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Book Sheryl for your next event and treat your audience to a dynamic, fun, powerhouse program packed with practical information on Mental Toughness they can use immediately to drive high performance.


"We had Sheryl deliver a 1-hour workshop to our members to help them understand the influence they can have to be the leader at work and with their families that is so greatly needed during these uncertain times. Sheryl's content was engaging and immediately useful as she provided real-life examples of how to "own our morning" and develop a mindset to be mentally prepared to face anything.

I would highly recommend Sheryl to any group looking for inspiration and a framework designed to have impact.”  

Tina Schackman, CFA
Co-Chairperson (Southern California)

Sheryl opened both days of our Women of Silicon Valley event and led one of our workshops. Her energy and professionalism combined with timely content, messages and inspiration made her a perfect fit. We can't wait to have her back!”  

Emma Tommony
Portfolio Director, Women in Tech World Series

"Sheryl was a panelist for a recent event in our Female Founder Happy Hour Series that Google Ventures hosted. The topic was 'Building Mental Toughness' and Sheryl's content was practical and engaging. Attendees were engaged and left with clear take-aways on how to be more mentally tough, especially in high pressure situations. Sheryl was inspiring and effective, and we can't wait to work with her again!"

Kristen Brillantes
Design Producer, Coach, Facilitator

"I invited Sheryl to be a guest panelist for Autodesk's Female Start-Up Founder Speaker Series. Our topic was 'Mental Toughness for Women in High-Tech Start-Ups'. Sheryl's content was well-thought out, innovative and impactful. Sheryl connected easily with our audience and provided clear actionable take-aways on how to be more Mentally Tough, especially in high pressure situations and also strategies to recover when setbacks occur. Sheryl delivered, and we'll definitely have her back!"

Amy Bunszel
Vice President AutoCAD Products

"I work in the commercial card product group for Bank of America. I’m also the co-chair of LEAD for Women which is one of the bank’s employee network groups. Today I attended Sheryl Kline’s Mental Toughness for Women seminar... I learned to focus on the goals that I want to achieve and how I need to move them forward. Thanks Sheryl!"

Janet Guthrie
Director, SVP, Senior Product Manager, Card and Comprehensive Payables

"I found this ['Mental Toughness in the Workplace: How to Build an Influential Mindset'] session so personally helpful and especially your presence. You did a great job connecting with the audience and the specific challenges."

Aida Rivas
Senior Program Manager

Kellie McElhaney
Distinguished Teaching Fellow, UC Berkeley Haas School of Business

Cindy Watson
Labor Attorney, Watson Burns, LLP


Christy Consler
CEO, Sustainable Leadership Advisors

Jennifer Roloff
Key Account Director, Oracle


Watch Sheryl conduct her workshop "Gaining the Mental Toughness to Speak Up and Lead, Together" at the 23rd Annual Berkeley Haas "Women in Leadership" Conference (March 2019)

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So grateful to learn from other experts and thought leaders. Here I'm interviewed by Linal Harris, global entrepreneur, certified life coach, and WVON Chicago talk radio host of “Inspirational Perspective.”


The Sheryl Kline, M.A. CHPC Press Kit is designed to help journalists, industry analysts and educators research us for background information, speaking opportunities or follow-up stories.


Sheryl is a Mental Toughness and Certified High Performance Coach™, best-selling author, speaker, moderator and mother of three great kids who were high school and college Division I student-athletes. She is the CEO and Founder of The Zone Lab, LLC, and her area of expertise is Applied Sport Psychology.

For the last 25 years, Sheryl has been working with world-class athletes, and business professionals to help them master their mindset and influence, so they can speak up, be heard and unlock their next level of impact, consistently and sustainably. She has also sat on and moderated panels, and conducted local and global workshops at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Google Ventures, Autodesk, Microsoft, Capital One, Pixar, VMware, UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, SHRM and Bank of America to name a few.

In addition, Sheryl has been a featured guest on various national podcasts, radio shows and as a Thrive Global Journal contributor. Most recently, Sheryl moderated a High Performance Leadership panel at Microsoft's Women in Cloud Summit 2020, and she also opened the Women of Silicon Valley Conference 2019 and delivered a standing-room only workshop. Sheryl’s book, “ZONED IN: The Mental Toughness Required for a World-Class YOU” recently received honors as an Amazon #1 Best-Seller in Education/Leadership. 

Sheryl is also committed to giving back, most notably by teaching workshops for several non-profits, including: Kimberly Bryant’s Black Girls Code, Reshma Saujani’s Girls Who Code, Dan Cardiff’s Rally4Reading, and by speaking and serving as an ambassador for Jim Ziolkowski’s BuildOn.

When not sitting on panels, speaking, or coaching, Sheryl enjoys watching her kids and clients compete, running with her black lab Kona, and just about anything outdoors.

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