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A visionary, authentic, passionate, insatiably curious, creative, empathic, achiever, and catalyst dedicated to helping you become the leader you envision. I help individuals and organizations maximize their leadership potential with my coaching services and workshops.
"Lakeya is an experienced and highly skilled executive who is a great coach/consultant for other high-achieving women who are looking to up-level their business, leadership, career, etc. She's also an in-demand trainer, facilitator, speaker and would be great for any business or organization to hire across a range of topics!"
Jennifer Henius, LCSW, RYT Healthcare Executive
"Never have I been so impacted by a virtual training as I’ve been with the Dare to Lead workshop facilitated by Dr. Lakeya. She is an authentic female leader willing to rumble with her own vulnerabilities with the class while professionally moving us through the materials. A+++ and I highly recommend this to anyone trying to become a better manager and leader in all aspect of their lives."
Charnell Smith, LCSW-C, BCD
"Lakeya is one of the best executive coaches I’ve ever worked with! She was always flexible to help me in the way that I needed help on any given week, even if it was just to help me get organized and prioritize. She helped me prepare myself and my team for my maternity leave which allowed me to spend precious time with my family! She has a direct but kind style. Highly recommend!"
Jennifer Saxton, Founder, and CEO at Tot Squad
"Working on being vulnerable was a challenge I wanted to meet, and having Dr. Cherry with me on this journey was the difference between backing down and pushing forward. Her facilitation of the Dare to Lead session was masterful; her high level of emotional intelligence and mastery of the content created a safe and supportive environment to do the hard work. Work that is complicated when looking at vulnerability through an intersectional lens of masculinity and race – being a Black man."
Terrel White, MSA, MSW
“Transformative, exhilarating and meaningful—these descriptors convey the experience of the Dare to Lead™ journey with Dr. Lakeya Cherry. While extremely thoughtful in her approach, Dr. Cherry moves you to unleash your authentic innermost truths, allowing you to better understand yourself and those around you. Her skills, care, leadership, professionalism, knowledge, and authenticity are beyond compare. Be prepared to be transformed as you rumble!”
Dr. Sharon L. McDaniel is the president and CEO of A Second Chance, Inc.
"Loved Lakeya's passion, knowledge, humility, and call for action. She was proficient in the content and presented them in such an engaging and easy-to-digest manner. Really appreciated having had the opportunity to be led by Lakeya!”
Dare to Lead™ participant
"Dr. Cherry’s keynote was powerful. She spoke at the California Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics inaugural Leadership Summit. The evaluations of the presentation were exceptional.. Dr. Cherry’s mix of Dare to Lead materials with her experiences drew us in with a member typing “I love this!” while another sharing that she felt exhilarated and motivated.“
Gigi Tsontos, LCSW, MPA Executive Director of California Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
"Our Board was extremely impressed with Dr. Cherry’s leadership and facilitation of our 2020 Annual Retreat. I offer a strong recommendation of Dr. Cherry’s skills, abilities, and talents to any organization who is looking for facilitation, consultation, and/or leadership development.“
Marty Giffin, Ph.D. Executive Director of California Mental Health Advocates for Children