Cheri catalyzes positive change. She shares two simple practices allowing leaders to fuel productivity, engagement, and performance. Her work is grounded in neuroscience, positive psychology, and Appreciative Inquiry, one of the most widely used approaches for systems change. Her most recent book is a BK Publishing bestseller, Conversations...
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About Cheri

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Collaborative by Design

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Lead Catalyst

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Biography

As Lead Catalyst, Cheri partners with people to catalyze positive change in workplaces and communities. The two simple practices she introduces give leaders and teams the power to strengthen relationships, expand possibilities, and increase productivity and engagement through everyday conversation. These practices are grounded in neuroscience, positive psychology, and Appreciative Inquiry, one of the most widely used approaches for systems change. She’s worked with thousands of leaders and teams around the world to support high performance, engagement, and organizational success. 

 

She’s written numerous books and articles; her most recent book is a Berrett Koehler bestseller, Conversations Worth Having: Using Appreciative Inquiry to Fuel Productive and Meaningful Engagement. She’s been featured in leading media sources including Fast Company, Forbes, HR Magazine, SmartBrief,Training Industry, and Training Magazine. Her keynote presentations reach a broad range of people, including HR Directors (e.g., HRDSummit UK), organization development practitioners (e.g., OD Network), women leaders (e.g., WomanUp), youth prevention specialists (e.g., MTC-Europe), educators (e.g., the Danish Learning Festival), and individual social profit organizations and corporations. A perpetual learner, she’s accumulated a Ph.D. in Collaborative Learning, an MBA., Masters in Transpersonal Psychology, and Level II certification in Spiral Dynamics Integral. cheri@conversationsworthhaving.today

 

 

Services

Leadership Development

Tools and Practices for Leading a Learning Organization

Clients

South Central College

Senior Leadership Development, whole college strategic planning, teamwork and AI training for student resources, AI training for faculty and staff, integrating AI into project management, and becoming an appreciative culture