Dainfern, Gauteng, South Africa – 11/23/2022


Cherie Eilertsen is an International Keynote Speaker, Platform Speaker, Author, & Master Certified Executive, and Business & Sales Coach.  She was recently chosen to receive the Empowered Woman of the Year Award for 2023 given by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP). Her exemplary role as a female entrepreneur and talented professional displays her influence, capability, and proficiency.

Cherie Eilertsen

Inclusion with the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) is an honor, only a few women are chosen for this distinction based on their years of experience, professional accomplishments, academic achievements, leadership abilities, and contributions to their communities.

With innovation and compassion, these women empower others to reach their goals, while creating change for future generations. Ms. Eilersten will be honored for this distinction at IAOTP’s  Annual Awards Gala. www.iaotp.com/award-gala

The President of IAOTP, Stephanie Cirami, stated “We are honored to have Cherie Eilersten as part of the IAOTP family. She provides visionary leadership as a female entrepreneur and her extraordinary accomplishments prove she will empower women worldwide. We look forward to celebrating all her merits at the Annual Awards Gala and cannot wait to see more amazing things from this woman.”

With more than 30 years of professional
experience as a highly booked International Speaker, Cherie has certainly proven herself as accomplished, and she is an expert in the field.

She is a dynamic results-driven leader who has demonstrated success and advancement throughout her entire career.

Cherie is a highly regarded entrepreneur and business professional who has trained and coached tens of thousands of business owners within some of the biggest brands internationally.

She has worked with a blue-chip clientele base of local and global companies.

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Cherie focuses on unlocking revenue streams for entrepreneurs, delegates and business professionals through her: Iconic Speakers Academy, Keynote Presentations, International Business Programs and Speaker Workshops. Using a proprietary methodology, along with entrepreneurial skills and strategies for coaching, Cherie also delivers thought-provoking keynote presentations for new economy businesses and business professionals.

Cherie has extensive experience with executive coaching, leadership development, entrepreneurship, public speaking, management consulting, business coaching, personal development, marketing, team building, consulting, business strategy, organizational development, employee training, business planning, recruiting, marketing strategy, negotiation, employee engagement, and executive development. Before embarking on her professional career path, Cherie studied teaching and served as a lecturer for highly gifted school leavers. She is a former TV Presenter and also consulted to South Africa’s largest banks, as a professional speaker and trainer. She addressed tens of thousands of delegates during that consultancy.

Her impressive repertoire of previous roles involves Cherie launching a property investment company that grew to almost 200 member offices throughout South Africa. Cherie was also selected from a worldwide stable of speakers to present the “Across the Millennium Predictive Study” across the United Kingdom & commissioned by the UK financial service industry under the IIB, as part of their millennium celebrations.

Furthermore, Cherie is the author of several real estate marketing books.

As a professional speaker she has worked globally across almost every industry and has shared the stage with Michael Douglas, Mel Gibson, Dr Phil, Brooke Shields, Charlie Sheen, Jessica Simpson, as well as Randi Zuckerberg, to name but a few of the celebrities with whom she has presented. Cherie was selected as the only keynote speaker to address thousands of business owners at the Sun Arena in South Africa in August 2022 for the International NeoLife Convention.

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Throughout her illustrious career, Cherie has received many awards, & accolades and was recognized worldwide for her expertise as a professional speaker. A front cover and feature article in TIP (Top Industry Professionals) Magazine, celebrates Cherie’s achievements. Honored for her distinction as Top International Speaker of the Year for 2022 at IAOTP’s Annual Awards Gala at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas in December 2022, she also earned the opportunity to be featured on the famous Planet Hollywood Billboard on the Las Vegas Strip in 2022.  Cherie was featured in Times Square, NYC during Fashion Week on the famous Nasdaq billboard. Cherie was included as a Who’s Who awardee in South Africa. 

Looking back, Cherie attributes her success to the love and support of her family, her perseverance, enthusiasm and focus, and her passion for helping entrepreneurs and companies to improve and grow. One of her favorite quotes is “The future belongs to those who take an ordinary product and do something extraordinary with it” She tries to exemplify this in her own career.


When not working, she enjoys spending time with her precious family and her friends. For the future, Cherie will continue to address business owners globally as a keynote speaker, platform speaker, at online events and she will continue to coach and build businesses wherever she is in the world.


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Cherie Eilertsen