Cherise A. Williams
American Author & Chief Speechwriter
(A.K.A. Madam Speechwriter)
Cherise A. Williams is an American award winning author, basketball mom, brand ambassador for Just Strong, Chief Speechwriter for 2020 Presidential Candidate Robby Wells, actress, political content writer, founder of Cherise A. Williams Corporation a for-profit professional writing service, Nurture the Powerful You Foundation, Inc, Cherise A. Williams Inspiring Blog, esteemed Guest Speaker at the Broward School Board of Broward County Department of Equity and Academic Attainment under the Director David Watkins, poet, VPPR for the REAL Toastmasters Club, and a contributor to State of the Union Daily. The people that noticed her writing was her parents, Language Arts teacher Mr. Thornton at Dillard High School, and professors in college. Over the course of her journey she’s faced adversity all at one time, but she remembered what her acting teacher Tasha Smith said, “Press pass the obstacles and do not give up, you must let go as if you are in front of Tyler Perry, Lee Daniels, or Oprah."
Cherise worked in different arenas and has been transforming into a sought-after Chief Speechwriter and screenwriter. Even when her dreams where deferred and made her heart sick, she never gave up, she knows its all worth it in the end. She is focused on her writing vocation and takes great writing advice from her writing coaches and master teacher from Masterclass Shonda Rhimes, “If you can write someone will hire you.” In 2015 she remembered what Karen Horne Vice President of Programming Talent Development and Inclusion NBC Entertainment and Universal Television at the American Black Film Festival in 2015 at the HBO studio in New York to, “never write in a bubble.” There is a promising future ahead in writing for Cherise A. Williams as she uses her inspiring platform to leverage her influence. She is being pursued by high elect officials to write jaw-dropping speeches. Cherise is extremely creative, intellectual with a straightforward writing style that will inspire and nurture everyone who follows her path with her. She is a professional storyteller and songwriter. She has several book projects and organizational projects in development; Nurture the Powerful You Foundation, Inc®, ElectroFiers Dance Theatre®, and is adding travel writing, political content writing, sports, and lifestyle to her writing portfolio.
Cherise has intellectual giftedness as a:
- Professional storyteller,
- Former innovating educator,
- Professional modern liturgical dancer,
- Motivational speaker,
- Inspirational blogger,
- and former storyteller for Christ Fellowship Port St Lucie campus.
She is also a creative writer, designer, professional model, and humanitarian. She has been seen on stages large and small in Florida, New York, Los Angeles, California, and Washington, DC as well as on screen. Her performing arts career includes many honors as a Principal dancer and choreographer. Her great desire is to carry Truth back to others and to become the light for those who are afraid to step into a dimension of their own Excellence. Cherise’s mother Pastor Verna J. Boatwright is the blueprint of who she is becoming and aunt Mavis Wilson.
Cherise is excited and humbled she has extraordinary mentors, acting coaches that helped her alone the way, such as actress/director Tasha Smith, private coach Yonel Aris, Commercial Life TV Kevin O’Neill who told her she was born to be on screen, voice coach Al Hobbs from Truthful Acting Studios in Orlando, FL, transformational coach and mentor Dee Thompson, and former Dance Directors Lucretia Welters and Shawna Bowden. It has not always been an amazing journey she sowed in tears. There was always a Dr. Helen Boykin, Evangelist Wanda Eason, and Joyce Jackson behind the scenes.
Cherise A.Williams, didn’t know she was going to add politics to her journey until she was asked to be on the Obama Organizing Fellowship Program in 2012 and canvassed on Hilary Clinton political campaign in 2017. She enjoyed the experience. Becoming a speechwriter was hidden in her heart. She stepped out on faith and successfully completed the Professional Speechwriters Association Speechwriting School which took place in Washington, D.C. at Georgetown University McDonough School of Business and was granted a certificate of completion on October 22, 2018. Her speech coaches let her know before she left Washington, DC that she was the voice to the world. Cherise decided to take everything with boldness. On October 30, 2018, she accepted the position as Chief Speechwriter for 2020 Presidential Candidate Robby Wells and was recently asked to write for the State of the Union Daily. On October 19, 2018, recognition was given to Cherise for exceptional achievement in the Toastmasters International Leadership Program. American Writers and Artist Inc featured Cherise A. Williams in a success story where she talks about her vision in becoming a speechwriter and screenwriter published on August 26, 2018. Cherise A. Williams is a published author of UnderNeath the MakeUp Series Nurture the Powerful You 365 Daily Inspirations, which appeared in PW Publishers Weekly July 25, 2016 issue. Cherise A. Williams was recognized as the first-place winner and awarded Christian Author of achievement certificate from Xulon Press Fall of 2017 in the category devotional. On May 23, 2018, Toastmasters International Communication Program recognized Cherise as a Competent Communicator for exceptional achievements. When she was offered the chance to be on the board as a Vice President of Public Relations for The REAL Toastmasters Club in Palm Beach, Gardens, FL on April 23, 2018, she seized the moment.
