This is Cheryl Wash, the founder and business owner of Global Executive Media. I first met Cheryl when she gave a speech at the launch of June Kortum’s “Owning Our Truth” at The Gathering Lighthouse. Cheryl is actually the publisher of that book, and works closely with June on several ongoing projects. I immediately asked Cheryl if she would participate in my “Women of Substance” project. Cheryl didn’t hesitate to say yes. This independent, open-minded AND open-hearted brand leader is literally a wealth of information and inspiration. In fact, while I was photographing her recently, Cheryl continued to brainstorm ideas and strategy’s for me to use in my own business. I was simply amazed to see the energy and generous spirit emanating from her.
To say that Cheryl has a passion for her business is a grand understatement. When interviewing her, Cheryl described herself as shy and insecure as a child, escaping into the stories of classic books to help her see that her life struggles were shared by others- that she wasn’t alone. In time, Cheryl became an avid writer, creating plays and screenplays of her own. After completing her masters degree and working for over 20 years as a global media consultant for huge corporations, Cheryl decided to break out on her own.
While she is a writer of her own merit, Cheryl decided instead to help promote others’ stories and brand names. “Doing right by people” is Cheryl’s daily mantra. In fact, her goal is to create a legacy for years to come with all of her clients. At one point, Cheryl told me “I am a person who helps you find your story that your soul came here to tell. We all use our stories to heal ourselves and others. Our authentic stories matter and are important to everyone.” I couldn’t agree more. Cheryl is definitely someone you should know.