Angelina Darrisaw Cheeks is a social entrepreneur, an international career coach and digital media strategist.
Angelina is the founder and CEO of C-Suite Coach, a groundbreaking career coaching platform that provides accessible professional development content and resources to diverse working professionals. C-Suite Coach collaborates with employers to create business solutions that empower and educate teams, as well as retain and engage diverse employees.
A 1st prize winner of Uber’s NYC Pitch Competition, C-Suite Coach has a growing global client footprint with companies like WIX, TIAA, Sponsors for Educational Opportunity, T. Howard Foundation, and individual entrepreneurs and across the United States, Israel, Australia, Canada, and more. C-Suite Coach has been featured in numerous media outlets, including Business Insider, Fast Company, Forbes, Thrive Global, Essence, and career sites such as Levo.com, Recruiter.com and Monster.com.
Angelina, who covered Google’s Thrive magazine, highlighting women business owners who partner with Google, services small businesses as a National Google Digital Coach. Through this role, C-Suite Coach joins Google in bridging the digital divide, offering free coaching and resources to over 14,000 US based diverse small businesses with more than 300 programs with 8 coaches in key metro markets (Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, DC, Detroit, LA, Miami, NYC).
Angelina has also supported small businesses as a mentor through General Assembly’s inaugural mentoring program. These efforts helped her earn “Program of The Year” by Black Googlers and Walker’s Legacy Power25 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.
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 BET.com and has hosted self-esteem workshops to inspire women, girls and young people across the country. She has also appeared in ad campaigns for 23andMe, Hairfinity, Harvard Business School, 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 advisory board for Black Enterprise's Women Of Power Summit, 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.