You are driven. You create, innovate, disrupt, lead, build...
You're an entrepreneur. You’re a leader.
It’s a great position to be in.
But the truth is, it can be a hard and lonely path. The things most worth doing are the hardest.
You want to do great work, without sacrificing your sanity, your family, or the passion and drive that got you here in the first place.
I'm here to help.
I’m a ninja at finding creative ways to get you unstuck. As one of the world’s only clinical psychologists focused on the mental health of entrepreneurs, I have a unique mixture of elite research training, psychotherapy experience, and time in the entrepreneurial trenches.
I GET it.
I'm here to help you create a life and a business that you love.
Dr. Sherry Walling helps smart people do hard things. Sherry works with leaders and entrepreneurs around the world to tackle the internal and relational challenges that go along with running businesses, leading teams, and disrupting the status quo. She is a clinical psychologist, entrepreneur, keynote speaker, yoga teacher, podcaster and best-selling author. She has a well-packed tool box of elite training, professional expertise and personal experience in the trenches of entrepreneurship.
Her best-selling book, The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Keeping Your Shit Together, combines the insight and warmth of a therapist with the truth-telling mirth of someone who has been there. Forbes called her podcast, ZenFounder, one of the 12 Best Podcasts for Entrepreneurs.
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Sherry has a long history of helping people find clarity, health and connection. She is a graduate of the University of California, Davis and Fuller School of Psychology. She has a PhD in clinical psychology and master’s degrees in both psychology and theology. She completed a predoctoral fellowship in clinical research at Yale University School of Medicine. Then she went on to a postdoctoral fellowship at the National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder which is affiliated with Boston University School of Medicine. She is an expert in treating trauma and stress-related problems. She has held faculty appointments in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco, at the California School of Professional Psychology, Azusa Pacific University, and Fresno Pacific University. Sherry has published extensively in peer-reviewed academic journals.
In addition to her academic training and clinical expertise, her work draws from almost 20 years of marriage to a serial entrepreneur. She is currently a mentor in Rob’s latest venture the start-up accelerator, TinySeed.
When she’s not in the consulting room or preparing to be on a keynote stage, Sherry can be found on her paddleboard, in the yoga studio, or ushering her three kiddos through an art museum in some fabulous city.
Dr. Sherry Walling helps smart people do hard things. She works with leaders and entrepreneurs to tackle the common and uncommon challenges that go along with the pursuit of an extraordinary life. As a clinical psychologist, speaker, yoga teacher, podcaster, entrepreneur, and best-selling author, she draws from her professional expertise as well as her personal experience. Her best-selling book, The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Keeping Your Shit Together, combines the insight and warmth of a therapist with the truth-telling mirth of someone who has been there.
When she’s not in the consulting room or hopping stages around the world; Sherry can be found on her paddleboard, swinging from the rafters pretending to be a circus performer, or ushering her three kiddos through an art museum in some fabulous city.
I try to practice what I preach.
I’m a business owner, a mom, a wife, a traveller, a yoga teacher, a daughter and a friend.
I don’t always get it right. Sometimes I’m slow to respond. Sometimes I forget something important. Sometimes I miss the mark. But I’m always reaching higher, learning more, and taking time to play and enjoy these precious moments.
Patrick McKenzie, patio11
“Sherry helps people be empathetic and gives them actionable insights to support friends, colleagues, and family members who might be having a rough go of things. If you need someone to talk about mental health, I can't recommend Sherry enough.
Sherry brings an accessibility and non-judgmental approach that are, unfortunately, still rare in the professional world. She understands the realities of the founder world; from working with founders, from being one, and from close personal experience seeing the ups and downs of a successful software business.”
Hiten Shah, Crazy Egg, KissMetrics
“Sherry has a passion for tackling one of the most critical issues with entrepreneurship: mental health for founders. After knowing her for a few years, I did a short interview for her podcast and was blown away at how comfortable I was sharing my personal stories.
Sherry has an ability to help founders with their deep personal struggles in a trustworthy and non-judgmental way. Simply put, she provides exactly the kind of support founders need.”
Thomas Smale, FE International
“Sherry brings a perspective to the world of entrepreneurship that is massively underserved yet widely prevalent. Her approach to mental health is open and honest - using her own experiences to provide insight and identify when you need help (spoiler alert: sooner than you think!)
I have watched Sherry speak a number of times. She’s also been a guest on our podcast and we’ve had various personal conversations. Sherry's insights have always proven invaluable, particularly in areas that are often not discussed publicly.”