About The Founder

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Cheryl Rice works with women eager to be leaders in their own lives. She has been working with clients to improve individual, team and executive performance since 1990. Cheryl delivers powerful seminars inspiring women to use their voice and vision for maximum impact. Cheryl’s speaking, seminar, and coaching clients include: Professional Women’s Roundtable, Pfizer, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, Penn Medicine, Campbells Soup, and the Wharton School.

Cheryl has held significant positions in the healthcare, financial services and technology industries. Past corporate positions include Director of Organization Development for AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, AVP of Leadership Development at ACE International, and leadership consulting roles at CIGNA, NovaCare, and SMS (now Siemens).

Cheryl is also the author of the inspiring memoir, Where Have I Been All My Life? A Journey Toward Love and Wholeness. Additionally, her essays on life, love and loss have appeared in local and national publications including the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Chicago Tribune, Cure Today, and Maria Shriver’s Blog, Architects of Change.

With a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Monmouth University, a Master of Science degree in Counseling from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Master of Science degree in Organization Development from Pepperdine University, Cheryl brings significant academic training to compliment her practical work experience. While at Pepperdine, she completed groundbreaking research on the relationship between emotional intelligence and team performance. She has since published her results and spoken to national and local audiences about this work. Additionally, Cheryl has earned her Professional Coach Credential and is an Applied Positive Psychology Practitioner. She has also taught classes in organization change at local universities.