• wisdom arts leadership

    authentic leadership thru purpose and innovation

I work with visionaries

Being a visionary in this world is the most important job anyone can do.

But how do you perform the impossible when the obstacles around you keep piling up?
How do you turn your visionary thinking into practical steps to help your company achieve concrete results?
How do you communicate with your teams so they are engaged, mobilized and committed?
In a world of competitors, how do you attract the top talent and create long-term loyalty?
What are the most powerful things you can do to move your vision forward and create something extraordinary?
If anything were possible, what amazing project would you create and execute today?

I believe in brilliant leaps, and practical steps.
I am an expert at the impossible and the extraordinary. I can help you and your team succeed.
The alchemy of your business starts with the willingness and courage to look at your current reality.

I will pull out the greatness of who you really are.
We will discover and navigate your true genius.
I will help you define your values and purpose.
I will teach you to utilize your strengths.
In your business. In your life.

THIS IS WISDOM

Living and leading authentically are not just nice ideals.
I will give you hard data and evidence based strategies.
This information is substantial and grounded.
I will adapt these methodologies for you.
We will create together.

THIS IS ART

I will teach you to extract talent.
To discern and develop genius teams.
We will keep them inspired.
Teams will commit to your vision because of you.
Learn to wake people up, the magic of retention.

THIS IS LEADERSHIP

From this balanced and artful place, innovation is effortless.


forge your own path

Mission

Wisdom Arts Leadership

Wisdom Arts Leadership is created to be of service to the business leaders, executives, non-profit directors, innovators, and artists of this world. My goal is to make you shine. Whether you are established, or just starting out…I want to help you and your business become extraordinary. My plan is to pull out what’s underneath, the thing you don’t know is hidden. For good or bad, ugly or beautiful. Let’s get our hands dirty and lay it all out on the table. We will use an alchemical process to distill what you and your business are about. To forge the fire of brilliance. To make you a better leader, and an entity that can’t be ignored. You might even become more of yourself in the process, and a better human in the world.

I really love helping individuals and companies thrive. It brings purpose to my own life. My expertise is in big picture problem solving for organizations, while simultaneously creating individual growth paths for employees.
What is unique about me is that I get people grounded. Then I gently nudge them toward very solid results. With empathy and compassion for sure, yet demanding extraordinary courage along the way.

I help others achieve their highest potential.

what we do

services

available in the greater los angeles area and around the globe.

executive and leadership advisement

  • private, confidential sessions to move you forward
  • tackle what’s important for you or your team
  • assess strengths, overcome individual blocks and blindspots
  • schedule around your busy schedule, can be by phone
  • get grounded in reality, yet focused on the future

business consultation and strengthening

  • create vision and a roadmap
  • evaluate and shift culture
  • develop skill sets
  • organizational development
  • retention and productivity
  • project assessment
  • project management and resources

in-house workshops, custom designed for your business

  • management skills
  • team building
  • creativity and innovation
  • communication
  • building process that works
  • conflict resolution
  • transitions

offsite deep dives around what matters most

  • serene environment, disrupt habitual patterns and create headspace
  • establish values and purpose
  • the true tenets of leadership
  • talent development
  • service of your customer
  • artful risk-taking
  • build instinct and intuition

I don’t take clients unless i truly know i can help them.

37 toolkits are offered as a part of the coaching and consultation process, including the profile XT and the Leadership Dashboard


8 Wisdom Arts

Ideologies

Get Clear

  • Know who you are as a leader
  • Define your values and motivations
  • Discover blocks and blindspots
  • Lead from strengths

Influence Everyone

  • Know how you are perceived
  • Elicit trust and confidence
  • Foster collaboration
  • Be a leader who inspires followers

Engage and Mobilize the Troops

  • Energize performance
  • Solve conflicts within teams
  • Get everyone committed to your vision
  • Provide what’s missing

Innovate and Create

  • Build from the future
  • Have extraordinary courage
  • Take calculated and artful risks
  • Use intuition and intellect for success

Avoid overwhelm at all costs

  • Streamline your execution
  • Work on what matters
  • Master true delegation
  • Take care of your personal life

Communicate Authentically

  • Think comprehensively
  • Speak simply and powerfully
  • Be a problem solver
  • Be grounded in reality of your business

Create a Culture of Success

  • Be a values driven culture
  • Make people excited to come to work
  • Give balance
  • Provide real fulfillment for you and staff

Provide a service to the world

  • Give employees a sense of purpose
  • Know your branding and it’s power
  • Create a future strategy that includes giving back


“The only real valuable thing is intuition”

 

-Einstein

Cheryl Childers

Founder

A visionary leader with an extraordinary ability to get to the soul of business, Cheryl offers a unique blend of executive acumen, global team building, creative genius, and expertise in establishing purpose and values for individuals and companies.

Cheryl is the founder and owner of Wisdom Arts Leadership, providing executive advisement, strategic offerings, and custom-designed solutions to those who want to be at the very top of their game.  With a reputation for solving the most challenging problems and taking on what seems impossible, she brings her intellect, imagination and vast experience to every encounter.

