Success shouldn't be a matter of chance, but of choice!

You're stuck at a crossroads - do something different or continue doing the same things over and over, expecting different results.

  • The cost of personal leadership is weighing you down; you’re losing your energy, unbiased insight, and struggling to identify the right path forward.
  • You’re implementing AI tool solutions, but your leadership team isn’t equipped to Lead in the Age of AI.
  • Between Covid, failed DEI initiatives, Woke, Cancel Culture and now AI, your team is disengaged, disillusioned, struggling with engagement and buy-in.


You need results now but what you’ve tried hasn’t worked, for you or for your team, and it’s impacting your bottom line.  You’re busy just helping your team through today – 

When you want to equip yourself and your team for tomorrow! 

You need something different.  

Something different is what we offer.  As a Keynote Speaker and  Transformational Leadership & Strategy Expert,  we help you gain insight, define the path forward, provide the tools, skills and support needed,  and help you navigate  the path to success.  



Where do you need to go?


How do you need to get there?


How will you measure success?

Find your path now

Like the business side of strategy,
Leadership strategy is multi-faceted -
and it starts with you.

Become InPowered to Be Empowering – is more than a tagline.  Every solution we offer begins with Personal leadership, then we move into the People and Performance aspects of Leadership Success.  

We partner with you to build the path forward, provided nonbiased insight, helping you excel at being the hero or heroine in your own story.        

know your destination

Follow a proven plan.

Our proprietary Leadership Success Formula© grows and aligns Personal Leadership, People Leadership, and Performance Leadership throughout your organization.  Leadership Success then becomes the foundation of our Business Growth Formula©, creating the critical tie-in to your business strategy.  Not understanding this critical tie-in is why the disconnect between low & mid-level leaders and teams is so costly to business strategy.

We help you navigate safely to higher performance and results by asking the right questions, taking the right actions, identifying the right measurements, and leveraging the right people.

  • Unleash you and your team’s potential
  • Feel confident in your path forward
  • Respond, don’t react, to changing internal and external pressures
  • Achieve the ROI you’ve been looking for
  • Achieve business alignment
  • Love your role, unleash your potential, feel engaged, and have fun, knowing you’ve got this!

Cheryle Hays, MBA

An Experienced Pathfinder
who goes the extra mile

A Leadership & strategy Partner and Coach you can trust

I can help.

Companies and leaders know the solutions they bring their clients and when and why they are the best solution.  They don’t expect their clients to go it alone.  


Why, then, should you?  

When working for success becomes a cost, not a benefit – something’s wrong!    

When you aren’t having the influence and impact you want – something’s wrong!

When you are looking for AI solutions, but realize you’re missing the AI Leadership component, when team engagement, retention, failed DEI initiatives have left your company reeling, when you need an unbiased approach to help craft the solution that will prepare and move you and your team forward – that’s when you need a Pathfinder.  

Achieve Brilliance

Why InPower?

We’re on your side – unbiased and unafraid to help you discover the current state, what’s missing, and together we discover, develop, and deliver the right solution,  Whether it’s personal help and growth, empowering your 1st team, or engaging your entire team, we tailor solutions for your needs.  

Achieve Clarity on goals and outcomes

Confidence in the path forward,  and have the tools to 

Control and respond to your changing environment. 

Our proven process helps you identify what to do when to do it, and how to do it!  

Within the InPower Growth Process, we incorporate our two proprietary frameworks, i.e. our Leadership Success Formula and our Business Growth Formula.  These three work in tandem, providing an easy way to measure and achieve success. 

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AI introduces a paradigm shift in our world. Don't be caught unaware as we were with Covid. The workplace is changing, your team is changing, your LEADERSHIP NEEDS TO CHANGE!

Don't leave your success to chance, to old techniques that worked yesterday but won't work for you tomorrow.

discover your path to success

Identify your challenges and your goals. Let's connect and discuss the possibilities.


We customize our tools and services based on your needs, designed to optimize your success.

achieve Success

You, your business, your team, your success! There is a path through the maze, and having a trusted pathfinder on your team is a winning strategy!

Our clients achieve success

Meet Some of Our Clients

Leadership Training

Have an even greater impact

Start on your path today.

What is the cost if you do nothing?  The cost of…

  • Your time?
  • Lost opportunities?  Misaligned decisions?
  • Vertical strategy execution obstacles?
  • Employee attrition, buy-in, and failed DEI initiatives?  
  • The wrong culture? (opportunity, accountability, engagement)
  •  Lack of leadership skills and implementation of those skills?
  • Leaders driving by personal WIIFM first


InPowering your entire team through Leadership education achieves a minimum of 29% ROI within the first 3 months (   Creating the right culture can result in annualized returns of over 400%.  Employee disengagement can cost you upwards of 34% of their annual salary (Gallup).

Our services include combinations of:

  • Executive Retreats & Workshops
  • Executive & Team Coaching
  • Interactive Education


We offer services for the CEO/Founder, C-Suite, new teams, new leaders, and mid-level leaders.  Mid-level leaders, in particular, have not been introduced to the vision, mindset, leadership, and executive presence skills and choices required to execute business strategy.  


Every Journey Starts With A Plan


Let’s explore  your opportunity. In a brief call, we’ll discuss your goals and needs to see if we’re a good match.  LET’S CHAT.  If so, we’ll book your complimentary Discovery Session. This session focuses on uncovering your objectives, challenges, and KPI’s, paving the way for a clear path forward. Let’s start the conversation! 

