Cherisa Allen taps into her expertise in leadership and building confidence, developed through her profession as a social worker for 30 years and by overcoming trauma, to empower women to live their best lives. As one of the speakers for The Shawn Fair’s Leadership Experience Tour, the number one platform for speakers in the United States, Cherisa will help her audience transform themselves from stagnation to activation.
Because of her experience being molested, Cherisa Allen developed trauma which manifested as a silent cry for attention. “I always felt like I was the ugly duckling and was overlooked,” reveals Cherisa. These feelings led to her desire to be seen and validated. Over the years, Cherisa’s anger caused her to act out and become mean to herself and others. She often found herself constantly comparing herself to those around her and struggled with self-destructive behavior.
Honest introspection helped Cherisa realize that she was not alone. There are many other women who have experienced similar trauma. Cherisa expanded this realization, writing a book and performing a soliloquy in 2014 entitled “Revelation, Resignation, Restoration.” Through her exploration of pain and healing, Cherisa discovered that people are usually incapable of recognizing their own greatness. She named her business Do You See What I See to expressly promote her mission to enable other women to see their gifts and talents.
Cherisa Allen works with her clients directly and in group sessions. A unique style characterizes her engagement with her audience; she brings together transparency, laughter, and all the principles she has learned and taught as a social worker. Cherisa’s goal, empowering women to lead lives beyond their trauma, is multifaceted. She helps equip her clients with the tools and resources to define for themselves what constitutes as their best lives.
As her audience and clients walk their respective journeys with Cherisa, she makes full use of the power of real-life stories. Cherisa provides a platform where her clients simultaneously feel vulnerable and safe. By delving into the uncomfortable with Cherisa as a guide, they gain the opportunity to grow. Directing women to identify who they are and what they can accomplish is part of Cherisa’s process to usher them from stagnation to activation.
Cherisa Allen’s authenticity and genuine care shines through in all her interactions with her audience. She knows from personal experience that it is only by taking small steps each day that people can rise to and stay in the winner’s circle. For people to become motivated to take those small steps, they need meaningful connections. Connecting with Cherisa once, guarantees a connection with her for a lifetime.
Considering Cherisa’s unique and effective style in inspiring and bringing laughter to an audience, it is no surprise that training expert Shawn Fair recognized Cherisa as another outstanding speaking talent. Cherisa Allen continues to fulfil her mission as the activator, challenging and igniting her clients to their greatest potential.
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