Sherri Blix

Sherri Blix

Evanston, IL


  • US Mid-West

Sherri Blix is a leadership development coach with over 20 years of business experience. She develops leaders who want to make meaningful change where it counts: within themselves, with their teams, and in their organizations.

In all of her coaching relationships, Sherri’s optimistic style brings out the client’s strengths and uses them in helping to address areas for growth and development.

As a result of her combined expertise in leadership and adult learning theory, Sherri’s clients benefit from setting stretch goals, creating robust development plans, learning on the job, testing new behaviors/skills, and cultivating greater self-awareness.

As a credentialed and certified coach, Sherri’s client list spans a wide range of industries including; manufacturing, healthcare, consulting, pharmaceutical, consumer products, communications, and technology.

Some of her clients include leaders at Astellas, AbbVie, Gap Inc., Adobe, Arup, Shutterfly, Pritzker Private Capital, Allstate, Zurich, Medline, EY, S&P Global, ITW, Ingredion, Dropbox, and Uber.

In previous roles at Deloitte, American Heart Association, CCH/Wolters Kluwer, Beam/Suntory, and Stepan Company, Sherri contributed to developing high-performing talent at all levels. She created and directed global initiatives including a 360 feedback and coaching program for senior leaders, a year-long program for high-potential emerging talent, and an enterprise-wide visioning summit.

Prior to her corporate/coaching career, Sherri was a professional actress and cable TV talk show host. Her years of on-camera/stage performance experience make her well-equipped to work with leaders in improving and refining their executive presence, communication, and presentation skills.

Outside of work, Sherri enjoys Chicago’s amazing theatre scene (from off-stage), gets overly competitive when playing paddle tennis, and delights in experiencing different cultures through international travel. She is a life-long learner who is fascinated with spirituality and the mind-body connection. She lives in Evanston with her husband, teenage daughter, and the newest member of the family, a Goldendoodle puppy.



  • Professional Certified Coach (PCC) – International Coaching Federation (ICF)
  • Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) – Co-Active Training Institute (CTI)
  • Bates Executive Presence Index (ExPI)
  • Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI 360)
  • The Leadership Circle Profile 360
  • Hogan Assessments
  • Korn Ferry 360 (KF360)
  • Center for Creative Leadership Benchmarks’ 360 surveys
  • Workplace Big Five Profile
  • Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI 360)
  • Teaches: Crucial Conversations, The Leadership Challenge, Franklin Covey’s Presentation Advantage and Writing Advantage, Situational Leadership, InsideOut Coaching, Breakthrough Performance


  • Master of Science in Human Resources, with a concentration in OD, Loyola University Chicago
  • Bachelor of Science in Communication, Northwestern University

Practice Areas

  • Appreciative Inquiry
  • Change Management
  • Communication& Influence
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Executive Presence
  • Group Coaching & Facilitation
  • High-Potential Leadership Development
  • Imposter Syndrome
  • Management
  • Meeting/Program Facilitation
  • Performance Management
  • Personal Branding
  • Positive Psychology
  • Presentation Skills
  • Transition Coaching
  • Visioning & Strategic Planning