Kerry Preston is an executive coach and expert facilitator for SHAMBAUGH. Kerry believes that measurable success is the ROI for training and development. A seasoned vet in the topics of communication, professional brand, time management, leadership, strategic planning, and presence, the tenants of Kerry’s strategy revolve around the idea that executive skills can be taught.
Kerry is a chronic overachiever whose life calling is to use her passion for goal setting, achievement, and development of others. Connecting with people across the globe, she has worked with organizations executives and leaders and has been instrumental in helping them effectively lead and have positive impact within their current role and beyond.
Kerry spent over 10 years with Calvin Klein Cosmetics, eventually taking her expertise to run workshops for Shiseido, NARS, La Prairie, Eve Lom, Moet Hennessy USA, Dun & Bradstreet, Johnson & Johnson, Sanofi and Trident Mortgage. A highly sought-after business expert, Kerry has appeared on CNN Headline News, featured in NJ Monthly, and written for Gannet’s Business Etiquette. She’s also the co-author of You Did What? The Biggest Mistakes Professionals Make, currently in its fifth edition. The second book in the series, You Said What?, was released in 2012, with follow-up Enhancing Your Executive Edge: How to Develop the Skills to Lead and Succeed published in 2014. Together with her writing partner, Kim Zoller, Kerry hopes to convey the idea that presence is the ultimate precursor to promotion.
A natural-born problem solver, Kerry uses her own positive attitude and perception to foster relationships and help others do the same. Her ultimate goal is helping others become their best selves, whether it’s at work or in their personal lives.