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Developing capacity and courage to lead transformative change

Cynthia Scott, Ph.D., M.P.H.

PRINCIPAL AND FOUNDER

Cynthia brings more than three decades experience of successfully guiding leaders and organizations though the necessary, and often difficult, change needed to succeed in this complex global environment. She is a seasoned executive who is astutely aware of the challenges any organizational change initiative can present. Cynthia is also a visionary who can look past the current challenges and create an actionable path for long-term and scalable organizational change and resiliency. Her background in anthropology, public health and psychology has influenced her unique approach to behavior change, leadership development, and large-scale culture change.

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“Her work continues to be relevant and helpful to leaders grappling with change and transitions in both their personal and professional lives.”
Ok Kim, Program Manager, Executive Leadership Programs, Canada School of Public Service
We used the roadmaps to keep ourselves focused, raising over 10 Million for addiction services, teens, Moms and buildings. We met our gift goals for the first time.
Jodi Barnard, President of the El Camino Hospital Foundation
Cynthia has provided a framework for an engaging and interactive group experience allowing for new ideas, connections and ways of thinking.
Ramon Marmolejos, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Emzingo Group

Transformation Strategies

ChangeWorks Lab consults with organizations facing a variety of opportunities and challenges.

RECENT CONSULTING ENGAGEMENTS

Reviving growth of a global membership organization as new leaders seek to reposition brand with a sustainability focus

Rebalancing development efforts of a large hospital to focus on execution and enlist stakeholder involvement

Igniting employee commitment to and engagement with global sustainability

Preparing entrepreneurs to assume sustainability leadership roles
Guiding product development and brand positioning for a global leadership consulting firm
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Energizing Leaders & Organizations

ChangeWorks Lab designes and facilitates programs and events

RECENT PROGRAMS

ONE PLANET LEADERSHIP

A practical, focused process for fine-tuning understanding of “sustainability” and activating courageous leadership.

MOBILIZING FOR CHANGE

Using a four-phase model of change, drawing off personal experience, social understanding and applied brain science to harness story-telling to engage and overcome resistance.

ENHANCING RESILIENCE AND AGILITY

A personal focus on turning up self-management skills to enhance the individual’s ability to perform in a fast-paced, virtual, cross-cultural 24/7 environment.
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Publications

“Change is a human and technical skill naturally present in only a small number of executives.”
Getting Your Organization to Change
“A change leader acts as a bridge…creating a path so that people can catch the vision and have the courage to begin.”
Leadership for Sustainability and Change
“Organizations with committed employees work better and feel better than others.”
Rekindling Commitment
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Blog

Leadership Meets Sustainability: Critical development for world changers

Companies need new leadership capability to survive in the complex, global environment, where economic, social, environmental and social sustainability requires transformational change.

Setting the Tone – Insights into How I run my Leadership Course

Let me take you inside my classroom: We teach our course “laptopless”–that is, without laptops–because leadership is learned through practice, feedback and reflection.

Digging in – Leadership and Stories

I encourage my students to think of our classes as a gathering around the “campfire”, where we tell stories of what we have experienced about leadership at work and in our families.

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