Cindy is an entrepreneur passionate about food, people and careers. She is an author, speaker and career development expert, having spoken internationally to audiences about how to increase professional influence, magnify impact, and design a career in which they can thrive.
From the board room to the training room to the conference hall, she connects with her audience in a way that leaves each person feeling as if they are the only one in the room. She has delivered keynote speeches and motivational talks for career-focused conferences, industry associations and entrepreneur-driven organisations, offering clear and defined approaches to developing a powerful personal brand.
Cindy is the author of ‘Cooking up Success’, a practical, entertaining and uplifting career development guide. In this innovative and inspiring book, Cindy shares her professional journey through her love of food, capturing funny stories and using personal anecdotes to illustrate how everyone holds the key to finding their dream career in life, if they know how to find it.
Throughout her career, Cindy has worked for four Global FTSE 500 companies overseeing $2M in budgets including programme/project manager for technical projects, managing and developing global client accounts, driving training & development, marketing and branding campaigns, and held various positions in IT, marketing, and corporate management. Her personal career journey has meant experiencing change on a vast scale where she transformed herself by remaining positive, believing in people and using cooking to relax. Her hope is that by sharing her story she can help others avoid many of the challenges she faced during the transitions in her career. She loves stirring the pot to see what ingredients can be added to change lives!
Clients range from board level executives, senior managers, business professionals, sales associates, and entrepreneurs in the technology, retail, finance, manufacturing, energy and media/publishing industries.
Her speaking engagements have included the Commonwealth Games (Canada), WiTT (Women in IT and Telecoms), Smart Works, Cisco, various higher education establishments throughout Canada, and regular speaker and facilitator at Lee Hecht Harrison Penna. Cindy is also a Competent Communicator (CTM) with Toastmasters International.
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Speaking Engagement Repertoire includes:
- Using Body Language to Create Professional Influence
- This Is Not The Career I Imagined: Career Reinvention
- Forging Ahead: Being the Best Version of You
- Creating and Maintaining Lasting Networks
- Creating Impact Through Marketing and Communications
- Selling Made Easy: Business Development for Entrepreneurs
What some of Cindy’s clients are saying:
“All the network members said they found Cindy to be very inspiring and motivational. I know I left with a few new tips up our sleeves.”
“Thank you very much for your talk! You gave everyone plenty of food for thought, and provided it in a humorous and fun way.”