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Cheryl JohnsonAbstract Expressionist Painter
Hanalei, HI, USA

That's the best way to describe my work,
my attitude,
and my desire to create images.
Hanalei, HI, USA
Apr – Present
Painter, Photographer, Sculptor. I have worked in multiple areas as a Graphic Artist, Instructional Designer, Video Producer, Art Director in the corporate world. The path I've followed has allowed me to evolve into the present.

I didn't achieve anything overnight, and I'm extremely honored each and every time someone makes the choice to own one of my pieces.

My career in fine arts and photography now spans over 29 years. I spent 20 years as a website designer, video director or instructional designer for companies i.e. IBM, Prudential, AT&T. I experienced just about every situation a photographer, designer, producer could possibly encounter.

Whether, I was shooting a video piece in Prague, building a website for employees in Africa, doing a portrait of an oral surgeon, or any of the other thousands of projects or assignments I've completed, I never dreamed for one second that I'd be enjoying painting as much as I do now.

I believe that my career has provided me with an extremely unique insight and perspective on creating work viewers will want in their homes.

Abstraction is a process; something that you can do. How wonderful, if the viewer can impart or put themselves in a painting. I strive to paint the sky where it penetrates thru the leaves or branches like paint squeezes out of a tube or how water cannot be held in your oozes and moves and escapes. Life is a pressing out and expansiveness that enables you to look within. Life is a celebration.

I think of myself as someone who is involved in looking. I look out my window. I look up. I look at the sky, the sea, the world and the amazing landscapes on this globe. Then I arrive at a place that is "Now." Then the fun begins and I get lost in the process of turning what I see into art thru abstraction.
Remember Your Dreams!

Cheryl L. Johnson brings a powerful skill set and a wealth of expertise to the Spirit of Excellence. Cheryl uses her vast and deep skills and experience to help Spirit of Excellence clients in numerous ways.

Foremost, Cheryl is a strategic consultant, highly skilled at bringing a new perspective to familiar challenges. Ms. Johnson is noted for providing exceptional thought leadership; and she is recognized as brilliantly equipped to look beneath a complex surface and offer elegant, enlightening solutions. Often her ideas are profound, novel and clarifying.

She is proficient in developing corporate learning content, instructional design and performance improvement solutions for large and small organizations. She consults on website development, branding and marketing. As a keynote speaker and across contexts she capitalizes on her expert ability to stimulate and maximize personal and group excellence. She is quick to smile and overall approaches life with enthusiasm that is contagious.

Cheryl most recently worked for IBM as a Certified Learning Specialist. During her tenure with IBM she served as a vital member of the IBM Talent Organization/Workforce Management Division. She actively contributed as a Senior Instructional Designer and Expertise Management Specialist. Additionally, Cheryl was a Global Business Services Consultant and advised IBM clients in Executive Coaching Seminars.

Additionally, Cheryl served as an IBM Workforce Management Global Community of Practice Leader; where she established multiple communities to enhance leadership, workforce management and social media connections. These Social media communities were available to all IBMers to share and exchange ideas.

Cheryl has a love for learning and she is a highly skilled researcher. Her research has focused on decision-making, attitude-change theory, and social cognition - how people process information, make decisions, and act on information. She is the co-author of multiple articles on career development, thought leadership and expertise management.

Cheryl has a Bachelor of Arts and Masters degrees in education.

Previously, she has served in the following capacities:

IBM Talent Organization
Training Director - Grid South, a large electric utility transmission firm
Principle Owner of Video Works serving clients such as Prudential, AT&T, Northern Telecom, Kodak and IBM.
Created over 500 hours of Computer Based Training and E-Learning for Fortune 500 companies such as Piedmont Gas, AT&T and SOS International.
Ms. Johnson has the ability to quickly become a trusted advisor. She has proven ability to motivate and inspire cross discipline teams to create and deliver superb innovative work under tight deadlines.

"Hide not your talents. They for use were made. What's a sundial in the shade?" - Benjamin Franklin
Charlotte, NC, USA
Apr 2001 – Feb 2012
Website Manager, Sr. Instructional Designer, Learning Specialist
Cheryl L. Johnson is a multi-faceted professional with deep expertise in adult learning and creating corporate websites, marketing, learning and performance improvement solutions for large and small organizations. She is an expert in creative concept, branding and strategy development for large interactive learning, video and marketing campaigns.
Ms. Johnson has proven ability to motivate and inspire cross discipline creative teams to deliver superb creative work under tight deadlines. In her 25+ years of experience, Ms. Johnson has demonstrated success in managing strategic corporate initiatives, and provided thought leadership in innovative performance improvements in many industries. Ms. Johnson has a thorough understanding of project management, website and instructional design; a thought leader in adult learning theory, standards and practices. Ms. Johnson has the ability to quickly become a trusted advisor and is an engaging presenter, skilled graphic and fine artist. Ms. Johnson is experience in International Sales and Marketing. Ms. Johnson produced creative and compelling e-learning and videos for fortune 100/500 clients (IBM, AT&T, Prudential, Nortel, Piedmont Gas, GridSouth, NC DSS, etc.)
IBM Certified Learning Specialist
MA: Master of Arts degree in Vocational Education from Oklahoma State University -1971
BA: Bachelors of Arts Certification Education/Teacher Certification - 1970
BA: Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from Oral Roberts University -1969
Special doctorate and graduate university programs at the University of Tulsa - 1970

Expertise and Experience
Sr. Learning Specialist - Website Designer/Manager -Sr. Instructional Designer - Sales & Business Consulting
Communications & Marketing - Video Production - Graphic & Fine Artist - Motivational Speaker

IBM 2004 to 4/2012 IBM Talent-Learning & Workforce Management: Websites Manager for 25 internal sites; suite of career programs and resources available to 450,000 IBMers to integrate the work of recruitment, learning, workforce management, business and technical leadership, and global mobility to pursue talent strategies in a highly coordinated, focused and purposeful way.
Workforce Management Global Community of Practice Leader; established multiple communities to enhance leadership, workforce management and social media connections.
Expertise Management Specialist. Website Manager/Communications lead. Created Career Smart, Expertise Taxonomy, Expertise Assessment and Career Framework websites; supporting enterprise-wide global HR system employee replacement, skills and capabilities assessment tools.
Website Integration Project Leader: Lead initiative to analyze, reduce and maintain Workforce Management sites globally.
Business Consulting Services: Supported key internal/external clients i.e., Freddie Mac, National City, IBM Retail Sales, IBM Delivery Excellence. Executive Leadership. Marketing, Support.
Oral Roberts University BA
University of Tulsa
Teaching Certification BFA
 Oklahoma State University MA
Fine Art, Painter, Photographer, Website Designer, Abstract Art, Certified Learning Specialist, Sr. Instructional Designer, Website Manage, Expertise Management Specialist
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