Cherie Sohnen-Moe is an author, business coach and international workshop leader. She has been a successful business owner since 1978. Before shifting her focus to education and coaching, she was in private practice for many years as a massage and holistic health practitioner. She has served as a faculty member at the Desert Institute of Healing Arts (diha) and the Arizona School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (asaom).
Cherie has written more than 100 articles that have been published in over 15 national and international magazines. She is the author of the book, Business Mastery. It is in its fourth edition, has sold more than 342,000 copies to date and is recommended by more than 1,200 healing arts associations and schools worldwide (with 400+ schools requiring it as a text). Cherie is the author of Present Yourself Powerfully and The Art of Teaching. She is the co-author of the ground-breaking book titled The Ethics of Touch; this book is used in more than 700 schools and associations with 200 requiring it as a text. Cherie is also a contributing author of Teaching Massage: Fundamental Principles in Adult Education for Massage Program Instructors, and was interviewed for a chapter of SAND TO SKY: Conversations with Teachers of Asian Medicine.
Cherie holds a degree in psychology from UCLA and has extensive experience in the areas of business management, training, and creative problem solving—which combines well with her ability to support others to achieve what they want in life. Between her educational background and life experiences, the wisdom garnered from working with hundreds of clients and thousands of participants in her workshops and classes she has taught in schools, and the knowledge gained from researching hundreds of articles and several books, she is a strong resource.
She is active in many professional and community organizations and is currently on the board of The Alliance for Massage Therapy Education (afmte). Among her honors she has received the Distinguished Service Award and the Professional Achievement Award from the American Society for Training and Development (astd), the Outstanding Instructor Award at the Desert Institute of Healing Arts and is listed in several editions of Who's Who. She lives in Tucson, Arizona with her husband, Jim, and their dog, Cinder. Cherie is a 2012 Inductee to the Massage Therapy Hall of Fame.