These workshops were really interesting as well as helpful. The breakout sessions really helped connect participants and it was great hearing how others are utilizing what we learned from Cindy. Doreen Lynch
"I took the 6 Week Thrive program as I was laid off during the COVID-19 pandemic. It was the best 6 weeks that I spent during this time. I learned some extremely valuable tools to use in my everyday life as well as when I return to work. I liked the fact that the 6 weeks were broken up into key areas. Starting with Mindset and ending with Commitment. I was able to use this program for carving out the time out for me to make the necessary changes for me in my life. The biggest step being my signing up for two online courses and working towards two future goals of mine. This program was absolutely beneficial to me, and it was wonderful to meet on a weekly basis a group of women, who were all committed to change!"
Great tools ; great instructor; great webinar!!! Wonderful trainer with lots of thought-provoking ideas and strategies. Really looking forward to the next class! A wonderful series! So many practical tips! Loved this course! Jennifer Fitzgerald
I liked when we went into the breakout groups the most since we were able to discuss what we learned and how to apply what we learned. I learned different things like phases of resilience, the importance of taking action, the 6 human needs, mindfulness vs mindlessness and the relationship between goal-setting and resilience. I've definitely taken more action with short-term goals and have been more proactive and patient with myself.
Anonymous (name withheld per request of participant)
The THRIVE program enhanced my well-being and encouraged me to strive to be a better me. Cindy is a fantastic and knowledgeable facilitator and speaker. I would recommend this program to any woman who wants to continue to keep her glass more than half full. Thank you Cindy for your positive demeanor and kindness to all the women you meet and encourage every day. Leslie Dawn Young.
"I have attended Cindy Stradling's workshops at the Scarborough Women's Center in the past and she has offered one on Resilience before but the new Program, Thrive, was so much more intensive and inclusive. Over the 6 weeks on the program, I had time to incorporate some of her wisdom although there is so much more that will benefit me in the future. Each one hour session was well planned, concise and enjoyable. Using the Zoom platform made it so much easier, being able to relax at home was a bonus. Cindy and her team know their material.
I am especially grateful for this program, it's been a true blessing and I don't know how I might have managed to deal with the current situation had it not been for the weekly sessions and the lessons I am already incorporating as a result of attending." I'm sure I could say more. Fondest regards. Christine Christie
If you are in need of a dynamic and powerful keynote speaker, then look no further... Cindy Stradling is the lady for your next event! I listened to Cindy keynote at her annual Women’s Conference and also at our 35th Anniversary Toastmaster’s dinner. Both times, I was captivated by her powerful storytelling, delightful humour and skillful audience engagement style. She is an inspiring keynote speaker, trainer, and facilitator and she will leave your audience uplifted and wanting more. As a fellow speaker, I can truly say that Cindy is an absolute pleasure to work with and I could not recommend her any higher.
"Cindy you are one of a kind. After only 4 weeks of working with you you took my success to a whole different level. You helped me reset my mind set and now I'm getting explosive results in my efforts. Thank you for you supportive style and your encouraging words. When you are the boss, it's hard to know when you need to pivot or if you are doing all the right things. You were my compass and my guide. Thank you." Jennifer Neal Lourenco – Entrepreneur Creative Thinker, Principal Truth and Dare Inc.
Cindy and I ‘met’ when she sent a note out to her community on behalf of one of her colleagues (kindly forwarded to me by a shared connection) looking for coach/facilitators. Cindy walks her talk! Upon seeing my response, she looked up my Linked In profile, invited me to connect and have a call to get acquainted. I felt an immediate connection with her, appreciating her energy, enthusiasm and wonderful sense of humour. I was in the midst of my business planning and had been looking for a coach to challenge me in my thinking and before the end of that call, asked Cindy if she would be that person. Cindy brings a unique balance of directness and compassion to our conversations. She generously shares her wisdom gleaned from her longstanding business success and life experience, and readily connects me with others in her community who may be able to offer perspective on a given topic. I am so grateful for the way Cindy has challenged me to think differently about my business and honoured to be in a shared community with her.
Coaching with Cindy Stradling has been a lifesaver, and a life changer. Working with her has given me structure, accountability and better follow through. I am meeting deadlines, finishing projects, and learning to plan! Instead of jumping from crisis to crisis, I feel like I’m accomplishing important life tasks. I wish I had found Cindy sooner.
For the past 3 months I have consciously committed to be present, be still and be silent and observe my surroundings and energies of people I’m interacting with to better manage my reactions to others. A work in progress – Thanks Cindy for the follow up.
"Cindy is an expert on the subject of resilience. She not only teaches it, she has demonstrated it by how she lives her own life. In one day she was able to get everyone attending Thrive: The Keys to Lasting Resilience to clearly see how they deal with change in simple and profound ways. It was fun and engaging. I walked away knowing more about myself then when I arrived. Thank you Cindy for the work you do and the difference you make." Dorothy Lazovik, President and Personal Brand Strategist, Authentic Leaders Edge
Very grateful to have been connected with you Cindy - so proud of all the changes I have made so far with your guidance, intuition and insane amount of knowledge. Wouldn't have done this without you! Thank you!
