August 12, 2019 – Cheryl Wood Empowers and Suck at Something Karen Rinaldi

August 12, 2019 – Cheryl Wood Empowers and Suck at Something Karen Rinaldi

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Cheryl Wood – Founder of SpeakerCon, Keynote Speaker, Empowerment Champion, Leadership Coach

I might not be your fault where you grew up, but its in your control
where you are going! You can control what happens today! 

Cheryl Wood is a powerful and engaging leadership speaker who helps people overcome their fear and self-doubt by offering strategic steps to help her audience overcome their limiting beliefs and achieve their dreams. She is passionate about helping people find their personal power and become their best selves. To that end, she founded the Cheryl Wood Girlpreneur Mentorship Program, a six month program that helps young girls nurture their innate talents and leadership skills, while encouraging them to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams. She is a contributing writer to WISE Magazine, Enterprising Women Magazine, and FAHARI Magazine, and has written three books: How I Flatlined and Woke Up in 45 Days, The Power to Sizzle, and The Glamourless Side of Entrepreneurship.

Karen Rinaldi – Founder and Publisher of Harper Wave, Sucky Surfer, Author of It’s Great to Suck at Something: The Unexpected Joy of Wiping Out and What It Can Teach Us About Patience, Resilience, and the Stuff that Really Matters

When you practice something that you suck at, and you do it with
joy in your heart, you really become less judgmental about
other people who are struggling.

Karen Rinaldi is the publisher of Harper Wave, an imprint she founded in 2012. She has written for The New York Times, TIME, LitHub, Motto,, and more. The End of Men, her first novel, inspired the 2016 film Maggie’s Plan. Her latest book, It’s Great to Suck at Something, lauds the virtue of sucking at things. Instead of fearing failure, she wants people to be bold about trying new things and embrace failures as one of the greatest things about being human.