BA (Hons), MSc
Cindy is at her best getting alongside others to enable growth and collaboration through focussed inquiry, deep listening, and sensitive challenge. Her approach to working with clients and stakeholders is founded on curiosity and joint exploration to which she brings rigour and responsiveness, underpinned by a keen critical perspective and mission clarity.
Cindy has over 20 years’ experience brokering partnerships, consulting on organisation and network development, co-designing and facilitating long-term development programmes and is an experienced Action Researcher. Cindy is an accredited Action Learning facilitator, Relational Dynamics coach and Human Systems Dynamics professional, with a background in the creative and cultural sector. She holds a commitment to celebrating diversity, respecting multiple intelligences and leveraging difference in complex environments.
Obsessive about potential but anchored in pragmatism, she’s a passionate believer that important work doesn’t have to be ‘hard work’. She actively seeks to foster creativity and innovation and has considerable experience of self-managed and experiential learning, and body-mind/systemic practices (yoga, embodiment, constellations).Cindy holds a certificate in Gestalt groupwork, is a Licensed Instructor and Certification Examiner of Clear Leadership™ and gained an MSc in People and Organisation Development from Roffey Park/University of Sussex in 2016.
Previously director of a non-profit development agency and consultancy promoting creativity as a catalyst for change, Cindy later joined Roffey Park’s faculty, where she was Senior Consultant and Director of Masters and Certificate level Organisation Development and Leadership qualification programmes. She now works independently as a coach, facilitator, network and community catalyst and co-creator of learning and development experiences, such as:
- Supporting Healthier Cultures: through dialogue-based insight gathering research and co-created sense-making and planning responses in order to highlight patterns in experiences, addressing the harmful and amplifying the helpful, with large scale non-profit organisations and in health and care settings.
- Building Adaptive Capacity: developed and led bespoke inquiry-led leadership programmes with Francis Crick Institute, Abcam, Dimensions UK and Blind Veterans UK, focussed on strengthening collaboration whilst working on shared strategic issues.
- OD Capability Building: for AQA Exam Board, Cym Taf Morgannwg University Hospital Board, Yoox Net-a-Porter, JISC among others, online and face to face.
- Senior Leadership in Complex Health and Care Environments: design and delivery of two over-subscribed masterclass series supporting executives on Living and Working with Complexity and in developing Integrated Care System partnerships, alongside Action Learning, coaching and Self-Managed learning programmes for Execs and senior leaders in health and social care settings.
Cindy lives in Mid-Sussex with her children and rescue dog, Ben.