© 2019 Cheryl Mitchell

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​Tel: 217 369 0637


When I speak, I expect that each audience member will have the sensation that a ray of sunshine has literally reached down from the sky, wrapped its arms around their soul, and warmed their whole being.


I imagine that during the course of our time together, they will experience a transformation comparable to spring, as when a landscape that has been dormant comes to life. I want to ignite a sense of hope, wonder, and possibility for a new season, their new season. And I want people to feel excited about the season change, and believe that they are fully equipped and able to make the positive changes that will help them be successful in any and all of their future endeavors.


Public Speaker


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Past Speaking Engagements

Ag Institute Kick-Off Speaker: "Putting Ag at the Beginning"

Champaign County Farm Bureau Foundation: Ag in the Classroom

Champaign, Illinois

Motivational Keynote Dinner Speaker: "The Magic of Des Moines"
Richland County Annual Cancer Survivor Dinner (Associated with Relay for Life)

Olney, Illinois

Workshop Facilitator: Annual Strategic Planning/Visioning
Champaign County Farm Bureau Foundation Board
Mahomet, Illinois


Breakout Session Presenter: Stop the Noise! Getting to the Core of Ethics
14th Annual Ethics Conference: Networks Professional Development Program

Terre Haute, Indiana: Indiana State University


Breakout Session Presenter: Leadership (Intrapreneur Track)
B.O.L.D.: Leadership and Business Development Conference

Carlinville, Illinois


Speaker: PechaKucha 20 X 20
C-U Volume 27
Urbana, Illinois


Workshop: Work/Life Blending
Illinois Farm Bureau: Coles County Farm Bureau Regional Manager Meeting

Charleston, Illinois

Mt. Vernon, Illinois


Workshop: Work/Life Blending Part I & II
Illinois Farm Bureau: 2017 Staff Retreat 

Champaign & Bloomington, Illinois


Breakout Sessions: Financial Literacy/Transitions/Work-Life Blending
Illinois Farm Bureau: Annual Meeting 2017

Chicago, Illinois


Presentation: Engaging Our Youth
Iron County Economic Chamber Alliance: 2017 Economic Summit

Iron River, Michigan


Presentation: CEO Program
Illinois Farm Bureau: 2017 President’s Conference

Bloomington, Illinois


Presentation: Annual Retreat: Self-Awareness & Team Building
Illinois Electric Cooperative Board of Directors and Staff
Nebo, Illinois

Presentation: Get Out Of Your Own Way
YB Next Organization

Effingham, Illinois


Presentation: Growing Yourself, Business, Community
Effingham CEO Experience  (Audience of 800+) 
Effingham, Illinois


Presentations:  Economic Development
Countless presentations in rural communities across the nation to numerous organizations: Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development, Academic/Educational, Rotary, Kiwanis, High School students, Electric Cooperatives, Agriculture Organizations including Illinois Farm Bureau Policy Committee
Illinois, Indiana, Tennessee, Missouri, Iowa, Colorado


Presentation: Transitions: Just How Do we DO this? 
IDEA Conference
Mahomet, Illinois

Presentation: Lights Out, Let’s Read
Illinois Reading Council, Annual Conference

Lion's Club district meeting - Decatur
Springfield, Illinois   


Presentation: Change Management: Professional Development Days
Academy School District 20
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Presentation: Relevance & Relationships: Preparing High School Students for Post-Secondary Life
2010 Connections Conference
St. Charles, Illinois