Endorsements

Leadership Engagement~ Change Leader

“I think you’re the real deal!” Phil Holcolm, President, 21st Century Leadership

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Sheryl is an outstanding leadership development facilitator. Sheryl developed a Board Engagement/Volunteer Management Workshop for the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce/Business Leadership Institute. The audience for the workshop includes board members and staff of Hispanic Chambers of Commerce throughout California. Sheryl delivered workshops for us for the past several years and always achieves stellar results and rave reviews. I continue to call upon Sheryl for new ways to support our Hispanic Chamber non-profit organizations improving operations through leadership development. I highly recommend Shera Sever. ~ Guido A. Minaya, MBA, Ed.D. CAHCC Business Leadership Institute

Shera has a broad range of experience in learning and business development that allows DTUI.com to serve as a resource for different types of clients and in different sectors. She is an exceptionally thorough content developer , researcher and writer, and we have used her experience in editing our Diversity Certification Courses both live and on-line and revamping our website. She is excellent at engaging with our clients, managing consulting projects ,and providing coaching that keeps our clients on top of their game. With Shera, you will get a highly competent, collaborative, and self-managed professional. ~Dr. Billy Vaughn, Diversity Training University International

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“As our needs constantly shifted, Sheryl’s ability to think on her feet and provide an entrepreneurial lens to our development strategies were of immense value to our publishing team and clients. Our audiences benefited greatly from her commanding presence, enthusiasm, humor, and the insightful content and learning tools she provided.” She is an excellent communicator, extremely bright and flexible. ~Tom Dare, Director of Marketing, McGraw-Hill Publishers, Adult & Higher Education

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“We recruited Shera at a time when OneTaste was in need of a strong motivating force to strategically navigate our learning organization through a structural and operational change. We wanted to take our vast array of content and organize it into a cohesive curriculum along with a consistent, compelling message that touched a wider audience. Shera intuitively understood our needs, quickly absorbed our history, research and course content, and offered many recommendations that allowed us to shift and focus. She introduced innovative management systems in our day to day operations, and working with our lead teachers, gave our curriculum the solid structure that we needed at the time.

Shera is an enthusiastic and passionate consultant. Her natural warmth, vast knowledge and experience, and contacts brought our program to the next level. I highly recommend her to any organization that needs a bright, strong leader and motivating catalyst to bring about needed change. ” ~Nicole Daedone, Founder, OneTaste

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“You are an expert in the field. My year of collaboration with you has been most rewarding. Your enthusiasm, self-confidence, organization, and willingness to go above and beyond contributed to the consistently successful results of our national meetings and conferences. You see the big picture without missing a step, while realizing that people are a company’s greatest asset. I believe that any company that partners with you is placing itself in a winning position! ~Donna Lee, Marketing Director, Heinle-Heinle Publishers.

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“Sheryl, you did an excellent job in helping the California Research and Training (CARAT) clarify and define their needs for the Executive Leadership Institute HR Management Seminar.The HR Management program you developed for us was far above and beyond our expectations, and we look forward to having you present these workshops to our clients, both on-line and in the seminar format. Thank you for your impeccable professionalism and expertise.” ~Selma Taylor, Executive Director, CARAT

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“Sheryl provided a vital service for our training company by organizing our hiring process of a marketing coordinator. She tuned in to what we needed, got the word out, interviewed and pre-selected candidates, and sent us the best people to meet. From this we got the exact right person who is still with us today. I highly recommend Sheryl for her focus, people skills, and effectiveness.” ~Peter O’Hanrahan, Trifold Ennegram School

 

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Marketing & Business Development

Shera is a compassionate and brilliant woman. She listens, and is very thoughtful, and comes with skill sets of knowledge, problem solving, and connections. She is our person for Marketing. Her fundraising possibilities are literally staggering to me. ~Allan N, Architect, Marin County, Transit Villages

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“Sheryl did an incredible job in the creation of the Sustainable World SourceBook. She found and managed her own research team, oversaw the compilation and editing of the book, and managed the design and layout. It was a large job, completed on time within the short time frame of four months, and the quality of the book speaks for itself. I am very satisfied with her work and grateful to have found her for it.” ~Vinit Allen, Executive Director, Sustainable World Coalition

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We hired Shera to design and executed a very creative and effective Social Media Campaign for our 11th annual Berkeley Music Festival. She expanded our network on line by the thousands in a very short amount of time with her creative content and engaging communication, increasing attendance by over 50%/ She has deep experience and insight into the event production business, and taught us how to work smarter, not harder.  She is brilliant, very creative,  highly accountable, and very easy to work with. ~Gianna R., Producer, Berkeley World Music Festival

