Chelese Perry, PCC
Chelese Perry has over 20 years of experience as a senior sales executive for Fortune 100 organizations, including The Coca-Cola Company and Abbott Laboratories. She progressed throughout her career, guiding teams to design and implement sales, marketing, and business development programs as they partnered with clients. She is a trusted advisor, skilled coach, and facilitator known for her ability to synthesize and simplify complex issues and provide clarity to senior leaders and teams, supporting them to drive sustainable change and improve business and personal performance.
Passionate about supporting senior leaders and high-potential talent to strengthen their leadership skills to effectively navigate periods of significant change, including transitioning to higher levels of responsibility and managing increasingly complex business challenges, Chelese launched her executive coaching and leadership consulting firm in 2018. Having held senior positions in global corporations, she understands leaders’ challenges and brings compassion and a profound grasp of organizational dynamics to her practice.
Chelese is a practitioner of numerous assessments and methodologies, including Everything DiSC, MBTI, CliftonStrengths, EQI, and 360-degree feedback. Her clients include diverse industries and companies ranging in size from small entrepreneurial firms to well-established multinational organizations, the government sector, and nonprofits.
Chelese is a skilled facilitator and ICF Certified Group Coach. As a professional and practiced facilitator, she quickly fosters trust and psychological safety. In addition, Chelese expertly creates welcoming and inclusive environments among groups with differing perspectives, experiences, challenges, and goals.
Chelese has a deep passion for community service. She serves as a volunteer coach for A Whole New Doctor (AWND), an organization designed to empower medical students to increase resilience and emotional intelligence through coaching and leadership training. She is also a member of the National Council Negro Women (NCNW); the organization’s mission is to lead, advocate for, and empower women of African descent, their families, and communities.
Chelese is a graduate of Florida A&M University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA); Chelese has several certifications ranging from Leadership Coaching from George Mason University, Certified Group Coach from Verve Coaching, Certified DiSC Facilitator and The Miller Heiman Group – Certified Professional Account Management – Certified Strategic Sales Management – Certified Conceptual Sales Management. As a member of the Forbes Coaches Council, Chelese participates in expert panels and publishes leadership articles that appear on Forbes.com Council pages.
My Coaching Philosophy
Executive coaching is designed for executives who must navigate an ever-changing workplace and organizational culture and engage and retain employees. The intense work focuses on individual executives within corporate strategy and their teams. My custom approach pinpoints the attitudes, behaviors, and skills needed to lead teams and drive measurable results. I help clients enhance and align their self-awareness, well-being, and emotional intelligence to amplify their skills and abilities, neutralize disempowering beliefs, and identify their North Star professionally and personally.
I am committed to using my 20-plus years of experience to challenge, support, and set my clients up to win.
Bachelor of Science, Business Administration (BSBA) – Florida A& M University
Certified Leadership Coach – George Mason University
Professional Certified Coach (PCC) – International Coaching Federation
Miller Heiman Group – Certified in Professional Account Management, Conceptual Selling Management, and Strategic Selling Management
Certified Facilitator and Practitioner of DiSC®