BA (Hons), MSc
Cindy is at her best getting alongside others to enable growth and collaboration through focussed inquiry, deep listening, and sensitive challenge.
Cindy has 20 years’ experience brokering partnerships, consulting on organisation and network development, co-designing and facilitating long-term development programmes and is a keen Action Researcher. She is an accredited Action Learning facilitator, Relational Dynamics coach and Human Systems Dynamics professional, with a background in the creative and cultural sector.
Obsessive about potential but anchored in pragmatism, Cindy is passionate about helping teams celebrate diversity, respect multiple intelligences and leverage their difference, particularly in complex environments.
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.
She actively seeks to foster creativity and has considerable experience of self-managed and experiential learning, and body-based practices (yoga, embodiment). 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 promoting creativity as a catalyst for change, Cindy later joined Roffey Park’s faculty, where she was Senior Consultant, Course Director for the Masters and Programme Director for the Organisation Development Practitioner Programme between 2015 and 2020. She now works independently as a coach, facilitator, network and community catalyst and co-creator of learning and development experiences, such as:
- Innovation Leadership: two, year-long programmes blending webinars, face to face workshops, Design Thinking projects, and Action Learning for 40 senior leaders (operational and clinical) for private medical healthcare and insurance provider, Medicover, based across 6 countries in Eastern Europe.
- Building Adaptive Capacity: inquiry-led leadership programmes e.g. 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, Cym Taf Morgannwg University Hospital Board, Yoox Net-a-Porter, JISC among others.
- Living and Working with Complexity: thinking clearly, acting wisely and staying healthy pandemic-responsive online workshop series for health and care professionals.
Cindy lives in Mid-Sussex with her children and rescue dog, Ben.