Cheryl is a professional learning and development professional with more than 10 years of experience making training fun, interesting, and useful. She is a highly effective and dynamic presenter, and innovative problem solver dedicated to her clients’ success. Her years of rich career history in both the public and private sectors are marked with measurable success in the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of government and in training development, delivery, and design. While at the Governor’s Office in Missouri, Cheryl developed policy statements and implementation strategies, created work plans and assigned activities for staff/interns, and applied advanced training in statistical methodologies to consistently and accurately determine qualitative and quantitative justifications for Governor’s response to financial programs. She also drafted and presented legislation to both House and Senate Committees, and rallied votes for the successful passage of legislation. As the Executive Director for several government-appointed councils, Cheryl coordinated with various collaborative project advisory committees to promote economic initiatives, eliminate government waste and duplication, and to promote women’s education, success, and access to resources in Missouri. Her interpersonal skills, classroom management, and knowledge of learning and behavior styles are major contributors to her success. Cheryl is a Licensed Real Estate Instructor in Florida and holds Real Estate Broker licenses in both Florida and Missouri. At Elevate USA, Cheryl puts her governmental experience into action with a number of specialized training topics pertaining to federal, state, and local regulations, including Federal Laws Pertaining to Fair Housing. Other areas of expertise include: Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Training, Management & Leadership Training, Soft-Skills Training, Team Building, Project Management, Event Planning, Creative Problem Solving, and Train the Trainer.
Senior Instructional Designer & Trainer, Elevate USA Inc. (2010-Present); Corporate Trainer/Owner, Cheryl Grazier Consulting LLC (2011-Present); Instructor/Developer, American Systems (2008-2012); Contract Facilitator/Curriculum Developer/Owner, Grazier Consulting LLC (2005-2008); Executive Director, Missouri State Women’s Council (2002-2005); Executive Director, Missouri Council on Efficient Operations (2001-2002); Policy Director, Lt. Governor’s & Governor’s Office – Jefferson City, MO (1997-2001)