Cheryl J. Williams is founder of CJ Williams Consultant and it is under this umbrella that her gifts and talents encompass workshop leader, theatre artist, professor, and life coach. She is known for her inter-disciplinary perspective delivered in inspirational and humorous workshops. As a theatre artist she uses this platform to improve society as a whole and to help others find their own means of creative expression. Cheryl is noted for her ability to combine a deep knowledge of history, culture, new science, spirituality and human development into her teaching. As a life coach Cheryl works with individuals to move them forward in setting personal and professional goals that will give them the life they really want.
Cheryl Williams created the THE WIZARD IN ME workshop to enable one to discover the power to reveal the Hero’s journey that awaits her/him. Through interpreting the deeper message within yourself, Cheryl will lead you on a profound adventure of self-discovery and awakened potential. These lessons will propel you into greater self-understanding and a connection to the larger world. She has conducted her workshops with leadership programs, educational institutions, church organizations, prison ministries, recovery and reform organizations to name a few. National and international bookings are now being accepted .
As a theatre artist Williams is a professional lighting and sound designer; director; production manager; and Equity stage manager. Her lighting designs have been seen both national and international. In addition to theatre lighting design Williams also does industrial and interior designing.
Ms. Williams has been a professor of theatre for over 25 years, having taught a wide range of theatre courses, and has taught at various universities to include: Johns Hopkins University, Morgan State; University of Maryland, College Park and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County; Old Dominion University, Virginia Union University and the University of Ghana (West Africa). She also taught Communication at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College and Howard County Community College. In addition to teaching theatre, Cheryl is a Master Teacher in the Johnnie Colemon Theological Seminary and a Teaching Artist with the Educational Theatre Association.
As a life coach Cheryl forms a synergistic relationship with her clients to tap into their full potential. Part consultant, part
motivational speaker, part therapist and part rent-a-friend, Williams work with managers, entrepreneurs, and just plain folks, helping them define and achieve their goals — career, personal, or most often, both.
Cheryl is the Board of Director's Chair for Crowns for Little Brown Girls a non-profit organization in East Lansing, Michigan. The mission of Crowns For Little Brown Girls aims to promote an attitudinal shift among young women between the ages of 4-17 through our Seven Mediums of Innovation. The academic and cultural content for the organization will come from the vantage point of women who self-identify as being of African, Alaskan Native, American Indian, Asian, Asian Pacific Islander, Caribbean, Hispanic/Latino/Latina and Middle Eastern descent.
Cheryl J. Williams holds a B.A. from Iowa State University in Inter-Disciplinary Studies, a Master of Divinity from Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology-Virginia Union University, a Master of Divinity from the Johnnie Colemon Theological Seminary (Metaphysics), and a Master of
Fine Arts from Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts in theatre.
Theatre is the art of looking at ourselves.
I choose gentleness… Nothing is won by force. I choose to be gentle. If I raise my voice may it be only in praise. If I clench my fist, may it be only in prayer. If I make a demand, may it be only of myself.
Walk with the dreamers, the believers, the courageous, the cheerful, the planners, the doers, the successful people with their heads in the clouds and their feet on the ground. Let their spirit ignite a fire within you to leave this world better than when you found it.
The spiritual journey is the unlearning of fear and the acceptance of love.