30 July 2013
Hosted by Patricia Hirsch, MCC, MBA


“The Problem with a Problem Solving Mindset”


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Cheryl Smith, MCC

The number one job of leaders is to “build more leaders” said an article in Inc. Magazine a few years ago. In your observation would you say this is happening? No, I haven’t seen much evidence either.

As coaches we work with leaders who are dealing with competing demands on their time and an endless list of things to do – and building more leaders isn’t likely on the list. Getting to the next deadline and through the day is more likely what’s happening.

In this conversation, we’re going to explore one of the fastest, easiest and yet challenging ways to begin developing others: And it starts when a knock comes to the door.

Pioneering; Visionary; Inspirational; “the Coaches’ Coach”. In her 20 years in leadership and coach training, Cheryl Smith has been called all of these. After gaining marketing and management experience on two continents with IBM, Cheryl both worked as an associate with leading human resource organizations and operated her own consultancy. Cheryl’s focus moved toward maximizing human potential, mostly in the workplace. After amassing a deep and wide-ranging understanding of this subject, she embraced coaching as the most effective means of unleashing leadership capability and aligning people with their aspirations.

In the late 1990’s Cheryl joined the premier international coach training company rising to Vice-President with responsibility for global sales, program development and delivery. She facilitated successful coaching initiatives to more than a dozen English and non-English speaking countries on five continents.

Cheryl now shares her expertise by using her formidable facilitation skills to help leaders and teams develop their potential through more effective conversations. She also guides and mentors others to become effective coach-trainers. Cheryl’s programs are delivered both by herself and those she has trained globally. Cheryl’s considerable talents, energy and infectious enthusiasm ensure that her work, whether at the individual or organizational level, has lasting impact; and she consistently receives accolades from participants and stakeholders alike. To express her passion for coaching in the workplace, Cheryl has co-authored her own programs and training videos called Navigational Coaching.


  1. www.leadscapelearning.com
  2. Cheryl@leadscapelearning.com
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