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Cheryl Kirking

Speaker? Yes. Consultant? No. Trainer? Yes. Entertainer? Yes.
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Conference speaker, performer and author of four books, including RIPPLES OF JOY(Random House) and TEACHER, YOU'RE AN A+ (Harvest House) Contributing author to the best-selling CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL series. Kirking is featured in the book MISSION POSSIBLE, alongside Steven Covey, Dr. John Gray and other mission-minded speakers and authors. Certified Personality Profile Trainer. A songwriter and recording artist with 6 CDs of original songs on the Mill Pond Record label. Graduated with distinction from University of Wisconsin-Madison and listed in "Who's Who in Professional Speaking." Member of the National Speakers Association.


Cheryl Kirking tickles the funny bones and tugs at the heart strings of audiences nationwide by weaving her unique blend of original songs, home-spun humor and storytelling. An author and master storyteller, she has presented hundreds of programs nationwide. Drawing upon her background in teaching, psychology, public relations and business, her musical Ripples of EncouragementTM "Keynotes in Concert" and Personality workshops are fast-paced, entertaining and informative.

As a Certified Personality Trainer, she helps others improve their professional and personal relationships. Her interest in the personality types began in graduate school, when studying psychology and counseling, but was piqued by observing the profound difference in the personalities of her triplets. Cheryl discusses this topic as a frequent radio guest.

Presentation Titles and Description

Keynote in Concert: Splashes and Ripples--
Making a Difference that Matters

Sit back, tap your toes and be encouraged! With splashes of inspiration, wit, and common sense, Cheryl encourages others to make a positive difference in their daily and professional lives. An author, conference speaker and singer, Cheryl understands the challenges of balancing professional and personal responsibilities. Through original music, home-spun humor and touching stories, Cheryl inspires participants to identify and use their individual strengths, to create a positive ripple effect in their own lives and in the lives of others.

Jelly Side Down and Sunny Side Up: Gain perspective instead of losing your mind!

Cheryl offers practical stress-management techniques to while tickling the funny bones with humorous parodies which poke fun at everyday nuisances, like her crowd-pleasing song, Desserts is Stressed spelled Backwards. Cheryl encourages listeners to celebrate life, because "a cheerful heart is good medicine."

Moving Ahead Without Leaving Your Life Behind:

Are you so busy juggling responsibilities that you feel like you don't have a life? A program which Cheryl is uniquely qualified to present ... she's the mother of triplets, as well as a writer and businesswoman. Thoughtful insight on choosing priorities, enhancing creativity and maintaining balance to make the most out of life!

Holidays and Special events:

Appreciation banquets, Spouse events, Holiday dinners, Women's events....Cheryl's original songs and custom


The Personality Puzzle: Piecing Together the Personalities in Your Workplace and Relationships

Cheryl's dynamic workshop is like no other Personality workshop you've ever experienced! Fun, Practical, Entertaining, Fast-paced and Guaranteed to please, or your money back! Cheryl's most popular workshop, because just about everyone wants to learn more about themselves and others.Cheryl offers valuable tools which will help you to:

(a half- or full-day workshop, minimum 1 1/2 hrs.)

Join the Circle!

Studies of people who live long, productive lives reveal that they share some common traits which promote physical and emotional health. Cheryl encourages participants to join this circle of contented folks by developing these traits in their own lives. A half-day or full-day workshop, may also be presented as a Keynote.



Audio CDs


Media Bytes Or Testimonials

"Cheryl performed before a sophisticated, knowledgeable audience. To say they appreciated and applauded her is an understatement. Offering an enthusiastic standing ovation, hundreds loved her and wished the program would go on hours longer! The audience evaluations were very positive."
- Univ of Wis.-Madison's "College Days",
Wis. Assoc. for Family & Community Education

"Cheryl is an exciting, vibrant Keynote speaker. She knows how to get and keep an audience's attention. She inspires participants to improve professionally and personally. I have worked with hundreds of keynote speakers - Cheryl is by far one of the best and at the top of my list to use in the future!

In addition to her opening Keynote, Cheryl gave her workshop, "The Personality Puzzle." at our conference. It is filled with important information every professional needs to hear! Participants take away information they can use immediately. I have read many program evaluations in which the audience members have said this is their favorite workshop of the conference!"
- J. Bryson,
Professional Development for Women,Clemson University, Clemson, S.C.


For fee information, please contact (262) 853-4627.

Travels From And Travel Requirements

Flies from Madison or Milwaukee.

Who Should Hire Cheryl And Why

Drawing upon her professional background in public relations, counseling, education and performance, Cheryl is a seasoned speaking professional with a warm, common sense approach. Her Keynotes in Concert and Personality Puzzle Workshops are entertaining, fast-paced and content-rich, providing useful tools that participants will put to immediate use.

Cheryl customizes each presentation. Her Personality workshops are like no other, and are guaranteed to please or your money back! Often requested for Volunteer and Staff Appreciation Banquets, Women's Events, Educational and Wellness events, Conference Kick-offs and Wrap-ups.

Cheryl Kirking

Favorite Quote

"This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it."

- Henry David Thoreau