3 Months after attending THRIVE I have been fairly consistent with my daily ritual to recharge, although I had to tweak it a bit from my initial intention. I have been more conscious of feelings and reminding myself that I am in control.
Cindy is a truly dynamic and engaging facilitator and trainer who brings her whole life’s experience to each moment.
This was my first workshop and didn’t know what to expect. I left the THRIVE workshop with an action plan to help me become more resilient. I also learned the importance of teamwork and having a strong support system.
Even though I’ve spent the greater part of my life reading and studying the principles that Cindy teaches in her Thrive program, I was totally re-energized by the many reminders and great lessons she shared. Cindy’s a dynamic and passionate speaker who will inspire participants to overcome life’s inevitable obstacles, while looking forward to embracing new challenges. Her program is a great investment in both money and time.
I recently had the opportunity to participate in Cindy Stradling's "Resilience Program". The program allowed me to see where I was stopped in moving my business to the next level. I was also able to see what was missing in my personal life. The session was interactive, thought provoking and fun. Cindy is an accomplished speaker, motivator and facilitator. Thanks Cindy for an amazing day!
The Thrive: The Keys to Lasting Resilience Program that I took on Saturday was time well spent. I learned something about myself that I will use for rest of my life. Thank You.
In my first 8 weeks of working with Cindy I achieved more major business goals than in the previous 8 months. (And lots of minor ones too. Which affect my business-bottom-line less, but satisfy my soul.) It doesn’t hurt that Cindy has one of the most giving natures of anyone on the planet. She takes more genuine satisfaction in my achievements than anyone I’ve ever met.
I really appreciate the expert and attentive counseling Cindy gives. And the wealth of practical tips she has to offer. But the excitement and happiness she shows as I leap hurdles and move forward? I’m not sure how to express what that has meant to me. Or how much it motivates me. And how much it makes me believe that I can, and will, accomplish things I’d never believed I could do. Marcia Ross, Author; presenter; workshop leader
For me the biggest benefit I’m getting from coaching is that it keeps me accountable and has kept me on track even when in the past I would have given up.
Thank you, Cindy, it was wonderful working with you as my professional coach! Your dynamic presence and a personalized approach was exactly what I needed to bring about powerful and lasting changes to my personal and professional life. Look forward to more solution-focused coaching with you!
In experiencing the coaching routine, I have a more in-depth understanding of the word accomplishments. For me, working on a daily basis to recognize, has been more beneficial. It allows for easier change and shifting with hope of it becoming a more natural occurrence without having to track it. Understood how our “circumstances” of life can cause any disruption of our “staying on track”. It is working within those circumstances and going through them to continue to be on track where we do not become discouraged. This is where knowing you can wake up the next day and begin again. Tracking daily allowed me to catch a glimpse of how flat I was really living my life.
As a result of my participation in Cindy’s coaching program I have re-examined my career goals. Thanks to this introspective approach and coaching from Cindy, I have been able to determine where my real passion lies and am in the process of getting into action to turn this desire into reality. The step-by-step approach brings about small but important change that over time makes a significant impact. This has been an ongoing path of discovery that I recommend to anyone who wonders if this is it or is there more to life. Thank you Cindy for your patience and support.”
My job has always required many hours a day, and at least six days a week. Even with all of that effort we sometimes find that we have not advanced, and just barely kept up. Cindy’s program has helped me to keep focused on my goals, and just the thought of her bi-weekly coaching call to discuss my results, gives me the added push to make them a reality.
You have coached me on many occasions where I have felt stuck in different aspects of my life. After each coaching session I have had with you I have been able to release the issue that I was dealing with and move forward. More importantly, I always leave the session inspired and empowered. Thank you so much for all your wisdom and support.
My sessions with Cindy could not have come at a more appropriate time in my life. I believe everything happens for a reason and these weekly conversations and the insights gained were exactly what I needed to help me change. I am more at peace with life and what it brings my way. I am forever grateful for her unique set of skills and amazing insight throughout her coaching process. Thank you, Cindy.
I have only been working with you for a short time and you have been such an inspiration to me, guiding me in an insightful, meaningful way. You are a master coach Cindy, in your content, your flexibility and intuitiveness, a true gift of kindness and compassion. Thank you for being my “lighthouse” in my journey of finding balance, peace and happiness.
Working with Cindy is an absolute pleasure. She is warm, kind, supportive, and always sounds genuinely happy to be on the call with me – it’s such a fabulous to start the morning on the days I work with Cindy! She’s also very good at pointing out limiting language and the moments I get in my own way which is great because she catches things I would never see on my own. I’ve grown a lot since we started working together, and I’ve been able to push through fears and take on challenges I wouldn’t have been able to overcome on my own. I’m now building a website I believe in, have taken huge strides in getting over my fear of talking to strangers on the phone, and am now in greater alignment with my authentic self than I could have imagined a few months ago. And the good news is that it’s only getting better from here.