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Chris Bordoni


For nearly fifteen years, Chris Bordoni has helped leaders translate big, inspiring ideas into reality. His clients have included Fortune 500 companies, startups, state and local governments, non-profits, and foundations.

Today, Chris’ work focuses primarily on helping highly-motivated individuals and organizations reinvent themselves in the face of adversity. As a young cancer survivor, Chris believes that there is hope in even the most dire circumstances and that unexpected challenges can be a powerful catalyst for change.

Day-to-day, Chris leads Bordoni & Company, LLC, a boutique strategy consultancy, teaches at American University’s Kogod School of Business, and runs a small executive coaching business.

Chris holds an M.B.A. from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a B.S. in Industrial & Labor Relations from Cornell University. He lives in Virginia with his wife and daughter.


Looking for more? Here are a few places where my work has been featured recently:

“Chris Bordoni: Cultivating Resilience,” Bump in the Road, July 21, 2021

“Chris Bordoni is a high achieving individual. Whether it’s sports, prestigious universities or corporate jobs, success has been a defining element of Chris’ path. But more than a few health oriented bumps in the road, including a stage 3B cancer diagnosis at the age of 30, derailed his high flying career and sent him on a quest for a new path forward.”

“Discussion: Resilience with Chris Bordoni,” Operate with Zen, July 1, 2021

“Chris Bordoni is a former athlete, elite consultant, cancer survivor, and resilience coach. Chris is also the host of “Reinvented” a podcast about resilience and resilient people. Chris and I discuss resilience and how it applies to surgery, surgeons and a healthy life outside of work.”

“Resilience and Reinvention,” Present Value Podcast, May 14, 2021

“As an all-American athlete, a cancer survivor, and a consultant, Chris Bordoni has experienced his share of adversity and reinvention. Now, he works with individuals and groups to help them achieve transformational change through the art of building resilience. In this episode, Chris chats about his background as an athlete, as an undergraduate at Cornell, an MBA from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago, and his time at Boston Consulting Group. He and host Greg Well discuss the difficulty of defining ‘resilience,’ tools to become more resilient, how to overcome hurdles and reinvent ourselves to achieve post-traumatic growth.”

“Resilience and Personal Growth: Becoming Stronger in Difficult Situations with Chris Bordoni,” Game Changer Mentality, July 27, 2021

“How do you bounce back from difficult situations? Accept the uncertainty of the moment to develop resilience and personal growth. Today’s guest is Chris Bordoni, founder and CEO of Bordoni & Company, LLC. Chris discusses with Rodney Flowers how he learned resilience through his personal experiences, especially as a cancer survivor. When you accept your current situation, you’re better able to figure out what to do next. Rather than resist the struggle, look at it from a positive outlook. How can you come out of the situation better and stronger? Tune in to find out!”

“Overcoming adversity and reinvention,” Forging Mettle Podcast, March 24, 2021

“In this week’s visit to the forge, we talk with resilience coach and cancer survivor, Chris Bordoni. We discuss facing our mortality. What is resilience? How to build everyday resilience with simple daily steps. What is a ‘failure resume,’ and why is it something all of us should create. How does post traumatic growth transform us to be stronger and better?”

“Cancer at 30: Reflections on Post-Traumatic Growth,” guest post by Chris Bordoni at National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship, May 17, 2019 (link)

“Booth 101: An Introduction to Podcasting” by Lou Carlozo in Chicago Booth Magazine, January 29, 2021 (link)

“Inspirational Podcaster Chris Bordoni” by Lou Carlozo at Fra Noi, January 18, 2021 (link)