I had the pleasure of working with Cheryl both at The Southern CA Training Council (SCTC) and at the Supplier Excellence Alliance. We were both Training Directors at SCTC, she was promoted to lead our division.
Cheryl is a gifted consultant who balances strong business savvy with the ability to connect with and gain instant trust and credibility with clients. She possesses a sharp analytical mind, quickly assessing and diagnosing situations, as well as identifying powerful and pragmatic solutions for clients. I have witnessed this ability hands on with many clients, during site visits and manufacturing plant tours, in interviews with Senior Executives, in facilitating problem solving in the midst of great complexity and throughout the entire client engagement process. The ease with which Cheryl assimilates large amounts of data, processes it quickly and identifies the most important pain points and areas of opportunities, is impressive and unique. In addition to her diagnostic and interpersonal abilities, Cheryl possesses in depth expertise in the field of organizational leadership and performance improvement. The clients she works with consistently demonstrate measurable bottom line improvement. In fact, her ability to build credibility and solve problems resulted in one client hiring her as CEO of their organization, a position which she mastered in short order, based on the above mentioned skills, as well as her ability to turn insight and strong relationships into bottom line results.
Besides possessing the skills of a top notch consultant, Cheryl is a natural leader. She listens with her heart and her head, builds trust with leaders and employees alike, and effectively works through people with a unique blend of directing and empowering. The confidence she exudes is powerful – not the kind that makes others feel small, but the kind that builds people up and imparts confidence and self-leadership.
I would strongly recommend Cheryl to any organization who is looking an effective leader and team contributor to improve their business and achieve lasting results.
Elisabeth Anne Gegner