Cindy Jackson helps leaders achieve powerful results while living radically fulfilling lives. Her honest communication, compassion, and skill transform executives’ reactive tendencies into creative competencies. As a trusted senior leadership consultant and executive coach, Cindy specializes in targeted executive and team development to solve business challenges and support organizational strategy. Working with this true thought-partner and catalyst for growth, Cindy’s clients step into their courage to become more effective leaders, avoid burnout, navigate challenging people and complex situations, and deliver results that matter to their organizations.
A top corporate executive for more than 25 years in Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, and the US, Cindy has worked with senior leaders and their teams in diverse industries, including manufacturing, beauty, retail, and training. Prior to joining pLink Leadership®, Cindy served as Vice President of Global Learning and Development for the Aveda Corporation, a member of the Estée Lauder family of companies.
Through pLink Leadership, Cindy applies her practical expertise to the realities that executives and their teams face. She works with them to raise their awareness and capacity to lead in positive and impactful ways. Her ability to connect with all levels of a company, from workers on the manufacturing floor to those in the senior suite, and to get to the heart of their challenges makes her a sought-after coach, speaker, and master facilitator. Cindy can bring a communication and engagement program, a vision, a faltering leader – as well as a room – to life, while moving toward real outcomes.
Cindy has earned several internationally recognized coaching designations. She holds a Professional Certified Coach designation from the International Coaching Federation and is a Certified Professional Coactive Coach. Additionally, she is a Certified Daring Way™ and Dare to Lead™ Facilitator. She is qualified to deliver Gallup’s Strengths-Based Leadership Assessment and the VIA Pro: Character Strengths assessment. She is a certified practitioner in the Leadership Circle Profile™ 360 assessment tool as well as the Leadership Circle System of leadership development.
An avid proponent of physical and mental fitness, Cindy incorporates exercise and meditation into her daily life. Her friends and family appreciate her sense of fashion and fairness, as well as her humor. Cooking is a passion, especially Indian cuisine. As a true animal lover, she’d happily keep a llama (or any other animal), but for now, she and her husband, David, enjoy their three dogs and one cat. They make their home in Minneapolis, MN.
Q&A with Cindy
Where I grew up: Montreal, Canada, and Sydney, Australia
My family: David (husband), Betsy and Kate (step-daughters), Luna, Birdie, Tasha (dogs), and Max (cat)
My favorite music: Joni Mitchell, Pharrell Williams, Daft Punk, Van Morrison
My favorite foods: Italian, Middle Eastern
My favorite cocktail: Vodka martini
What I like to do in my spare time: Read, cook, catch up with friends, and be in nature
My first job: Selling jeans in the coolest store in Montreal
Something no one would believe about me: I once had dinner with David Bowie.
Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack, a crack in everything
That's how the light gets in