The management skills that have gotten you here will end up keeping you here, instead of helping you rise to a place where you could have maximum impact. 

Sally Helgesen & Marshall Goldsmith

Leadership is lifting a person’s vision to high sights, the raising of a person’s performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations. 

Peter Drucker

A great leader’s courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position. 

John Maxwell

As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others. 

Bill Gates

The ability to establish, grow, extend, and restore trust with all stakeholders, customers, business partners, investors, and coworkers is the key leadership competency of the new global economy. 

Stephen M.R. Covey

The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority. 

Kenneth Blanchard

Welcome to Bakhtian Creative Solutions LLC

Bakhtian Creative Solutions LLC

Leadership Development

Organizations interested in helping their emerging leaders enhance their leadership presence and become high impact leaders invest in their high potential employees. I work with emerging leaders from a wide range of businesses who want to be leaders that engage, inspire and align while moving people to act. I focus on an individual’s inherent strengths to leverage areas for development that are in alignment with the organization’s vision and mission.

Bakhtian Creative Solutions LLC
Bakhtian Creative Solutions LLC
Bakhtian Creative Solutions LLC

Professional Development

Individual professionals who want to become better leaders, managing change through building their resilience and ability to influence and lead should consider investing in themselves. Professional coaching is about partnering with individuals in a non-judgmental and safe space to help bring clarity and support during leadership development challenges. I help professionals become coaches to their teams and motivate their staff so they can be free to focus on more strategic goals and gain clarity on what the future can be.

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Personal Development

Self-aware, self-actualized, and creative individuals are successful in part due to their emotional intelligence, curiosity, appreciative approach, and ability to balance their work and life. Personal development coaching will shed light on what might be getting in the way of their sense of fulfillment and success. I work with individuals who want to exercise their creativity, sense of purpose, and motivation to become more resilient, achieve tangible results and have outstanding impact in all aspects of their lives.

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Bakhtian Creative Solutions LLC

“Let me first just say, Sherry’s guidance, tailored approach and awesome insights are life changing! Her genuine advice was priceless for me in exceeding my career and personal goals. If you want to advance your executive leadership while embracing who you are, I highly recommend Sherry.  Truly a remarkable and outstanding Executive Coach.“

L.E. Executive Director (Pharmaceutical Company)

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“I worked with Sherry for a year. I found working with her very helpful. We quickly developed trust in our relationship and designed an effective plan including well defined areas of focus, and clear goals. I found her great at coming at things from a different perspective, getting me to recognize my own strengths more fully, which sounds simple but was invaluable in making me more confident and processing stakeholder feedback more effectively. In addition, she helped coach me through difficult situations at work using role play techniques. I found this particularly useful as it challenged me to develop a broader repertoire of styles to address problems, rather than default to those I know worked well in some situations but were failing in others”. 

A. H. Executive Director (Pharmaceutical Company)

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“Thank you, Sherry! Your coaching has helped me tremendously. One thing I especially appreciate about your coaching style is that you take the time to truly listen. You have a keen understanding of who I am, and you help me to quickly work through life and career challenges and to discover effective solutions that I either might not have learned on my own, or certainly would have taken years longer to learn than I do with your guidance. As a business owner, I don’t have years to solve many of the challenges that I face on a daily basis.

I have recommended you to my sister, an IBM executive, and that is the highest praise that I can give anyone. I really appreciate you.”

K. W. (Web Designer)

Bakhtian Creative Solutions LLC

 “Thank you so much for helping me let go of my baggage. You helped me connect all those dots that made no sense. You made me realize what was holding me back and also imparted lessons for a lifetime that I can use. All I want to say is you truly ‘create a space.'”

M. N. (Professional in technology)

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“Sometimes even the best professionals get stuck in a rut and need help to navigate out of it. Sherry has a unique way to help coach you to think through and organize ideas that would otherwise be tied up in confusion and frustration. The coaching exercises allow an individual to clarify and understand what's happening/feelings you experience, your reaction to events, use exercises to facilitate awareness, and navigate through to natural solutions in a much more expedited manner than without such coaching, so you take control of your specific situation and turn it around to achieve or exceed your personal/professional goals.

My experience far exceeded my expectations and I only wish I could have benefited from this coaching earlier in my career. I can honestly say that it would have taken me years to achieve on my own what I was able to achieve in six months working with Sherry. This has been the best investment in myself in my adult life. I would recommend Sherry’s coaching to anyone looking to make a career change, accelerate career growth, gain new clarity, or change their way of thinking. In these current economic times our greatest investment is in ourselves (our own greatest resource) to make this a time to grow and flourish in new areas of opportunity and valuable growth that will lead to optimal success.”

M. M. (Associate Director in pharmaceutical company)

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“Most people do seem to be afraid of me or just don’t know how to be present with me and not try to fix me or rearrange me in some way. You are one of the few who can really hear me and “get” me and can sit with me in this stuff. Thank you for your encouragement, your belief in me, your ability to see me and see a bigger context as well. Your kind presence is very welcome to my soul.”


M. C. (Independent Professional)

Bakhtian Creative Solutions LLC

“It was during the introductory coaching session that I realized that this would be an opportunity I couldn’t pass up to organize my life. Coaching gave me the time to learn more about myself. Sherry provided me with the guidance and tools to truly find MY passions and pursue them with confidence. It has left me inspired and I continue to use what I have learned every day.” 

A.R.D. (HR Professional)

Bakhtian Creative Solutions LLC

“You did the perfect thing– you never knew what was going to show up for each session, but you came up with something helpful even if it was a big departure from your plan.”

D. E. (Independent Consultant, former Pharmaceutical Professional)