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Sherri Petro

Sherri Petro

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Workplace Communication Skills

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Sherri Petro, President of VPI Strategies and California Miramar University (CMU) professor, is an accomplished strategist, organizational development professional and executive coach.  She consulted for 13 years in the for-profit, non-profit, and government sectors after a 16 year corporate career.  She teaches the Strategy Capstone as well as Leadership, Change Management and Business Ethics courses in CMU’s MBA program.

Sherri focuses on workplace communications, usually a culprit when strategies fail.  She has yet to work with a company where communication is stellar.  Her current passion is educating organizations on how to increase organizational sustainability by leveraging the talents and skills of all in multi-generational workplaces.   Sherri is acutely aware of misunderstandings that result from different belief structures and lack of coherent communication. She offers remedies by creating understanding and making connections at the belief level not only at the behavioral level.


  • Is an expert strategic facilitator and presenter with over 350 sessions to her credit. 

  • Has published over eighty articles in which she simplifies complex concepts for busy professionals. 

  • Regularly distills her expertise as an executive coach, one-on-one with executive directors, business owners and CEOs. 

  • Has a work history which includes becoming the Vice President of Operations at 26, the youngest person at her then-employer to earn the position.

Her diverse corporate background includes customer service, operations, administration, sales, marketing and strategic planning.  Sherri has acquired the cross-departmental expertise to see client challenges from a number of angles.

Sherri earned a Masters in Business Administration with an emphasis on Strategic Planning from Pepperdine University.  She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Youngstown State University, magna cum laude. 

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