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As General Manager and Marketing Director of the Organic Wine Company over the past 8 years I have had several opportunities to call upon Sheryl Sever for different projects. She was able every time to put her creative writing skills and remarkable insight into the nuances of language to good use at the appropriate level required for the messages we wanted, be they short marketing pieces, company’s presentations, newsletters or press releases. I would sum up her qualities this way: exact perception of her client’s needs for each project, capacity to write a message that is clear, concise and efficient, finally a touch of personal genius that elevates the tone of the message a notch above your expectation. In brief she is able to capture the essence of what you want to communicate and translate it in a way that both respects your requests and brings a welcome breeze of her personal creative genius: a great and unusual balance! ~Dr Michel Ginoulhac, M.D., The Organic Wine Company

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“Sheryl and I met when I joined McGraw-Hill as Director of Marketing and Sales Services for its ESL/ELT division. She was employed as our U.S. Western Regional Senior Consultant. I found Sheryl to be professional, very creative, organized, hard working, and a person of integrity.

What also impressed me was her in-depth knowledge and experience working in adult learning venues. She has a natural ability to engage and motivate her audiences. While at McGraw-Hill, Sheryl helped to recruit and train several of our other consultants, as well as participated in product training for our sales reps. She also developed and then delivered compelling presentations to classroom, conference, and convention audiences, thereby facilitating sales revenue. She was a pleasure to work with and I definitely recommend her .~ Cheri Allen, Director of Marketing Services

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Facilitation & Instructional Design

“Sheryl has been the wind in the sails of our aspiring entrepreneurs (and a mighty wind indeed)! Her inspired leadership, compassion, and drive has led the most accomplished group of C.E.O. Women clients yet! We are all filled with gratitude for her service and for sharing her unique ability to empower both colleagues and clients.” ~Kate Hamilton, Development Director, CEO Women

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“Sheryl, you did an excellent job in helping the California Research and Training (CARAT) clarify and define their needs for the Executive Leadership Institute HR Management Seminar.The HR Management program you developed for us was far above and beyond our expectations, and we look forward to having you present these workshops to our clients, both on-line and in the seminar format. Thank you for your impeccable professionalism and expertise.” ~Selma Taylor, Executive Director, CARAT

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“Sheryl created a two-day training on Human Resources Management for our clients. She developed fantastic materials that our clients could immediately implement and delivered her training in a highly informative and engaging manner. Sheryl set the gold standard for all of our consultants and we look forward to working with her again soon.”~ Cecily Jackson, Program Manager, CARAT

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“During my tenure as a instructor at the University of California Berkley English Language Program, I was fortunate to have an opportunity to work with Sheryl Sever on a major curriculum overall as well as a co-presenter. Sheryl is fun to work with: full of energy and creativity. In our programs she was at the forefront of developing innovative language communication curriculum with leading technologies. Sheryl is a teacher’s teacher and her sensitivity to different learning styles and cultures guarantee engaging and truly innovative blend learning materials presented in multi-formats. Sheryl’s training workshops were always a refreshing detour from the usual pedagogical fair.

Today, as a small business owner in Barcelona, I continue to use Sheryl as a consultant for my web marketing and curriculum design for my clients. She has helped me focus on product development and examine my marketing message and short and long term business objectives. If you are ready to take your business or learning organization to the next level, I highly recommend partnering with Sheryl. In a nutshell, she is a communications genius. ~Dr. Jeffrey Breyer, Intercultural Communications Consultant/Professor

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“You show a great deal of respect and compassion for the total person, not just for what they can produce for the firm. I believe its that quality that really makes a difference, and for that reason our staff responded so positively to your message.” ~Pam Denelvo, Training Manager, Morrison & Foerster, LLP

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“What a pitch hitter you are! Your responsiveness to the last minute changes around this session and making it a complete success speak volumes for your professionalism. We look forward to having you return to address larger audiences. ” ~Leslie Kanberg, UC Berkeley, Former Academic Director

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“I have known and collaborated with Sheryl on various projects for over 10 years. Her knowledge of the product, market, and subject matter reflects her years of experience, dedication, and passion. She is a true “visionary”, full of insight and wisdom. She will add tremendous value to any company or organization that she works with. ” ~Melody Noll, President, Ameritalk

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“Our associates have benefited greatly from your pilot training program, and we are already seeing results. We plan to incorporate your suggestions and materials into our Customer Service Call Center training. ” Fran, US SPRINT, Director of Human Resources

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“Thanks for all your efforts. Your talents make a visible difference in the communication abilities of my teammates attending your course.” James, Morrison & Forester, Technology Services Manager

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Sheryl is a very creative,resourceful, and experienced designer and trainer. The results of her work have been well-received by her colleagues and our clients. We hope to continue to use her expertise for future training and design projects. Cindy O. ,World Learning for Business

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Coaching: Entrepreneurship & Career Development

Shera is a great coach, whether you’re looking for a career, resume or life coach, Shera’s invaluable experience and positive attitude can help get you clear, accountable and on your path to achieving your goals. She’s a pleasure to work with. She can quickly “see” your strengths and potential as well as your limiting beliefs, patterns and will challenge you appropriately.

