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I have been a business coach, life consultant, and trainer specializing in human behavior since 1998. During this time, I have heard my clients report many themes such as:

  • Feeling stuck with no options 

  • Thinking they were underachieving

  • Hoping for a promotion, but not knowing how to get it

  • Having no idea what the next big idea would be

  • Feeling limited in attaining goals

  • Feeling overweight and unfit

  • Expressing anger or depression more often than normal

  • Being broke 

  • Feeling that happiness was for everyone but them

  • Lonely and not doing anything about it 

  • Complaining about all the things but the right things

  • Angry with the world and blaming everyone 

  • Not sure what the next move should be

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I said to myself that there must be a common theme in each of these challenges they had. There must be a way to help them and the people who can’t afford to become my clients. 

 

As much as I wanted to help more people, I realized there wasn’t enough time in the day, and I was starting to spread my coaching and speaking too thin. I couldn’t help everyone. 

 

After a conference, a woman asked me if she could buy my book because she wanted to take the strategies home and implement them. When I told her I didn’t have a book, her face said it all. I saw disappointment, frustration, and even a little sadness in her face. In that “aha” moment, Move Out of Your Own Way was born. 

After carrying the frustration that no matter how hard I tried, I would never have enough time to help everyone and seeing the pain on the woman’s face, I worked day and night pulling years of ideas and theories together. I sent the draft to my editor, Dr. Nicole Collier, to work her magic, and on April 20, 2004, I had a manual that could help others 24/7. 

I bet you think Move Out of Your Own Way can’t help you.

Well, think again! It can and does happen daily. Thousands of people have used my techniques and had both personal and business breakthroughs with overwhelming success.

 

Early in my journey, I met and grew with some amazing authors and speakers. We shared tips and tools that helped us all get to the next level. One chief principle in Move Out of Your Own Way is having your board of directors. You must know that you need people who are doing what you are doing to share and pour into innovative ideas. 

 

I was blessed to be accepted into the all boys’ club, and I made sure I put on my big girl shoes and ran with the best. The lesson will never change, though. If you want to be the best, you must surround yourself with the best. There is no way in the world to be a successful author and speaker and never learn from authors and speakers. 

 

It’s like an alien landing in Atlanta in the winter wearing a mink coat. If you don’t know about weather, and no one teaches you…  you will pass out! You must learn the best practices and be willing to share. You must move out of your own way! 

I was blessed to have brothers who supported me with a reciprocal bond of love and respect. I have been profoundly influenced by Tony Magee, author of Can’t Shove a Great Life into a Small Dream. He literally helped me write my Move Out of Your Own Way keynote and workshop. I am also thankful for Jonathan Sprinkles and the Transition Man Johnny Campbell. What I learned with them helped grow the reach of Move Out of Your Own Way far beyond what I would have ever managed. 

 

I have traveled, traveled, traveled, and spoken with thousands to share this little book of knowledge, doing what Tony taught me—point, story, activity. Before I met Tony, I was a professor so I thought people wanted a lecture like my students at my university. People want to be involved, and they want to see how you overcame the pain you share in your book. 

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I used to share only the good stuff when I spoke. Now, I share how I learned the lesson from the book that there is no failure, only feedback. I failed many times at things, and I am so glad I did. It means I tried. I will fail again, and I can’t wait! When you learn the lesson of the power in failure, you will be ready to invite blessings into your life such as :

 

  • Feeling energized and excited about life

  • Celebrating your successes and failures

  • Gaining career and personal focus

  • Moving beyond fear to your passion 

 

Moving Out of Your Own Way isn’t new information. It is the information you knew all along, but when you read it, your mind, body, and soul will be ready to hear it. So many challenges my executive clients face are because they work with people who like victim thinking. They don’t want to be in charge of anything. They would rather blame others. 

The reality you will learn in Move Out of Your Own Way is if you don’t choose it, you can’t change it.

 

So, if you allow others to be responsible at any level for your happiness, they will gladly do it, and you will not have any control over your happiness. 

 

The person who angers you controls you. There comes a time when you must decide whether you want to be in control or whether you want to blame others. It is a choice. 

 

I learned quickly that managers prefer accountable employees, and employees prefer high morale in the workplace. When managers read my book, they would immediately ask me to come to speak and order copies of my book for their employees. I have been blessed to speak at many top organizations and institutions in the world. 

