Cherie Del Carlo is an engaging and innovative business, systems and people strategist. After earning her Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Anthropology from the University of California, Santa Cruz, Cherie kicked off her career applying ethnography to study middle school learning environments with the goal of creating a community of practice for teachers who were trained to use video portfolios to expand their professional development.
Grounded in how people learn, develop and share information, Cherie held successively more responsible and complex customer-facing roles in the corporate software industry in Silicon Valley. Desiring to advance her corporate experience, Cherie earned a Masters of Science in Organization Development from the University of San Francisco and began leveraging her knowledge of business software systems and experience delivering solution-oriented customer service to drive change communications initiatives in organizations like BART and Cisco.
In 2009, Cherie pursued social media consulting among a diverse set of clients with the aim of putting social technologies to work as conduits for meaningful interaction and commercial exchange in the forms of employee engagement and collaboration, and internal marketing, branding and communications. Cherie has presented on a variety social media topics at San Jose State University, Stanford University and U.C. Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. Cherie also serves as Director for the South Bay Organization Development Network (SBODN), a community of Silicon Valley change leaders who drive effectiveness and engagement in the organizations they serve. Among her skills and talents, Cherie is passionate about the spirit of inclusivity, freedom of expression and establishing relevance for the change agent in each of us.