Chakisse Newton is the founder and president of Cardinal Consulting. Since 2006, she has helped organizations and individuals develop, cultivate and maintain profitable relationships. She is a dynamic and engaging presenter, known for her communication and influencing skills and ability to teach practical techniques to achieve both business and personal growth.

Chakisse has experience both in the executive office and in the field. For more than 20 years, Chakisse led a variety of local, national and global marketing efforts. She has also been the director of national sales for a consulting organization and an outside sales rep. She has seen first hand how world-class organizations grow, innovate and interact with clients. Because of her insights working in the similar, but very different, arenas of sales and marketing, she can quickly spot bottlenecks, tweak strategies, and improve execution to achieve desired business outcomes.


She is an award-winning speaker and has presented to and provided training for groups across the country on topics including business results improvement, improving effectiveness and individual motivation. In both 2005 and 2009 Toastmasters International recognized Chakisse as one of the 10 best speakers in the world.

Utilizing her experience as a speaker and sales and marketing expert, Chakisse specializes in business development strategy, branding, communications and improving client relationships. Her services include consulting, coaching, keynotes and workshops.







"Thank you for an excellent session.  It can be difficult to motivate busy people whose plates are full and can be hard to crack from old ways of doing things, but you did it.  We have sustained a lot of the energy that you created and are still using some of your techniques to grow and get better each day."

Kevin Lindler

SVP, Retail Market Executive

First Citizens Bank 

We work with clients large and small across almost every industry sector including both for profits and non-profits. 

Here's what a few of our clients say about us:


"I have worked with Chakisse Newton and Cardinal Consulting at two healthcare technology companies.  She has helped us tremendously in many facets of our marketing, from developing marketing plans to execution.  Chakisse is very knowledgeable and creative, but she’s also pragmatic and delivers marketing strategies that really work"


Catherine Huddle

VP, Market Development




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