Cindy Bledsoe helps organizations and individuals develop entrepreneurial based tools and strategy for increasing efficiency and performance. Cindy is a management consultant and training professional, coach, facilitator and keynote speaker to the nonprofit sector as well as the entertainment and business industries. She possesses a unique professional mix of corporate, small business and both national and community based nonprofit sector work. Known as a creative storyteller, she has received multiple awards as a writer and executive producer. Her pioneering work with creative teams earned 17 awards and multiple nominations in the early development of branded entertainment and the launch of web based television.
Cindy cultivated her skill set via a blend of nonprofit executive posts, global senior communications, branding and ad agency positions, federal and commercial project management, public school administration and healthcare organizations. Through these experiences, she brings an innovative perspective and understanding of organizational dynamics and tools for achieving nonprofit excellence. Her work is delivered via group facilitation, training events and one on one coaching. Cindy served as one of the original staff members of Hospice of Greensboro (NC) where she helped develop their first volunteer program, needs assessment and training protocol. As an executive with the American Heart Association, she served as a consulting coach to new staff nationwide. As a founding board member, Communications Chair and charrette planner of Tomorrow’s Towson, she helped guide the startup and management of the nonprofit organization dedicated to planning and implementing the future growth and preservation of Towson through collaborative community planning. Currently, she is a zealous inaugural member of the global Placemaking Leadership Council, founded by the Project For Public Spaces. In 2012, she founded the Warrior Project Management Academy, providing career training for veterans and families. Her awards include: the Rome Betts Award of Merit by the American Heart Association, Heart Association of the Year in NC, Baltimore County Council Proclamations for Outstanding Service and Outstanding Volunteer Leadership Awards by the Greensboro (NC) Chamber of Commerce. In addition, her work has earned Most Watched YouTube Comedy, Best Branded Entertainment Finalist (LATVFest), Best Ensemble and Best Web Series (Indie Series Awards.)
Cindy is a graduate of the Duke University Executive Program in Nonprofit Leadership. She is a graduate of and former instructor at the Teaching Skills Institute. She has studied theater, writing, urban planning and public health. She is currently working on a certification in health coaching and is a Reiki practitioner.