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Safe and Efficient Solutions is what is most important to the Callen Group

July 10, 2017
HOUSTON, TX: The Callen Group, a professional safety training and leadership development company, announce their entry into the global market of various industries. The Callen Group’s owner, Kris S. Callen, started this organization to focus solely on developing and promoting high performing operational cultures that lead to safe and efficient operations.

“It isn’t just about safety or operations, but an effective high-performance culture that leads to safe and efficient operations” says owner Kris Callen. “The Callen Group keeps it simple, real and personal. We work to develop not only technical aspects of a safety system, but also the philosophy behind it.”

Callen believes efficient safety does not get in the way of work; it simply enhances work.

Kris Callen holds 20 years of experience creating real, simple and personal solutions to improve safety and leadership processes, which in turn creates a high-performance culture. Callen has traveled and operated in 88 countries and has trained over 30,000 people in safety and leadership. Randy Franklin, alongside Callen, is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) with over 28 years of safety management, leadership and consulting experience, and expert knowledge of safety activities in various industries, such as offshore and onshore drilling operations, heavy highway and heavy civil construction, heavy industrial manufacturing, and mining operations.

Callen and Franklin have made it their life’s work to help companies improve on safety performance through the effective implementation of efficient safety systems, leadership and team development processes. Their mission is to make a global impact on improving employee incident and injury rates by helping companies in various industries with the implementation of safe and efficient operational solutions.

About The Callen Group: The Callen Group is a safety training and leadership development company based in Houston, TX. Founded in 2017, The Callen Group is an industry leader in the design and implementation of high-performance safety cultures, leadership and team development processes.


Kris's Bio

After 20 years of working with clients involved in high-risk operations around the globe, Kris founded The Callen Group in April 2017 in order to focus solely on developing and promoting high-performing operational cultures that lead to safe and efficient operations.

He founded Performance Coaching International, served as president from 2005 – 2009, was Senior Vice President at The REACH Group from 2009 – 2017, and is a highly respected Senior Leadership and Safety Facilitator. In addition, he was highly involved in the mergers of Global Marine and SantaFe, Hercules, and TODCO as well as Talisman’s North Sea Operations transfer from Total. Kris remains on the cutting edge of advances in the area of behavioral safety, predominately in the Oil and Gas Sector.

Kris’ career has taken him to 90 countries training over 35,000 people. He has been intimately involved with the development and implementation of Behavioral Safety Processes with Enterprise Offshore, Orion Drilling, Hercules Offshore, as well as the former GlobalSantaFe which is now Transocean. In 2019 Kris authored the book “Commit to Safe and Efficient Operations” published by PennWell. This book outlines a clear roadmap for bringing many cultures together and simplifying the safety tools that are used day in and out.

Kris holds dual Bachelor of Science degrees from Belhaven University, Jackson Mississippi, in Accounting and in Business Administration. He is passionate about creating a performance culture where safety and efficiency go hand in hand. He currently divides his time between Lafayette, Louisiana, Tampa, Florida, and Houston, Texas, and has four grown sons: Braxton, Taylor, Joshua, and Noah.