Cheryl Magen

My Approach

In each individual there are sparks of deep insight, creativity and talent. Through a collaborative approach, I guide clients to ignite those sparks. My coaching supports personal and professional goals based on self-initiated change in pursuit of specific and actionable outcomes. Coaching is future-focused, and the coaching relationship emphasizes action, accountability and follow-through as a result of a process of questioning, reflecting,  curiosity and carefully considered risks.

Location? Anywhere! Coaching sessions can be online, by phone or in person.


My Experience

I was trained as an executive coach at St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, PA. This complements my degrees in education and behavioral counseling. I was the CEO of a not - for -profit organization for 20 years, successfully hiring, training and managing 200 employees. I am proud to say that my programs earned highly respected national and regional awards and I have propelled at least 25 others to top leadership positions in their own organizations. I founded an MA program that grew exponentially in the initial years and is nationally recognized for its uniqueness. I founded a summer day camp that began with 50 participants and has grown to over 250. In addition, I have a wealth of volunteer experience serving as president of a not - for - profit organization for 6 years. During my presidency, I spearheaded a campaign that raised $250K for scholarships so that underprivileged children could have an immersive learning opportunity.

I have been a highly sought-after coach, mentor and consultant to individuals and teams, working globally with people at all stages of their careers. My 30+ years of experience  have successfully helped people to communicate more efficiently and increase their organization's bottom lines.

I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship. 

— Brené Brown, Researcher


Coaching is an experiential process with a client in thought-provoking ways that inspire the client to safely examine behaviors and make changes and, as a result, will maximize personal and professional potential. Coaching is client-driven, and the coach takes her lead from the client.

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The coach’s responsibility is to:  

1.     Discover, clarify and align what the client wants to achieve.

2.     Encourage client self-discovery.

3.     Clarify client-generated solutions and strategies.

4.     Hold the client responsible and accountable.