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Cynthia Burnham

Leadership Consultant, Executive Presence Coach & Author

My goal for you...I want you to love your work...And, have fun doing it! It is my personal mission to assist you in finding ease, flow and connection in your work, and the success that comes from a base of competence toward a well-understood vision.

Cynthia Burnham

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I am a Master Corporate Executive Coach (MCEC), Board Certified Coach (BCC), leadership consultant, former Wall Street Senior Vice President, and author of The Charisma Edge: A How-To Guide for Turning On Your Leadership Power, and in 2019 I was inducted into the prestigious Marshall Goldsmith 100 Coaches organization.

I have been honored to be called “life altering” by my clients, and I have a deep personal mission to help others become more powerful, confident, and aligned with who they are at their best, most authentic core.

I specialize in personal presence, leadership enhancement, and powerful communication techniques. I have more than 40 years of combined corporate and independent experience, working with hundreds of groups and thousands of people in global, U.S.-based and regional companies where my goal is always to help people get out of their own way while delivering business results. I earned an MBA in marketing from UCLA, and a B.A. in Creative Studies from University of California at Santa Barbara. I currently sit on the Advisory Board of the Center for Respectful Leadership, and am a Board Member for the San Diego Master Chorale.

I am also a professional singer and a trained Laughter Yoga Instructor, and I live in the mountains east of San Diego where there is actually snow a couple of times a year.


B.A., Creative Studies, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara

M.B.A., Marketing, University of California, Los Angeles

1 year toward MA, English Literature, UCLA

Hogan, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, MHS Change Style Indicator, DiSC, Benchmarks, Lominger VOICES 360, FIRO-B; familiarity with Birkman

English, Conversational French, Basic Spanish

Professional Singer & Songwriter

Certified Laughter Yoga Instructor

Success Factors.


Multiple career paths: in-line sales, training, human resources & consulting

02 Knowledge of corporate & independent business issues & strategies

03Commitment to the personal and professional success of my clients

04Belief that you can enjoy work while integrating your truest self.

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