Transformation strategies from ChangeWorks Lab draw on more than three decades of experience in successfully guiding leaders and organizations though the necessary, and often difficult, change needed to succeed in this complex global environment.


Cynthia Scott, Ph.D. M.P.H., principal and founder, is a seasoned executive who is astutely aware of the challenges any organizational change initiative can present. She 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 leadership development, large-scale culture change and social innovation.

Leadership Development

ChangeWorks Lab prepares global leaders to build the capability and courage to shape vision and strategy to lead transformative change.

  • Executive Coaching-assessment, values, purpose and strategy alignment
  • One Planet Leadership Labs-activate an ecological worldview to strengthen opportunities for sustainability leadership
  • Leadership Capacity Building-change navigation, engagement of innovation, emotional literacy, crucial conversations, design thinking
  • Design and facilitation of retreats-board, stakeholders, cross functions

Strategic Change Navigation

ChangeWorks Lab changes the way leaders and stakeholders think about change. We use interactive, collaborative planning approaches to reduce resistance and mobilize engagement.

  • Collaborative change design, stakeholder mobilization
  • Change Leadership workshops
  • Strategic vision mapping and implementation roadmaps
  • Cross-cultural sensitivity

Recent Projects

  • Assisting a global organization with lagging membership and leadership transition to build innovative response to changing marketplace to refresh and reposition brand with sustainability focus. Launched Virtual Sustainability Summits and a resource-sharing website
  • Assisting a large community hospital to balance new leadership of development function to focus strategy and execution with collaborative stakeholder events to meet fiscal goals
  • Designing an assessment and development program to enhance performance metrics on trust, accountability and commitment
  • Mobilizing employee commitment and engagement to support three global sustainability goals
  • Focusing and designing initiatives to prepare entrepreneurs for sustainability leadership roles
  • Increasing cross-sector collaboration with the design of a social innovation forum model

  • Providing guidance on product development and brand positioning for global leadership consulting firm
  • Creating a global methodology for change navigation for worldwide implementation of technical and social change

  • Establishing a high performance culture, community engagement and organizational leadership visibility for new director

  • Identifying core values, vision and growth strategy for founders of a social innovation startup