Sherryl Christie Bierschenk is the co-author of the Practical Leader Management Series and a contributor to the development of the Knowledge Transfer Workshop. For 16 years, Sherryl has provided training, as well as individual and team coaching for leaders of all levels.
Sherryl’s extensive client list includes a variety of companies, as well as not-for-profit and public organizations; a sampling of which includes Boeing, Microsoft, Intel, Apple, Eastman Kodak, Allied Irish Bank, the City of Issaquah (WA), Portland (OR) Fire Department, eTeck (an agency under the Ministry of Trade & Industry, Trinidad & Tobago), CMC-ICOS Biologics, NREL, US Coast Guard, Reell Precision Manufacturing, People for Puget Sound, Good Cheer Food Bank and Thrift Stores, and the South Whidbey Schools Foundation.
As an avid fan of continuing education, Sherryl built on her graduate degree, an MS in Rehabilitation Counseling, to become a Certified Quality Engineer (in 1995), earned certification on a outdoor ropes course (the Waterhouse Center, in 1996), participated in Kodak’s Management Black Belt training (2002), achieved certification as a Coach through the Hudson Institute (2003), and qualified as a Master Certified Coach through the International Coaching Federation (2006). She continues to hone her coaching skills by attending training and working with a coach herself.
Sherryl’s clients describe her approach to development as a well-balanced blend of warmth and humor with directness and practicality; thoughtful planning with flexible responsiveness; and structured methodologies with guided reflection.
Believing that community involvement is an important part of strong leadership, Sherryl currently serves as the Chairperson of Clinton Chamber of Commerce, she facilitates a portion of the Leadership Eastside program for the development of community leaders, she donates a percentage of her time to assist Directors of not-for-profit organizations, and she recently served as the facilitator of the Advisory Board for the publication of a book on Hometown Heroes.