Meet Cheryle Walker, Digital Learning Expert, Certified Live Online Facilitator, Live Online Coach, Virtual Speaker, Remote Leadership Expert, Author
Her clients include Australia Post, ANZ, Australian Border Force, Victoria State Government, National Breast Cancer Foundation, Westpac, QBE, Smith Nephew, K Mart, FWD Insurance, Elders, Chartered Accountants, Bendigo Bank, Toll, TAL, General Practice Training Tasmania, The Body Shop, BT Financial Group, ASX, NAB, Evolution Mining, Goodstart Early Learning and DIAGEO
Cheryle Walker is a consultant, facilitator and instructional designer of LIVE online workshops, webinars and events. She works almost exclusively in the virtual world, connecting and creating impactful interactions, using technology to teach, communicate, design, curate, and influence with esprit!
As a learning and development professional, Cheryle is a perceptive value-creator with 20 years of experience in using web-conferencing software to hold and engage an audience LIVE online. Almost 10 years of consulting within an appreciable kitchen-sink of industries and sectors have given her the grip and insight to recommend and implement targeted approaches tailored for specific audiences.
With a Master of Education (Corporate Learning), a marketing degree and a bedrock career in several large multi-national organisations, Cheryle has an intimate understanding of the business objectives and organisational cultural challenges of change and engagement – particularly in working with remote teams via online collaboration platforms.
With almost 10 years of freelance consulting within an appreciable kitchen-sink of industries and sectors, Cheryle has given her the grip and insight to recommend and implement targeted approaches tailored for specific audiences.
- Cheryle helps human resources and project professionals plan, organise, design and deliver successful LIVE online events.
- She teaches facilitators and educators how to adapt their workshops and teaching methodologies for LIVE online delivery and red-hot digital facilitation.
- She develops inventive strategies for organisations that need to pivot their communications on a large scale at light-speed.
- She can advise you on the elegant edge of digital facilitation techniques, both playful and productive.
Cheryle past clients speak of her grounded expertise and knowledge, generous advice, flexibility, professionalism and transformational ideas (see some of the recommendations from her clients below).
- “I’d love to work with you to engage your ideal audience”
- “I can elevate you to feel comfortable, confident and natural in the virtual LIVE online environment I can help you to design deeply engaging and interactive sessions for your audience”
- “I can advise you on scaling up to LIVE online webinars with large numbers of participants and multiple sessions”
Cheryle Walker recently released the book “Leverage Live Online”
In an era where tools are not limiting, our challenge is to cultivate a productive LIVE online culture – the opportunity is to maximise the effectiveness of remote working and virtual learning.
TRANSFORMATION is well underway
As the global pandemic struck the world in 2020, organisations and individuals, managers and entrepreneurs quickly hopped online to manage, deliver and facilitate virtually what needed to get done. Gartner reported that 88% of organisations worldwide made it mandatory or encouraged their employees to work from home after COVID-19 was declared a pandemic. Furthermore 97% of organisations immediately cancelled all work-related travel. We found new ways to work, collaborate, learn, consult and sell from a webcam. Many online interactions went well, and many others were awkward, confusing or overwhelmingly fatiguing. But everyone coped as best they could.
LIVE ONLINE is now the long game
As we grow and emerge from the pandemic there are all sorts of ‘new normal’ to be redefined and navigated. Gartner now reports that 74% of companies plan to shift some of their employees to remote working permanently. As the majority of people have been working from home for over a year now, business leaders have started to realise the many benefits of having a remote workforce.
It’s now all about LEVERAGE
Leveraging this shift to ‘virtual’ and ‘work-from-anywhere’ is now a compelling focus. Leaders must overcome disengagement, webcam fatigue and poorly prepared online meetings and virtual workshops. The challenge now is how to really engage with flair, interact meaningfully, maintain attention and raise commitment in the virtual LIVE online environment.
What I love most about Cheryle is her commitment to her clients’ success. She knows them well with deep empathy and insight to their challenges, as a result, they clearly love her as they keep coming back for more. Keep an eye for her on stage in 2022!
You can connect with Cheryle on her LinkedIn profile here.