From the start, Cheryl Smith was a natural born communicator. As an only child, Cheryl found herself surrounded by adults and quickly learned the value of effectively communicating with people of all walks of life, young and old.
At the age of 8, she started an amazing journey showing and training horses, and by the age of 12 was successfully running a ranch with over 30 head of horses, and effortlessly holding conversations with owners about their prized animals in the same manner as that of a seasoned, trained professional.
Cheryl was also quite passionate about music, jazz music primarily, having come from parents with a vast musical background. She found herself often surrounded by great musicians, and she learned, she listened and she grew. Quickly, this passion was unstoppable as she found herself singing in various clubs at the ripe old age of 12.
Her communication skills were flourishing.
Just shy of 19, Cheryl married and brought to the world three beautiful children. Her marriage and family were the stuff fairytales are made of, and then the unthinkable happened. Her husband was diagnosed with cancer. She never waivered. She took the bull by the horns, handling affairs at home and at the hospital too. Her years of communication acumen were the pivotal point in the medical world her family was now facing.
Her faith, love and proactive approach provided their family with another three years before her husband passed. Although the battle was grueling, this now 27 year old had found strength, perseverance and the ability to conquer any obstacle in a manner that many would have faltered beneath.
Over the next few years, Cheryl returned to school acquiring a B.S. in Business Marketing and an M.B.A. She worked for the local newspaper successfully running an education program, then moved on to work for a regulatory agency while developing a non-profit organization focused on environmental education and then finally supporting the Department of Defense as a contractor for environmental management.
Today, Cheryl utilizes these years of experience in helping individuals and businesses get the results they desire, whether professionally or personally, through the art of successful communication.
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Musical Background: ‘TAKE THE CHANCE’ by Nicolai Heidlas