Cheryl Bachelder

Cheryl Bachelder

Keynote Speaker: Former CEO of Popeyes; Author of "Dare to Serve: How to Drive Superior Results by Serving Others,"; Podcast Host

Cheryl Bachelder Biography

Cheryl Bachelder is a passionate, purpose-led business leader -- the former CEO of Popeyes® Louisiana Kitchen, Inc. From 2007 to 2017, she led the transformation of a tired brand and discouraged organization into a top-performing quick service restaurant chain. The story of the Popeyes success is chronicled in her book Dare to Serve: How to drive superior results by serving others. Today Cheryl’s aim is to help senior leaders understand and implement Dare to Serve leadership in for-profit and non-profit workplaces.

Cheryl’s earlier career included brand leadership roles at Yum Brands, Domino’s Pizza, RJR Nabisco, The Gillette Company and Procter & Gamble.
Today Cheryl serves as a director and compensation committee chair at Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (PIR). She also serves as a director of US Foods Holding Corp (USFD). She is an advisor to Procter & Gamble’s franchising venture, Tide Dry Cleaners. She is active in many ministries developing future leaders: Spring Hill Camps, Crossroad Farms, and CRU. She speaks at conferences such as Work Matters, RightNow Media, [email protected], Servant Leadership Institute, and Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership.

Cheryl holds a Bachelor’s and Masters of Business Administration degree from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. She is married 37 years to Chris Bachelder and they have three grown daughters, two terrific son-in-laws, and two handsome grandsons. Cheryl and Chris reside in Atlanta, Georgia and attend Buckhead Church. They are avid learners, fans of the classical education movement, and can always be found reading a good book!

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Cheryl Bachelder Videos

Cheryl Bachelder Truth At Work Conference Snapshot
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Who is the agent for Cheryl Bachelder?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Cheryl Bachelder for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Cheryl Bachelder for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Cheryl Bachelder or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Cheryl Bachelder or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Cheryl Bachelder is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Business Leadership, Business and Women in Business. The estimated speaking fee range to book Cheryl Bachelder for virtual events is $50,000 - $100,000. Please contact us for live event fees. Cheryl Bachelder generally travels from Atlanta, GA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Randi Zuckerberg, Sallie Krawcheck and Barbara Corcoran. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Cheryl Bachelder for an upcoming event.

Cheryl Bachelder Videos

Cheryl Bachelder Truth At Work Conference Snapshot
The Power of Serving Others | Cheryl Bachelder
Cheryl Bachelder | Bring Your Best Self to Work
Dare To Serve | Cheryl Bachelder | TEDxCentennialParkWomen
CEO's Secret to Success- Cheryl Bachelder

Cheryl Bachelder Speaking Topics

  • Dare to Serve

    How can leaders get breakthrough results? Cheryl Bachelder tells how she and her team engineered the extraordinary turnaround of Popeye Louisiana Kitchen by making a tough but rewarding decision to lead through service.

    Cheryl Bachelder joined an ailing restaurant chain and turned it into the darling of the industry—by daring to serve the people in her organization well.

    When Bachelder was named CEO of Popeyes in the fall of 2007, guest visits had been declining for years, restaurant sales and profit trends were negative, and the company stock price had dropped from $34 in 2002 to $13. The brand was stagnant, and relations between the company and its franchise owners were strained.

    By 2014, average restaurant sales were up 25 percent, and profits were up 40 percent. Popeyes’ market share had grown from 14 percent to 21 percent, and the stock price was over $40. The franchisees were so pleased with the turnaround that they began reinvesting in the brand, rapidly remodeling restaurants, and building new units around the world.

    The difference maker, Bachelder says, was a conscious decision to lead in a new way. She and her team created a workplace where people were treated with respect and dignity yet challenged to perform at the highest level. Silos and self were set aside in favor of collaboration and team play. And the results were measured with rigor and discipline. Servant leadership is sometimes derided as soft or ineffective, but this book shows that it’s actually challenging and tough minded—a daring path. Bachelder takes you firsthand through the transformation of Popeyes and shows how a leader at any level can become a Dare-to-Serve leader.

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How to book Cheryl Bachelder?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Cheryl Bachelder for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Cheryl Bachelder, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Cheryl Bachelder or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Cheryl Bachelder?

Booking fees for Cheryl Bachelder, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Cheryl Bachelder, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Cheryl Bachelder?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Cheryl Bachelder for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Cheryl Bachelder for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Cheryl Bachelder or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Cheryl Bachelder or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Cheryl Bachelder is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Business Leadership, Business and Women in Business. The estimated speaking fee range to book Cheryl Bachelder for virtual events is $50,000 - $100,000. Please contact us for live event fees. Cheryl Bachelder generally travels from Atlanta, GA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Randi Zuckerberg, Sallie Krawcheck and Barbara Corcoran. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Cheryl Bachelder for an upcoming event.

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