She is a member of:
- Professional Speechwriters Association,
- National Writers Union,
- Wealthy Web Writer,
- American Writers & Artists, Inc.,
- National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP),
- Florida Writers Association,
- Professional Writers' Alliance,
The REAL Toastmasters Club where she won third place in the District 47 International Speech Contest on March 24, 2018, second place for the International Speech Contest on March 12, 2018, she participated in the Table Topics Contest and won third place on February 6, 2017, and is a former Board of Director as a Marketing and Publicity Director for the Community Music School of Tradition Youth Orchestras, Inc.
No matter what Cherise does in her life, God causes her hands to prosper as she prepares her sons and other youth for their promising future. She is an agent of change and was an effective Reading Educator in the Broward County Florida Public Schools. Above all, Cherise has a passion for living boldly in faith and for shaping girls and young women minds. Cherise believes in staying open to learning and opportunities that come her way. Cherise is confident that her gifts make room for her. She believes in placing her passion and faith on display, for she knows there is a consummation date for everything under the sun.
Cherise academic background includes doctoral studies toward a Ph.D. in Business Management with a concentration in Leadership from Capella University. Cherise is a Cum Laude graduate from Everest University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Masters in Business Administration with specialization in Management. She possesses a Reading Endorsement from Florida Department of Education. She is a former effective Reading Educator for Driftwood Middle Magnet an Academy of Environmental Health & Wellness in Hollywood, FL and Lincoln Park Academy a premier College Preparatory Secondary Magnet School in Ft. Pierce, FL. Graduate from Dillard High School class of 1994. She attended Bethune Cookman College now Bethune Cookman University 1994-1996. She enjoys being around dream builders, mastermind groups, and establishing positive relationships with diverse backgrounds. She studied writing for television from Masterclass under Shonda Rhimes and stay open to learning attending classes and workshops in New York City.
High Points & Ongoing Projects
- Mentoring Moments with Girl Leading Our World Club (G.L.O.W.) on December 7, 2018 at McNicol Middle School in Hollywood, FL 50+ girls.
- Cherise received a recording contract for composing a love song.
- Cherise was in a short film thriller Unreported Crime January 2018, which won Best Short Drama at the Urban Film Festival in Orlando, FL May, 26, 2018.
- On behalf of Honey Shine Inc. Cherise spoke at Alonzo and Tracy Mourning Senior High School on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 on " I Aspire to Be Empowered."
- She is currently working on authoring new books along with guiding her sons' and mentees on becoming published authors, publishers, and much more.
- One of her passions is dance, and she is organizing a dance theater that specializes in a vast variety of dance styles.
- 2017 ongoing Masterclasses with Shonda Rhimes Writing for Television; David Mamet dramatic writing, and much more
- Summer of 2017, Cherise motivated girls in grades 3rd -12th grade for Camp Honey Shine at the Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart
- Cherise recently spoke at Honey Shine, Inc Aspire to Shine Workshop on April 22, 2017, at Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart (Duchesne Campus) in Miami, FL
- Every other week Cherise speaks to a group of girls on many different topics. Recently, she spoke about Embrace Your Beauty Within at Driftwood Middle Magnet the Academy of Health and Wellness April 2017
- Cherise is Toastmasters Member Spotlight for March/April 2017 issue
- A dynamic speaker at Driftwood Middle Magnet the Academy of Health and Wellness Career Awareness Day March 2017 and 2018
- Cherise modeled for Fashion Designer Expo at the Miami Convention Center supporting fearless survivors! October 2016
- Attending the American Black Film Festival 2015
Cherise started writing when she was fourteen and kept a lot of creative poetry journals. Williams was very shy growing up. Her mother kept her in a lot of performing arts activities to break the shyness. That’s why she is gifted in many areas of her life. She used to run track at Everglades now Williams Dandy Middle, Crystal Lakes Middle, and Dillard High School before she became a professional of many gifts. Cherise envisioned herself being a renowned author. She used to read “In The Spirit” by Susan Taylor and envision writing for Essence Magazine and other well-known enterprises.
