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 life-long learning and personal professional development, Chakisse has studied with renowned industry leaders including Alan Weiss, the best-selling author whom the New York Post calls “one of the most highly regarded independent consultants in America,” and award-winning international keynoter and former NSA President Patricia Fripp. Additionally, Chakisse is a graduate of Weiss’s Million Dollar Consulting College, a program focused on creating excellence in consulting. She is one of only several hundred MDCC graduates worldwide.

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.