Educational Sales Consultant @ Benchmark Education Company
Bachelors Degree @
Eastern Michigan University
I would describe myself as an energetic, savvy and versatile professional with the unique combination of expertise and experience in educational publishing. Corporate training gave me the ongoing opportunity to facilitate a variety of communication courses designed to inspire adults to be effective listeners, problem-solvers, and presenters. As a Professional Development Trainer, Sales Leader, and Educational Consultant,
I would describe myself as an energetic, savvy and versatile professional with the unique combination of expertise and experience in educational publishing. Corporate training gave me the ongoing opportunity to facilitate a variety of communication courses designed to inspire adults to be effective listeners, problem-solvers, and presenters. As a Professional Development Trainer, Sales Leader, and Educational Consultant, I have participated in the entire sales and training continuum. This broad-based exposure sets me apart by preparing me to seamlessly merge educational sales with post-sales support, My expertise includes delivering the product training programs, supporting product implementation and presenting topical training based on current educational needs, best practices and trends.. I have a record of surpassing sales goals and have earned a reputation as an exceptional facilitator and communicator. I have been recognized for my ability to instruct and guide others to strive for excellence in meeting customer needs and impacting educational growth.
Executive Director @ Account development and service to all educational districts to expand access to secondary distance learning degrees. Academic Partnerships partners with state universities offering quality online learning degrees through comprehensive marketing and enrollment support. Academic Partnerships addresses the needs of educational institutions seeking to develop and expand distance learning, consulting and marketing. From March 2012 to Present (3 years 10 months) Professional Development and Product Curriculum Specialist @ In this position I implement and facilitate quality professional development, educational software training, and core educational training for K-12 administrators and teachers through customized educator workshops based on district and school needs, including “Trainer-of-Trainer” models to ensure excellent program implementation. From August 2008 to Present (7 years 5 months) Educational Sales Consultant, Interim Sales Representative @ Partnered with sales team to create and work with school districts in marketing campaigns.
Facilitator and presenter of content curriculum based trainings for HMH School Division including English Language Arts, Intervention Products, Science, Math, and Social Studies.
Facilitator and Presenter of supplemental programs in reading, writing, intervention, math, vocabulary and English Learner focused programs.
Presented computer training related to all HMH programs. Coordinated and oversaw numerous pilot programs for HMH School Division including coaching and managing per diem staff
Delivered winning sales presentations that contributed to region exceeding goals for 6 consecutive years. From January 2000 to May 2008 (8 years 5 months) Training Professional/SalesSupport @ Training Consultant & Sales Support
I held a dual role at Harcourt providing sales support and conducting product training. My responsibilities included creating territory marketing campaigns as well as delivering curriculum training and product presentations for school and supplemental divisions. Additionally, I identified target districts, developed product promotion strategies, and educated coordinator/curriculum personnel on upcoming products. I successfully implemented new customer acquisition, coordinated district product ‘blitzes’, and performed onsite visits to promote customer satisfaction. From 1997 to 1999 (2 years) Senior Facilitator @ As an independent, I conducted corporate training for Fortune 500 companies from Walt Disney to The Federal Reserve Bank; courses included Interpersonal Negotiations, Effective Presentation Skills, Effective Listening Skills, Valuing, Managing Diversity, Creative Thinking Skills, Speed Reading and Grammar Skills From 1991 to 1997 (6 years) Sales Representative @ Increased customer base 30% through targeted sales and product presentations for educational software, assessment, school programs, and supplemental materials. From 1982 to 1989 (7 years)
Masters of Science, Communication Disorders @ Eastern Michgan UniversityBachelors Degree, Education (Special Ed.) @ Eastern Michigan University Cheryl Lyman is skilled in: Academic Publishing, Staff Development, Curriculum Design, Training, E-Learning, Coaching, Program Management, Sales Operations, Management, Content Development, Publishing, Educational Technology, Marketing, Leadership, Employee Training
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