In March of 2016, Cherise was interviewed by Deco Drive at the KLS by Kimora Lee Simmons at Bloomingdale's in Aventura Mall where proceeds benefited "Honey Shine Mentoring Program" Cherise appeared "Absolutely Fabulous". Cherise was cast as a dancer & background artist in a movie musical by Valencia Motion Pictures in association with Five Alive Films Missy's Musical Misadventure. Cherise was requested by Evangelist Connie Thompkins to perform a dance dramatization for Mighty Women of Valor (MWOV) "A Kept Woman" women conference on Saturday, June 20, 2015. Cherise dazzled into Summer at the 2015 American Black Film Festival where she embraced every moment in Master classes with Karen Horne, VP NBCU (writing for television); Roger Bobb, CEO Bobbcat Films (fundamentals of producing); and her acting mentor Actress/Producer Tasha Smith Actor's Workshop). Cherise dreams are bigger than her, she looks forward to working in the United States and international.
In a short period of time, Cherise celebrates her distinctive beauty in a surreptitious way by accompanying three of her reading students who were the only students chosen in the middle school to represent Lincoln Park Academy due to their outstanding writing at the 2015 St. Lucie County Reading Council's Young Authors Celebration. One of Cherise's former dance student was accepted at Dillard High School Performing Arts Dance Program for the 2015-2016 academic year. In addition, she has established an Enterprise and working on projects for her children's children. Cherise is humbled and grateful to see the fruit of her labor bear fruits every season.
Acting for Cherise started
Cherise started acting at the age of 4 in faith-based organizations and was chosen for principal roles like Mary in stage play The Birth of Jesus; fabric of a woman; Ola Ray from Thriller by Michael Jackson; Feisty Lioness in King of our Home Land from the Elegant School of Modern Dance; No More Drama, God’s Original Design, & Daughters of Thunder. Cherise possesses "Flawless" niches which are alluring, attractive, & anointed. She auditioned for Michael Baisden stage play Men Cry in The Dark II on August 29, 2014, under Casting Director Leah Daniels-Butler, which is (Producer/Director/Writer) Lee Daniels sister. This was an Awestruck experience and Cherise looks forward too many more opportunities and being cast in comedy, commercials, film, action, true stories, stage plays, print modeling, and open doors no man can shut! Cherise always stays ready whether she's onstage or not. This dazzling doll always gives 250%; she knows the Universe is captivated & watching through binoculars; making way to usher her gifts into the presence of the great.
Cherise was honored to facilitate as a dance dramatist for Word of Living God Ministries 2014 women's conference: Under Cover and Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church pastor anniversary. Cherise Antoinette Williams was elected to dramatize Take Me to The King. She also was chosen to portray a dramatization of Dr. Elizabeth Harry book Melanie Bird with A Broken Wing a Mother Story at the 2012 BB&T Dragonfly Darlings Women’s Conference. This inspiring beauty was the hostess at the 2013 Authors & Poet Networking Affair. Cherise appeared in The Caribbean Heist as a movie extra as the girl by the pool. Cherise facilitated in choreography in Walker Elementary School of Performing Arts 2013 Winter Musical Christmas on Main Street.
"Extra, Extra Read All About Cherise"
Cherise is a certified Professional Model under the Board of Education. Cherise started her modeling career at age 15. She has done extensive runway work with Dillard’s Sensational Event Fashion Show, Peter NyGard, Fashion Night, Red Carpet Fashion Show, and Chafa Govha Fashion Show. Former Radio Personality Host for Lights Cameras Fashion blog talk radio where she has interviewed Actor Rico Ball, Model Kenya Thomas, Hip Hop Legend MC Shan, Model Floyd Banks, Actresses Glenn Twins, Jazz Composer Daryl Johnson, Dyneshia Locke/Suzette Kelly of Who Did That Hair, and upcoming new artist Tahmell, and AllStar. Under the direction of Gelan Lambert Jr. from FELA, the musical Cherise partook in the 2013 Afro-Contemporary community master dance class presented by Ethnotricity. Cherise participated in the Miami Herald Remember the Time program hosted by Mistress of Ceremony Karen A. Tynes as a dramatist and poetess of Still I Rise. When Cherise is not in front of producers or auditioning, she serves on four different organizations platforms and has been with Honey Shine Mentoring Program for eight years where she was featured on NBC-6 and also received Certificate of Appreciation from Tracy Wilson Mourning in recognition of her valuable contributions to Honey Shine, Inc. Cherise enjoys mentoring at Driftwood Middle Magnet an Academy of Health & Wellness. She is a former mentor for Seagull Alternative High School where she received mentor award in appreciation, outstanding commitment, service and generosity to the students and families for 2012- 2013 academic year and Whiddon Roger Educational Center. She was honored to speak at Ely High Professional Vocational Program on Striving for Excellence by Possessing Pride & Integrity.
