Testimonials

“Welcome to our website section on affirmation. We have talked about how we coach, mentor, build leaders, conceive transformational programs, fulfill dreams and deliver new realities. Now you can read about what we do from a few of the thousands of real people who have actually been through our process. They are leaders from Fortune 500s to individuals who are leaders in their own right who now inspire the best in all of us. They have developed strong and empowering relationships, experienced career mobility, display authentic effective leadership, and have created full and meaningful lives by partnering with us. These testaments to success are on file and are available for review… contact us today and see how we can fulfill your dreams and deliver your new reality.”

Cheryl Alexander; Founder & CEO

 

“I have had the privilege to participate in Peer Mentoring Circle programs designed and led by Cheryl Alexander & Associates at the Carlson School of Management, Boston Scientific and Medtronic. The lessons learned through the reading, peer discussions and reflection remain with me today, and have changed the way that I lead. CAA provides a powerful mechanism that creates a culture of women supporting each other in their career and leadership journeys.”

Sharon Rozzi, Ph.D., Senior Director Global Operations, Medtronic Spinal

“The coached leadership circles (CLC) facilitated by Cheryl Alexander & Associates improved my emotional intelligence to better connect with colleagues on a personal level. By embracing this new leadership model I have been able to continuously improve interpersonal relationships in a more balanced way including both mind (logical analytics) and heart (emotions and passion). CLC was a very rewarding experience I’d recommend without reservation to any motivated leader who wants to improve.”

Christopher Ringwald, Senior Supply Chain Manager, Covidien

“CAA was part of the development and delivery of the Women’s Leadership Exchange Program at Medtronic. CAA was the vendor of choice. The program was well designed, supported throughout the process, and executed with very positive results. The investment in women leaders remains critical for the health and top performance for so many organizations whether government, not -for- profit or commercial. It is worth the investment to have a balanced, effective team of leaders helping to shape the future of their organizations. Tami was involved in the content, the coaching, and follow-up with the VP Mentors. I have found her to be quite insightful about women’s leadership, mentoring /coaching best practices, and a delight to work with.”

Kim McEachron, Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Genomic Health, Inc.

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“CAA draws upon years of experience…they have seen it all.”

“I have been involved with Cheryl Alexander & Associates (CAA), the heart, mind leadership company in multiple ways. I have been through their executive women’s roundtable; I have participated in and helped lead the women’s leadership program they created for Medtronic. I also utilized this very same program for my own team development, which encouraged team members to perform and deliver successfully outside their comfort zone. One thing stands out; you cannot create and manage personal and professional growth inside a company without an independent coach. You need “outside the box” experienced professionals to lead the way. CAA draws upon years of experience…they have seen it all. They create the safe, secure environment needed for people to share deeply without fear of repercussion. If you are looking for executive development, employee retention or leadership growth at any level, select CAA and you will achieve the success you are looking for.”

Lakshmi Buddhavarapu, Interim Leader – Learning Management Systems, Medtronic

“They did an amazing job of understanding our environment, creating best-in-class thought provoking content.”

“We had the pleasure to use CAA to develop our company’s first women’s only mentoring circle program. The program paired VP-women with high potential mid-level leaders and was a resounding success. There are several factors that helped the program have significant impact at Medtronic. They did an amazing job of understanding our environment, creating best-in-class thought provoking content. Their work coaching our female VPs was exceptional – they built strong relationships, challenged assumptions and encouraged them to stretch. CAA went above & beyond on everything they did. Lastly, they did an exceptional job of facilitating the kick-off and closing meetings – ensuring that all participants took time to reflect on the deep and significant development they received. This was an exceptional development that proved to be impactful both for individuals and for the Medtronic business.”

Laura Neuenschwander, HR Consultant at Medtronic

“The journey was engaging and eye opening and made me a better listener and leader.”

“CAA’s Coached Leadership Circles gave me insight into how I could best utilize my passion and knowledge to grow as a leader. The shared stories during our small group sessions gave perspective from other team member’s successes and challenges, and knowledge that ‘you are not alone in your struggles.’ The journey was engaging and eye opening and made me a better listener and leader.”

Ulf Borg, Director Clinical Science, Medical Affairs, Respiratory and Monitoring Solutions, Covidien

“Tami and Cheryl are top-notch career coaches who consider all aspects of the client’s needs, strengths and interests.”

“Tami and Cheryl are top-notch career coaches who consider all aspects of the client’s needs, strengths and interests. They truly care and have a genuine down-to-earth approach. I was quite impressed, and most appreciated their strengths-based coaching and consulting skills, which had a direct correlation with my ability to secure a director role in an organization recognized for their appreciation and investment in employees.”

