Sherry Bakhtian, Ph.D., PCC, Owner of Bakhtian Creative Solutions is a Certified Success Unlimited Network® (C.S.C.) coach (an International Coach Federation accredited program) as well as a Professional Certified Coach (PCC certification through ICF). Her focus in her coaching sessions is to create the appropriate and safe space to bring awareness for the client to achieve self-mastery in all situations.

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Sherry’s unique qualities include her Ph.D. in Pharmaceutics with 12 years of experience in the corporate world first as a scientist, and then as department head for L’Oréal USA (R&D). She has experience working with leaders and emerging leaders in the technical and scientific space and helps them align their goals with the vision and mission of the organization to obtain concrete business driven results while becoming more successful leaders.

Her experience in the corporate space is an added bonus to her corporate clients who want a better, more satisfying life and career. She is passionate about supporting her clients through all kinds of change. She makes meaningful connections with her coaching clients by helping them come up with their own recipe for desired behavior change using resilience, purpose, and self-compassion.

She is also an author who published her book: Stripped Down To The Core, about bicultural professional women going through various transitions in May 2012.

Sherry’s focus is on shifting consciousness to eventually bring more joy and creativity in people’s lives. She believes that every client is unique and uses her creativity to design a program that fits her client’s needs. Her coaching sessions are face to face, by phone, or video call.


Sherry works with her clients on three levels of awareness:

  • 1 What’s happening?
  • 2 Your reaction to it (physical, emotional and mental)
  • 3 Your awareness of both 1 & 2

With practice, the goal is to spend more time in level 3. In this way, you can be the producer, director, and actor and not just a reactor in your life and its circumstances.

When working with employees in organizations, she employs 360 evaluations (EQ 360, Thrive Leadership 360, qualitative interviews) and assessments (Hogan, EQi 2.0) as a platform for conscious leadership development.


Sherry is a Professional Certified Coach through the ICF, certified in the Hogan Assessment (HPI, HDS, MVPI) and EQi 2.0.

Personal Statement

My education as a scientist and experience in the corporate space were training grounds for the work I do as a coach that truly inspires me every day. Having spent many hours of my day being productive and trying to perfect my skills, I understand the pressures professionals face at work and the sacrifices they make for their careers, to move up, have a greater impact, make a difference and create high quality products. Coaching for me is the opportunity to connect and co-create a safe space for conversations that most don’t have in a day’s work. One of the privileges of coaching that I never take for granted is the opening to hear about my client’s deepest desires, and what excites and motivates them most. Once these aspirations are shared, the coaching process helps bring them to life.