Our Clients

  • Department of Interior

  • Department of Transportation

  • Environmental Protection Agency

  • Flirting Time

  • Fulton County Government

  • Georgia Pacific

  • Georgia State University

  • Hewitt Associated, now Aon

  • International Career Business Forum

  • Shell Oil Company

  • Sheriff’s Department

  • Spelman College

  • Sharp Electronics

  • Russell Athletic Association

  • Aflac 

  • Army Management Staff (Personnel Management for Executives)

  • Atlanta Commission on Women

  • Atlanta Diversity Managers (ADMAG) 

  • Atlanta Happs

  • Black MBA Symposium

  • Blacks in Government Conference

  • Centers for Disease Control 

  • ChoicePoint

  • SunTrust Bank

  • The Coca Cola Company

  • The Home Depot

  • Job Corps

  • Kennesaw State University

  • Linkage Conference

  • Life University

  • McBride Research Laboratories

  • National Black MBA Association

  • National Park Service Job Corps Division

  • National Public Administrators Conference

  • National Student Leadership Conference

  • Quest Diagnostics

  • Harbin Clinic

  • HCA

2022 Coaching Sessions 

Are you ready to take on new leadership challenges, grow your business, and make meaningful decisions? Are you ready to live a fulfilling and empowered life?

To be honest, when I wrote the book, I was just looking at it as a way to help my clients and a few people. As I mentioned in the book, I had a small dream as a child of being like Norman Vincent Peale, and I didn’t think in my wildest dreams that this simple book could be so well received by so many people and I would attain gold medallion status for years travelling around speaking on it. It is so humbling. 

 

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In my book, I talk about being high maintenance, which is about doing more and going beyond. Once I started speaking, I made sure I kept learning and placed myself in the path of as many people as I could to ask for help and ask how I might be of service. 

 

Zig Ziglar said it best, “You can have whatever you want if you help enough other people get what they want.” I believe in this statement. I went around smiling, learning, sharing, and growing. I kept building my board of directors, and I met some amazing people along the way.  I am so blessed that a little book with 12 simple lessons has been shared with so many and helped so many people, including me, to step out of their comfort zone.

To achieve the most we want, we all need help. Let me help you be your best self.

Take up the challenge of leadership. Learn a science based approach to integrate the latest developments in neuroscience, humanities research, leadership practice, psychology, and physiology to ensure the best possible outcomes in your personal and professional decision-making.

 

I will work alongside you, transforming you into a visionary thought leader giving you the best advice and coaching to achieve your personal and organizational vision. I am the CEO Whisperer in the midst of turmoil. I have a unique ability to fiercely “hold the space”, creating a psychologically safe environment that allows you all the space you need to reach your full potential.

Begin your journey today!

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Coaching that delivers results

We have delivered significant results to our clients over the years:

 

  • Speed Up & Effective Onboarding

  • Leading Successfully Complex Change

  • Growing From An Operational Management Role Into A Senior Executive Role

  • Leading With Purpose And Being Authentic

  • Setting Priorities And Leading Strategically

  • Developing Executive Presence & Conversational Intelligence

Testimonials

 “Dr. Cherry Collier is one of the most phenomenal people I’ve ever met”

Linda Brydie, Phillip Morris

“I am convinced I now have a set of techniques, skills and approaches that will increase my success in marketing my business and supporting my coaching clients in achieving the highest level of success in their lives.”

Doris Shannon CEO, Principal Coach

"I would recommend Dr. Cherry to anyone who wants to enhance their performance, improve their relationships (professional and personal), and increase their self-motivation.”

Rhonda Felder, CEO BeManifest

“Dr. Cherry provides powerful advice that points the way to success and personal growth. ...enlightening and motivating."

C.L. Hargrove, Ph.D., President Hargrove Management

About Dr. Cherry

One day Dr. Cherry had it all: a 6-figure job, both parents living, a loving and supportive relation-ship, and all the other things that go along with the fairy tale life. Suddenly, her dreams were turned inside out, forcing her to make some very tough life choices. Her greatest choice was deciding to view her cup as half full rather than half empty.

Her life experiences combined with her formal education and training continue to fuel her passion for inspiring, motivating and teaching individuals, teams and organizations to resolve conflict, manage and champion diversity, foster collaboration and achieve high performance.