At heart, I am a strengths-based coach and a visionary who develops and implements a plan to move a thought, idea or dream into a reality. I am intrinsically motivated to be a collaborating partner who inspires and encourages others to be the best versions of themselves by expanding self-awareness and engaging in a growth mindset to continually learn and grow professionally and personally. I find joy in guiding others to discover new insights about themselves that are empowering and fulfilling. My superpowers are my strengths of hope (I believe and envision the best in the future and work to create it), gratitude (I appreciate and am thankful for the uniqueness and potential of every human), curiosity (I seek answers, explore and discover through experiences) and perspective (I engage an integral, holistic approach and value the inner wisdom we each hold within us).
Cindy has more than 30 years of experience serving organizations and individuals in a variety of educational and coaching settings. As part of our management consulting practice, she helps individuals and teams increase awareness of their strengths and then leverage those strengths to meet personal and professional goals, as well as use them to work through life challenges. Cindy leads and guides the implementation and continued development of strengths-based programs for clients as well as our internal teams at Vista360, LLC and Bloom360 Learning Community, a nonprofit school for neurodivergent Learners founded by our Managing Partner and co-located with Vista360. She also provides one-on-one strength-based coaching to teams and individuals. Cindy serves as the Program Guide at Bloom360 Learning Community. She shapes the school’s curriculum and oversees the continued development and implementation of Bloom360’s educational model which is rooted in human development.
Prior to co-creating and developing Bloom360 Learning Community, Cindy was an early childhood teacher, school social worker and college professor of Sociology, Social Problems and Organizational Psychology. She was also the designer and facilitator of professional development courses (face-to-face and online platforms) and workshops within continuing education programs for adult Learners. In addition, she facilitated support groups for children and parents, provided short-term strength-based counseling and facilitated social/emotional programs within classrooms, clinics and work environments.
Cindy has engaged in multiple training opportunities provided by the VIA Institute of Character in the areas of using character strengths at work, building effective teams and one-on-one strength based coaching and has completed the advanced practice course, “Character Strengths Interventions.” Cindy also completed the Holistic Mastery Coaching Program through Wisdom of the Whole Coaching Academy. Cindy earned her Master’s degree in social welfare from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and her Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education from Mount Mary University. She has received her life time certification as a School Social Worker and Early Childhood Teacher from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. Cindy currently serves as the Vice President of the Board of Directors for Bloom360 Learning Community.