How we treat people (ourselves and others) has been Sherry A. Watts’ passion all her life. It started with the small, interpersonal issues that all children go through as they learn how to navigate the world. An introvert and somewhat shy (when young) as well, she was quiet by nature. While she tried to fit in, she also observed people. She looked for what worked between people and what didn’t work, and at what helped people thrive.
As an adult, her interest broadened to include the bigger issues, especially those around human rights. Respect and civility are at the center of all her interests.
Sherry A. Watts specializes in clarifying the effects of behaviors and identifying alternative to reduce tensions. Working for a large, international energy company, she designed systems, managed projects and negotiated contracts. After leaving her corporate job Sherry consulted on personnel issues, coached speakers and more. A detective, she provides pragmatic insights when dealing with conflict and mixed or muddled messages.
While she reads quite a lot about psychology, she is not a psychologist or therapist. In the words of her clients, she simply “gets” people.
Sherry has an MBA degree and earned her Registered Corporate Coach (RCC) designation from the Worldwide Association of Business Coaches. She achieved her Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) designation from Toastmasters International and is also a trained mediator.
Sherry’s blog shares insights gained from all her work with a broader audience. It addresses both specific and broad issues related to interactions, progress on goals and self-growth, and anything else along those lines that is on her mind. Her goal is to encourage you to think about how to best present your messages so that you have better relationships and less tension.
Sherry gives back and plays
A firm believer in giving back, Sherry volunteered with Hospice of the Western Reserve for 23 years. Other past volunteer experiences include working with survivors of rape and domestic violence, and serving on nonprofit boards. She is investigating new volunteer opportunities.
Sherry enjoys listening to classical music (especially the outstanding Cleveland Orchestra) and meeting up with friends. She can be found at the gym six days a week.
Sherry often says:
"It's all in how you say it"
"They'll get over it"
"It's not the end of the world"