About Cheryl Jacobs

Cheryl Jacobs is Senior Vice President, Executive Coach, Leadership Developer & Facilitator at MCG Partners. With over 20 years’ experience leading teams and organizations to sustainable success, Cheryl develops and delivers a broad spectrum of customized training and development programs.

Executive Presence Impact: Preparation, Polish, Performance

Executive Presence Impact: Preparation, Polish, Performance By Cheryl Jacobs Each of us knows “that” person who walks into the room and owns it. What is it that makes them stand out, to cause people to stop and want to be part of what they are sharing? We are familiar with the term executive presence, but it can be an elusive trait to define and achieve. Executive presence is multi-faceted and embodies how you are seen, [...]

Executive Presence Impact: Preparation, Polish, Performance2021-10-18T08:52:23-04:00

Investing in Virtual Relationships

Think of a time when you worked on an incredible team — maybe it’s right now — or on a personal or professional project. What made it great? Some key attributes of an exceptional team are strong leadership, collaboration, communication, respect, clear objectives, and, most importantly, a team that understands and trusts one another. “People fail to get along because they fear each other; they fear each other because they don’t know each other; [...]

Investing in Virtual Relationships2021-03-07T09:14:16-05:00

Illusion of Balance

When we talk about the new norm, one of the first words that comes to mind is BUSY!  Our days are packed with tasks, to-dos, meetings, emails, video meetings, deadlines, reschedules, and unknowns, all of which must be managed while adapting to a rapidly changing environment. Lest we forget to mention our personal lives, which are no longer so personal as they have become incorporated into our work lives. As our homes become classrooms [...]

Illusion of Balance2021-03-07T09:17:44-05:00

What about your Purpose?

Trying to find out who we are and what our purpose in life are not easy tasks. For most of us, life is an uneven journey with unexpected twists, turns, and side roads; a journey of discovering what’s important to us. Depending on where we are in life, priorities will vary, and our perspective will change with the experiences, successes, and failures we have or do not have. As we reflect on our quest [...]

What about your Purpose?2021-03-07T09:18:36-05:00

How Often Have You Lied Today?

I realize that this statement and topic may strike a nerve, it certainly did with me. I was talking with a client the other day, and in recounting a recent conversation he had with his boss, it occurred to me that he wasn’t completely telling me the truth.  Now as an executive coach, this is not the first time I’ve been ‘lied to’.   I am frequently in the position of helping clients face various [...]

How Often Have You Lied Today?2020-03-27T12:13:27-04:00

What Would Happen If We Took Our Masks Off?

Recently, I read a LinkedIn post from an individual whose father had died.  The post, while personal, was designed to call attention to how her organization responded and supported her during an incredibly difficult time.  From her perspective, they went above and beyond her expectations.  She didn’t have to show up differently. She was given the space to experience this struggle authentically. A process which she says helped her personally cope and professionally prosper. As [...]

What Would Happen If We Took Our Masks Off?2020-03-27T12:19:17-04:00

Catalytic Questioning- What it is and What it Taught Me. A Reflection from NEHRA’s 2017 Fall Conference

I had the pleasure of attending NEHRA’s 2017 Fall Conference this past week. Like many other attendees, it was difficult to arrange my schedule to participate and be away from the office for two days. My long To-Do list kept creeping up and telling me I couldn’t afford to be away! However, I reminded myself as I do with my clients, to take the time to do this for myself. At several points throughout the [...]

Catalytic Questioning- What it is and What it Taught Me. A Reflection from NEHRA’s 2017 Fall Conference2020-03-27T12:30:11-04:00

5 Tips for Creating a Collaborative Workplace

Whether it’s a group of two or twenty, or if you are part of a task force, a virtual team, a new or long-term team member, everyone in today’s workplace is working in some form of a team. Results show organizations thrive when teamwork is at its best.   In recent research on talent management, the #1 issue for leadership is how to redesign their organizational structure to meet the demands of their workforce and business [...]

5 Tips for Creating a Collaborative Workplace2020-03-27T12:30:17-04:00

Listening to Your Internal GPS

“Believe nothing no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and common sense.” ~Buddha I have an awful sense of direction.  Honestly, I need to rely on Waze to go anywhere that is not part of my regular commute or daily life.  I love that app because I know when listening to it (most times), that I will get [...]

Listening to Your Internal GPS2020-03-27T12:45:05-04:00

3 Tips to Lead Virtual Teams

There are more virtual teams today than ever before. The definition of what a virtual worker and/or team continues to change and evolve. There are a variety of factors that have contributed to this increase, and change, including globalization, shifts in technology, variations in competition, and increased responsibilities. Research from Global Workforce Analytics and the US Census Bureau shows how significant this trend is: […]

3 Tips to Lead Virtual Teams2020-03-27T12:44:27-04:00