Celeste Cook is founder and President/CEO of cuStrategies LLC. As a credit union industry strategist, Celeste brings you her credit union experience, expertise, proven strategies, positive energy, and passion for service! In addition to being a consultant and trainer, she is a keynote and motivational speaker with a dynamic and engaging style that have made her highly sought after within the credit union industry. Celeste has also served as an industry expert, motivational specialist, and keynote speaker for credit union associations and leagues nationwide. Along with being CEO of cuStrategies LLC, she has been involved in the credit union industry for more than 20 years and a professional speaker and trainer for more than 15 years – also working for a $1.6 billion credit union in Atlanta, Georgia, and working as a consultant and trainer with Rex Johnson of Lending Solutions Consulting.
Celeste’s experienced consulting services and expert training programs/schools have helped credit unions with assets ranging from $20 million to $2 billion. She provides her vast knowledge, innovative ideas, and proven strategies with passion and a dynamic speaking style that is engaging and filled with positive energy! During her career, Celeste has developed, led, and implemented successful training programs, strategies, and initiatives in lending, business development, sales and service, leadership, and performance improvement. She has a definitive focus on loan growth, profitability, membership growth and retention, and member service.
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Celeste has a degree in business management and a Certification in Sales Leadership Strategies through the Credit Union National Association. She has been a contributor to industry publications such as CUinsight, Credit Union Executive Society, Credit Union Times, and Credit Union Journal as well as the Branch Managers Letter, a national publication. Celeste is also writing a book on leadership and service.