Sherryl Christie

For 30+ years, Sherryl has partnered with leaders from Fortune 100 and 500 companies, small businesses, and not-for-profit organizations to grow their leadership skills, build results-driven teams, and develop the people around them. Sherryl works with individuals and organizations when they are experiencing periods of growth and transition—including movement into new roles, planned organizational growth, significant shifts in strategy (due to new leadership direction and/or industry changes).

Sherryl is frequently described as warm and engaging with a directness and tenacity that enable her clients to achieve outstanding results in their businesses... and in their lives. The work she does is both practical and profound—helping her clients create meaningful paths forward and solve real problems in ways that are relatively easy to implement, with impacts that are deep and enduring.

Sherryl’s areas of expertise include:

  • Leadership coaching for executives and senior managers—with a specialty in technical environments
  • Team coaching and development for leadership/executive teams and high-impact project teams
  • Knowledge transfer process proven to assess and measurably reduce workforce risk by replicating experts’ “secret sauce” in the heads and hands of coworkers
  • Communicating for clarity, inspiration, and impact
  • Strengthening women in leadership, in business and community, by addressing issues of The Curse of the Competent Woman®
  • Retreat/meeting facilitation for leadership teams and Boards of Directors


  • Coach Supervisor Diploma Program through Coaching Supervision Academy (London)—in process (to be completed in February, 2016)
  • Master Coach certification through the Hudson Institute of Santa Barbara—2010
  • MCC (Master Certified Coach) through ICF (International Coach Federation)— 2007
  • Certification to administer and interpret the EQ in Action Profile (a profile of emotional intelligence) through Learning in Action—2006
  • Coaching Certification through the Hudson Institute of Santa Barbara—2003
  • Executive Coaching with Backbone & Heart through Leadership Institute of Seattle (LIOS)—2002
  • Facilitator for Leading Out Loud communications workshop for senior leaders offered through BlessingWhite, Inc.—2010
  • Co-developer and facilitator of the Practical Leader Management Series, with Steve Trautman—2002
  • Master Consultant for the 3-step Knowledge Transfer Process offered through the Steve Trautman Company—1995
  • Facilitator for Leading Technical Professionals and MPG workshops offered through BlessingWhite, Inc.—1995 and 1989 respectively



  • Management Black Belt training through Eastman Kodak—2002
  • Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) through ASQC—1995
  • MS in Rehabilitation Counseling through the University of Arizona
  • BA in Social Work/Spanish (minors in Math and Political Science/pre-Law)


  • Sherryl is a resident of Whidbey Island, WA, where she lives with her grandson, her dog and chickens… and enjoys not-frequent-enough visits with her daughter and son-in-law in London
  • Enjoyment outside of work includes gardening, kayaking, hiking... and hopefully, in the near future, completing hours for her private pilot’s license