Cheryl Buggy

Cheryl began her professional life as a secondary school teacher having first flirted with work at the BBC, joining the Army and going to art college. She enjoyed 10 years of teaching English until leaving to have children, Tom and Owen. Once they headed off to school Cheryl began a new career in radio; exchanging marking books for playing music and talking to people. This second career lasted for 15 years and in that time she worked at local, regional and national level, particularly enjoying travel commissions for Classic FM’s travel show.

Her next venture was writing, where her interest and passion for personal development, particularly the field of emotional intelligence, resulted in a number of training programmes ranging from those for primary school children through to CEO's of global businesses. She now combines writing, running a radio station and lecturing so things have gone full circle. Delivering workshops with Jonathan Hancock on effective memory techniques led to a book on the subject, along with other titles on emotional intelligence and enterprise. Currently a city councillor in Portsmouth and the Lord Mayor, and Cheryl becomes a grandmother very soon. Her spare time is spent reading or in the company of friends.


Q: What do you wish someone had told you when you were starting out?
A: The world is your oyster.

Q: What is the best advice you’ve ever been given?
A: Dare to dream and aim high

Q: What is the most underrated skill in business?
A: Listening

Q: What is your top tip for success?
A: Live life inside out not outside in and believe in yourself

Books by Cheryl Buggy in this series

Successful Memory Techniques in a Week: Teach Yourself