Sherri absolutely exceeded my expectations. When she started as a consultant, she encountered significant resistance from the staff. Over a relatively short period, she gained their trust and is now viewed as a team member with an unbiased perspective. She’s become a valuable source of information, inspiration, compassion and honest feedback.
Drawing on her vast experience and talents, she has been able to complement my skills as a leader, and together we’ve increased the speed at which my team is headed toward our desired culture and financial goals. Current reporting indicates that we are on pace for one of our best years yet, and I cannot imagine reaching the milestones we have achieved without her as part of our team.
She has inspired me to become the best possible leader I can be, and I’ve seen her challenge others to do the same. Personally, I consider Sherri to be an extremely valuable advisor.
Sherri does a good job managing a large group of people and bringing them to consensus. She is able to manage personalities and dispositions as well as gain buy in and momentum for a group of people in a simple, straightforward and timely way. Big Brothers Big Sisters is much more focused in transitioning the learning from just one person to a broader group of potential leaders – contributing to long term success and sustainability of the mission.
Sherri’s expertise was far beyond anything that I had experienced in the past. Her ability to facilitate is incredible. Her ability to plan, strategize, analyze and lead the group toward meaningful conclusion are invaluable.
The Strategic Planning process for Big Brothers Big Sisters is enhanced, stabilized and ongoing as a result of her leadership and persistence.
We were looking for someone local, with a good reputation, reasonable rates, and someone who was committed to our cause. Her commitment to Bishop Dwenger High School was paramount. She was motivated and driven to ensure our success. She is well-organized, professional, and has a vast skill set.
We continue to use some of the many things we learned from Sherri. Whether it is having a more strategic focus, questioning why we do the things we do, how to run a more effective meeting, or how to look at things with a different perspective- these are all great skills that will continue to serve us well. It is so beneficial to work with a consultant who leaves a lasting impression on how you continue to grow and evolve in your organization. Too often, once the consultant leaves, it is back to business as usual, that wasn’t the case with Center for Extraordinary Success.
The success has been beyond words. After working with CFES for more than two years, our culture has transformed from one that was filled with unproductive conversations and no collaboration. Sherri, you took us to places we never knew possible. Now we have tools and applications to have difficult conversations, hold people accountable to performance and achieve results using metrics you taught us to use. THANK YOU!