Teams, Groups, Onboarding and Leadership
Cheryl Close is an expert in leadership development. She began her career in education and was quickly recognized as a leader. She loved teaching/training and discovered she was very successful in helping others achieve and exceed their goals. While serving as a Principal, Cheryl’s leadership abilities were recognized by being named a finalist for District Administrator of the Year twice and by being honored to accept the No Child Left Behind, National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence Award in Washington D.C.
In 2008, she co-created a coaching-based leadership development program named “Coaching Lewisville Administrators for Student Success.” CLASS has been adopted and used by one of the largest districts in the state of Texas for ten years. During that time, Cheryl has served as the Leadership Coach for all new and aspiring administrators.
Cheryl founded Close Coaching and Consulting, LLC in 2011. In only her third year as a coach, the North Texas Chapter of the International Coach Federation awarded the Prism Award for Coaching Excellence to her leadership coaching program. ICF is recognized as the global leader in professional coaching. Cheryl has focused her work on coaching and leadership development for executives from a variety of industries as well as training entire leadership teams to move from dysfunctional to cohesive and powerful. She is passionate about helping leaders examine their strengths and weaknesses and those of their organization. Then, she partners with her clients to develop goals, which drives their leadership to new levels. Clients say working with Cheryl exceeded all of their expectations and, they found the process to be challenging and enjoyable. Through the use of powerful coaching and training she helps leaders and teams achieve lasting change.
Cheryl has trained groups of 6 to 100 + leaders on topics such as:
- Coaching for Real Change
- How to be the Leader Everyone Wants to Follow;
- Growing an Organization of Excellence;
- It’s All About the People – Building Strong Workplace Relationships;
- Communication – Why It’s So Challenging and How to Make It Fun and Easy;
- Decision, Decisions, Decisions;
- Create and Innovate or Become Stagnant and Archaic;
- Real Listening – the Best Leadership Secret; and
- Becoming a Cohesive, Powerful Leadership Team.
Cheryl has successfully coached senior leaders in business, non-profit, government, and education sectors, empowering them to reach their goals and significantly improve performance. Cheryl is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) through the International Coach Federation and also a member of their North Texas Chapter.