Cynthia Deans

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Based in Singapore, Cynthia works with organizations and business professionals around the globe on issues related to strategic visioning, planning & marketing, business & client relationship development, leadership,  effective communication and career development.  Cynthia has advised and coached teams and individuals at varying levels of experience and seniority, in firms of every size, shape, complexity and level of organizational function.

An executive level consultant and coach, Cynthia brings the experiences borne of a 30-year multi-disciplinary career in management, leadership and performance improvement to client engagements. She regularly facilitates the development of frameworks to cascade strategy, goals, values and desired behaviors throughout an organization.

Cynthia has worked with individuals and teams in the US, Australia, South East Asia and Europe.  Her industry experience includes professional & financial services, oil & gas, technology and life sciences/healthcare. 

Cynthia's recent client work includes:

  • ConocoPhillips
  • ExxonMobil
  • BP
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Syngenta

In addition to her research, design and consulting background, Cynthia has considerable hands-on commercial management and leadership experience. She has held positions ranging from first-line supervisor to head of function in departments with budgets exceeding $100M.  She has successfully managed departmental teams including a technology training department, cross-functional project teams, executive task forces and large, geographically dispersed business and professional development teams.

Cynthia draws on her knowledge of emotional and social intelligence,  accelerated and whole brain learning principles to drive desired outcomes in individual performance and, ultimately, organizational behavior. With a voracious appetite for learning, Cynthia spends a great deal of time researching business trends and dynamics, with a vision to continually enhancing her clients’ success.

Cynthia is a member of the International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA) and is a Fellow of The Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (The RSA). 

Cynthia lives in Singapore with her partner Martin.