Hi, I'm Cheryl.

I am a bestselling author, and I speak worldwide about resilience and the self-imposed captivity people face each day. Are you feeling captive? Let me help

Hi, I'm Cheryl.

I am a bestselling author, and I speak worldwide about resilience and the self-imposed captivity people face each day. Are you feeling captive?

Let me help

I’m no stranger to captivity

While traveling abroad as a teenager, I was abducted by two criminals who beat and raped me then left me for dead. I survived this life-changing event, turned my life around, and found freedom.

After years of research, analysis, and leading personal and professional development programs to more than a quarter million people, I designed an educational model that transforms people’s lives and liberates them both personally and professionally.

My team and I deliver that educational model worldwide in companies, schools, organizations, and to people like you.

I am regularly called upon by major media including CNN, HLN, and The Huffington Post to provide expert commentary.

My work has been profiled in Fast Company, Forbes Magazine, U.S. News & World Report; my TED talks have been viewed hundreds of thousands of times, and I have been named as a “favorite TED speaker” by Forbes Magazine. I am also a founding member of Maria Shriver’s Brain Trust, a select group dedicated to bettering the lives of women.

I’m thrilled that you’re here. Welcome.

P.S. Now that you know a little bit about me, you may want to understand how I feel about you.