Beginning her career in the advertising industry and establishing herself at the executive level during her 22 year tenure at TBWA, Cheryl helped make brands famous…Nissan, Taco Bell, Sony Playstation, Jack-in-the-Box…to name a few. Cheryl was most notably one of the founders of the advertising agency TBWA\Media Arts Lab. There she serviced the client Apple for over 14 years. She was ultimately responsible for every piece of advertising production in all global media, business affairs and music, and oversaw 48% of the agency, in 7 global offices.

Cheryl is a certified Executive Coach, and brings 19 years of coaching experience to her practice.  Cheryl is also an ordained shaman and certified theta healing practitioner. Her music is licensed in TV and films and she has a children’s charity that operates globally for under served youth.  Cheryl has traveled extensively and spent time in most parts of the world, learning more about life and business in this framework than in any other.   

Cheryls Eyes

Wisdom Arts Leadership came to fruition upon the realization that Cheryl’s true genius is in pulling greatness out of others, supporting leaders, and building innovation.
She is known for getting to the heart of the matter, and creating business solutions that do the same.

Free form innovation and establishment of values for you, your employees, and your company.

  • Cheryl can make sense out of chaos.
    When presented with what seem like insurmountable challenges – she always comes back with the most balanced solutions so that all parties involved are appeased and the project can move forward. She asks the right questions and listens closely to the answers before offering her input and her instincts are flawless.
    She has the ability to balance the human needs, without losing sight of the professional end goal. She understands that the people of the company make the company a success.
    She can make anything happen, move any mountain and conquer any obstacle. No challenge is too big for her, she just keeps going until she finds the right angle. She worked with 3 giants in my industry, who all came to think they couldn’t do their job without her.
    Anyone who has the fortune of working with her can consider themselves lucky and with a definite edge over the competition.
    She is one of the gifted ones.

    M.F.Director of Production Finance
  • Cheryl has the formidable superpowers of active listening matted with getting big things done. What this does is generate a field around her where things happen at an accelerated pace. I have seen her pull off all scales of impossible, by bringing together dozens of celebrities for a commercial shoot and organizing private jets to make deadlines, to helping an intern find her true calling in life. Connecting with Cheryl is the sort of rich experience that has a lasting effect on the psyche and I’m grateful for her involvement with my own personal motivations, worldviews and business success.

    S.G.Director / Photographer / Entrepreneur
  • Cheryl’s mentorship is legendary.
    She develops amazing relationships.
    She helped us establish our unique culture.
    Cheryl leads with a combination of directness, common sense, respect, sensitivity, integrity and incredibly high standards.

    D.M.Chief Creative Officer
  • What impresses me most about Cheryl is her way to create whatever she wants or needs in her life professionally and personally, her calm demeanor, her effortless effort, is always an inspiration. She helps build empires and yet keeps a sense of community and a sense of humor, relaxing even the most intense of situations. I value her perspective and counsel whenever I have a big decision to make and her coaching has helped me move forward during challenging times in my life.

    B.C.Business Owner
  • Cheryl’s leadership was one of best thing to happen to my professional life!
    Cheryl is a leader, a doer, a problem solver, a listener and a confidant.
    Her years of life and work experience, confidence and honesty combined with her insightful questioning gave me the tools I needed to increase my productivity and look at problem solving in a new way.
    These skills helped me become a manager and valued leader at work.
    I have created lasting partnerships at work and also in my personal life that would not have been possible without the motivation, guidance and support i received from Cheryl.

    E.B.Head of Production
  • Cheryl has a very neutral and grounded approach and is really good at seeing all sides of a situation. She understand the need for a balanced life and helped me navigate many a difficult situation.

    B.B.Executive Producer
  • I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Cheryl for fifteen years, professionally and personally. She is one of the most capable and compassionate executives
    I’ve ever met. I have always admired the balance Cheryl has achieved in her life, and I have benefited personally from Cheryl’s insights, which she
    has generously shared with me. Cheryl’s coaching is a great asset to anyone striving to create a better life.

    A.G.Executive Producer
  • Cheryl has the ability to step back, quickly assess a situation, come up with a strategic plan of action, all with calm and grace, even when under fire.

    P.E.Music Industry Executive
  • Inspirational and full of great ideas. i’ve always found Cheryl to be the force of energy that charges everyone else around her.

    A.J.Business Owner
  • Cheryl Childers is an amazing soul. She is bright, intuitive, and thinks way outside the box. In the 20+ years I have know Cheryl, she continues to inspire and surprise me. She is always up to a new adventure. She has a non-conventional wisdom that allows her to move through obstacles and simply make things happen. Cheryl’s coaching has helped me during challenging times in my career as a musician and a mom, and also in my quest for deeper spirituality. Later in my career, when I decided to become a small business owner and a teacher, Cheryl’s guidance and support boosted my self-confidence and provided a new & bigger perspective. I’m happier now than ever, and I love running my yoga business and teaching others.

    P.S.Business Owner
  • Cheryl is absolutely extraordinary.. She taught me that nothing is out of reach so long as you have the gusto to go after it. She also allowed me to acknowledge more of who I was and to be able to communicate more freely then I had in years! I am blessed to know her!

    T.M.Exec Assistant

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