Today on Extraordinary Women Radio, I am happy to introduce you to Cherylanne Skolnicki. Want to be a rock star at work and at home? Cherylanne Skolnicki has the playbook. As an entrepreneur with a husband and three kids of her own, she knows exactly how it feels to have too much to do and not enough time to do it. It’s exhausting, it’s stressful, and it can be tempting to just give in to the chaos. Especially in this year!
In this Episode:
- Is there such things as real balance
- How did everything come up for Cherylanne to be where she is today
- How did Cherylanne deal with risk
- What actually feels to have work life balance
- What is the definition of success
- How Cherylanne deals with the judgement and the eyes of people who let her down and how it affects her
Like most children of the 80s and 90s, Cherylanne grew up believing she could have it all. She started her first business while still in high school, and dreamed of one day becoming a CEO. After graduating from Cornell, she went to work for Procter & Gamble where she spent the next 15 years climbing the corporate ladder and managing a portfolio of well-known consumer product brands (one had more than $1 billion in global sales). Despite her demanding work schedule, she still traveled, ran marathons, and volunteered like a boss.
And then she had 3 children. All of a sudden, the unrelenting pace she was running at felt unsustainable. That’s when she knew she had to reorder her life so all the pieces would truly fit – including not just a thriving career and family life, but also a good night’s sleep and some time to herself! It wasn’t easy at first, but she finally discovered a set of practices that truly worked.
That prompted her to found Brilliant Balance, and her playbook has helped thousands of professional women reclaim rock star status over the last decade. Her company, Brilliant Balance, offers work-life mentorship and coaching programs to help you have a fulfilling career, a thriving family life, and a strong sense of self.
Cherylanne is a sought-after speaker and hosts the top-rated Brilliant Balance podcast. Her work has been featured in Thrive Global, The Huffington Post, Forbes, Women’s Day, and Cincy Chic. She appears on TV news shows as an expert on work-life balance, productivity, and purpose. Cherylanne graduated from Cornell University in 1995. She holds an MBA from the Goizueta School of Management at Emory University. She is a member of the Female Founders Collective, one of Cincinnati’s 100 Wise Women, a Forty Under 40 Honoree, a happy wife, and a proud mom of three.
“The greatest success in the world is the impact that you want to make it in the world.” — Cherylanne Skolnicki
Let’s meet Cherylanne Skolnicki!