"To study leadership is to study people. How they are and how they can be influenced."
- Dr. Chris Fuzie
Dr. Chris Fuzie (Front Row Left) on a
training ride to Yosemite National Park
with the Modesto Police Motor Unit.
Circa July 1992.
Chris Fuzie, Ed.D.
My name is Chris Fuzie, I am the Owner/CEO/Sr. Consultant for CMF Leadership Consulting. I can offer the experience, knowledge, skills, and public-service orientated consulting/executive coaching for small and medium sized and even large organizations. I have worked as a leadership/management and human recourses consultant/coach for approximately twelve (12) years through my company, CMF Leadership Consulting, and have been contracted to work with private, public, and military organization leaders/executives. I have trained behavior-based leadership practices nationally and have been a speaker at several national and international conferences, including the International Leadership Association’s (ILA) Global Conference in Brussels, Belgium and the First Followership Conference at the University of Waterloo in Kitchener, Canada and conducted a presentation on the “Exigent Response Model” I developed, in Washington D.C., October of 2022.
I hold an earned Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Organizational Leadership degree through Brandman University. My other formal education is a master in arts (M.A.) and bachelor in arts (B.A.), both in Organizational Leadership. Additionally, I hold two graduate certificates, one in Human Resources and the other in Criminal Justice Education from the University of Virginia, while attending the FBI National Academy. I am the author the books: "S.C.O.R.E. Performance Counseling: Save the Relationship, Change the Behavior," "Because Why...Understanding Behavior in Exigencies" and "Performance Counseling for Law Enforcement."
Currently, I am working as an executive consultant/coach through CMF Leadership Consulting for Home Helper’s of the Central Valley (30+ employees) and Rank Investigations (100+ employees) to develop their executive and leadership team members. Separately I am working with the Stanislaus County District Attorney’s Office (154 full-time employees) as their Business/HR Manager and helping develop the Executive and Leadership teams as they transition to a newly elected District Attorney.
Through CMF Leadership Consulting I provide custom-designed 1-to-1 leadership coaching/mentoring (face-to-face and virtual formats), leadership performance analysis, HR/Personnel/EEO/Title VII investigations, and private custom-designed organizational consulting. I have developed behavior-based training in leadership for the State of California’s P.O.S.T. courses and have helped develop many law enforcement, fire service and public-service oriented leaders.
I honorably retired from law enforcement in 2010 as the Assistant Division Commander for Investigations for Modesto Police Department with 28 years of service and have led such units as the department's Homicide Team, Hostage Negotiations Team, Investigations Division, Traffic Motor Unit, Training Unit, Gang Investigations Team, Street Level Narcotics Enforcement Team, Mental Health Team, and served as Patrol Commander, and Department Watch Commander.
I am a member of the International Leadership Association (I.L.A.) and was an invited speaker at the I.L.A. Global Conference in Brussels, Belgium in 2017. I am a certified "Leaderologist" and founding member (Vice President) of the National Leaderology Association. I was a presenter and speaker at the First Global Conference on Followership in Ottawa, Canada in July 2019 on the “Intertwining of Leader and Follower Behaviors.” I was an invited guest for the U.S. Army National Educators Tour at Fort Benning, Georgia in April 2019. I have also volunteered services and providds leadership training to the Redeemer Church Youth Leadership, and the Modesto Police Explorers Post 219.
I hold four separate copyrights and have published two books, “S.C.O.R.E. Performance Counseling: Save the Relationship, Change the Behavior,” and “Because…Why? Understanding Behavior in Exigencies.” I have published over seventy “Supervisor Training Bulletins” on various leadership topics.