Know that You Are Valued

Cheryl Riggen


Investing in the leadership of others is how I continue to thrive. 

Hi, my name is Cheryl Riggen, and I take pleasure in valuing people as uniquely designed by God and adding value to their lives. My desire to add value to the lives of others is why I chose to develop as a leader.

Leaders aren't born; they are made. - Vince Lombardi

When I was twenty-four, I started working for a large transportation company. At the time, I did not have a high school diploma. After a few years, I got a management position because of my work ethic and commitment to the company. By the time I was thirty-four as a manager, it had become apparent that I needed to go back to school and get a bachelor's degree to qualify for higher levels of leadership. Going back to school was my first step to investing time and money in my lifelong learning journey.

Intentional Focus Over Time = Growth

Growing up in leadership became a passion once I understood how my ability to connect with people is the way to influence and lead, not my ability to manage processes, plan, and organize. Much of my growth as a leader involves reading books about my faith, leadership, management, communication, and building relationships. I consider some authors my mentors because much guidance has come from their teachings. Besides the reading, I grew as a leader because God brought people into my life that invested time and confidence in me. Many are working colleagues and business leaders, pastors, friends, family, community members, teachers, trainers, mentors, and coaches.

Working with coaches helps me see the areas of my life that hinder me from reaching what I want for myself and provides accountability to stick to my plan of action. It is terrific to have someone talk openly and be heard with tremendous support. Developing leadership skills requires a commitment to continuously evaluate how you are doing, learning what you should be doing differently, practicing what you know, and making it stick. Working with an accountability partner such as a coach helps focus on the right things and stay on track.  

Investing in Others

After thirty-six years, I succeeded in my career, retired from the transportation company, and now own coaching BEYOND borders LLC, which enables me to assist others with growing into their purpose as leaders. We are all created for a unique purpose in life, and it takes an investment of time and energy to discover what it is. It is a false belief to think that it will just happen. Consider letting me be a part of your growth journey as a leader where you will have access to abundant learning resources, coaching, and community.

Our Core Values 

Our core values are what we believe enables every person to achieve the mission and vision they have for themselves. Achieving goals requires taking steps of faith by accepting the risk, discomfort, and time it will take to produce results. Hope is that dream that gives us the courage and strength to keep moving forward. We all encounter failures, obstacles, and fears and develop destructive behaviors that do not need to stop us. It is just a matter of renewing our minds so that we can take control and turn them around for our good. 


Faith is the substance of things hoped for and is the evidence of things not seen. Bible Hebrews 11:1

Vision and confidence enable us to embrace change. Through our training, coaching, and mentoring engagements, men and women will realize and reach the dreams in their hearts. 


For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Bible Jeremiah 29:11

Hope is the ingredient that brings courage and perseverance into our hearts to embrace change. As speakers, coaches, and mentors, we inspire encouragement for hope. The hopefulness that will carry our clients through their journey leads to success. 


For everything, there is a season and a time for every matter under heaven. Bible Ecclesiastes 3:1

Our experiences become stories that shape our values, beliefs, and behaviors. Every client's life story is considered a treasure to be respected. 

Accreditations and Experience