Testimonials

Your thought provoking questions enabled us to ‘think beyond’ our linear and traditional approaches to reaching young people and we loved the energy, enthusiasm and motivation your sessions encouraged.  Thanks again Cheryl – we love working with you.
–  Deborah Bush MNZM, QSM, Endometriosis NZ


Cheryl’s passion for challenging people to think differently around adapting to a changing future was, and continues to be, instrumental in the Ministry of Education’s response to the needs of the education sector post-earthquakes. Nowhere is this more evident than in the strategic role she plays in Grow Waitaha, a Ministry of Education initiative to support educational change in Christchurch. Through a focus on working across networks, collaboration and partnering for transformational change, Cheryl has helped this programme to be much more than just another professional learning and development programme for educators. Her enthusiasm for shaping system change is infectious resulting in the Ministry’s support and participation in a range of future focussed activities including the Future of Learning conference and the foundation of the Learning City Christchurch Charitable Trust. Cheryl is simply one of those people who “walks the talk” in relation to everyone taking a shared and collective responsibility to deliver the best possible educational outcomes for our students in Canterbury.
– Ministry of Education


We were very pleased to have Cheryl’s insights and strategic planning skills when the Council revised our 5 year strategy recently. We really appreciated her thorough preparation and masterful handling of the 2 major sessions with our group of health and education leaders. Her written report has provided a rich source of fresh ideas and some very timely challenges around our purpose and level of ambition
– Health Precinct Advisory Council, Christchurch 2019


Since Cheryl has worked with our group we have moved/changed in 18 months the things that we have been pondering for 12 years!”
– ConnectEd Cluster, Hamilton, NZ


It has been a genuine pleasure to meet and share with someone that has not only kept pace but fully embraced the future. Thanks for reminding me to look outward again and thanks for giving me some different binoculars to help me focus the starting points. – Kevin Dittmer, Senior Training and Information Manager
– Cognition Education, Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates


Thanks to Cheryl, she is a special lady who connects so well with everyone and has so much value to give to so many. As a result of attending Cheryl’s workshop, we abandoned our latest staff meeting agenda and redesigned our future instead!
– Marlborough Principals’ Conference


Thank you so much for the lively and inspiring presentation tonight.  People were clearly engaged and appreciative of the wealth of experience, ideas and insights you shared. We love the way you bring together theory, practice and future focus in such a relevant way
– Julie Mackey, University of Canterbury