Sherry A. Watts, MBA, RCC, DTM, helps unleash the power of respect.
Passionate about how we treat people, Sherry’s expertise is managing the effect our language and behavior have on people. She focuses on the power of respect – respect for both self and others – as a critical tool for unleashing the power of individuals and groups. The need to eliminate the subtle and not-so-subtle messages that degrade women is a special interest of Sherry’s.
Sherry speaks, coaches and consults. As a speaker she shares communication and behavioral strategies that promote high levels of performance and build people up; her strategies minimize the day-to-day frictions that cost so much time, money and energy. Audiences find her concepts easy to understand because of her clarity and real life examples. As a coach she encourages, motivates and challenges people to move past limiting behaviors to see and take a path to become the best they can be. As a consultant she identifies behaviors that effect performance; develops strategies to resolve them, implementing them on request; and recommends ways to enhance the work environment. She also audits marketing campaigns to catch demeaning gaffes before they go live.
Prior to founding Civility Concepts, formerly named The Watts Connection, Sherry worked for an international energy corporation. Sherry is a member of ICF – Cleveland (a charter chapter of the International Coach Federation) and Toastmasters International.
Sherry received her Registered Corporate Coach (RCC) from the Worldwide Association of Business Coaches and a Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) from Toastmasters International. She received mediation training from both the Lombard Mennonite Peace Center and Signal Tree Associates. Additional training in Consulting with Anxious Congregations and Conflict Management Skills from the Lombard Mennonite Peace Center provided further depth to her work. Sherry received her MBA in a Systems Approach to Management from Baldwin-Wallace University and her Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and Economics from Albion College.
In her free time, Sherry can be found at the gym, enjoying the company of friends or playing her guitar.