Hi! I’m Cheryl Hunter.

I help people change the direction of their lives through my work as a coach, speaker, and bestselling author. I also provide expert commentary on the subject for news sources such as CNN, HLN, and PBS.

I never set out to be a master of life transformation, but while traveling abroad as a teenager, two men promised to make me a model. Instead, they abducted me, held me captive, and eventually left me for dead. I survived this life-changing trauma, refocused my life, and became a model anyway.

By the time I was 23, I’d lived in seven countries, been featured in every major magazine franchise, and was the worldwide Coca-Cola girl. As a response to captivity, I learned how to rise. In the process, I created an educational framework that empowers people to break free from whatever holds them captive.

My education has been profiled by PBS, Forbes, Huffington Post, Fast Company, is highlighted in my four TED talks, and is taught worldwide by my team of coaches at The Hunter Group and me. My training has helped over a quarter million people learn to be successful, self-confident, and happy, no matter what comes their way. I’m honored to have been named by Forbes as one of their top four “favorite TED speakers’, adding that I have, “something very important to teach – about life, love, empathy and reaching your fullest potential on this planet.”