Empowered Purpose

Engineers solve complex problems and have a significant impact on the world. Developing human capacity, including key skills like problem-solving and effective teamwork, is vital for success. Coaching can help engineers grow and make a positive contribution to society. Empowered Synergy promotes the personal growth of engineers to become effective leaders and make a positive impact on the world

Chris Lalchan

Executive Coaching, Facilitation, Group Coaching, Mentor Coaching

Chris has over two decades of experience in various roles, including employee, manager, founder, peer-reviewed author, and consultant. He has worked in the energy sector for 15 years and now serves in the specific roles of Founder at Empowered Synergy Executive Coaching, Coaching Culture Associate with Essential Impact, and sub-council member with Engineering Young Alumni (ENGGYAC). Chris is a Professionally Certified Coach and a Licensed Professional Engineer.

Chris has extensive experience in technical and professional developmental roles, which has allowed him to understand complex issues from multiple perspectives. He is skilled at coaching to support organizational strategies, navigate transitions, and build sustainable and solution-focused leadership behaviour. Chris believes that coaching can help bring out your total leadership capacity. He works with you to identify your core strengths and motivations, tap into your capabilities, and expand your vision for the future. Chris takes an attuned, measured, and connected approach to Mentor Coaching, serving as a thought partner to leverage your existing strengths.

When Chris is not coaching or facilitating, he can be found at the local arena coaching his oldest daughter’s hockey team or cheering on his youngest daughter’s figure skating.


Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, 2005, University of Alberta

Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching, 2019, Royal Roads University

Professional Engineer, Association of Professional Engineers, and Geoscientists of Alberta

Professional Certified Coach, 2023, International Coaching Federation

Certified Core Strengths Partner


I am passionate about my own personal growth and dedicated to fostering meaningful connections with all those I work with. Through my unique approach, I empower individuals to create synergies in their lives and unlock their full potential. I strive to maximize this impact by designing dynamic programs and initiatives that inspire growth and development in others.

  •  Legal, honest, and ethical
  •  Continuously learning and developing
  •  Creating meaningful connections with clients
  •  Holding people capable and empowering them to achieve their potential
  •  Comfortable with being uncomfortable

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