Dr. Cheryl Lentz

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Dr. Cheryl Lentz, known as the Academic Entrepreneur, is a unique and dynamic speaker who intensely connects with her audience, having one foot in academia and one foot in the business and entrepreneurial space. Her goal is to offer the audience pearls of wisdom today that they can use tomorrow in their personal and professional lives. It is not enough to know; the expectation is for participants to take action and do. Join Dr. Cheryl on her journey to connect these dots to provide inspiration, knowledge, and counsel to move forward effectively.

Known globally for her writings on leadership and failure, as well as critical and refractive thinking, she has been published more than 52 times with 26 writing awards. As an accomplished university professor, speaker, & consultant, she is an international best-selling author, and top quoted publishing professional on ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox.


Speaking Topics:


Fail Faster, Succeed Sooner 


Learn to understand failure and the gifts offered as part of the journey to success. By changing your perspective, success comes easier and sooner!


Get Out of Your Golden Palace


You can’t run a business from beyond a desk. Get out of your way and learn more of a hands-on approach to connect with people and your organization.


Technology That Tutors


Learn to connect with people using emerging technologies for more effective experiences.


Think Like Einstein: The WRIST Method 


Learn the 5-step process to more effectively problem solve. Help is at the end of your WRIST!

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"Dr. Cheryl met with military spouses across the Midwest and provided advice and support regarding the difficulty of “reinvention” that many military spouses face. She was personal, engaging, and inspirational and provided tremendous resources and encouragement to this special group of women."

LIZ VALES Regional Operations Manager, USO Midwest Region

"Dr. Cheryl Lentz, thank you for a wonderful, enthusiastic lecture on learning strategies with the use of modern technologies. All listeners admired the knowledge and professional competence of Dr. Cheryl Lentz. We express our respect and hope that we will soon hear another lecture on modern technologies in teaching. Teachers of the Foreign Language Center at the Wrocław University of Technology."

DOC. DR. IRINA MODRZYCA Center at the Wrocław University of Technology

"Cheryl is a special leader and visionary, and a great speaker. She is not afraid to fail to succeed and as a result accomplishes more than others might attempt."

DR. TOM WOODRUFF; Walden University