Enthusiastic. Engaging. Innovative. These words are synonymous with Cheryl Wood, one of the most compelling thought leaders and voices in motivational speaking today. Armed with a mission to empower, Cheryl has already impacted the lives of hundreds through her life-changing principles of FEARLESS living. She is an award-winning speaker, corporate consultant, author and business strategist who specializes in equipping audiences to stretch their thinking, expand their expectations, and play a bigger game. She compels men and women to embrace their personal power to visualize and achieve their career, business, or life goals. Her enthusiasm and passion are contagious and spark a flame among audiences to boldly step outside of their comfort zone, take calculated risks, and remove self-limiting beliefs to reach their greatest potential.
Cheryl’s compelling personal story of taking a leap of faith to transition from the frustrated mother of three who was “existing” to the mission-driven woman pursuing her passion and living in her purpose resonates with men and women globally. With transparency and authenticity, she shares the ups and downs of her journey to transition from a successful career to launching a small t-shirt business in her basement to becoming an internationally renowned motivational speaker inspiring audiences to live more fulfilling lives. Her message equally empowers leaders, executives, career professionals, and entrepreneurs to persist and persevere until they reach their goals even in the face of challenges, fears, and doubts.
Cheryl’s personal transformation has led her to write two books, How I Flatlined and Woke Up in 45 Days – A Guide to Empowered Living and The GlamourLESS Side of Entrepreneurship – What They DIDN’T Tell You About Being A Woman In Business. She is also the Editor & Publisher of Fearless With A Purpose Magazine, and an expert writer for Enterprising Women Magazine, WISE Magazine, and FAHARI Magazine.
Cheryl has received numerous awards and recognition for her work including 2012 Forty Under 40 Honoree, Prince George’s County Social Innovation Fund; 2012 Inspirational Entrepreneur of the Year, Stiletto Woman in Business; 2011 Small Business Influencer, Small Business Technology; 2010 Business Woman of the Year, The Professional Black Woman; 2010 Entrepreneurial Spirit Award, Morgan State University; and 2010 Governor’s Citation for Excellence in Small Business.
Her clients have included Small Business Administration, Morgan State University, National Association of Professional Women, eWomenNetwork, Women in E-Discovery, International Association of Administrative Professionals, National Association of Bridal Consultants, Women’s Council of Realtors, Keller Williams, Mocha Moms, Prince George’s County Memorial Library System and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, to name a few.