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"Cherylanne is an absolutely BRILLIANT speaker!"
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As an authority on work-life balance, finding your purpose, and achieving your full potential, Cherylanne Skolnicki, founder of Brilliant Balance, shines as a speaker. She connects with audiences through moving stories and expert coaching techniques that leave a lasting impact.
"Loved Cherylanne's energy & I felt like I was with her in person. She kept my attention at all times - it felt like she was talking right to me! Thank you for one of the best virtual speaking engagements I've attended!"
- Hewlett Packard Enterprise keynote attendee
- Stop Saying I Can't & Get in the Driver’s Seat of Your Life
- Work-life Balance REDEFINED
- Why Mentorship Still Matters in the Modern Workplace
- Building Resilience & Mental Toughness in Times of Uncertainty
- Having It All Never Meant Doing It All
- Finding Your Way to a Future You Love—Because Success without Fulfillment is Failure
- Building a Balanced Business (Without Breaking Your Life)
"Cherylanne has a bright and clear delivery style. Of particular importance right now is that she in the most interactive online presenter I've encountered. If you can attend a live presentation virtually or in-person... you won't be disappointed!"
- Jill, Executive Vice President
Motivational keynote and corporate speaker
Cherylanne Skolnicki is an authority on well-being, work-life balance, and human potential. Cherylanne grew up wanting to be a Fortune 500 CEO and started her career at Procter & Gamble where she worked for 15 years before founding The Brilliant Balance Company.
As a beloved speaker, she delivers energizing keynotes for companies, conferences, events, and organizations that are committed to helping professionals reach their full potential at work and at home. Through inspiring stories and expert coaching techniques, Cherylanne fully adapts to her audience and delivers messages that leave a lasting impact. She takes care to understand the unique composition and needs of her varied audiences and balances well-researched information with real-world pragmatism and relatable personal examples.
Cherylanne hosts the top-rated Brilliant Balance Podcast which reaches thousands of listeners each week, is a trusted coach to a roster of hundreds of private clients, and is a well-respected advisor to corporate leaders.
Cherylanne graduated from Cornell University in 1995 and holds an MBA from Emory University. She is one of Cincinnati’s 100 Wise Women, a Forty Under 40 Honoree, a happy wife, and a proud mom of three.
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“Cherylanne was great! I love how engaging she was. She really gave a different and helpful perspective on work-life balance. Really motivating speaker with excellent articulation.”
- Hewlett Packard Enterprise
"When one of our leaders finished a coaching program with Brilliant Balance, she recommended we leverage Cherylanne as a speaker at our women’s conference. We did, & she was fantastic! Her message on the 3 P’s of work-life balance was deeply resonant & highly actionable. A top-rated session!”
- VP of Sales,
Fortune 50 Food Consumer Products Company
"When Cherylanne spoke to our group, it was like she could literally read my mind! She's clearly an expert, but she could 100% relate to the choices I'm wrestling with right now. Her ideas were so practical! I felt 10 pounds lighter and three inches taller by the time I left the room."
"Cherylanne is an outstanding public speaker and coach. Her approach to life design is engaging, inspiring, and mind-opening. She easily established a rapport with the 180+ members present and helped us set the tone and vision for the busy year ahead. The feedback we received from the general membership present that evening was off-the-charts with positivity! Highly, highly recommended!"
- Michelle, Global Brand Builder
“The Cincinnati Chamber’s Wellness Committee brought Cherylanne into the Chamber to kick off the new year with a positive approach. She spoke to our employees for approximately 30 minutes, and during that time, she had everyone’s attention and captivated the audience with her enthusiastic approach. Everyone was able to relate to what she was discussing and it was obvious that our team of employees truly appreciated what she was talking about—we could have all listened to her for another hour! Cherylanne is a very personable and articulate presenter and it's obvious she cares about people and their well being. I highly recommend her as a speaker.”
- Laurie, Cincinnati Regional Chamber
"Cherylanne came and spoke to our North American Women in IT Organization and she was AMAZING! Definitely one of the BEST external speakers we have had in several years. The topic was very well received by our employees, regardless of years or level within our company. Everyone could relate to Cherylanne's stories, facts, and examples and she delivered it with warmth and humor. We loved this talk and loved her as a speaker!"
- Amy, IT Leader