I am a lawyer-turned-coach whose true passion is helping and supporting people to work and live happier.
I work with lawyers and professionals in private coaching sessions to help them manage their stress, get clear on their life goals and career paths, and work through the obstacles and challenges they face in their personal and professional lives!
My clients work in a variety of fields, including law, medicine, journalism, filmmaking, academia, activism, and social work in the United States and abroad. I work with clients of all backgrounds, but I specialize in supporting women and women of color so they can thrive in both their personal and professional lives.
I also provide group trainings for professionals in and outside of the workplace – on mindfulness, communication and community-building, and strategic goal setting. I've had the privilege of training thousands of professionals through CLEs, workshops, and other group trainings.
My past deeply influences Embrace Change and my work to support my clients in their quest for improved wellness. Being a public defender taught me how to ask the right questions to get to the bottom of something and reinforced my zeal for supporting people through times of great difficulty. I counseled thousands of clients and helped them through the worst experience of their lives. My expertise in mindfulness meditation shapes my ability to help ground and calm my clients while sensing what is holding them back and identifying ways they can overcome.
It is my personal mission to use all my skills and training to help people work and live happier. So if you're ready to make some positive change in your life or in your workplace, let's find the way forward together!
Prior to founding Embrace Change, Cynthia was a public defender in the Bronx for six years, carrying a caseload of 100 to 120 criminal cases at a time. She fought tirelessly for her clients' liberty and rights; all her felony trials resulted in acquittals. Prior to working as a public defender, Cynthia clerked for Justice James E. Graves on the Mississippi Supreme Court. She earned her law degree from NYU School of Law (graduating cum laude) and her Bachelor of Arts from Brown University in Ethnic Studies (graduating magna cum laude). She is admitted to practice law in New York and a member of the Society for Human Resource Management.
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