Supporting leaders & organizations to maximize their value

Meet Chérie Talbert

Consultant Page Headshots

Meet Chérie

Cherie Talbert is a strategist, advocacy and policy guru, experienced C-Suite executive, facilitator, coach, and process consultant that has worked with executive leaders, teams, boards, business coalitions, and governments for more than twenty years. Undaunted by complexity and ambiguity, she looks forward to having conversations about the most important topics in your business or organization. An advocate for meaningful thought leadership, organizational transformation, inclusive systems, and relational advocacy, Cherie's process consulting approach focuses on strategic vision and growth, adaptive change management, leadership development, stakeholder engagement, and dynamic dialogue. Cherie supports leaders and teams of all sizes and in all sectors and is a member of Design Group International’s community of practice as a Senior Consultant.

Chérie's Expertise & Certifications

  • Michigan State University, Bachelor’s Degree
  • University of Colorado Denver, Master’s Degree
  • Certified Process Consultant 
  • CEO, SVP, and Executive Director Experience
  • Executive Board Member, Michigan State University Women’s Leadership Institute


  • Fractional C-Suite Services
  • Adaptive Business Strategies & Solutions
  • Strategic & Operational Planning
  • Organizational Change & Inclusive Systems Change
  • Government Affairs & Issues Education Strategy
  • Board Development & Governance
  • Stakeholder & Community Engagement
  • Public Policy and Regulatory Advising
  • Political Committee & Special Districts Management
  • Women’s Rising Leaders Development, Advising & Coaching

Publications & Resources



The Ironies
of Poverty


Diversity, Equity, Inclusion,
and Belonging


What Clients Say About Chérie

Chérie Talbert has one of the most professional and inspirational resumes as an executive woman leader that I have ever come across, and I can personally attest to not only her career success, but also, her commitment to lifting others up along the way. Chérie and I formed a trusting professional relationship that has continued to grow and I have witnessed her collaborate and move a mission forward by producing impactful solutions and ideas for our Michigan State University Women’s Leadership Institute Executive Board of Directors and our MSU students. In addition to lending support, resources, and being an advocate for our students, Chérie extended her generosity to me personally by offering to provide professional career coaching as I continue to navigate my own career. Her years advising, mentoring, and managing people really shined as we committed to bi-weekly sessions to discuss ways to expand my reach, my goals, and tangible steps to get there. She was and is my biggest cheerleader and her willingness to help people rise is unprecedented. I consider myself very fortunate to have gotten to know Chérie as a proud Michigan State University Spartan, a colleague, and a coach. Thanks for your constant positivity, and your contagious energy, and authenticity in caring about the spaces you commit to, personally and professionally.
Testimonial Headshots
Rachel Schmidt, Assistant Director of Development @ Michigan State University

Empowering Driven Women to be Limitless...

Access my Coaching Onboarding Guidebook to learn more!

Get in Touch with Chérie

Send a Note