PGS faculty are a diverse community of scholar-practitioners from business, government, and non-profit sectors who are experts in a wide variety of sustainability disciplines.
PhD, Psychology, The Fielding Institute
MPH, Health Education and Administration, University of Michigan
BA, Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley
Cynthia was formerly VP of Consulting at Saatchi & Saatchi S setting strategies and implementing programs that promoted personal and organizational sustainability practices. Cynthia has over 25 years of experience as an organizational strategist, author, and executive coach. She is the founder of ChangeworksGlobal where she designed and led numerous organizational change engagements. She has deep experience to the design, development, and implementation of large-scale learning experiences. Her clients have included WalMart, Frito Lay, WellPoint, Blue Shield of California, Benjamin Moore, Solutia, Charles Schwab, Kaiser Permanente, VmWare, AT&T, Intermune, Bank of America, The Monterey Herald, Capital One, Daughters of Charity, Internal Revenue Service, Deloitte & Touché, Estee Lauder, National Semiconductor and IBM and other organizations in financial, healthcare, high technology, and government sectors.
Cynthia is a co-author of 14 books among them: Leadership for Sustainability and Change, Take This Job and Love it, Getting Your Organization to Change, Empowerment, Rekindling Commitment, Managing Organizational Change, Empowerment, Organizational Mission, Vision and Values and numerous articles in management and trade journals.
She is a frequent keynote speaker at national conferences on the topics of leadership, mastering change, and innovation. Reports of Cynthia’s work have been featured in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, Business Week, the Stanford Business School Newsletter and Worthwhile Magazine.
Her current interests are sustainable leadership development, employee engagement and creating personal and organizational change.
Swaay Media, No Easy Road: The Psychology of Entrepreneurship
A concise, practical and energizing distillation of what is working for today’s most successful sustainability leaders. It provides a clear set of actions you can take to generate transformation, with results yielding market advantage, eco-efficiency, product or service innovation, personal resilience and engaged communities.
Revised 2003 Provides hands-on management tools for overcoming resistance, planning and implementing change. Shows how to build employee ownership and increase individual and team commitment. Assessment tools available.
Tools and strategies for becoming a change leader. Step by step guide to mobilizing and sustain your organization through the three stages of change.