Sherri Dettmer Cannon
Organizations turn to Sherri to create and facilitate experiences that uncover a leader’s core values, a team’s “missing” conversations, and to create the operating agreements crucial for sustained success. For more than 17 years, Sherri has served as a thought partner, working closely with leaders who value the importance of candor, clarity and full engagement in their organizations.
Sherri’s work with individuals and organizations blends her belief in the power of questions and of people’s unique stories with business strategy, resulting in sustainable effectiveness rather than a momentary rise in efficiency.
Personal statement: Here’s what I know for sure: An effective leader must be clear. I care about developing high-integrity leaders who are laser-clear about the purpose and values that will guide their progress. I believe it’s the clear leader who operates authentically, is fully engaged and makes a measurable difference to an organization, an industry, and the world. Today’s pace challenges a good leader’s best intentions. Being personally and professionally clear is essential.
As the founder of The Cannon Group, Inc., Sherri has traveled the world speaking and facilitating in the areas of leadership, effectiveness and authentic conversation. Her clients include Cisco Systems, NetZero, GlaxoSmithKline, Amgen, Child Share, Corporation for Public Broadcasting and Yamaha Corp. of America. They span the globe and include the U.S., Europe and Asia. They are founders, CEOs, VPs, Executive Directors and retired leaders dedicated to continuous personal and professional improvement. Prior to founding the firm, Sherri progressed through five levels of sales management at Procter & Gamble, where she led the company’s #2 market to record sales.
Sherri earned a BA in Journalism from Indiana University and continues to write often. She holds certifications in a variety of strategic tools that stimulate clarity of thought and conversation, including MBTI, Fierce Conversations, Seven Habits of Highly Effective People and Graphic Facilitation. She is a Life Coach, certified by Dr. Martha Beck, and a KornFerry certified executive coach. She lives with her husband in the LA area.