Kate Goldman HR Director, Buffalo Exchange
Cynthi was an Executive Coach of mine, as well as a SHRM Board colleague of mine, and also one of the most committed HR professionals and Executive Coaches I know. Cynthi has a real passion for coaching and has over 20 years in HR and leadership development experience. She gave me guidance as a Department Head to achieve higher levels of leadership performance. She helped me strengthen and build techniques for excellent communication with my senior executives as well as with my staff. With Cynthi's guidance, I was able to discover my goals and passion for my career and within my current position. She's an amazing resource that I will indeed use again and highly recommend!
Randall Madey Program Manager, USAF
Under Cynthi’s leadership our productivity improvement process achieved significant measurable success resulting in her being recognized for outstanding leadership in the Manufacturing Division of Boeing (formerly McDonnell Douglas). She has since led teams in Human Resources Departments, coached aspiring leaders, provided HR consulting expertise. She personally guided me as we realized $500,000 working process improvements to the data development team. Her warm, approachable style enabled us to reach our potential. Ms. Knight is one of the best in the business.
Tonya J. Long Sr. Director, Program & Product Operations, Akamai Technologies
Cynthi is an excellent executive coach. She asks very good questions, she is very patient, and is an effective listener. I appreciate how well she understands the issues and how she moves me forward toward valuable insights. Our coaching sessions are extremely valuable and provide me with opportunities to talk through issues and achieve insights that lead me to specific actionable activity. Whether as a sounding board or an advocate that helps you unpack your challenges to identify a plan to move forward, Cynthi is a valuable asset in helping me be a more effective leader.
Gary Bridget Human Resources Director at Town of Oro Valley
I became acquainted with Cynthi Knight over 10 years ago when we were both teaching as Adjunct Faculty for Webster University. At one point during our tenure at Webster, I became Cynthi's student as I pursued my MPA at Webster University. More recently, Cynthi and I collaborated as HR Directors of our organizations and as HR professionals on the Board of Directors for SHRM of Greater Tucson. What impresses me about Cynthi is her warm, welcoming demeanor and her ability to offer well-reasoned solutions to complex problems. As a leader, Cynthi is a master at bringing people together in order to achieve a common goal. This was never more evident than when she took over as Director for the SHRM of Greater Tucson Professional Development Committee. Under Cynthi's leadership, the Human Resources Certification Program was restructured and now provides valuable training for HR professionals across southern Arizona as they prepare for their HR professional certifications. As an instructor, Cynthi is the consummate professional. She is an expert at developing and delivering content in the classroom and in developing valid measures to test for retention of course material. Her presentations skills are among the best that I've experienced and she engages her audience effectively. I am pleased to have the opportunity to recommend Cynthi and I am confident that she would add value to any organization.
A. Kay Kripchak Performance Caoching Program Leader, Visionary Engineering & Services LLP
Cynthi’s coaching style is relaxed, yet effective. She has an innate ability to both support and challenge my thinking and professional growth. I have found great value in each coaching session with Cynthi, as she asks thought-provoking questions that both increase awareness and move me forward in action and commitment. Cynthi is highly professional and knowledgeable, which adds further value to her coaching.
Alex Green Founder & President, Alex Green Associates
Cynthi has the drill down cold as she always guides and facilitates our coaching sessions in a way that lets me explore my own solutions rather than hers. As a result, I come away from our coaching time with new insights and perspectives.