CEO & Agent of Good Juju
A member of an elite group of experienced certified Graphic Facilitators and Strategic Visioning Consultants, Cynthia creates visual tools and designs processes that inspire, excite and draw out (literally) efficient and effective and actionable strategic plans of every kind. Some of her most in-demand services involve the creation of Storymaps, hand drawn videos, work group templates and other process and communication tools.
Cynthia has designed and facilitated group processes for more than 20 years, including strategic planning, community outreach and input events, team building sessions, hospitality training, communications training and customized collaborative processes. She also brings decades of experience in communications strategy, relationship marketing, consumer acquisition and retention, business strategy, art direction, and corporate ID/brand development.
As an advocate of quadruple bottom line strategies and of generating business to do good Cynthia authored and designed two award winning books: “The Surfer Spirit,” and “The Survivor Spirit ~ The Beauty, Passion, and Power of Breast Cancer Survivors”, which raised over twenty thousand dollars to support their related causes.
A passionate champion for youth, culture, environment and health issues, Cynthia launched an innovative non-profit serving at-risk and vulnerable teens in Hawaii (SurferSpirit.org). Leveraging the proceeds from “The Surfer Spirit”, she laid a strong foundation for the agency overseeing its organizational development, program design, staffing, marketing, fiscal management, community outreach, social and corporate partnerships. In just 5 years, she raised well over 2 million dollars, recruited and trained over 250 volunteer mentors and served more than 300 youth. Built on a strong foundation, the organization has evolved into a stable and solid 501c3 entity, still in operation over a decade later.
Cynthia serves on the Board of Surfrider Spirit Sessions, is an Advisory Board Member of Aloha o Kalani Ministry & Cultural Enlightenment Center. She has also served on the board of the Surfrider Foundation Oahu Chapter. Cynthia is a member of the Organization of Women Leaders and Hawaii Community Benefits Consultants.
A graduate of Iolani School with a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in NYC, Cynthia also pursued a Masters Degree at Columbia University.
When she isn’t working, you can find her running with her dog Kala‘i or in the ocean surfing, snorkeling or stand-up paddling.