Angelina Darrisaw Cheeks is a social entrepreneur, an international business & career coach and a digital media strategist.
As the Founder and CEO of C-Suite Coach, a career-coaching platform that provides accessible professional development resources to diverse professionals, Angelina collaborates with employers to create business solutions that empower and educate teams, as well as retain and engage diverse employees. Clients have included: Wix, TIAA, NYU Veteran's Future Lab, BLKTechCLT and more. She also facilitates transformative career workshops and experiences that have reached over 4,000 working and aspiring professionals in person, through outlets including: TEDx, Princeton University, Brown University, West Point, Bank of America, the 2016 Democratic National Convention, WICT, Ebony Magazine’s WomenUp Series, and The NYC BAR Association.
A first prize winner of Uber’s NYC Pitch Competition, C-Suite Coach has been featured in numerous media outlets, including Business Insider, Black Enterprise, Fast Company, Forbes, Thrive Global, Essence, and career sites such as Levo, Recruiter and Monster.com.
Angelina, who covered Google’s Thrive magazine, highlighting women business owners who partner with Google, services small businesses as the National Google Digital Coach. She joins Google in bridging the digital divide, by offering free coaching and resources in 8 metropolitan markets across the United States. The program has reached over 10,000 diverse small business owners in the last year, helping them strategically revamp their business strategies through in-person programs. She has also mentored entrepreneurs through General Assembly’s inaugural mentoring program. These efforts helped her earn “Program of The Year” by Black Googlers and Walker’s Legacy Power 25 award in 2017 and the "Innovators & Disruptors Diversity & Inclusion Award" presented by New York On Tech and NBC Universal, as well as the Year Up Urban Empowerment Award in 2018.
Prior to founding C-Suite Coach, Angelina was the Senior Manager of Digital Business Development at Viacom where she developed strategic business opportunities and partnerships with social media platforms like Twitter, Snapchat, Tumblr and more. Angelina did similar digital strategy work previously at ESPN.
As a My Black is Beautiful and Pantene brand ambassador, Angelina was featured in national ads in Oprah, Ebony and Essence magazines and profiled in Buzzfeed, Huffington Post and on BET. She has also appeared in ad campaigns for 23andMe, Hairfinity and more.
Angelina holds an M.A. in Management from Wake Forest University, a Certificate of Coaching from New York University (where she is now an adjunct professor) and a B.A. in Political Science from Davidson College. Angelina proudly serves on the board of Youth Communication and the steering committee for the Alvin Ailey’s Young Patrons Circle and was a founding member of the Wake Forest School of Business’ Development Council. In 2014, she was selected as a Council of Urban Professionals Fellow for exemplary leadership. She is a two-time Top 20 finalist for Miss New York USA, a marathoner, and a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.