer.
Additionally, Chris is the owner and Chief Learning Officer of AMPLITUDE, a company focused on amplifying the results of leaders and teams. She and the AMPLITUDE team provide high-impact training, facilitation and coaching services to some of Northern Nevada’s best and brightest companies and teams.
Prior to starting AMPLITUDE, Chris founded and served as Chief Learning Officer for the Saint Mary’s Learning Institute, a service of Saint Mary’s Health Network. She has more than 20 years of Human Resources experience, most recently as the Vice President of Human Services for Saint Mary’s. She holds an MBA from the University of Nebraska and undergraduate degrees in business and psychology from Doane College.
Chris also holds certifications in a number of other leadership and team training areas. She is a Master Trainer with Rapport Leadership International. Chris facilitates leadership and team sessions on local, state, national and international levels. She also keynotes on the topics of communication, conflict resolution, and personal power.
For fun, Chris drives racecars (she has three track records in her class), bends steel with her bare hands, and walks on hot coals. She and her husband, John Breternitz, and daughter, Marilee, live in Reno, Nevada.