Cheryl Benedict

cherylCheryl Benedict is committed to inspiring clients to think creatively and make distinctive, enduring and significant improvements to their lives, their firm, the industry and the world.

Her work with engineering, architect, development, and construction firms has included the design and delivery of leadership development programs, team building, individual and team assessment, project management programs, executive coaching, succession planning, strategic planning, emerging leaders programs, retention and engagement programs and on-boarding.

For Colorado’s Foundation for Water Education, Cheryl both designed and delivered the 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 ‘Water Leaders Program’ which offers mid-level water professionals the opportunity to develop their leadership potential with a focus on water resources issues. The Water Leaders benefit from extensive self-assessment, executive coaching, and highly interactive leadership training.

Cheryl specializes in coaching leaders and their teams through an effective focus on the people side of the business and building relationships. Cheryl is an expert in the use of numerous assessment instruments and cultivates trust with clients to create environments that foster teamwork, innovation and heartfelt customer service.

She graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a B.S. in Psychology and B.A. in Speech Communications from the University of Missouri, Columbia. She received a Master Certificate in Human Resource Management from Villanova University.

A former Vice President of Organizational Development, she has experience in conducting employee engagement surveys, designing and managing corporate universities, implementing diversity training initiatives and designing individual employee development plans.

Cheryl is a certified executive coach with certifications in the Myers-Briggs Type II Indicator, Harrison Assessment, Center for Creative Leadership’s Benchmarks, Leadership Effectiveness Analysis 360, Natural Abilities Battery and Personal Directions, to name a few.

Cheryl has been a frequent presenter at the following national and regional conferences: (ACEC) American Council of Engineering Companies, (CFWE) Colorado Foundation for Water Education ~ Water Leaders 201 Water Congress, ACEC-ELF) American Council of Engineering Companies ~ Emerging Leaders Forum, (DBIA) Design- Build Institute of America- Rocky Mountain Region, (ACEC-CA) Consulting Engineers and Land Surveyors of California, (CMAA) Construction Management Association of America, (CII) Construction Industry Institute and for two years, designed and led the CEO Retreat for the (NAIOP) National Association of Industrial and Office Properties.


Professional Expertisecheryl-benedict-bio-450

  • Leadership Development
  • Facilitated Leadership Transition
  • Executive Coaching
  • Team building
  • Employee Retention and Engagement
  • Organizational Development
  • Individual and Team Assessments
  • Emerging Leaders Programs
  • Project Management
  • Succession Management


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