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Skip the Fixe, Bring a Date & Engage in Meaningful Connections through Storytelling

  • 14 Feb 2018
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • District Hall, 75 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 02210
  • 42


  • You have been advised that you can attend a Learning Event FREE because you have attended four prior events. Your communication included a code that will allow you to register here.
  • If you are a member of another local chapter, please contact us at to get the discount code. This will allow you to register at the Greater Boston Chapter Member rate.

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Skip the Fixe & Engage in Meaningful Connections through Storytelling

with Cheryl Wiles, 

President and Founder of The Polished Speaker


Wednesday, February 14, 2018

District Hall
75 Northern Ave
Boston, MA 02210


Forget the candy, roses, and overpriced prix fixe menus this Valentine’s Day. Instead, attend the ATD Greater Boston Chapter’s special Valentine’s Day learning event! Since it's Valentine's Day, we invite you to bring a friend or special loved one (complimentary - just provide your Guest details at the bottom of the "Enter registration information" page when registering for the event) or just treat yourself!

We are pleased to welcome Cheryl Wiles, an expert in the field of leadership and talent development. With more than 25 years’ experience, Cheryl brings a unique blend of expertise in corporate leadership development, executive education, storytelling, and theatrical performance as a transformational leader. Cheryl will guide attendees through a series of dynamic group activities on how to apply the theories of leadership presence and storytelling to improve real life interactions with others and ensure your message has the greatest impact possible!

In this session we will:

  • Discuss best practices for creating a compelling and authentic story
  • Gain a better understanding for how to make improv your best friend
  • Learn strategies for maximizing your presence as a leader
  • Share ideas for how to develop those around you through peer leadership
  • Learn how to tell your story with presence and confidence

See you on February 14th!

About the Facilitator

Cheryl Wiles is the President and Founder of The Polished Speaker, a communications coaching and training organization that works with companies and individuals seeking to improve their communication strategy and skills.

Cheryl guides professionals to speak and lead with emotional intelligence and leadership presence. Cheryl works regularly with some of the finest academic institutions and corporations as a teacher, facilitator, and coach. She brings a unique blend of experience in corporate leadership development, executive education, and theatrical performance to her work. Cheryl specializes in leadership communication, management development, personal and team transformation, employee engagement, culture building, and dynamic classroom and online facilitation.

Inspirational and deeply insightful, Cheryl goes beyond the quick fix and dives deep to the heart of objectives and intentions. She helps professionals develop authentic positions, messages, stories, and connections that lead to measurable improvements, creating momentum for personal empowerment and organizational success.

Cheryl is a senior consultant with the Professional Development Company in New York City, and is an instructor at Columbia University Graduate School of Business Executive Education program. She is also a member of the faculty for the FDNY Officers Management Institute. Additional clients include Del Monte Foods, Takeda Pharmaceutical, NYC Housing Preservation and Development, and the Robin Hood Foundation.

Her corporate experience includes thirteen years in Talent Development and Organizational Development, designing and implementing large scale strategic initiatives for a Fortune 500 Company.

Cheryl has published several articles in the Harvard Communication Letter, and has performed in numerous off-Broadway productions in New York City. Her BA is from the State University at Albany, and her graduate work is from Antioch University New England.

Refund Policy:

A full refund will be issued if the cancellation request is made on or before fourteen calendar days before the scheduled event.

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