Over the years, I have watched Cynthia take her career to new heights.
KIM, REHABILITATION PROGRAM SPECIALIST
About the Principal Consultant and Coach
Cynthia (Sharper) Snodgrass is a magnetically transformative leader with 18 years' experience helping diverse stakeholders and organizations experience tremendous growth and goal attainment. She is a highly intuitive, and fascinatingly dynamic executive with international experience in career and life coaching, strategic planning and execution, and design process innovation.
Cynthia is also a current member of the International Association of Strategic Planning (IASP) and the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), while holding a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master of Education in Workforce Education and Development (formerly called Business Education).
In her full-time role as the Director of Coaching and Outreach for a Big10 university's career exploration center for liberal arts and sciences students, Cynthia oversees career coaching services and strategic partnerships that advance students' professional aspirations. She also initiates and influences DEI initiatives within and beyond her department (of 40) while serving on the college-wide DEI training curriculum committee for hundreds of student employees and interns. Prior to this role, Cynthia served as associate director of a MAC university career center where she counseled undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students. She also has experience as a high school faculty mentor for career programming, and lead the coordination and curriculum design for the Career and Life Planning course which involved hiring and training 13 adjunct faculty while serving approximately 300 undecided college students each year.
Prior to her career in higher education, Cynthia was a 6-year leader in the non-profit workforce development and vocational rehabilitation industry. She has also participated in national dialogues on the conditions of low-wage women in hospitality, tourism, and service industries with the U.S. Department of Labor Women’s Bureau. When not hugging trees or loved ones, Cynthia enjoys spiritual and esoteric advising, motivational speaking, and African/Afro-Caribbean dance.
Special note: Cynthia has completed executive Associate Certified Coach (ACC) training with a specialization in Justice Equity Diversity and Inclusion and plans to complete ICF accreditation by February of 2024.