Guest Profile

Dr. Chip Roper

As the President of The VOCA Center, Dr. Chip Roper is driven to rescue people from the forces that rob them of effectiveness and joy at work. Chip and the team at VOCA know what it is like to be stuck in a job that sucks the life out of you. They know what it is like to be tolerated, instead of followed as a leader. They know the fear that most managers share: “am I getting the best out of my team?”


To answer these common challenges, VOCA delivers customized coaching and training to executives, professionals, company teams, and the pastors who serve them. Chip is a sought-after speaker on the topics of faith, work, and calling. He hosts The Resilience Webinar Series, Produces the Calling Workshop, a bi-annual event in Midtown Manhattan, and facilitates a monthly peer mentoring experience entitled, “The Executive Circle.” He writes the column Marketplace Faith for Chip is the Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship at The King’s College in New York City.


Certified in Executive Coaching by Columbia University, Chip tackles the vocational challenge from 30+ years of P/L leadership responsibility as a small businessman, a pastor, a career coach, and a business consultant. Dr. Roper’s executive clients can be found in firms such as J.P. Morgan, Baycrest Partners, Google, Target Health, Previnex, Hangang Asset Management Company, the Ugandan Permanent Mission to the United Nations, CNBC, and the New York Property Insurance Underwriters Association.


Chip and Audrey, his wife of 32 years, have three daughters and one son-in-law. They live along the East River in the Long Island City neighborhood of New York City.