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Sherry McCool

About Sherry McCool

Sherry McCool is a Texas girl, born in McKinney just north of Dallas.  She grew up in Austin and Houston.  In 1967 she was the youngest person in the state of Texas to hold a real estate license.  She worked in the family real estate business until her senior year in college at the University of Houston, when she took a part time job at the Houston Marriott.

When Sherry joined Marriott, it was a small company with only 9 hotels.  She held numerous leadership positions during her 34 years with Marriott International including General Manager and Market GM assignments in Kansas City, Overland Park, Minneapolis and St. Louis.  Her scope of responsibility increased from a single unit hotel with 250 associates/20 managers with $18M annual sales to 9 hotels with over 2,800 associates/200 managers and annual sales of $225M+.

Sherry was actively involved in each community and focused on improving the area wide opportunities for marketplace success.  In St. Louis, she accepted a mayoral appointment for multiple terms and served as the Commissioner assigned oversight for development and construction of the multipurpose stadium facility America’s Center.  Sherry also actively participated on the University of Missouri – Board of Directors/Hospitality School responsible for developing program certification for students and routinely serving as a guest lecturer. She is proud to have been the 1999 University of Missouri Commencement Speaker for the School of Agriculture and Hospitality Management.

McCool also served as Midwest Regional Vice President of Human Resources.  Her legacy of assignments was as Vice President of Human Resource Development, where she worked with a talented team to update the talent assessment, development and communication processes necessary to successfully increase the number of women and minorities in key leadership positions.

Sherry created McCool Consulting, LLC in 2004 and continued to support the talent assessment and development process with Marriott International and Marriott Vacation Club.  She also consulted for a couple of years with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on talent assessment, leadership development and succession planning.

McCool brings vibrant energy to any situation and enjoys working with clients to achieve greater success and breakthrough results.  SUCCESS LOOKS GREAT ON YOU is her signature workshop – whether live or ZOOM it’s a transformational event.  Sherry wants to inspire people to achieve breakthrough success.  She’ll also use her unique skills to deliver a customized team development or transformational training event for you.  She wants individuals and groups to effectively use their talents, skills and abilities to deliver improved results with a shared vision and cohesive team effort.

Sherry loves learning – besides a BS in Education, a MA in Human Resource Development and numerous business and HR certifications, in 2019 she became a certified Canfield Trainer and in 2020 a Barrett Cultural Transformation Tools Practitioner.  She continues even now to enhance her skills because she wants to stay current and offer GREAT events

She is a twice published author and her big audacious dream is to create a musical for the child in all of us…based on different personality types.

Sherry believes everyone should have a happy, healthy, successful life that brings them joy.

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