Hello everyone, My name is Cheryl Till, but everyone usually calls me Cher, or another nickname I’ve acquired CherBear. I have been on this planet for almost 54 years, and here’s a portion of my journey so far.
I call California my home. My place is a mere 2 hours from the Napa vineyards, 2 hours from the ocean, 3 hours from the mountains, right on the delta, where we still have farms and orchards. I have the best of all worlds right here in my backyard.
Cristina, my oldest was born in Jacksonville Fla, and less than 2 years later Marlena was born in Berkeley, Ca. Yes, I am an original hippy that worked the co-ops in Berkeley in the 70’s. I was a licensed mid-wife and helped deliver over 200 babies during that time. My environmental consciousness came from those Berkeley days, and I’m glad they never left.
Becoming a single mom, I gravitated to another type of service the restaurant business. Working over 25 years in the restaurant business, I started off as a server and worked my way up to General Manager in several large corporations, and a few mom and pops along the way. In management they send you to their own “cooking school” so I had the pleasure of traveling and learning different cultures and techniques of food and food preparation.
Being involved in the opening of several new restaurants, allowed me the opportunity to train hundreds of employees, and develop training strategies that became a part of the companies I worked with. Along the way I was diagnosed with diabetes and started my studies in holistic nutrition, combining mind, body and soul education to live an optimum healthy life. My creative outlet for my mind, body, soul became making jewelry. I started making earrings and necklaces using shells and silver, a calming hobby that also turned a small profit.
Then an accident at work, which took out both my knees, lead me to the journey I am on now. While working all those long hours in the restaurant business I realized I had lost touch with who I was and what I was here to do.
I embraced life coaching as a natural evolutionary progression of my life, and while on my way to becoming a Master Coach, I realized people who were coaching were often not taking care of themselves. I also recognized that many others had lost touch with the biggest vision of which they really are and since then, have helped over a hundred people now connect with their true self.
Education lately has taken me in many directions; I have studied different religions all my life, leading me to a Doctorate in the philosophy of theology and to become an ordained minister. I have performed over 22 ceremonies of marriage/commitment, 18 of which were for Gay and Lesbians (for the short time it was legal here). I continue to educate myself in coaching, having achieved a Master Coaching Certification; I am currently pursuing a Master Coaching level in Nuero Linguistic Programming, Consciousness Shifting, Hypnotherapy and Reiki. I also have studied the teachings of some of our greatest humanitarians, Martin Luther King Jr., Mother Theresa, Gandhi, Deepak Chopra, and will continue to learn from those who make a difference in our world.
Currently I volunteer in several different shelters and organizations in my community, keeping my life balanced by always giving back. I feel blessed to have had people in my life who were there for me and helped me thru some personal traumas, to read more about them you can go here in my blog to” Personal Traumas or Opportunity?”
My life now has grown to not only include my two beautiful daughters, Cristina and Marlena, but also two incredible grandchildren, Bayani 13 who is an honor roll student, brown belt in Karate, and MVP basketball player, and Malaya 10 who is also an honor roll student, artist, and MVP basketball player, and I can’t forget my love bug, a mix pup named Doodle.
I am who I am because of Life. Life has been my best teacher, my friends and family and all those along the journey have helped me get here. I come from a place of giving, I am honest (almost to a fault) and I sincerely care about people, the environment and quality of life.
My style is direct, supportive and fun, and when you work with me you will experience many “aha moments”.
I would love to get to know you, and if I’m the kind of life coach you are looking for, one with real life experiences and a spirit of joy and enthusiasm, let’s talk.