Your Partner in Reaching Your Peak Potential
Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”
– Napoleon Hill
Professional Certified Coach Sherry Dutra is fiercely committed to partnering with leaders like you to tap into your highest potential and achieve clarity of goals and purpose. This opens the door to new possibilities that allow you to choose who you truly desire to be in your role and create the rewarding and fulfilling career and life of your dreams. Through a customized and collaborative process, Sherry helps you to design action strategies that lead to tangible, sustainable results for your personal and organizational success.
If you are looking for a proven professional who can partner with you to address ongoing overwhelm, the fear of stepping outside your comfort zone, nonstop fire-fighting, or the negative environment that is holding you back, you’ve come to the right place. With extensive experience working with amazing clients with similar worries and concerns and partnering with them to achieve remarkable success, Sherry’s mission and commitment is to help get you back in touch with what you want to create in your life and to partner with you to create strategies that fuel your engagement and energy while accelerating your progress toward your goals.
Sherry’s path to becoming a coach started at an early age. As a child, one of her favorite games to play in the family basement was “school” complete with desk, chalkboard, and any family, friends, or stuffed animals who would be her “students.” It was clear that helping others to learn and grow would become an important part of Sherry’s life. As she learned the power of coaching, she realized that we each have all the wisdom and answers we need inside ourselves and that through coaching, her clients would learn how to tap into the resources within for more powerful results.
What lights Sherry up about doing this work is that by helping others to gain new insights and perspectives along with seeing the best in themselves, she is making a difference in their lives.
Known for her compassionate yet direct candor, Sherry has coached and trained hundreds of leaders in six countries since launching Dutra Associates in 2008. Whether working one-on-one with clients, facilitating talent development programs, or delivering an inspiring speech, Sherry’s commitment is to approach each interaction with integrity, while building trusting and long-term relationships with her clients. What sets Sherry apart is the unique perspective she brings from her own journey through each of the career stages that she now coaches. After 25 years of working as an employee and leader for several technology and retail firms, she leapt from the corporate world to start her own service-based business, so she understands the challenges on both sides of the fence. As a Baby Boomer, she is passionate about continuing to live a vibrant, healthy, and meaningful life for decades to come and thrives on helping others to do the same.
Sherry’s Education and Credentials
You can feel confident engaging Sherry to partner with you and your organization to create inspiring, sustainable results. She is a Professional Certified Coach, an engaging learning facilitator, and a graduate of, as well as a Certified Instructor for, the accredited Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC) program. She has augmented her formal coach training with specialized coursework and training to enhance her service to her clients and has earned the following certifications:
- Certified Canfield Trainer in the Success Principles – The Canfield Training Group
- COR.E Leadership Dynamics™ Specialist – iPEC
- Now What? Coaching Authorized Program Facilitator – Laura Berman Fortgang
- Results System™ Certified Practitioner – Thought Action, LLC
- Certified Professional Retirement Coach – Retirement Project, LLC
- Book Yourself Solid Trainer and Coach – Michael Port
- Energy Leadership Index – Master Practitioner – iPEC
- Certified Retirement Coach – Retirement Options
- Genos Emotional Intelligence Accreditation
- Genos Motivational Fit Accreditation
- PXT Select™ Expert Practitioner – PXT Select™
Sherry earned an MBA from Rivier University and a BA in Human Development from Boston College. She also received a Certificate in Training and Development from Boston University.
Depending upon client needs, individual or multi-rater assessments may be employed to provide added client insight and feedback. Sherry is certified in an array of assessments she utilizes within her practice, which include:
- The Hogan Inventories
- Energy Leadership Index Assessment
- Genos Emotional Intelligence Self and Multi-Rater Assessment
- Genos Motivational Profile
- PXT Select™
- Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
- DiSC® Classic Profile
- Everything DiSC® Management Profile
- Everything DiSC® Workplace Profile
- Retirement Success Profile
- Life Options Profile
Awards and Recognition
In 2012 Sherry was recognized with the Business Coach of the Year Award by the International Coach Federation – New England. Her perspectives on business and career have been featured on WMUR-TV, New Hampshire’s ABC affiliate; Your Next Bold Move cable TV show with Wendy Capland; and Jory Fisher’s BlogTalk Radio show.
On a Personal Note
Sherry has always lived in New England. She grew up in a small town on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, where she started making submarine sandwiches for her family’s grocery store at the age of 10. She worked eleven summers in the family business and credits this early exposure to work-life for her strong work ethic and ultimate yearning to own her own business. She now resides in southern New Hampshire with her partner, David. Together they enjoy hiking in the mountains, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing; going to concerts and musicals; and spending time with friends and family. Sherry also enjoys reading, listening to music, cooking, exercising, and playing the piano.
Put Sherry’s Coaching and Training Services to Work for Your Success Today
Isn’t it time that you tapped into your full potential and that of your team to share it with the world? If you are ready to create the future you desire, contact Sherry for a Complimentary Coaching Consultation. Or, if you wish to explore talent development options for growing your leadership team, click here to schedule a complimentary call to discuss your organization’s needs.