Delores (Dee) Murphy, SPHR, Director, Human Resources at Plunkett’s Pest Control

“Cheryl is insightful, planful and action oriented. She is able to sift through complexity and arrive at simplicity.”

“During the 18 months Cheryl Alexander was my coach I moved from a Director’s position within the HealthEast System, to a VP, and then rapidly to CEO of Bethesda Hospital. Cheryl is insightful, planful and action oriented.  She is able to sift through complexity and arrive at  simplicity.  This translates to a doable plan that is workable, meaningful and effective.“

Cathy Barr, CEO and President, Bethesda Hospital

“Her program and leadership challenged and changed my professional (and personal) growth in a way that I never imagined possible.”

“Tami’s coaching helped me to realize a personal potential that was buried beneath a lifetime of habits and some life skills that no longer served me well. Her program and leadership challenged and changed my professional (and personal) growth in a way that I never imagined possible.”

Jamie Neldner, Recreation Service Area Manager at Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

“I would recommend Tami to anybody interested in exploring their full potential.”

“I participated in a Leadership Academy with Tami Sulistyo and Cheryl Alexander and found the experience to be extremely beneficial. The academy did not follow a rigid script but maintained fluidity as our feedback created the next session’s schedule. I would recommend Tami to anybody interested in exploring their full potential.”

Daniel Elias, Designer at Three Rivers Park District

“CAA provided our team at Buffalo Wild Wings with valuable group coaching and insights into what it takes to bring even a good team up to the next level. ”

“CAA provided our team at Buffalo Wild Wings with valuable group coaching and insights into what it takes to bring even a good team up to the next level. Best practices relating to stress management, building on team and individual strengths, communication and conflict resolution were paramount. The CAA team was able to relate to a wide range of personalities and viewpoints. They kept us on track and held their commitment to team privacy. The Cheryl Alexander & Associates team building sessions helped provide clarity to my team members, and for that I am very thankful.”

Stephen Eigenmann, Marketing Associate at Corporate Art Force

“I firmly believe that Cheryl’s purposeful guidance, coaching, and mentorship allowed me to dramatically accelerate my transition from Manager to Senior Level Leader in my organization.”

“I had the opportunity to work with Cheryl Alexander & Associates over multiple years, and I firmly believe that Cheryl’s purposeful guidance, coaching, and mentorship allowed me to dramatically accelerate my transition from Manager to Senior Level Leader in my organization.  Rather than learning by trial and error, Cheryl helped me determine my strengths through several assessments. I went on to leverage those strengths and then focused on key improvements I could make to live up to the brand I established for myself.  After working with Cheryl individually, I participated in an Executive Women’s Roundtable.  The Roundtable was an outstanding opportunity to network, grow, and learn among an impressive gathering of high performing, strong women leaders.  Cheryl Alexander & Associates helped create relationships that have endured long after the formal sessions concluded. In addition, I  use Cheryl Alexander & Associates to coach high potential managers who join my team, providing them with a foundation for leadership that will guide them for years to come. I highly recommend pursuing the services of Cheryl Alexander & Associates- the return on investment is extraordinary.”

Dawn Wurst, Site Safety Director at Pine Bend Refinery

“From 2009 to 2012, Medtronic has had 54 VP mentors, and 275 high potential women around the globe who have benefited from this program.”

“From 2009 to 2012, Medtronic has had 54 VP mentors, and 275 high potential women around the globe who have benefited from this program. Their networks have been greatly expanded, and their sense of confidence has lifted significantly as well – per their own feedback. This program not only heightened the participants’ leadership skills and competencies, but also brought our Core Values to life within our organization, helping to shape a more diverse, inclusive and high performing organization globally.”

Sandy Harris, Director, Global Inclusion, Diversity & Engagement, Medtronic,  Inc.

“Their coaching and leadership, our reading, reflection and dialogue on topics that matter, provided a catapult that launched each of us into the future”

“Have you ever been mining for gold?  At first you see only dirt. I was in a CAA Executive Women’s Roundtable that got us to focus on the gold, in ourselves and in others. Their coaching and leadership, our reading, reflection and dialogue on topics that matter, provided a catapult that launched each of us into the future. As a group we have all made major transitions in the last five years. We were strong, high achievers as we entered the program. Together, and individually, we have become a FORCE OF NATURE!”

Maggie Debner, VP HR Taylor Wharton International


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