Cheryl FlinkGlobal Vice President, Leadership Research & Analytics, Americas


    Cheryl Flink has served in a number of executive positions overseeing strategy, analytics and research, marketing, and professional services. By linking data, technology, and analytics to strategy, product development, and business execution, she has enabled organizations to find new market opportunities, improve revenue and cost drivers, and leverage data to address business challenges. Cheryl has worked in venture-backed, private equity, public firms, and non-profit organizations. She serves on the Board of Directors for Bounteous, a digital transformation company, and is on the Board of Advisors for Valyant AI, an artificial intelligence company. developing digital employees.

    Current Role

    Cheryl leads CCL’s Global Research & Evaluation and Leadership Analytics functions. The team of social scientists, data scientists, and statisticians has four overall functions: a) creating new scientific research advancing the field of leadership development; b) evaluating the impact of leadership development programs; c) applying analytics to HR and leadership data to inform business decisions; and d) partnering in the development of new products and services as part of CCL’s portfolio. Our collective work accelerates leadership development and performance for the benefit of society worldwide.

    Educational Background

    Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of Colorado with an emphasis in research methods and statistics. She is a graduate of CCL’s Leadership at the Peak program.

    Professional Affiliations

    American Marketing Association, Athena Alliance

    Cheryl Flink

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    Areas of Expertise

    Innovation, Analytics, Evaluation & Impact, Executives, Global

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