Speaker Sherene McHenry Speaker Cherene McHenry in Detroit

Sherene shares practical, real-life solutions that immediately improve leadership effectiveness. Her experience and credentials speak for themselves, and she works closely with each client to create a one-of-a-kind presentation. Delivering each presentation with an interactive approach, humorous style and action-oriented focus, Sherene will equip and empower your audience to be more successful in and out of the workplace. Relational Leadership and Success Expert, Dr. Sherene McHenry works with organizations who want to decrease burnout and turnover, while enhancing effectiveness, increasing engagement and raising productivity. Always a keen observer, Sherene began offering relationship insights and tips to adults before she learned how to drive. It's little wonder she was motivated to earn her PhD in Counselor Education. Upon graduation, she became a professor and invested almost two decades training graduate students to help others develop healthier relationships and happier lives.


  • Communication
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Leadership
  • Life Balance
  • Management
  • Wellness
  • Women in Business
  • Women in Society


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Speaker Cherene McHenry in Detroit

Several things became crystal clear throughout her career: 1. Burnout takes a huge toll, but with the right mindset and skillsets, is avoidable. 2. Turnover and disengagement can be greatly decreased. 3. When leadership is lacking, organizations and individuals suffer the consequences. As an international speaker who keynotes for academic, business and professional organizations, Sherene empowers, equips and inspires individuals and organizations to immediately begin to act and think differently.

Past president of the Michigan National Speakers Association and the author of Pick: Choose to Create a Life You Love, a monthly magazine column, and her Boost Your Leadership IQ blog, Sherene has been cited in numerous publications including Speaker Magazine and the Wall Street Journal.

Authentic, quick-witted and highly engaging, Sherene provides her clients with fresh perspectives and doable tactics to minimize miscommunications, decrease frustrations, and reduce burnout, disengagement and costly turnovers. Consistently garnering rave reviews, Sherene creates customized programs that are fast paced, fun and packed with immediately usable information.

Navigate: Understanding The Five Types of People
Even seasoned leaders are faced with difficult, distracted or disruptive individuals whose behaviors adversely affect performance. Don’t let them upset the applecart for your whole team! Rock star leaders respond strategically to halt destructive actions and encourage behaviors that lead to organizational success. Hold individuals accountable. Get slackers to pull their weight. Protect your rock stars.
You will learn to:
Agile leadership strategies to fit varying types.
Hold individuals accountable for tasks and results.
Halt disruptive behaviors before they destroy morale.
Protect high performers from burning out.

Rock Your Engagement
Keynote: 30-90 minutes
Best Audience: Leaders and Managers (also available as a breakout session up to one day)
Super Size Your Impact: Savvy Strategies For Avoiding Burnout and Generating More Purpose, Passion, Power and Peace
Passion and productivity take a hit when individuals feel frazzled, frayed or frustrated due to the pressures and demands of today’s fast-paced and constantly changing world and workplace. Whether your life is out of balance, burnout is looming or you simply need more minutes in your day, it’s time to broaden your bandwidth. Individuals who keep themselves energized and engaged operate from a position of strength and guide others in doing the same.
You will learn to:
Choose proactive attitudes and behaviors.
Seven ways to say no.
Develop strategies for restoring and renewing your energy.
Get more of what you need and want on a daily basis.

Super Size Your Impact
Keynote: 30-90 minutes
Best Audience: Leaders, Managers and General Audiences (also available as a breakout session up to one day)

Prime the Pump: Unlock The Code To Generating Exceptional Motivation and Success
High turnover rates can have a deep impact on your company’s bottom line. Would you like to be surrounded by happy, motivated employees who stay with your company for the long term? You can strategically create a workplace culture that boosts motivation and engagement, authentically recognizes and rewards good performance and reduces costly turnover.

You will learn to:
Create relationships that convey respect and appreciation.
Discover core motivators for each employee.
Develop a workplace culture that enhances motivation.
Decrease relational friction and frustration.

Prime The Pump
Keynote: 45-90 minutes
Best Audience: Leaders, Managers and General Audiences (also available as a breakout up to two hours)

Boost Your People IQ: Enhance Communication. Increase Engagement. Strengthen Relationships.
Creating an effective team is essential to success in any organization. Whether you have the opportunity to choose your team or the team is created for you, it’s your responsibility to as a leader to build relationships that increase effectiveness and boost productivity. When you understand how people are “wired” to make decisions and to interact with others, you can create a positive climate that leads your team to success.
You will learn to:
Understand how personality type affects communication and decision-making.
Minimize conflict, frustration and miscommunication.
Build a team culture that values diverse styles.
Strategically position yourself and those you serve for long-term success.

Boost Your People IQ
Keynote: 45-90 minutes
Best Audience: Leaders, Managers and General Audiences (also available as a breakout session)
Stop Walking On Egg Shells: Address Issues. Reduce Conflict. Protect Relationships.
Conflict is inevitable in every relationship, whether personal or professional, but it doesn’t need to be a barrier to success. Effective leaders are able to skillfully navigate the conflict and problems that inevitably arise when managing people. When you learn to have tough conversations, hold people accountable, and argue productively, you’ll create a high functioning team and work environment.
You will learn to:
Understand the importance of conflict in creating high performance environments.
Recognize early signs of conflict and intervene effectively before it escalates.
Empower employees to handle disagreements respectfully and constructively.
Create win-win solutions.

No More Walking on Eggshells
Keynote: 45-90 minutes
Best Audience: Leaders, Managers and General Audiences (also available as a breakout or workshop up to one day)
Run Meetings Like a Rock Star: Own The Room. Stay on Task. Get Things Done
Are your meetings masterful or miserable? Skillful leaders use the power of the group to create consensus, make wise decisions, enhance engagement and build shared commitment to positive results. Don’t let your meetings be hijacked by dominators, delayed by distractions or deprived of the input from silent introverts. Create successful group communication that leads to positive results.
You will learn to:
Promote positive group relationships.
Manage time and people to keep your meeting moving.
Create maximum impact by ensuring balanced input.
Lead meetings that people actually want to attend.

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