 After being out of the workforce for several years, Shera helped me rediscover my values, how to position my skills and experience, and to articulate what I offer clearly and powerfully in a resume.

She reawakened my confidence and provided me with resources and tips I needed to get out their again into the business world.  Within one week after using the resume Shera created for me, I had 3 interviews!   Thank you Shera!  ~Charlie R. Entrepreneur

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I had the good fortune working with Sheryl as my executive coach during a particularly challenging time in both my professional and personal life. She immediately perceived what I could not see, provided me with support, resources and strategies that have shifted my approach and perspective in achieving extraordinary results with my clients and employees. I know I am a much more effective leader as a result of my work with Sheryl. She is a visionary change agent, remarkably bright, clear, and very powerful. A rare find indeed!” ~ D. B., Environmental Consultant

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“Wow!  What an incredible session last night.   I cannot thank you enough Shera!  Amazing!  I was laughing, singing and jumping up and down like a mad woman the whole evening! I am grateful to you and just who you are as a person.  Grateful for all the experiences you have had as they have all contributed to who you are today, an incredibly strong, powerful, confident, loving, spiritual, ambitious woman.  Thank you for helping me reconnect with my purpose, and support me in developing goals and actions, so empowering and life changing for me! So grateful to have met you and to have found the perfect coach for me and where I am at right now.” ~Melissa Echeverri

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I moved to Austin in March and am really enjoying it ! I am currently interviewing with two companies and a recruiter so I would say my resume is definitely a success !  I have heard feedback such as “your resume stood out,”  “Your resume is very interesting..” Thank you for your great coaching and resume writing!  I am definitely getting more hits on this resume than I did my previous one. ~Muna Z., Strategic Marketing Consultant

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“Sheryl is a no-nonsense, action-oriented consultant. She understands the challenges of a small business owner/social entrepreneur and asks questions that go straight to the core. As a result or our sessions, I now have a marketing message and presence that is more authentic and transparent, and allows me to really connect with and meet the needs of my clients and customers. She is a savvy, creative professional that walks her talk, down-to-earth and fun to work with.” ~Steven Sodokoff

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“I was immersed in my day -to -day business, unable to lift my head up long enough to remember the long -term vision, what got me started, and who else I wanted to bring along. Sheryl’s very focused questioning and assistance with short and long-term goal setting has helped me to feel calmer, more in charge of my business, and also to recognize that the hiccups along the way may well be necessary side excursions.

“The Future is Now” exercise I seized on immediately and it sits on my laptop desktop, in the middle, all on its own. It is the first thing I see when I click to open, the last thing when I click to close. I visit it regularly, see if I am on track, modify it occasionally to bring in new realities.” ~Green Mary, Business Owner, Sustainability Educator

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“I was referred to Sheryl (Coach Shera) by a colleague. Before our first coaching session, I had been searching for work for over 5 months with very few callbacks. Her process is dynamic, creative, results-oriented, realistic, and very insightful. Shera crafted a brilliant resume and a strategic career branding plan for me- turning my call back rate from sluggish to Slammin’!

Within 6 1/2 weeks of working with Shera, I accepted an offer for my “dream job.” I couldn’t be happier with the progress I’ve made in my career and have retained her services for the past 18 months . As a result, I am still with the same company, and ready for a significant promotion. It goes without saying that she’s the first person I turn to for career management advice and decisions. I am grateful every day that Shera is on my team!” ~Bill Polits, Operations Manager

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I decided to take some additional time off and started the job search two weeks ago. The good news, I’ve landed a job and start on Monday. It’s a great job offering $11k more than in my previous position. Thanks so much for your help; you always have the BEST guidance and suggestions. ~J.L, New Media Marketing Specialist

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I’ve never been this excited about a job in a long, long time. You always talk about doing something you are passionate about and now I am surrounded with a whole bunch of people who are passionate for who they work for and what they are doing. It is a pretty neat feeling!

“I really did appreciate all your help in preparing my resume and helping me prepare for those stressful interviews.  The most important thing you did offer me were direction, focus and confidence especially at a time when I was the most frustrated, angry and feeling much despair. You kept me feeling positive and good about myself and never let me give up. Thank you for all your support and belief in me.” ~Paul M., Vancouver City Planner- Transportation

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Thank you so much!! I would’ve never had this opportunity with E-Women Network if it wasn’t for you. I’ve learned so much from you, and I’m really excited what it has led to. I can’t wait to discover what other roads will be open in the future. Our course was really special, and I know as we reach our success, we will always think of you. You’ve given us all your extraordinary gifts. ~Sunny, President, Clothing Designer 5’2″


 

 


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