We cater to CEOs, Business Owners, and HR leaders needing to prepare teams to thrive in this new era, by focusing on:

  1. Redefining leadership for sustainable, future-focused success.
  2. Teaching leaders and teams how to  R.E.S.P.O.N.D., not react.
  3. Eliminate gaps between leadership, culture, strategy, engagement and the bottom line.


Explore our offerings and discover how we help minimize the costs of lost opportunities, misalignment, burnout, poor culture, and ineffective leadership. Click each link to learn more.



Why Choose InPower?

  • InPowering your team can yield a minimum of 29% ROI in just first 3 months (
  • Creating the right culture can lead to over 400% annualized returns. 
  • Truly impacting employee engagement can save you 34% of their annual salary (Gallup).


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Coaching Packages

Executive Coaching enhances personal and business development, unlocking executive presence and building impactful influence. It empowers individuals to identify and take decisive action, learn new skills, and bolster critical thinking and goal completion.

Maximize ROI by combining Coaching with our Leadership Development packages. Business owners utilizing our Organizational Growth Model can continuously benefit from personalized coaching, aimed at strengthening their own and their team’s executive impact, alongside our comprehensive business growth services.

Business & Executive coaching

We provide personalized one-on-one coaching for executives, business owners, and emerging leaders. Our packages are designed to meet your unique needs, and may  include additional assessments and tools as needed. Available in  six month packages, we ensure lasting impact through reflection, implementation, and evaluation.



Team coaching is offered in two distinct formats:


First, always included with our Leadership Workshops, this approach ensures knowledge retention and application, fostering trust, encouraging networking, dismantling silos, and boosting engagement and retention across your organization.

Second, specialized closed-group coaching  guides teams through change, effective project management, and alignment during challenging periods.

Leadership MasterMind

Enhance your leadership through our Mastermind Group, akin to an executive think tank. Collaborate on business challenges, build a trusted network, and gain valuable insights and perspectives. Join our Spring 2024 groups now forming.

Workshops & Curriculum Series

WORKSHOPS: Tailored to your unique requirements, our workshops offer an engaging and interactive learning experience. As a Human Leadership & Business Strategist, trained curriculum developer, and facilitator, I ensure the content enhances practical knowledge and skill application in the workplace. These workshops are customized to suit various levels, advancing skill knowledge and implementation based on your specific company needs. Popular topics often requested include:

  • Leading in the Age of AI
  • R.E.S.P.O.N.D
  • Redefining Executive Presence
  • Why Self-Awareness Doesn’t Work – but What Does!
  • Building Team Engagement Through Empowering Leadership
  • Thriving in a Constant State of Change
  • Navigating Conflict
  • Dealing with Difficult People
  • It’s Customer Care – not Customer Service!
  • Coaching for Success
  • Developing a Career Mindset



  • R.E.S.P.O.N.D.
  • Unlocking Executive Presence
  • Emerging Leaders
  • Developing a Career Mindset


InPower provides assessments as an integral complement to our services. These assessments deliver valuable insights, enhancing understanding, engagement, development, and retention within our programs. Whether utilized for hiring or helping team members recognize their strengths and growth areas, these assessments establish a clear understanding of your current position and guide the journey towards your future goals.

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Cheryle Hays, Pathfinder

Cheryle Hays is a transformative leadership expert, known for her R.E.S.P.O.N.D framework and Leadership Success Model, specializing in evolving leadership for an AI world and redefining personal leadership and executive presence.  She co-authored the best-selling book ‘People Fusion’ and is currently writing ‘Aspire to Lead’.   


Her 25+ year career includes pivotal roles such as consulting for the US Navy. and being Novell’s first field female network engineer, giving her a rich perspective on navigating challenges and shattering stereotypes in male-dominated fields.  Her love of leadership and strategy eventually led to the creation of InPower Strategists.   


Cheryle’s approach goes beyond traditional management, focusing on the critical relationship between leadership, strategy, culture, engagement, and success.  She has impacted over 200 teams and businesses and is a vital resource to executives and leaders navigating today’s complex business landscape.  


Check out our VALUES below!

Values We Live By

Together, our values impact every decision we make, from how we operate, how we grow,  how we work with clients, and the type of partner and vendor relationships we cultivate.

We treat ourselves, our clients, partners, and stakeholders with Honor, Respect,Integrity, deliberately choosing to:

We believe in creating diverse, strong, united individuals and teams that produce real, lasting results for the individual, the team and the company. We embrace our definition of “INPOWER”: To lead, learn, encourage, equip, and continuously grow our clients and ourselves.

These 1st two values allow us to build and sustain the trust needed to act

We tackle the tough problems, respectfully ask the difficult questions, and challenge assumptions and limiting beliefs.
This allows us to fully

We are future-focused, identifying the right path to solve our client’s problems and help them capitalize on their opportunities.

Ready to Find Out More?

Reach out today and let's start a conversation - not a sales pitch, but a conversation.


Enhance your team.

Leadership Training EDUCATION SERIES

How It Works

Our Growth Process identifies your path forward.  We use this repeating process as you, your team, and your company continue to grow.  Each stage provides clarity, and confidence and gives you the control needed to chart the right course.  Within this framework, our Business Growth Model incorporates strategy, data analysis, and our Leadership Success Formula – the cornerstone of all we do.     

The services we offer are how we deliver our solution.  We utilize any combination needed of our assessment, executive coaching, keynotes and workshops, curriculum or leadership masterminds to provide just what you need.  

The goal is to understand who you are, who your team is, identify the current state, develop where you need and want to go and create a path to get there.  During the delivery phase, we do not just provide a one-and-done service.  We are with you along the way to ensure the solutions we bring are incorporated for today, but living and adapting for the future.

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