Chris Comeaux, MLAS – President/CEO Teleios Collaborative Network
Chris Comeaux (KO-mo) is an award-winning expert and lifelong student on leadership and the performance required to truly be a leader. He has spent his life and career researching, learning, coaching, and implementing the pushes and pulls necessary to create high performance leaders and high performance organizations. Chris’s stated life purposes are twofold: 1) Through his work he helps shape and impact thousands of leaders in various industries and impacts them to live to their full potential. 2) Through his work he helps transform the way the future of healthcare is provided in the United States and later the world. Chris truly strives to live his life purpose every day in his various roles he plays.
Chris is the former CEO of Four Seasons Compassion for Life, and is currently the President/CEO of Teleios Collaborative Network which is a collaboration between Four Seasons Compassion for Life, Catawba Regional Hospice, Caldwell Hospice & Palliative Care, and Mountain Valley Hospice & Palliative Care. The goal of the collaboration is to harness the best of each hospice and enable the network to better care in each community for the patients and families being served as well as introduce innovations across the membership network and work with payors for new innovative solutions for those dealing with serious or advanced illness.
Over the years, Chris has become nationally known as a leader in our country’s hospice and palliative care industry, where he has spent a large portion of his career as President/CEO of Four Seasons in western North Carolina, a 2009 American Hospital Association Circle of Life Award Winner. Under his leadership, Four Seasons experienced phenomenal growth beginning in 2002: in four years, its census increased from 30 patients per day to over 1,000 per day. In 2005, the Carolinas Center for Hospice and End of Life Care honored him with the Peter Keese Leadership Award.
In 2006, Chris left Four Seasons for two years to build an alliance between the prestigious national healthcare consulting firm, the Studer Group, and Covenant Hospice in Pensacola. The vision was to transform, develop, and grow leaders throughout the hospice and palliative care world. Chris grew this venture from its infancy to an established coaching firm partnering with post-acute healthcare organizations from New York to California. He returned to Four Seasons in 2008 to apply what he learned in the trenches on leadership to an organization he knew and loved, and in many respects Four Seasons became, and still is, a learning laboratory for high performance- which is a journey and not a destination.
In 2016, Chris helped co-found Four Seasons Consulting Group (FSCG), a coaching and consulting company enabling health systems, palliative care programs, post-acute providers, and hospice programs to learn best practices and the systems necessary to produce those practices in their own organizations. Chris still provides coaching and consulting services from FSCG to clients all over the US.
Chris’s hospice career began in 1997 at Covenant Hospice in Pensacola, Florida. Earlier in his career, he worked with KPMG Peat Marwick, a “Big Four” CPA consulting firm, and with Cooper Industries, a Fortune 100 Company, in its Executive Development Program.
Chris has a Masters in Leadership from the Thayer Institute for Performance Virtuosity.
Chris is married to Deshia and they are the proud parents of 5 children (3 boys and 2 girls) ranging in age from 18 to 8 years. Chris enjoys spending time outdoors with his family, reading, learning, and working on their 7 acre farm in the mountains of Western North Carolina.