Cherie is an executive coach, executive team advisor, and master facilitator who inspires leaders to undertake a more conscious practice of leadership.
Her primary focus is helping CEO’s, founders and their start-up teams navigate and accelerate scaling through key stages of growth, particularly early funding through adolescence, where challenges of leadership capacity, strategic clarity, organizational alignment and cultural growth are critical. She has worked with Twilio, Twitter, Climate Corp, LinkedIn, Medium, eero, CodeScience, KCG, Nuelle, Declara and a wide range of early stage start-ups in Silicon Valley.
Cherie is highly valued for her authenticity, pragmatism, provocativeness and capacity for trusted partnership. She has a track record in activating critical business thinking, shifting mindsets and inspiring teams and organizations to problem solve and address their most burning acknowledged and unacknowledged issues. She has personally coached hundreds of leaders and has helped transform many teams from ‘working’ status to highly functioning, cohesive teams.
Cherie’s work is built on a background of 20-plus years of global leadership experience within Fortune 500 companies including Microsoft, EMI Recorded Music and Westpac Banking, as well as technology start-ups such as Zynga and ninemsn. In these roles, she designed and facilitated executive/VP+ development experiences, and co-lead projects for business units focused on strategy-setting, M&A integration, design thinking, organizational execution, and change management.
Cherie holds a MBA from the University of Washington, a Bachelor of Business from the Queensland University of Technology, is a certified coach from New Ventures West Institute and has partially completed her MA in Integral Psychology at the California Institutes of Integral Studies. Her work is influenced by business strategists, such as Gary Hamel and Ronald Heifetz from HBS, Otto Sharmer from MIT and a wide range of group dynamic processes, transpersonal teachers and mindfulness practices.