Meet Chel

Certified Leadership & Emotional Intelligence Coach

Hi, I’m Chel.

I have spent the last 25 years of my life working with teens and adults, in what is now known as a "coaching" scenario. I have had opportunities to build teams, lead teams and mentor individuals in both for-profit and not-for-profit scenarios. I have been excited to be a keynote speaker in several of those capacities. I have also worked with entrepreneurs to build & scale their businesses. 

Before I tell you too much more about business, let me tell you a little bit about me personally. 


I spent my childhood and teen years in New York. I graduated from college in Georgia and took a job there. A few years later I married the love of my life and we have lived in Tennessee, Indiana and now Illinois. We recently celebrated our 21st wedding anniversary. When I am not coaching or speaking, you'll probably find me in the bleachers at one of our 3 children's events, or being entertained by our golden retrievers.

Throughout  my professional career and volunteer work, I have learned some fundamentals that allow leaders to not only grow personally and professionally, but also to help their teams thrive as well. 

Recently,  a lot of attention has been placed on Emotional Intelligence. Just because someone is given a title doesn't mean they are equipped to lead in an emotionally intelligent way.  Discovering the keys to building your EIQ will take your leadership to another level. 

I thoroughly enjoy meeting with clients and seeing their "lightbulb" moments. When I am on a stage speaking, it is an absolute joy being able to connect and engage an audience to see their potential.