“I love being with an audience and watching my message land. I can see it in their eyes as the energy in the room shifts. I just live for that moment.”
Cherylanne Skolnicki is a top-rated speaker on work-life integration, life design, and wellness who delivers both dynamic keynotes and engaging workshops to spellbound audiences. By all accounts, she is exceptional on stage, smart, poised, eloquent, warm and funny. She takes care always to understand the composition and interests of her varied audiences, and she balances the well-researched information she shares with real-world pragmatism and relatable personal examples.
Her clients have included Procter & Gamble, Emory University Goizueta Business School, Kao Brands, The E.W. Scripps Company, US Bank, Fifth Third Bank, The Nielsen Company, Phillips Edison, Midwest Financial Group, Truepoint Wealth Council, The Junior League of Cincinnati, The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber of Commerce, Girls on the Run, and many civic and nonprofit groups.
"Cherylanne is an outstanding public speaker and coach --- her approach to life design is engaging, inspiring and mind-opening---especially for the uber-busy woman! Cherylanne helped us kick off the 2015-2016 Junior League of Cincinnati year with a SHINE working session. She easily established a rapport with the 180+ JLC members present, and helped us set the tone and vision for the busy year ahead. Several JLC members took the extra step to hire Cherylanne as a personal life design coach, and the feedback we received from the general membership present that evening was off-the-charts with positivity! Given the diversity of the women present at the session, especially when considering the wide age range, (20s - 70s) the consistent high marks for Cherylanne's work is even more impressive. Cherylanne is a stellar professional, and a trusted confidant! Highly, highly recommended!"
Michelle Vaeth, Global Brand Builder, Storyteller, Architect of Partnerships, Tully, New York
"Cherylanne came and spoke to our North American Women in IT Organization and she was AMAZING! Definitely one of the BEST external speakers we have had in several years. The topic 'Bridging the Confidence Gap with Courage' was very well received with our women, regardless of years or level within our company. Everyone could relate to Cherylanne's stories, facts, and examples and she delivered it with warmth and humor. We loved this talk and loved her as a speaker!"
Amy Hoekzema, IT Leader, Global Grooming Business
"The Cincinnati Chamber's 'Wellness Committee' brought Cherylanne into the Chamber to kick off the new year with a positive approach! She spoke to our employees for approximately 30 minutes, and during that time, she had everyone's attention and captivated the audience with her enthusiastic approach towards Nutrition and Being Healthy. Everyone was able to relate to what she was discussing and it was obvious that our team of employees truly appreciated what she was talking about -we could have all listened to her for another hour!
Cherylanne is a very personable and articulate presenter and its obvious she cares about people and their well being.
I highly recommend Cherylanne and her team at Nourish to help you reach your goals for 'Living and Staying Healthy!'"
Laurie Brinkman, Program Manager, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber
"Cherylanne presented to the Chamber's WE Lead program -- an audience of 54 executive women in a 10-month professional development program. These busy women want and need excellent speakers who provide information they can use. Cherylanne connected with the group, delivering on that and more. Below are some of the comments from the participants. Additionally, we were so impressed with the presentation that the Chamber invited her to speak to its employees. Cherylanne is passionate, knowledgeable and a savvy presenter.
- Very worthwhile.
- Loved! Excellent speaker and presentation.
- Wonderful! Loved the energy, challenge she put out.
- I loved her! Thank you for having someone who didn’t say the same things about food – was more about a plan.
- Great, realistic examples. Practical advice was nice.
- Good tips and reminders for healthy choices and taking control of our food."
Diana Long, Training and Development Professional, Cincinnati
When I'm invited to speak at an event, my response is actually physical; my pulse quickens, and my heart races, and my palms sweat a bit. Can you picture me as I answer the phone or open the email?
At first glance, you might view this as a predictable response given that 75% of the population cites public speaking as their #1 fear. But it's never been mine. In truth, I experience the chance to speak on stage as pure, unadulterated joy, so my reaction is actually driven by excitement and tremendous gratitude, akin to a girl being asked on a date, delighted by her good fortune.
For as long as I can remember, I've cherished the opportunity to use my voice to inspire and uplift others. In fact, when I was just four years old, I delivered a talk to a standing-room-only congregation in our church at Christmas Eve mass. (Oh how I wish we had video of this!)
For as long as I can remember, I've cherished the opportunity to use my voice to inspire and uplift others. In fact, when I was just four years old, I delivered a talk to a standing-room-only congregation in our church at Christmas Eve mass. (Oh how I wish we had video of this!) I hold fond memories of speech classes, on-stage debates, theater productions, and my valediction at my graduation. I love that feeling of looking out into an audience and seeing my message land. I love the aha moments I witness and the head nods as someone's world view is expanded or affirmed. I love knowing that words matter and that when people are given a chance to open their minds to a message, beautiful things can happen.
Speaking runs deep in my veins, and it's a privilege I'll never take for granted. My voice is my gift, and I'm here to use it.
If you're on this page looking for a speaker for your event or gathering, I'd love the chance to discuss your objectives and see if I can be of service. This page highlights some of my signature talks, but if nothing looks quite right, I'm happy to develop custom content just for your group. The right message matters, and I want you to achieve just the tone and transformation you're seeking for your audience.
Beyond that, my team and I are committed to making you look great at your event. We know how hard it is to manage so many details for so many people; that's why our goal is to be primarily self-sufficient and super easy to work with. We meet our deadlines and we over deliver.
Spend a few moments exploring this page and if your interest is piqued, then let's chat. I'd be delighted to hear from you!
A Message for Event Planners
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Invite Cherylanne to speak at your event.
To inquire about booking Cherylanne as a speaker, contact her team here.