Dr. Sherry Nooravi, Principal
“Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity.”
Louis Pasteur, 1822
With two decades of experience in organizational development, change management and leadership development, Dr. Sherry Nooravi has partnered with leaders from a range of industries to design and implement organizational solutions to link strategy and employee performance. Her work results in more engaged, productive and innovative organizations.
Sherry currently focuses on helping the CEOs of small to mid-sized companies create the culture they always dreamed of by coaching their leaders, building and educating their teams and restructuring their people-side processes around talent and accountability. Clients have said her team-building skills have transformed the communication and teamwork of their staff in ways they could not have imagined. Her coaching clients describe her style as candid, supportive, challenging and inspiring.
Most recently, her passion for leadership development lead her to research the practices of the CEOs of San Diego Fastest Growing Companies and her results were shared in her keynote speech at the Most Admired CEO Awards as well as in the San Diego Business Journal. Her most recent research highlights the No Guts No Glory Leadership of San Diego’s Most Admired CEOs.
She is an adjunct faculty member of the Center for Creative Leadership, San Diego State University and the University of California San Diego (UCSD). Sherry holds a Doctorate of psychology degree in Organization Development from the California School of Professional Psychology, a Master’s degree in Business Communication from Pepperdine University and Bachelors degrees in Journalism and Psychology from California State University, Northridge.
Sherry’s passion for education and global literacy compels her to help fundraise to send children to school in developing countries like India, Nepal, Vietnam and Cambodia (roomtoread.org/sandiego). She has been named “A Voice to Listen to” in La Jolla and “Citizen of the Year” for her community development work. The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) named her “Trailblazer of the Year” for her original research on the best practices of CEOs of high performing organizations. She speaks conversational Spanish and French and has studied in Spain and Costa Rica.