Winning the War for Talent

Companies across America will struggle with recruiting and retaining talent within the next 5 years. Chris Czarnik has been helping companies across the nation change the way they recruit talent with a unique process that is proven to retain them.  

With over 20 years of experience, Chris is a sought-after keynote speaker, trainer, coach, and author.  His process-oriented solution has been sharpened after transforming hundreds of companies and speaking to thousands of business leaders. 

As one of the most accomplished career coaches in the country, Chris can teach you how to solve your talent issues once and for all.  Let him teach you how to transform your workforce.

Vistage Executive Network

Top Performer & Subject Matter Expert

Expert Innovation Keynote Speaker on Hiring & Retaining Talent

I share easy, simple, and cost-effective solutions coming directly from my decades of experience working as a hiring manager and career coach.


An internationally in-demand innovation keynote speaker whose style is like no other. Audiences are energized, delighted and walk away with actionable strategies they use right away. 

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Winning the War
for Talent

Recruit, Retain, and Develop The Talent Your Business Needs to Survive and Thrive

Written by Chris Czarnik

Results-Driven Action Plan

“Halfway through Chris Czarnik’s book, I recognized that his approach was the secret weapon in winning our own war for talent. So I immediately reached out for his help. In his workshop with my leadership team, Chris revealed his proprietary step-by-step process. Most importantly, we walked away from the workshop with an action plan that yielded our first hires within thirty days (we had been unsuccessfully searching for six months). To anyone frustrated with the old rules of hiring, which no longer work, learn and follow Chris’s proprietary process.”

Lance Edwards, First Cornerstone Group, LLC
Houston, Texas • Three Time Inc.5000 Winner

Get the People You are Looking For

“Last year I found myself being burned out. I didn’t want to do the things I typically do to continue my learning path. I stopped reading books, listening to podcasts, and sitting in on webinars I typically would to better myself.

This year I told myself I had rested enough and it was time to get back on the learning train. I was at a Vistage Worldwide, Inc. event that Chris Czarnik was speaking at and was very impressed by what he had to say. He was kind enough to give me a book and I read this thing as soon as I hopped on the plane later that day. I cannot say enough great things about this books and its teachings. If you are having trouble hiring people (we all are, so don’t act like you aren’t) I cannot recommend this book enough. It has amazing insights into why we are having issues hiring people and how to refocus your brain on how we go after good talent. Check out this book, and check out Chris. They can help you get the people you are looking for!”

Aaron Stapleton, Trinity In Home Care
Cincinnati, OH • Founder & CEO

Chris's Story

Revolutionizing Talent in the Modern Workforce

Chris has transformed hiring and development in the workforce. As a former military officer and seasoned HR manager, his journey began with a vision to redefine job search methodologies. This vision led to the creation of “The Human Search Engine,” a groundbreaking approach embraced by the US Congress as a national standard.

But the evolution didn’t stop there. Recognizing the substantial shifts in workforce dynamics and demographics, Chris redefined the talent acquisition process. This process reduces the turnover rate. Chris will help you retain and develop that talent, growing the next generation of leaders in your company. His book, Winning the War for Talent, isn’t just a publication; it’s a manifesto for change, guiding over 3,500 organizations nationwide.

Today, as organizations grapple with unprecedented challenges in hiring and retaining top talent, his role transcends into that of a coach. Chris is a strategist, an innovator, and a trusted advisor, reengineering the structure of talent management. Through customized, process-based solutions, he empowers CEO’s, leaders, and organizations to not just fill positions, but to cultivate work environments where talent thrives and business objectives are surpassed.

As a Subject Matter Expert and a top speaker for Vistage, the world’s largest CEO coaching network, the mission is clear: to equip organizations with the tools and insights to win their own wars for talent. In this era of constant change, traditional methods falter. Chris’s expertise doesn’t just fill gaps; it reinvents how organizations perceive and nurture their most valuable asset – their people.

It’s time for a paradigm shift. Let’s redefine success together.


"We transformed our hiring process using Chris Czarnik’s methodology, focusing on the person rather than just the skills. With the newly crafted job ad, we attracted an unprecedented number of applicants with a diverse range of backgrounds. Out of 53 applicants, we had three competitive finalists who not only met but exceeded our expectations in aligning with our vision. The selected candidate has truly embodied the spirit of our organization, demonstrating that finding the right person goes beyond ticking off skills on a checklist. Chris’s methodology has impacted our team and transformed our hiring process! Finding the right person is more valuable than ticking off skills on a checklist."
Chloe Bird
Regulatory Affairs Supervisor | PCCA
Winning the War for Talent, which Chris led us through, has helped us to transform our employee recruiting and retention processes. He taught us how to go from a disqualification of candidates mindset that manufacturing has used for the last 50+ years to an ability to recognize talent in under-employed people that end up being great employees and great advocates for our business when trying to find new employees. These methods have helped us to increase our staff 15% per month for the last 5 months, to help us fuel our growth. It has been a great program.”
David Verhoff
President | Basin Precision Machining
"Following the workshop, the impact on our ad redesign has proven invaluable, particularly in elevating our branding efforts to effectively showcase the firm and its distinctive culture. This positive change has led to increased engagement and a higher level of interest in our offerings.

Furthermore, the workshop, inclusive of personality testing, played a pivotal role in fostering a shared vision among our leadership. Through a platform for collaborative discussions and the incorporation of insights from personality testing, it facilitated a deeper understanding of our goals and strategies. This shared vision, combined with leadership buy-in, has not only enhanced team cohesion but has also significantly boosted overall efficiency within our organization."
Servete Xhudo-Bradley
Director of Human Resources | MB Attorneys at Law
"Today's biggest issue for most businesses is attracting and retaining the right talent. Chris takes the effective approach of showing you what you need to improve on to win the talent war and then teaching you how to sustain these improvements in your organization. Chris is very hands-on, high-energy, approachable, and direct. His is not encumbered by the typical definition of a consultant!"
Thomas L. Saeli
Chief Executive Officer | Duralast Roofing| JRB Enterprises, Inc

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Fingerprints on Success Chris Czarnik

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Fingerprints on Success Podcast

Chris had the great honor of joining Bill Barrett on one of the top podcasts in the nation!

Learn about hiring and talent retention, the current state of workers, especially among millennials and Gen Z, and the importance of shifting focus from mere recruitment to total talent development.