An Independent Certified Coach, Teacher, Trainer and Speaker with Maxwell Leadership Certified Team.

About Nabil Cherif

As a John Maxwell Certified Coach, Teacher and Speaker, I can offer you workshops, seminars, keynote speaking, and coaching, aiding your personal and professional growth through study and practical application of John’s proven leadership methods. Working together, I will move you and/or your team or organization in the desired direction to reach your goals.

I was born in Tunisia and after finishing my marketing and English degree, I began working and spent every penny I could to travel and experience other cultures and countries. I traveled to France, Germany, Italy, Malta, England, Switzerland, and Cyprus before landing in Kansas City in 2000 to attend college in the US. I am fluent in French, Arabic, and English, and am learning Spanish. Since arriving in Kansas City, I worked a variety of jobs while going to school, from school bus driver, to a security officer, a waiter, flower delivery, retail, you name it! Since moving to the US, I have visited over 40 states to understand the American culture and their way of life. I later stumbled into opportunities to work as an interpreter and fell in love with it because of being able to help people communicate and connect with each other. I also saw the need to offer training in how to overcome cultural barriers. Therefore, my passion for people and solving problems spawned a desire to start a language and cultural services company. I had to continue working my multiple jobs while I tirelessly built the company, but my determination was my cornerstone to push through the challenges of it and Bridging the Gap Interpreting was born in 2007! I chose the slogan of "nothing better than being understood" because I desired to be understood when I moved to the US and desired for others to be understood that were having trouble being able to communicate what they were trying to explain. Since then I travelled to Mexico, Costa Rica, Switzerland again, France again, China, Belgium, germany, touched the soil of Iceland and back to my birth place Tunisia for the 2nd time in the last 18 years.

I was introduced to karate in my home country as a boy and have never stopped training. I am preparing for my 3rd degree black belt in Shotokan karate, I have continuously been a self-defense instructor, and am a certified personal trainer with the International Sport Science Association (ISSSA). My leadership education has been extensive as well, being a graduate of the Ultimate Leadership training through the Growth Skills Foundation being lead by Henry Cloud and John Townsend, an advanced graduate through Klemmer and Associates, and a graduate of the You Lead Now program through the Kansas Leadership Center. 

How did I do all of this in a foreign land? I wanted to grow. And because growth comes with a price, I had to invest hours upon hours of reading, money, and a lot of sacrifice. People are either motivated by inspiration or desperation, I was motivated by both. As John Maxwell says, "everything worthwhile is up hill." I have combined everything that I have learned with the gifts that I am blessed with and in partnership with the John Maxwell Team, I am a life coach, motivational teacher and speaker, cultural trainer and a breakthrough facilitator. I got married in 2014 and my wife and I are currently living in between Kansas City and downtown Chicago.

Contact Me. I am looking forward to assisting you on your journey to becoming a successful leader, and learning together how to add value to others in becoming a better buisness person, a better husband and a better friend to others. I am working on it too. I never say that I have arrived, I say that I am still on the journey.