Cherise A. Williams is a former Principal dancer for the Elegant School of Modern Dance under Artistic Director Shawna Bowden. Her gift of Modern/Liturgical dance started when she was 17 years old from Bethune Cookman University under Concert Chorale Director Dr. Rebecca Steele; where her first dance was a duet from the song Beauty and the Beast by Celion Dion and Peabo Bryson. She has been dancing for 15+ years. Cherise was the superb Liturgical Dancer for Bishop Harvey David Bryan Sr. & wife Almarie Bryan of Holy Redeemer Church of God in Christ for 12 years until their passing. Cherise facilitated in choreography for Camp Honey Shine 6th Annual Honey Shine Talent Show. Cherise is beckoned and sought out by many parishioners and administrators. As a former Interim Teacher for Broward County School Board Cherise was chosen to facilitate in choreography for the first African American Superintendent of Schools for Broward County Robert W. Runcie December 15, 2011. Williams choreographed for Christmas on Main Street Winter Musical 2013 at Walker Elementary School of Performing Arts. Cherise choreographed for the 2012 Title I, Head Start Nonpublic Neglected and delinquent program Parent Seminar for 500+ parents and guess. She accompanied and facilitated in choreography for Christmas on Las Olas, winter, and spring shows 2008-2012 for Walker School of the Performing Arts. Cherise is the former Choreographer/Sponsor for the Dazzling Dolls Majorettes of Walker Elementary School of the Performing Arts. She was preferred for the First Annual E. Pat Larkin’s Charitable Foundation, Inc. political event. Elected as one of the soloists to dance for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “In the Spirit of Unity and Service in the Community” 2008 Celebration where Cherise danced for Mayor Lamar Fisher. Performed in a tribute to Alvin Ailey. At the 10th Odyssey Network 2009 Ultimate Business Retreat in Naples, FL Cherise danced along with the Elegant School of Modern Dance and opened up for Gospel singer Micah Stampley, Reverend Dr. M. Elaine Flake from the Greater Allen A.M.E. and R& B Singer Deborah Cox. Cherise acquires her contemporary modern dance style from Master Choreographers, Master dance workshops, and open community classes. Cherise studied Horton, Graham, ballet, and different styles of dance from Elegant School of Modern Dance; University Center of Performing Arts; Jubilee Dance Theater; Delou African Dance; The Boca Ballet Theater; and Bethune Cookman University. Cherise is open to mastering her crafts and or gifts.
Despite mushrooming oppositions, Cherise A. Williams keeps trying and trying, which she knows her secret weapon to what she is going to accomplish is making her unconquerable. She becomes more creative as challenges enlarge or intensify. Cherise carries Truth back to others, that may or may not relate to her. She desires to become the light for those who are afraid to step into a dimension of their own Excellence. By helping others, she gains a new awakening of new perception about herself. She learns more about who she is, what she thinks, how she feels, and how to relate to others. The creator of the universe has created her to be a living moving picture; an individual painting like no other in time.
Cherise Secret Chronicles
Cherise is the wife of Dwaine Williams. The daughter of Bishop Marshall & Pastor Verna J. Boatwright and sister of vocal artist/Mortician Marsha L. Boatwright. Cherise is a proud mother of two handsome sons’ basketball player Dwaine Ahmad Williams: MVP 2016-2017 and Actor/Author/Violinist Malik Caron Williams. On her spare time, she spends quality time with family, give voice to the voiceless through storytelling, travel, read, write, research, attend educational conferences, women conferences, transformation classes, acting classes/workshops, modern liturgical/contemporary jazz dance, build enterprises from the ground up, mentor, bake cakes, and does Philanthropy work in the community as a secret treasure to those in need. What is Cherise SECRET doing? Her secret believes she can do anything as her gift makes room for her. Therefore, she takes it one day at a time and learns as new doors of opportunities are open, keeping her visions in front of her as the Mighty Conqueror crowns her faithfulness with confidence and strength.