Gripped by perfectionism? PBS and I can help.

by Cheryl Hunter, Life Coach Los Angeles and New York —

Does it ever bum you out to go onto social media and see how perfect everyone else’s life looks? I don’t know about you, but to me it seems like every time I log on, everyone I see has just landed a killer promotion, had a whirlwind romance, and come back from a jet-setting vacation … all while showing off their six-pack abs, no less.

Usually I’m really happy for them. Unless it’s been one of those days, in which case, it all makes me want to crawl back into bed.

It can be easy to get down on yourself and hard to remember that we live in an era of retouched-selfies (and all that entails) and that anything different from what we have right now can seem perfect – from the outside, at least.


Cheryl Hunter — bestselling author and founder of The Hunter Group, a high-performance coaching and consulting company which helps people and organizations be their most potent and resilient. News sources such as CNN and Headline News call upon Cheryl to provide expert commentary on resilience for their audience. Cheryl never set out to be an expert in resilience, but while traveling abroad as a teenager, she was abducted and eventually left for dead by two criminals who promised to make her a model. Once she was free, Cheryl became a model anyway. By the time she was 23, she had lived in seven countries, had been featured in every major magazine franchise, and she was the world-wide Coca-Cola girl. In response to adversity, Cheryl learned how to rise. She codified the process, creating an educational framework that anyone can use to do the same. Her framework, which is at the core of the work that The Hunter Group offers, has been profiled by Forbes Magazine, The Huffington Post, Fast Company, and is highlighted in her four TED talks. Cheryl’s training has helped over a quarter million people learn to be successful, self-confident, and happy, no matter what comes their way. Forbes Magazine named Cheryl one of their top four “favorite TED speakers,” adding that Cheryl has, “something very important to teach – about life, love, empathy and reaching your fullest potential on this planet.”