I’m excited for coaching to be my primary focus!
I’ve always had a natural passion for growing ourselves and being all we can be. My early career in the training & development area is when I learned about coaching and felt an immediate resonance and alignment with that passion.
Working within the human development arena I designed human performance training and business skills training in areas of sales, management, customer service, and leadership. I was an executive coach both on corporate coaching teams and independently. I designed The Next Chapter program for early retiring executives, which I loved and coached individually.
My work evolved to Management Consulting and I specialized in Organizational Change Management, drawn to how people process change and interested in working with organizations to help their employees navigate change. My graduate work had been in psychology, which I chose to take into business, so change management consulting was a good fit for me. It involved coaching leaders to be effective change leaders and guiding employees at all levels through organizational changes.
This vast experience building human development training, coaching and my more current experience as a consultant, both with large firms and as an independent consultant, provides a powerful foundation for me as a coach. Being a consultant, especially with a large consulting firm, leaves me understanding well the challenges inherent in being a consultant. Overwork, higher levels of stress and mental pressure, travel, and long hours can lead to lack of energy and balance, which ultimately can cause an unhealthy lifestyle.
I’ve embarked on my own journey through and past these challenges. It’s with this wisdom and this combined experience that I help consultants, entrepreneurs and business leaders build strong internal clarity, self-awareness and confidence that transforms their life and work and enables more fulfilling professional and personal relationships.
Moved by music and imagery, I am an enthusiastic visionary with a natural passion for personal transformation. Early in my career in the training & development area, I was naturally drawn to coaching as it aligned with my longstanding interest in personal development. Yet, this was long before I decided to make it my profession and get certified from the Institute of Professional Excellence in Coaching more recently.
From training & development I had moved into Management Consulting and specialized in Organizational Change Management, drawn to how people process change and interested in working with organizations to help their employees navigate change. My graduate work had been in psychology, which I chose to take into business, so change management was a natural for me. It involved coaching leaders to be effective change leaders and guiding employees at all levels through organizational changes.
While I continue to consult with organizations undergoing change involving coaching that is required to meet change management objectives, I am also fulfilling a longstanding desire to coach clients on a more personal level, with clients wanting to improve or optimize areas of their life, outside of my organizational change consulting work. Cheryl Martin Coaching was born!
My fifteen years working with leaders and their employees on how to navigate change and my earlier graduate work in psychology, and a certification from a transformational coach program provides a powerful foundation for me as a coach. I understand how our brains process change and how to support that process with clients in transition, having worked with hundreds of employees faced with changing the ways they work.
Still drawn to the process of change I coach individuals who are reassessing life or at a crossroads to clarify and create roadmaps for who they ideally want to be and what they want in life. My executive coaching provides critical challenge and support for developing leadership capabilities, business change capability, and performance and goal achievement.
I’ve integrated the inspiration I’ve felt as I photograph with my love of journaling to create an inspirational journal that intersperses some of my images throughout.
Inspirational Reflections — A Journal of the Unfolding of your Life It holds the tagline ‘The Elements of an extraordinary life are found in the moments of an ordinary day.’
All experiences are opportunities for growth. K