Hi! I’m Cynthia, speaker, coach and change agent dedicated to helping you discover the strength within you so you can live free from worry and fear and feel confident, capable and powerful.
I believe you are a beautiful, vibrant, badass woman who has a juicy, luscious, meaningful life to live, and that nothing should hold you back or keep you down.
I’m here to tell you that you don’t have to let fear of what might happen to you define how you live your life or what choices you make.
You don’t have to let an experience you’ve had where your safety, your body or your life has been threatened or violated dictate how you live in the future.
I’ll teach you what your body is designed to do naturally, and how to make the best, most effective use of your human survival tools.
As a young woman I always felt vulnerable being out in the world alone, whether on my college campus, traveling abroad, walking around a city for fun, or going to and from work. As I raised four children, I worried about their safety at school and at the park, as they ventured out alone on outings to the mall and the movies, and eventually when they went away to college.
Studying martial arts gave me experience in kicking and punching, grappling, and learning how to evade and counter-attack, but still I felt vulnerable.
That’s when I realized that I had missed two very important parts of learning how to protect myself: knowing how to avoid getting into a dangerous situation in the first place, and how to navigate through fear and shock if something did happen.
When I had the opportunity to train with Tony Blauer, I found exactly what I needed: a way to prepare myself to deal with unexpected confrontations and violent encounters, and a way to weather an initial attack so that I could use not just the martial arts skills I had developed but all of the natural abilities that every human being is born with.
I love teaching and coaching, and I wake up in the morning filled with energy and excitement just knowing that as a PDR/SPEAR System™ instructor I can help women like you learn how to navigate through situations that might be frightening and dangerous.
Whether I'm working with teens going to college, survivors of domestic violence, or groups of "ordinary" folks, I love to hear their backgrounds, stories and concerns so I can best help them step into the world with newfound confidence in their own knowledge, mindset, and skills.
Dynamic and engaging presentations that educate, inspire, motivate and transform. Workshops and programs that empower women to break through the fears that hold them back and teach them how to protect themselves in any situation.
One on one mentorship that teaches women to discover their innate abilities, navigate through fear, and step into their lives with courage, confidence and power despite past trauma.
Bust through the blocks of fear that are holding you back from the freedom you desire. These retreats leave you feeling confident with takeaways to keep you safe every single day.
A 4 week program to teach you Badass Personal Defense. Break through the fears that hold you back and learn how to protect yourself like the badass you are.