What influenced you to create programs to help women move beyond surviving to thriving in their personal and professional lives?
To answer this question, it’s probably best that I start from the beginning and then share with you a couple of my defining moments resulting in my “compelling story” that brought me to where I am today, coaching people like you on exactly what to do to experience a personal transformation which ultimately produces business growth.
“Given away at the age of two for a better life,” is how Cheryl starts her story.
My life hasn’t always been one of success, personal accomplishment and freedom. To be honest, it has been a rough road.
When I was two years old, my mother decided that it would be better for someone else to raise me.
I was caught in gunfire and shot in the thigh at the age of 9.
By the time I was 12, I was told that the neighbor’s children who I had been playing with next door for the past year were actually my younger brother and sister.
Yes! That’s right, my brother AND sister from the same mother moved next door to me.
By the time I was 18, I met my biological mother, which at the time was pretty awkward.
Fast forward, my 14 year marriage to a Baptist pastor ended in divorce, I wound up in a 1 year battle for my children, I lost my home, my car and was under a 3 day suicide watch.
I had hit rock bottom! So I thought.
I left my well paying corporate Human Resources job because I couldn’t focus and decided I needed a break.
Unknown to me and those around me, I went deeper into depression.
One day I couldn’t take it any longer and took a huge step by seeking help and called an emergency number. Because of my answers to the questions they asked, I was instructed to go to the nearest hospital where I was placed under a seventy-two hour hold.
After one day in the hospital and spending time with a hospital staff member, who to this day I believe was an angel, I asked God to show me the way. I was lost and needed only what He could provide. I asked Him to illuminate my steps and remind me of His promises. It was Jeremiah 29:11 that resonated within. It was then that I started looking for my hope and future.
That chapter of my life began to close. It closed with more than fifteen years of anger, hurt, bitterness and un-forgiveness had come to a close and I was now on my path to heal and live the life I was created to live. It wasn’t easy. The bitterness, hurt and anger was deep – real deep.
One Sunday morning while sitting at the foot of my bed getting dressed for church, I was watching a television evangelist. On this day he was talking about love and forgiveness and how unforgiveness was a poison. Sure enough in that moment, I knew what I had to do.
It was in that moment I realized that I was consumed with the poison that only unforgiveness could bring and that if I was going to live the life I was designed and destined to live, there was no getting around it, I had to forgive.
It was the act of forgiveness that opened up a whole new world of possibilities. My life had begun to transform in such a way that those who knew me no longer, knew me. Over time I talked different, thought different and walked different. I was no longer bound by the chains of fear, bitterness, anger and unforgiveness. The freedom of forgiveness allowed me to see endless possibilities. This is when I started the first part of my business by launching a digital magazine. I wanted every woman to know they too could be transformed.
Since that time I have discontinued the magazine, but opened my coaching practice and now travel the United States, extensively, speaking to audiences of purpose-filled women about mastering their personal growth, embracing their true brilliance and releasing their awesome to the world.
I work with entrepreneurial and professional women, worldwide and have grown my business to international recognition in a short period of time. I am the creator of the Starting Over Challenge, a thirty-one day program designed to help women are in a personal or professional slump. I am also very excited about the release of my very first solo book project, What Every DIVA Must Know About Starting Her Own Business (June 2013).
The first question you may be asking is, why coaching?
When you connect with the right coach you receive a step by step process for achieving measurable results, expert mentoring giving you breakthrough awareness levels and a real support system in a confidential environment.
Who is a typical client for my coaching Programs?
I work with an international community of amazing women who are authentic, brilliant and confident.
I work with women who…
- Want to get unstuck from negative past experiences
- Have BIG and BOLD goals, but unsure about how to bring them to life
- Are afraid of failure OR success and allowing it to hold them back
- Are ready to commit to following a personalized plan for their success.
- Are ready to create a strategy for the fastest path to profit.
- Are sick and tired of waking up each morning with a feeling of no purpose and no plan
- Are secretly afraid of stepping into their full power.
- Need clarity, motivation and a solid plan for success.
- Are ready to catapult their income.
- Are ready to build their brand in record time.
What happens if you haven’t yet worked with people in my field?
I have worked with varying clients, but, I have to share with you that if I haven’t, you are not at a disadvantage, quite to the contrary. Here’s why: I bring an extremely fresh perspective to the acceleration of your Personal and Business Success process and will provide you with resources which you may not have explored. My hybrid approach of personal, goal setting and entrepreneurial mastery helps you to think differently about your life, how to dream big, how to make your dreams a reality, build a solid goal setting plan and the momentum you need to produce rewarding results in your personal and professional life.
Why would I benefit from hiring you as my coach?
Having me as your accelerated success coach provides you with more than just the tools, tactics and techniques used to grow your business I also bring a system and approach for personal growth that puts both you and your business on an accelerated path. I ONLY work with women business owners and female ministry leaders, typically start-ups and businesses in growth mode. Focusing on this type of entrepreneur allows me to stay up-to-date and on the cutting edge of anything and everything that works for the woman entrepreneur or ministry leader who is ready to take consistent and committed action.
What type of women do you work best with and what is expected of me?
Cheryl’s workshops, products and programs are created for women who are absolutely passionate and totally committed to transforming their personal and professional lives.
I work with passionate, gifted leaders and visionaries who are ready to take a no-excuses approach to get going and want to know exactly what steps are needed to take to command your best life.
You will be expected to take serious and consistent action. No excuses anymore, just a very different way of thinking and full support while you achieve this incredibly exciting goal: personal transformation.
Who will not see the value in working with you?
My coaching programs are not for women who are looking for a “quick fix” or a “get rich quick pill.” My programs also are not for women who a struggling to support themselves financially. I have noticed that those who are in struggle mode they will not be able to focus on going through the programs effectively and experience immediate results.
Unfortunately I have to mention that I do not work with women who do not make the time to show up for scheduled appointments or don’t complete assigned coach exercises. Everything we do together and you are assigned to do in-between our scheduled sessions is all for your transformation and the accelerated growth of your business. If you are not in the position to take full responsibility, at this time, I ask that you wait until you are certain you can commit to this process. It would allow me to maintain a high level of excellence and commitment for the women entrepreneurs I work with.
For these types of women, I do have a number of free resources. You can become a member of my online global community, receive my weekly in-box coaching email and access to my blog, all at no cost.
If I am in another city, state or country, how will this work?
With the use of technology, I coach clients anywhere in the world. I have had women from as far as Africa participate in many of my offerings.
I use phone, video and email to leverage my coaching accessibility, world wide.
Cheryl, based on everything I have read and heard about you, I am sure you are the coach and mentor I want to work with and learn from. What are my options for getting started with you?
I am really excited that you are taking the first step to building a successful business and living an awesome life by creating authentic success. I am delighted to work with you on achieving your goals and living your dreams.
To get started with building your stellar brand, growing your amazing business, becoming an effective leader and living a fulfilled life, here is where it all begins.