Presenter & Speaker

Your audience members deserve a speaker who will keep them thinking, connecting and eagerly retaining the ideas that form the foundation of your workshop, conference or retreat.  Cynthia delivers timely perspectives in a way that makes abstract topics personal, interesting and applicable. She weaves academic or research-based theory with everyday references and in most cases, personal experiences. Cynthia leaves audience members recognizing the value of growth and the personal assets they already hold.

Cynthia works with clients to identify the aspirational outcomes of the presentation, the composition of the audience and unique opportunities that will contribute to a successful experience. Sessions are generally structured to meet continuing education requirements.

Topics (partial list)

Advanced TV Herstory

Women in Images: How media imagery impacts aspirations, motivation & economics

Women TV Characters: Leadership examples for everyday learning

Themes or topics generated from any Advanced TV Herstory podcast customized for your audience’s needs or conference goals


Facets of leadership (audience: seasoned &/or emerging leaders & managers)Folding chairs

Values & Trust

Organizational Change

Transitions: the Personal Side of Changing Times


  • “Tools, rules & change: Identifying & resolving workplace generational conflict”
  • “Generational insights: Renewing understanding of customers and colleagues”

Leading in the Public Sector

Communicating Messages with Hostile Audiences

Decision-making & Assertiveness

Conflict Resolution


Crisis Communication: Transparency & preparedness for today’s 24/7 news cycle


Generations: How they read your message and its delivery

Public speaking/Testifying in a public venue

Introduction to Social Media (for personal or professional use)


Recent Sessions

Winter 2017 Facilitated strategic planning session for midwestern non-profit organization Feeding Mouths Filling Minds

May 2016 Facilitated focus groups in greater Minnesota on Work Based Learning for Ages 16-24 for the Minnesota Rural Concentrated Employment Program.

February 2015 Facilitated a discussion on generational differences with Bloomington Chamber of Commerce Future Leaders student assemblyGenerations Session Room Posting

September 2014 Private session on values & trust with Connections Inc. Bloomington, MN

April 2014 Panelist, University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management’s 10th Annual Women’s Leadership Conference.