Cheryl Whitaker - Changing Perspectives - Executive Coach - Fourways

Cheryl Whitaker – Changing Perspectives (Pty) Ltd

Executive & Leadership Coach

Cheryl Whitaker - Changing Perspectives - Executive Coach - Fourways

Fourways/Sandton, Johannesburg

Masters: Industrial Psychology (Cum Laude) – Rand Afrikaans University; February 2002; Hogan Assessments Certification - Hogan, 2017; ACC – Associate Coaching Certificate through the Centre for Coaching (UCT GSB) – 2019; Heartstyles Accredited (Facilitator & Coach) – 2019; Mindfulness Practitioner Certification (Master) – Udemy, 2021

076 260 8511


12 Wild Olive Road, Fourways, Sandton, South Africa

‘If you have the Courage to begin, you have the Courage to succeed.’

Cheryl is holder of a master’s in industrial psychology, certified as an Integral Coach through the Centre for Coaching (Graduate School of Business – UCT) and a Heartstyles Facilitator and Coach. She has worked in the field of people and their development for over 20 years and has extensive experience as facilitator of character development, leadership development and culture.

Cheryl’s key passion is to bring the whole person into the coaching process, meeting people where they are at. She is intentional about creating the space for her clients to reflect and connect in a powerful way that leads to changes in the way they lead and live their lives resulting in positive personal growth, team effectiveness and organizational success. Having worked as a senior leader for several years, Cheryl has developed a deep desire to help woman discover their unique skills and traits that make them effective leaders.

Previous Background

With over 20 years’ experience working as an HR Professional, across industries, both in South Africa and the UK, Cheryl understands firsthand the complexities of working in an ever-changing environment.

A decision to study Industrial Psychology and work in the People space was underpinned by a fascination of human behaviour and how this impacts employee engagement, culture and organizational success. This drives her passion for helping individuals and teams to gain deeper self-awareness getting individuals to understand why they behave the way they do and whether those behaviours are the most effective to get them to where they want to be, reaching their full potential.

Coaching & Facilitation Work

  • Cheryl has coached a variety of individuals, groups and teams across all levels of leadership.
  • Designed and facilitated first ever Woman in Leadership 12 month- programme to help woman discover their unique skills, explore what those are and move into self-transformation, getting them bench ready thus building talent pipeline
  • Facilitated various leadership and character development programmes.

Educational Background

  • Masters: Industrial Psychology (Cum Laude) – Rand Afrikaans University; February 2002

Her Coach Training Includes

  • Hogan Assessments Certification – Hogan, 2017
  • ACC – Associate Coaching Certificate through the Centre for Coaching (UCT GSB) – 2019
  • Heartstyles Accredited (Facilitator & Coach) – 2019
  • Mindfulness Practitioner Certification (Master) – Udemy, 2021

Personal Interests and Past-Times

  • Running
  • Walking
  • Swimming
  • Cycling
  • Music
  • Reading
  • Fine food and wine

Client Testimonials

“I’ve worked with Cheryl over a period of 6-12months on unlocking my leadership potential and it has been groundbreaking. She has an incredible approach to reaching breakthroughs by addressing critical blocks and unpacking each with tools and practices that are easy to integrate into daily rituals and behaviors. Cheryl assisted me in understanding deep-seated thinking patterns and behaviours that were blocking me from unleashing my true self. I am still on the journey of embracing my true self and feeling comfortable in my skin. Through her coaching and facilitation of leadership programs, I have been able to pro-actively develop my own leadership blueprint and evolve into a more holistic and grounded leader. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with her and eager to continue to grow on my leadership journey.” Hloni Mohope, Marketing Director, KFC Africa.

“I’ve had the privilege of being coached by Cheryl on my own leadership journey, and her powerful coaching ability has provided a solid platform for on-going growth and achievement outside our coaching, in all aspects of my life. Cheryl challenges individuals to step beyond their limits, while making them feel comfortable and empowered to take the steps to grow and succeed. Cheryl’s influence and guidance on my journey has been invaluable and life-changing.” Christin Kennedy-Good, HR Business Partner, KFC Africa

“Cheryl has a phenomenal ability to help you unlock your own potential and fill the role of coach and/or facilitator, as you define and achieve your career goals and dreams. She has, through ongoing partnership on my journey, been able to truly help me navigate life and my career in a manner that has enabled consistent progress and growth. Her ability to listen, coach and inspire is wordclass. I can highly recommend her to anyone who seeks to achieve goals both in their personal and professional life.” Andra Nel