Dr. Cheryl Lampshire, a self-described problem solver and people whisperer using value laden stories, is an author, business consultant and coach. Her personal mission is to help others (individuals and organizations) realize their full potential. Dr. Lampshire also facilitates Media and Culture classes at the University of Phoenix; the art and importance of telling stories is central to the class, to our culture and to our ability to connect with others, including our animal friends.
Realization of full potential has never been more important. The fast pace of technological development coupled with global competition requires organizations to deliver rapid innovative solutions aligned to consumer needs; doing so requires a new leadership paradigm to cultivate and maintain safe environments to allow all members of the team to unleash creativity. Alignment and integration of corporate story telling is critical to engendering desired cultural norms, build connections, and establish trust. Corporations use a multitude of communication channels, with each message crafting a short story that will enhance or detract from the corporate brand. As people connect to one another through stories, each organizational communication is an opportunity to establish a connection and build a relationship with the target audience. Dr. Lampshire also facilitates Media and Culture classes at the University of Phoenix; the art and importance of telling stories is central to the class, to our culture and to our ability to connect with others, including our animal friends. Each person has an authentic voice and cultural backdrop that makes it easier to hear value laden messages in specific story formats. She draws from a variety of traditions from native American cultures to academia to develop a rich and diverse set of stories.
Dr. Lampshire has published a number of academic and corporate publications. Heart Hound Stories is her first popular literary publication. She is currently working on a book pertaining to role of stories in imprinting personal and organizational branding. She is also collaborating with local authors from central Massachusetts to form an authors community. Dr. Lampshire is available for consulting and speaking engagements, including facilitating workshops.
She resides on a small horse farm in central Massachusetts, where she continues to receive life instruction from her four footed friends and human community.
Partial List of Publications
Heart Hound Stories
Effects of Leadership Behaviors and Communication Channels on Global Intra-team Relationships (paperback available on Amazon).
Institutionalizing Governance in Complex Global Organizations (co-author with Dr. Patricia Fletcher)
IT Contributions to Institutionalizing Value-Based Governance: Three Steps Toward Unification (co-author, Dr. Patricia Fletcher)
A Contrarian View of Employee Resistance to Change
Coaching: The core skill required for 21st century leaders