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Coach Cynthia, Certified Health & Wellness Coach

a.k.a., The Resilience Ninja™

I am a Certified Health & Wellness Coach who works with individuals and teams to build resilience, grow in empathy, and reclaim personal narratives for greater self-empowerment.

How I Became A Wellness Coach

I actually found my way into the field because I was in search of an answer.


Between 2011 & 2015, 3 of my close family members suffered heart attacks and strokes, and one of them actually succumbed as a result. They were all obese. 


I remember sitting on the patio with them shocked to discover they were all on the same heart medication, even the youngest who had not yet reached 30 years of age. 

I also remember seeing in that moment that I had a choice to make... to continue doing what I'd been doing and risk a similar fate, or to pursue a different path - one that would increase my chances of seeing my then 5 year old son grow up.


That's when my search for lasting change began. And while combing the internet for information, as we so often do when we don't know where else to start,  I came across a short little video titled "How Coaching Works". 


The rest is history. 

The Story Leading to My Current Purpose

Many of us may be questioning who we are and what it is we want to be as a nation. The tragic murder of an innocent man, George Floyd, and all the other souls we have lost under similar circumstances have brought into stark relief the divides among our communities.


As an African American mom raising a mixed-race boy, these losses come too close and too often for my comfort. As a health and wellness coach with an interest in resilience, empathy, and personal narratives, I feel compelled to serve in this moment. 


Through the lens of story and building trust through conversation, there is a safe space coaches can hold for individuals of all stripes to explore and connect with the experiences of others, explore areas of intersectionality and similarity, and envision for themselves a new way of engaging with the "other." 


If my words resonate with you and you believe I may be the "right fit" to work with you on your specific challenge, please do not hesitate to contact me.

What I do...

I support my clients as they "fail forward" so that they can become more resilient in their daily lives. 

How I do what I do...

My approach varies by client, but at its foundation, my work is about holding space to allow my clients an opportunity to: 

  • Take a deep breath
  • Air what's there
  • Explore & learn from what's there
  • Find firmer footing
  • Commit to taking the next best action

How a Coach Might Work for You...

The right coach can help clients make shifts in their thinking to open themselves up to new learning & new possibilities. Consider the following...
  • Are you (or your team) weighed down by the relentless disruption of our agile new normal?
  • Are you paralyzed by fear of making a decision (or taking an action) you know you need to make?
  • Does the pace life leave you feeling that there's little space to even catch your breath?
  • Do you just need an empathetic ear who is there solely for you (or your team) as you explore and grow into your own power?
  • Are you open to being held accountable for the promises you make to yourself?
  • Are you looking for a partner who has been there and understands that true transformation can be a bit messy?

If you answered "yes" to any of the above questions, a coach might be right for you.

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