Nina Cherry is a leadership coach with 16 years of experience. She facilitates a powerful connection between people and organizations for accelerated success. At the core of her coaching is her passion for empowering people to achieve their personal best.
Nina’s passion is complimented by her 25 years working with professionals one-on-one and in groups.
Nina had extensive training as a transformational therapist, and throughout two decades in private practice in Oregon she trained psychotherapists, physicians, and clergy in advanced counselling skills.
After getting her degree in Human Resource Management, Nina graduated from a two-year Corporate and Executive Coaching Training. By combining these backgrounds in psychology and business, she conveys her beliefs that excellent leadership involves bringing the inside self and personal development to the forefront. Nina is currently working on her PhD in professional coaching and human development.
Since 1984, Nina has coached and trained hundreds of professionals in the U.S. and Brazil in leadership and communication skills. She continues this work through her business Leadership Hawai’i and through Vistage International.
In 2010 Vistage hired Nina on the spot to be the Founding Vistage Chairperson in Hawai’i. At present, Nina facilitates two Vistage peer advisory groups of executives who meet monthly for a full day. She coaches each CEO member two hours a month.
Nina was born and raised in Honolulu and she grew up surfing, slalom waterskiing, racing six-man Hawaiian canoes, and playing competitive soccer. She owned and managed three retail businesses on Maui in her twenties. One of her biggest accomplishments is raising and supporting her three children as a single parent.
Nina is passionate about the islands and balances her work with trail running and stand-up paddle boarding in beautiful remote places.