Over the years, I have watched Cynthia take her career to new heights.
KIM, REHABILITATION PROGRAM SPECIALIST
Author and founder of SharperWorks LLC, Cynthia holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master of Education in Business Education. For over fifteen years, hundreds of domestic and international students and professionals have trusted Cynthia’s astute style of career and life coaching. She is a quiet storm of executive knowledge, systematic organization, and strategic wins. Yet she's unafraid to fail.
In her current role as the Director of Coaching and Outreach for a Big10 university's career exploration center, Cynthia oversees career coaching services and strategic partnerships that advance liberal arts and sciences students' professional aspirations. 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 faculty mentor for high school teachers while leading the curriculum and adjunct faculty that taught the Career and Life Planning course to approximately 300 undecided college freshmen and sophomores each year.
Specially attuned to the challenges of working mothers in the service industry, Cynthia published Get Boss to blueprint her ascension from a young, underpaid mom to a respected entrepreneur and authority in career development education and services. 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 her children, Cynthia enjoys spiritual advising, modern and African dance, and (spicy) Pad Thai.