Cherry Collier, Ph.D., MCC Senior Consultant - Diversity Specialist

Cherry A. Collier, Ph.D. is an Organizational Psychologist, Strategist, Executive Coach, and Diversity, Inclusion, & Belonging Consultant for Personality Matters, Inc. Her science-based approach and brain-based techniques, propel people, teams, and organizations to build bridges and work from the inside out to achieve their goals.

Dr. Cherry specializes in emotional intelligence, neuroscience, leadership development, and DEI Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. She received her Doctorate and Master of Science in Applied Social/Organizational Psychology from the University of Georgia and Graduated Magna Cum Laude from Spelman College. She is the author of more than twenty-five Human Behavior related books for leaders, executives, and coaches.

Dr. Cherry is often called the DEI Whisperer because she has a unique ability to fiercely “hold the space” and be totally present which creates a psychologically safe environment that allows others all the space they need to fully express themselves. She listens to others with head, heart and hands approach so that they are heard, seen and understood.

Career Highlights

  • For a Social Media Conglomerate Corporation: Facilitated Managing Bias and Managing Inclusion workshops for employees on different campuses of the Facebook network
  • For a National Public Health Institute: Provided executive and leadership coaching to coach Senior Level executives, supervisors, and professional staff (SES, GS-15, and GS-14)
  • For an Independent Executive Agency: Provided subject matter expertise on the design, development, and delivery of a variety of culture and team training
  • For a Hospital Authority: Designed and recommended policies and processes to improve healthcare delivery services
  • For an American Bank Holding Company: Developed and implemented a Train-the-Trainers program for the organization

Areas of Specialization

  • Assessment for Unconscious Bias
  • Bias Reduction Training
  • Bias Awareness Train-the-Trainer Training
  • Neuro Leadership: Brain-Based Leadership Development & Coaching
  • Company Policy & Processes Development
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Cultural & Sensitivity Coaching/Training
  • Diversity & Inclusion Executive Coaching
  • Team Engagement & Development Strategies

Unique Attributes

  • B.A. in Psychology from Spelman College, M.S., and Ph.D. in Applied Social Psychology with a concentration in Organizational Psychology from the University of Georgia. Completed AACSB approved MBA program from Kennesaw State University.
  • Author of 18 published leadership competency-based books including Stop, Look and Listen: Exploring the Human Condition, 2019, The Science and Art of Breaking Down the Barriers and Bias in Diversity, 2016, and The Science and Art of Workplace Diversity: Quick Strategies for Success, 2018
  • Her strategic approach to bias reduction comes from her training with the late Dr. Roosevelt Thomas, the founder of Diversity Management
  • MCC, Master Certified Coach through ICF International Coach Federation; CPCC, Certified Professional Co-Active Coach; Certified Master Coach & Practitioner and Trainer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming
  • Certified Hypnotherapist: Specializing in learning styles
  • Hobbies

    Learning

  • Favorite Food

    Coke

  • Band

    New Edition

  • Movie

    Grease

  • Super Power

    Resilience

  • TV Show

    Blue Bloods

  • Book

    What Makes the Great Great by Dennis Kimbro

  • Quote

    "Your gift will make room for you" - Bible