Jeri Childers Professional Bio


Jeri Childers PhD, is the founder of Accelerate You!TM a coaching, leadership, and business development company and the author of the book Accelerate You!

Jeri works with individuals, accelerators, and organizations supporting leaders, entrepreneurs, and innovators who want a coach and business catalyst that provides clarity, confidence, courage, and customized roadmaps for success in life, career, and business.  Dr Childers spent over 25 years in academic and corporate life researching, teaching, and coaching in leadership, career, and business development. 

Dr Childers’ has international certifications in innovation, change management, and coaching and her work combines brain science, powerful coaching techniques, and proven leadership, career, and business. 

In 2019 she launched the University of Technology Techcelerator and the Female Founder Mentoring Program to enable deep tech commercialization and startup pathways. In 2021, she co-directed iAccelerate at the University of Wollongong, which incubates business ideas for startups and scaleups. In 2022 Jeri managed accelerator programs for researchers at Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) which supports business development and commercialization pathways for inventors and innovators. In 2023 Jeri lectured at the University of Sydney Business School and was the co-head of the Genesis Program, an accelerator focused on growing businesses quickly.  Today Jeri lectures in the Executive MBA program at the University of Wollongong School of Business in Sydney.

Over the years she has assisted organizations like Canva, LiftWomen, and Inspiring Rare Birds to advance and accelerate female leaders. Now in her own business she is dedicated to the advancement of women around the globe through her writing, coaching, training, speaking, and leadership.

Jeri Childers, PhD has developed this program to support female choice-makers and change-makers to powerup in their fields, and to startup and scaleup their lives, careers, and businesses.

Dr Childers wrote the book Accelerate You! The power pivots, mindsets, and steps to power up your leadership for women who want to identify their power gaps and make powerful pivots to advance themselves and others to a brighter future.  Accelerating You! is available for purchase at Amazon, Walmart, Barnes & Noble, Booktopia, and many more distributors.