Cindy Maher

Cindy Maher

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

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Prior to Leading Edge, Cindy led leadership development efforts at ING North America and also held a number of senior HR positions at Aetna (including talent management for the top 200 and succession planning).

Cindy is the master training designer for Leading Edge, developing programs that incorporate their unique blend of leadership best practices, improvisational comedy, dynamic discussion, and skill practice.  She also designs the visually creative and simple handouts that leaders can take back to the workplace, enabling them to retain their newly acquired skills and applying them on the job.  Cindy also develops digital, online learning modules that include hilarious and enlightening Leading Edge video clips and interactive quizzes that reinforce the learning.

Cindy graduated from the University of Connecticut with a BFA in Theatre.  She also went to Central Connecticut State University for graduate studies in teaching and education.  In addition, Cindy has been certified by: Coaches’ Training Institute (CTI), MBTI Professional Qualifying Program, William Bridges’ Change & Transition Certification, Communispond’s Presentation Skills Certification, and various 360 Leadership Assessment certifications including the Center for Creative Leadership’s Prospector & Benchmarks, PDI’s Profilor, and the Campbell Leadership Index.

By night, you can see Cindy performing improvisational comedy in venues around Connecticut.  At home, Cindy is kept entertained by her two teen-aged daughters: Katie and Becca – and funny husband Stephen.  During her down time, Cindy enjoys watching “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” and “Modern Family,” and working on losing those last 15 pounds.

 

Contact Cindy

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Gifted Educator

  • Charismatic Keynote Speaker
  • Designs Unique Workshops and Keynotes
  • Develops Creative Digital Online Courses
  • Expert in Leadership, Communication and Teams
  • BFA in Theatre, with Graduate Studies in Education