“Cindy is an amazingly gifted facilitator and workshop guider. I had the fortune to attend one workshop on being mindful of who is in the room when you teach. As the Conference Coordinator I saw she received the best feedback from all of our workshops and was invited back to next years conference so that more people may experience the growth many of us felt. As a participant I was at complete ease and felt supportive in a non judgement space as the group considered many possibilities. It was a surprisingly spiritual as well as an intellectual experience.
That’s hard to do. Cindy is clearly gifted. I highly recommend the opportunity to join one of her workshops or to seek her out to present at one of your conferences.” ~ Kim Magnotta Comatas
I was amazed. Truly a paradigm-shattering experience. ~James O’Deorain
“Cindy is a fabulous presenter, able to make even the most uncomfortable topics feel less so. She wins the room with her humor, and is skilled at sensing what participants need in order to fully engage. Cindy creates a safe space for the really hard and important conversations we ought to be having.” ~Kimberly Sweeney
Just yesterday, I quoted Cindy’s notion of “preemptive radical inclusion” in a training I led for teachers. Cindy is a smart, compassionate, and engaging trainer.
~Rev. Michael Tino
“Cindy is an original thinker. After my organization had doubled in size in the space of a year, bringing all the usual growing pains that accompany such growth, Cindy created and led a one-of-a-kind group retreat tailored to fit our center’s social justice mission with a focus on identifying shared values and forging a cohesive group identity. Her leadership style is playful, experiential and creative. Moreover, Cindy is highly attuned to the dynamics of a group, and is able to skillfully identify the path forwards. She is a master at creating possibilities for meaningful conversation in places where others fear to tread and creates safety for difficult dialogues using humor, a disarming forthrightness and a gentle challenge to people to let the best in themselves step forward. I have no hesitation in recommending her to other organizations who are looking to create change, ease conflict and grow into a state of grace.”
~Jassy Timberlake, M.Ed., LMFT
Director at Northampton Sex Therapy Associates
“Cindy’s style of facilitating a multiple day workshop focused on having awkward conversations about sexuality with teenagers was enviable. I learned so much…not only about the content, but also about the process of creating safe and encouraging space, engaging participants at various stages and styles of learning and about presenting material in meaningful, relevant, and relate-able ways. Top notch facilitator and role model!”
~ Cynthia Rosengard, Psychologist specializing in gender health & Associate Professor @ Brown University School of Public Health.
Cindy is a dynamic facilitator with a wealth of information, compassion and humor. She is masterful at engaging every learning style, every personality type, and every level of knowledge at every moment. Cindy creates a milieu of radical welcome that invites participants to take risks and honor differences. I’ve taken trainings with Cindy and invited her to present at conferences I have run and in both contexts she has been delightful to work with.
~ Mr. Barb Greve