Guidance for Transition to New, Different, More Effective or Greater Possibility

  • Transitions

    Perhaps you are experiencing significant change in your life . . .

    Times of transition can be filled with uncertainty, which can cause anxiety or fear. Yet, whether chosen or caused by unexpected circumstances, transitions lead us to new rewarding chapters in our lives. Transitions provide us with the ability to take additional steps toward reaching new goals. They are simply a natural course for us, especially when we want to get the most from life.


    There is a process that makes transitions manageable and yes, enjoyable!


    So this cycle of stable times followed by transitions is a basic flow throughout our lives and follows a pattern of predictable phases. When life is working, we are expansive, things are positive, we're reaching goals. Then we have new realizations and may become unproductive, a dream fades, we feel stuck or trapped and need downtime. Usually, there's an interim phase in which we either improve on the first phase or turn inward to a more reflective phase in which we tap inner resources, explore values and awaken new possibilities. This is when we often seek guidance. Eventually, we explore the world again, feeling optimistic, confident, ready to create.

    If you understand this pattern of change, and where you are in it, you can identify the best choices for guiding your life, at any time, any where, regardless of the amount and complexity of change you are enduring.


    When seeking new destinations, while captains of our own ships, partnering with a 'professional navigator' can help set our most effective course.

  • who I am

    Cheryl Martin, M.A.

    I am a business and leader transformation consultant and coach recognized as a thought leader in the area of change. I strive for exceptional results with individual and organizational change and growth. I've helped leaders in numerous industries build effective change strategies and plans for their change initiatives and helped them to be effective change leaders.


    My education and experience is a combination of communication, counseling psychology, organizational effectiveness, and executive coaching, which is a powerful integration that supports my work helping clients to get amazing results.

  • What I do

    It's often said that effective leadership is an "inside job."

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    I work with leaders and entrepreneurs as well as individuals in personal transition. My work takes two primary forms:

    • Guide leaders when their company is undergoing tremendous change and they're unclear how to most effectively navigate and guide their people who may be feeling overwhelmed and/or uncertain and are counting on their leaders to guide them. 
    • Guide individuals in life transitions (new, different, more effective or greater possibility) to understand the most effective choices for where they are and realize their greatest possibilities.
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    I help my clients realize their own enlightenment and brilliance and reach their greatest possibilities by guiding them in some of the following ways:


    Redesign Actions - Embody new skills and capabilities through incremental improvement.


    Reshape Thinking - Reshape the underlying patterns of your thinking and behavior so you are capable of different things.


    Shift Context or Point of View about Self - Understand the context from which you draw your identity and basic patterns of thinking and behavior.


    I like to make my clients' experience truly unforgettable!

  • What I've done

    Corporate Change Management Leader

    Helped Organizations & Individuals Improve Performance


    In the past, I have led the people side of corporate change initiatives for over twenty years. As a change management professional I've built and led change strategy and plans for some of the largest global corporations- based on how individuals process change and what it takes for individuals to change behaviors, which is the foundation of corporate change strategy.


    The goal is to make change sustainable and an important aspect of that approach is involving leaders and their employees in the change process. Some of the corporations I've worked with include: Regis Learning, Whitewave Foods, calSTRS, Federal Express, Dept of Defense, Cabela's, IHS, Encana Natural Gas, EchoLab, Cigna, Pearson Learning, and Comcast.


    Along with corporate change work my clients are:

    • Individuals transitioning to another career (retirement and/or new work desire)
    • Leaders who are unclear how to most effectively navigate and guide their people through  change and want to become more effective change leaders
    • Individuals who want to gain clarity  about any new chapter in life (new, different, more effective or greater possibility)
    • Individuals who want help achieving a particular vision or goal

    Common Areas of The Next Chapter Work

    Periods of stability and structure can be seen as the “chapters” of our lives, times when –for the most part—life seems mostly harmonious, purposeful, predictable, and goal-oriented. A transition is a period of personal reorganization and revitalization between Life Chapters.

    Transition to Another Career

    (retirement and/or new work desire)


    Enhance Change Leadership Skills


    Gain Clarity about Any New

    Chapter in Life

    (new, different, more effective or greater possibility)

    Achieve an Amazing Vision or Goal






  • Deliverables

    Ways I'll Up Your Game

    • If you’re unaware you have a strength that can be built upon, or are lacking an asset that will be critical to future success ...
    • I focus on helping you see key growth opportunities that will have the greatest immediate impact
    • If you’re facing an opportunity but don’t see it, or you’re asking for guidance …
    • I focus on the big picture and on what’s possible
    • If you’re asking for a challenge or you have an ability that isn’t being fully utilized…
    • I focus on providing what you need to make the next step

    You’ll have powerful conversations that are unforgettable.

    I will believe in you even when you forget to believe in yourself!