Nationally acclaimed best-selling author, transformational speaker, and success coach Cheryl Polote-Williamson has established multiple platforms dedicating her consulting practice to cultivate innovative business solutions, strategic marketing initiatives, and financial acumen for entrepreneurs.  A global leader, Cheryl is the CEO and Founder of Williamson Media Group (WMG), LLC and Cheryl Polote Williamson, LLC where her knowledge and expertise is used as a conduit to affirm others in pursuit of their purpose. She has received several awards for her leadership capabilities to include the 2016 Female Success Factor Award, 2017 Indie Author Literary Trailblazer Award, Global Smashers Award, Who’s Who in Black Dallas Publishing, and the Chocolate Social for Best Online Community. 

Deemed a prolific author, Cheryl was featured at the 108th NAACP National Convention and Congressional Black Caucus and has assisted greater than 100 other aspiring authors become best-sellers.  A multi best-selling author herself, Cheryl has authored and published a series of books to include Words from the Spirit for the Spirit, Soul Reborn, Safe House, Affirmed, Soul Talk, Soul Bearer, & Soul Source.  Adding to her list of accomplishments, Cheryl has also published literary works, Souled Out & Success Factor. 

As CEO of WMG, she has won a national award for Executive Producing the stage play – Soul Purpose in Dallas, Texas during the Spring of 2018. Having been sought for her entrepreneurial expertise, Cheryl has been a featured guest or contributing author on Fox News, the Huffington Post, Forbes, Black Enterprise, Rolling Out, and Today’s Purpose Woman to name a few.

Cheryl earned her undergraduate degree from Shaw University and has a heart for philanthropy as shown by her commitment to community engagement which hinges on local and nationwide partnerships with the NAACP and the National Association of Women Business Owners.  Professional membership affiliations include Forbes Coaches Council, and Odyssey Media. 

Cheryl is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., and the Mid-Cities Chapter of the Links Inc.  She along with her husband Russell of 30 years are members of St. John Church Unleashed and currently reside in Flower Mound, Texas.  They have 3 amazing children, Russell Jr., Lauren, and Courtney, as well as an adorable granddaughter Leah and grandson Russell III.  

In her spare time, Cheryl enjoys traveling, reading, writing, serving others, as well as spending quality time with family and friends. 


Cheryl is affiliated with

  • Mid-Cities Chapter of the Links Inc.
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA)
  • National African-American Women's Leadership Institute
  • National Association of Women Business Owners
  • NAACP
  • Non-Fiction Authors Association
  • Odyssey Media