Illini Spotlight – Dr. Cheryl Lentz 

The F Word That Will Change Your Life: Learn to Fail Faster, Succeed Sooner

Date / Time: Tuesday, August 11, 2020 / 6:00 PM


Failure is a word that few like to talk about; fewer still understand how to harness its power and gifts that it offers to redirect and empower to move forward faster and more effectively. Learn to receive the gift that failure brings. Join Dr. Cheryl, U of I Class of ‘89 on August 11th at 6 pm.


About Dr. Cheryl Lentz: Known as the Academic Entrepreneur, Dr. Cheryl is a unique and dynamic speaker who intensely connects with her audience, having one foot in academia and one foot in the business and entrepreneurial space. Her goal is to offer the audience pearls of wisdom today they can use tomorrow in their personal and professional lives. It is not enough to know, the expectation is for participants to take action and do. Join Dr. Cheryl on her journey to connect these dots to provide inspiration, knowledge, and counsel to move forward effectively.


Known globally for her writings on leadership and failure, as well as critical and refractive thinking she has been published more than 44 times with 25 writing awards. As an accomplished university professor, speaker, and consultant, she is an international best-selling author, as well as top quoted publishing professional on ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox. Learn more about her at


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