About Cynthia

Cynthia is a seasoned consultant who has spent her professional career at the intersection of leadership and change.

Dr. Cynthia Scott brings 30 years of experience as a consultant, author and program designer through ChangeworksLab. She currently focuses on coaching leaders and teams in mission driven organizations to build the consciousness and capability to build sustainable change.

Some of her recent projects include: Design and facilitation of Sustainability Summit for Boy Scouts of America, Design of Social Innovation Forum for Emzingo and Certification and Learning Labs for 5 Dynamics. Over the years she has provided innovative programs for organizations such as Ideo, Google, Walmart, AT&T, Capital One, Charles Schwab, Kaiser Permanente, Deloitte, Estee Lauder, National Semiconductor and IBM.

She serves as Emeritus Professor, and Dean Witter Foundation Faculty in Sustainable Management at Presidio Graduate School. Guiding the 750 MBA and MPA students she taught about personal development, change and leadership over the last 10 years.

She is writing her new book, Not Done Yet: Resilience in Action providing navigation and guidance for building resilience for the journey to elderhood.

Cynthia is pioneering the application of behavioral research to business.

With her books and learning tools, Cynthia has been a pioneer in the application of behavioral science research to create business impact. She has provided thought leadership in the areas of professional burnout prevention, personal performance improvement and organizational change and transformation.

Cynthia is co-author of 14 books among them: Leadership for Sustainability and Change, Take This Job and Love it, Getting Your Organization to Change, Empowerment, Rekindling Commitment, Managing Organizational Change, Empowerment, Organizational Mission, Vision and Values.

She has developed personal and organizational development assessment tools including the Values Edge, The Transition Curve, the Stress Map, and the Change Readiness Assessment. She has conducted programs and/or taught academic courses in Managing Organizational Change, Managing Personal Change, Sustainable Management Course, an Executive Certificate Program, and Strategic Agility.
She has keynoted national conferences on the topics of leadership; mastering change, and innovation. Reports on Cynthia’s work have been featured in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, the Stanford Business School Newsletter and Worthwhile magazine.
She earned a Ph.D. in Psychology from the Fielding Institute, a M.P.H. in Health Planning and Administration from the University of Michigan and a B.A. in Anthropology from University of California, Berkeley.