Chris Westfall

National Elevator Pitch Champion - Secrets of the NEW Elevator Pitch & Leadership Language

Persuade. Engage. Change Your Results.

How’s your elevator pitch?

In business, whoever tells the best story wins.

For your career and your company, you owe it to yourself to communicate in a way that’s persuasive. Clear. Concise. And authentic.

Creating multi-million dollar results for businesses around the globe. Reinventing brands. Reenergizing executive leaders. Rebuilding sales teams. And coaching clients onto Shark Tank, Dragon’s Den and Shark Tank – Australia, Chris knows how to help your business win. Results include:

  • 1st Place – Rice Business Plan Competition
  • 1st Place – Intel Global Capital Conference
  • 1st Place – Harvard Executive MBA Pitch Competition

Ready to add your business to the winner’s circle?

For high-growth executives, sales leaders, communicators, innovators and entrepreneurs: turn your ideas into revenues, with a business coach who’s been in your shoes.

Keynote Programs

  • The Secrets of the NEW Elevator Pitch
  • Leadership Language

“When your critics and your competition come at you with guns blazing, you need the best protection for your brand. Here’s a guy who knows his message! There’s nothing more important than a great elevator pitch, and Chris understands and demonstrates the best of the best!”
JEFFREY HAYZLETT, Primetime TV and Radio Host, Best-selling Author

“I have experienced first-hand Chris’s effectiveness as a speaker and communicator. He is very polished, but that polish is backed up by substance, and the two combine for an audience that is more informed and enlightened than before he spoke. Chris’s interpersonal communication skills are also among his greatest strengths.”
J. KULAS, CEO – Santander USA

Chris provided a dynamic and informative webinar on how to “Make Your Message Matter” during a recent career week I organized at Cisco. If you need a creative preparation, though-provoking content and interactive delivery – Chris is your choice!
DUBRAVKA NOVKOVIC, Head of Talent Management, Worldwide Sales Enablement,  Cisco Systems

I contacted Chris when I was struggling to explain, quickly and easily, what RNC does and how we can help. I was amazed at his ability to grasp concepts and reframe them. He was brave and straightforward in his advice but never didactic or pushy. A true pleasure to work with – the results have increased my results and those of others I’ve suggested seek his help. I can’t speak highly enough of his work!

He’s a champ…literally. I’ve learned a ton about the art of delivering an awesome elevator pitch from this guy. Not only can he speak and train on the elevator pitch but he walks-the-walk. He’s the Elevator Pitch champ!”


Chris’ clients include HP, Cisco, Unilever, RE/MAX, The Jewish Federations of North America, American General Insurance, Ashland, Experian, Ernst & Young and many more.

Travels From:  Texas
City: Houston
$15,001 to $20,000


Chris Westfall has created multi-million dollar revenue streams for companies on four continents, with innovative new strategies on leadership communication.

As the US National Elevator Pitch Champion, he’s helped clients to land on Shark Tank, Dragon’s Den, and Shark Tank – Australia. A consultant to financial leaders and Fortune 100 companies, he’s helped entrepreneurs to launch a broad array of businesses, and successfully re-branded products and services around the globe. Working with thousands of business leaders, he’s helped launch over 50 companies, while raising nearly $50 Million in investment capital.

He’s coached teams to victory in the Intel Global Capital Conference, the Harvard Executive MBA Pitch Competition, and the Rice Business Plan Competition 2016 (the largest and most lucrative pitch competition in the world).

Chris’ clients include HP, Cisco, Unilever, DISCOVER Card, Great American Insurance, The Jewish Federations of North America, American General Insurance, Transwestern, EY and many more.

Focused on the leaders of tomorrow, Chris has worked with a number of universities across North America, including SUNY, The University of Pennsylvania, SMU, The University of Chicago, and dozens of others. An award-winning MBA instructor, his latest book is called Leadership Language (Wiley, 2018) the follow-up to the bestseller, The NEW Elevator Pitch.


Can you tell your story in a way that’s concise, clear and compelling…even if your client decides to take the stairs?

There’s a new way of looking at the perfect “elevator pitch” – and, according to the US National Elevator Pitch Champion, it’s not a pitch at all!

Leading clients around the globe to change from a ‘pitch” to a conversation has helped Chris Westfall to launch over four dozen businesses and propel his clients onto television shows like Shark Tank, Dragons Den in Canada and even Shark Tank – Australia.

Interested in creating multi-million dollar revenues, attracting new customers and generating world-class customer service? Step off the elevator platform – and leave those outdated sales strategies in the dust.

What could your organization discover, in this interactive pitch workshop from one of the world’s top experts on compelling communication?

Teams and organizations will discover new insights into engagement, persuasion and action – without having to sound “pitch-y”, “Sales-y” or fake. Takeaways include:

  • Insights into instant interest: how to build rapport without being manipulative
  • What mistakes your team is making, right now, when pitching for new business
  • How to overcome the natural resistance to a “pitch” – and how to create the authentic conversation that replaces it

This interactive keynote can include audience participation – giving your team the chance to be coached by the best of the best! Learn how to grow your business, and why you’ve got to stop “pitching”, with advice from the National Champ!

Find out what you haven’t heard about leadership, in this myth-busting journey of new discovery – and new outcomes – for the leaders in your organization.

Connect with the only language you need to know, in order to change your results. Engaging, personal and inspiring, Leadership Language shows your team how to tap into your leadership potential from the moment Chris Westfall begins speaking.

When you understand Leadership Language, you know how to:

  • Lead your team to greater results, with an unstoppable contagious energy
  • Elevate your customer relationships, and launch ideas with new impact
  • Overcome the challenge of change through greater understanding of how people think, connect and engage
  • Discover innovation, leadership and creativity on your own terms – and turn those concepts into a competitive advantage

Leadership Language tackles the number one challenge facing your organization today: effective communication. We’ve got more ways than ever to connect – but are you making the connections that matter?

At the heart of every business issue, every new initiative and every customer service interaction is COMMUNICATION. Are you ready to change the conversation, and change your results?

With Chris Westfall’s keynote, your employees, owners, and team members will explore these powerful leadership communication questions:

  • What makes a leader effective, and why?
  • What’s beyond psychology and personality, when it comes to leading others to new results?
  • What’s your vision, and how can you share it in a way that’s compelling, engaging and actionable?
  • Finding lasting motivation: what’s beyond “flow states” and getting “psyched up” that causes behaviors to really change?

Make your organization’s culture your competitive advantage, with Leadership Language.

Areas of expertise

  • Pitch Coach
  • The New Elevator Story
  • Marketing & Branding
  • Influence and Persuasion
  • Raising Multi-Million Dollar Investment Revenues
  • The Language of Leadership
  • Sales
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