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September 28, 2012:  Chakisse Newton of Cardinal Consulting Named 2012 Young Leader of the Year


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About Chakisse Newton


Chakisse Newton is the founder and president of Cardinal Consulting. She helps organizations and individuals develop, cultivate and maintain profitable relationships. She is a dynamic and engaging presenter, known for her communication and influencing skills and ability to teach practical techniques to achieve both business and personal growth.

Chakisse has experience both in the executive office and in the field. For more than 10 years, Chakisse led a variety of local, national and global marketing efforts. She has also been the director of national sales for a consulting organization and an outside sales rep. She has seen first hand how world-class organizations grow, innovate and interact with clients. Because of her insights working in the similar, but very different, arenas of sales and marketing, she can quickly spot bottlenecks, tweak strategies, and improve execution to achieve desired business outcomes.


She is an award-winning speaker and has presented to and provided training for groups across the country on topics including business results improvement, improving effectiveness and individual motivation. In both 2005 and 2009 Toastmasters International recognized Chakisse as one of the 10 best speakers in the world.

Committed to community service and life-long learning, Chakisse serves on several boards including Columbia Opportunity Resource (COR) as Board Chair; the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce Board; the Navigating from Good to Great Foundation Board and the Friends of Richland County Public Library Board. She serves on the Campaign Committee for the United Way of the Midlands as Sponsorship Chair. She is a graduate of Leadership Columbia and Blueprint for Leadership.

Utilizing her experience as a speaker and sales and marketing expert, Chakisse specializes in business development strategy, branding, communications and improving client relationships. Her services include consulting, coaching, keynotes and workshops.

Chakisse has lived and worked in Europe and South America. She speaks fluent Spanish, basic Portuguese and just enough French to get herself into trouble.

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