Meet Sheryl Roush
Creator of Speak And Market Like a Pro™
Professional Speaker, Speaking Coach & Author
Sheryl Roush, the Speak and Market Like a Pro™ Coach has been a highly-respected veteran in the field of professional speaking and training since 1987. She provides real-world insights of the speaking business with her clients. Sheryl shares her expertise and experiences from having presented well over 3,500 live programs in 12 countries around the world, and virtual presentations since 2012. Her personalized coaching helps clients break through barriers to their natural talents, aligning more to their authentic messages and deeper connections. She helps her clients turn free speaking engagements into FEE-based speaking with her professional speaking and marketing skills.
You’d never guess that Sheryl was painfully SHY as a child. Her mother dragged her on her Avon sales route, making her meet people. Then in high school, as the Commissioner of Pep she had to lead the sports rallies – in front of 2,000 fellow students and faculty. She couldn’t sleep for days before, spoke nervously and cried in private. Years later, as a business owner, she’d have trouble getting her name out of her mouth to introduce herself at networking meetings. One such meeting, a woman suggested she join Toastmasters, and Sheryl took that advice back in 1987. Although she cried her first three speeches in the safety of her small club, was able to shift her fears, and go on to become a confident speaker!
Sheryl has over four decades of diverse experience and expertise in communication skills, public speaking, social media and print advertising. She started her first business at 16, and has owned five graphic design studios, becoming a speaker and author to help others valuable skills to use in their own businesses.
Combining her skills in speaking and marketing she created Speak And Market Like a Pro™ to teach speaking skills to professionals who want to expand into the business of public speaking. Sheryl is the ultimate speakers’ coach consistently creating rising stars in the speaking business and in their organizations. Through her insightful coaching, live and virtual how-to workshops she helps individuals bring out their brilliance and authenticity — in person, in public and in print.
Learn from someone who has been-there, done-that, and still successfully doing it!
Sheryl has earned numerous awards for her speaking, meeting planning and marketing skills including the Excellence in Training Award and Accredited Speaker Designation and Presidential Citation from Toastmasters International, plus the Golden Microphone Award from the Greater Los Angeles Chapter of the National Speakers Association and the Member of the Year award from two NSA Chapters. She is also the 2016 recipient of the Author of Influence Award. Of her 17 published works thus far, Heart of a Military Woman received the 2009’s Best Inspirational Book from the San Diego Book Awards, and Heart of a Toastmaster received 2014’s Best Anthology from the International Book Awards.