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Sherri Petro, Generational Expert

Generational ExpertAre you asking the right questions to gain insight? Are you starting with the positive and generating ideas or creating defensiveness with the more popular “just fix it” mentality? If you are seeking a relevant and different perspective, you need to see from a different vantage point.

Solutions are clearer from unusual and creative places. And sometimes you need a guide to get there. Meet Sherri Petro, positive provocateur, who has a distinctively different way of looking at the world. Years of experience has taught her that we are missing some fundamental and critical elements as we seek success.

Whether conducting workshops, offering humor-filled presentations or working through tough organization issues, Sherri leverages story-telling and common sense to help participants see possibilities. An analyst at heart, she can cut to the chase and illuminate the core issue.

Sherri’s research on the multiple generation workplace is an example. She knows we have the keys to the kingdom in our organizations. We’re not looking for answers where they can be found.

By leveraging her experience, expertise and education, Sherri can:

  • Illuminate multiple possibilities
  • Identify roadblocks and
  • Assist individuals and organizations in innovatively achieving desired results

Engaging. Encouraging. Experienced.

Sherri is the President and Chief Strategy officer of VPI Strategies where she unifies people, process and technology to create sustainable organizations. She has been practicing strategy and organizational development in her strengths-based management consulting firm since 2000.

  • She is a generational expert facilitator and presenter with hundreds of presentations/ workshops/seminars to her credit.
  • Sherri has published over eighty articles and blogs on strategy, marketing and coaching in which she simplifies complex concepts for busy professionals.
  • Her presentations are fueled by her passion, work as a consultant and executive coach, working one-on-one with CEOs, business owners and executive directors.

Sherri’s mission is to create understanding and make connections in the quest for results. Her good humor serves her well as she works through serious organizational issues to achieve results.

As a strengths-based strategist, she uses Appreciative Inquiry to illuminate possibilities and encourages the use of strategic thinking skills. While keynote presenting, facilitating, and training, she is both thought-provoking and fun. When coaching, she asks powerful and provocative questions.

Her diverse 20+ year career includes stops in customer service, operations, administration, sales, marketing and strategic planning. Sherri has worked as an intrepreneur, an entrepreneur and a facilitator and consultant in many industries. Clients range from nonprofits to for-profits, from medical device manufacturers to virtual learning organizations, from small business to Fortune 500 companies.

Sherri complements her consulting by teaching the next generation of global business leaders through California Miramar University, teaching students in North America, Asia Pac and Africa.

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Sherri earned a Master in Business Administration degree with an emphasis on Strategic Planning from Pepperdine University. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Youngstown State University, magna cum laude.

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