The Industry Cosign Spotlight: Sheri Riley

The Industry Cosign Spotlight: Sheri Riley

Title: Empowerment Speaker, Life Strategist, Author

Company: Exponential Living

Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Sheri Riley is a wife, mother, daughter, and entrepreneur and we all know this is not easy, but she’s figured out how to make it simple.  As an Empowerment Speaker, Personal Development Coach, Life Strategist, Author, she works with high achievers to make choices that lead to less stress, more clarity, and internal peace.  With her 9 Exponential Living Principles, she helps herself and others to stop spending 100% of our time on 10% of who we are.  She would love each of you to join her on this journey of Exponential Living. Riley’s book, Exponential Living – Stop Spending 100% of Your Time on 10% of Who You Are (Penguin Random House) is available for pre-order and on sale February 7, 2017.

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Riley served as Founder and Chief Partnership Strategist of GLUE® Inc, where she spent 17 years establishing the GLUE brand as the premiere agency for “developing profitable partnerships for products and personalities” by utilizing the company’s platinum level access, relationships, resources and intellectual capital to develop and implement “partnerships that stick.” Riley’s client list includes blue chip businesses, professional athletes, non-profit organizations and celebrities like: CVS/Health, BMW, Crown Royal/Diageo, T-Mobile, The Atlanta Hawks, NBA Entertainment, Usher’s New Look Foundation, Alonzo Mourning Charities, The Ludacris Foundation, BET Networks, Chevy, Liquid Soul Media, WNBA, Turner Network Television (TNT), Outkast, Champ Sports, Converse, NIKE, and many more. Riley’s commitment to excellence manifested in high levels of success closing deals, managing high-powered relationships, and creatively focusing on “win-win” outcomes.

Riley received her start in the entertainment industry over twenty years ago at Trevel Productions, a management and production company owned by the late, great Gerald Levert.  She then moved on to run the marketing at LaFace Records where her innovative approach to marketing and partnerships helped introduce the world to some of the most influential, multi-platinum artists of the 90’s including Usher, TLC, Toni Braxton, Outkast. The creative marketing campaigns she developed led to international exposure for these artists, which included strategic partnerships with NBC, NBA, Boys & Girls Club of America, Sega, and the sale of over 30 million albums worldwide.
Riley’s expertise and unique abilities continue to be celebrated and recognized with honors such as:

• National Sales Network’s Business Service Award

• Finalist for the America Marketing Association’s AMY Awards

• The Atlanta Business League’s Creative Style Award

• One of the Top 25 Women in Atlanta by Rolling Out Magazine

• Female Business Owner of the Year Award from NABFEME

• Atlanta USA Magazine’s Best Female Executive in the Entertainment Industry Award

• Imani Magazine’s Most Admirable Entrepreneur

• Outstanding State Citizen by the State of Georgia’s Secretary of State

Riley is a founding partner of the global John Maxwell Team and served as a personal development coach of record for Steve Harvey’s Radical Success Institute. She’s a speaker of record for the National Black MBA Association and served as a keynote speaker at Steve Harvey’s Act Like A Success Conference, The NBA Wives Behind the Bench Annual Conference, to name a few.

I am a columnist for, and have been a columnist for She’s served on the Host Committee, Advisory Board or Board of Directors for several organizations including the California Women’s Conference, the YWCA of Greater Atlanta, BronzeLens Film Festival, the Georgia Entertainment Gala, and the Otis Redding Foundation.
Riley is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc and loves to read, exercise, and spend time with her husband and two daughters.


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As a Certified John Maxwell Coach, Trainer and Speaker, I offer customized presentations to fit your individual or team’s needs and budget such as:

■ Lunch and Learn

■ Keynote speech

■ Half day and full day workshop/seminar

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