Cynthia Leeds Friedlander is the author of “Speak Easy, The Communication Guide forCareer and Life Success”  (Word Craft Press).  She is a dynamic presenter, seasoned executive coach and career counselor, particularly adept in managing highly sensitive work-related issues.  She uses a broad-based approach to decipher challenging situations in a practical, results-oriented manner.  Cindy’s grasp of the many nuanced elements of communication and her skill in demonstrating these in nonthreatening ways, bring about lasting, integrated workplace and work-life-balance enhancements.

Cindy is comfortable consulting at all levels and works easily and productively with senior executives, principally CEOs, presidents, division heads and law firm partners. Cindy uses her deep experience in corporate consulting, assessment work and group facilitation to improve results for individuals and teams.  Clients describe her as an intuitive listener and an insightful, proactive business partner. 

Cindy’s experience spans several key performance areas: Communication, Conflict Resolution, Career Management, Career Transition, Teambuilding, and Leadership Development.

Her clients encompass a wide range of corporate and organizational arenas, with an emphasis in media, entertainment, legal and financial services. In addition to consulting to businesses and organizations, she has a private practice and has worked with thousands of individuals from career entry to retirement planning, throughout her extensive coaching career.  Her prior business background in the fashion industry adds to her ability to interact effectively with a wide range of people.

Cindy gained her extensive coaching and consulting background from working for Human Resources consulting firms, starting in the field with Right Management.  She is a frequent speaker and has presented at Harvard Business School’s New York's Career Management Seminars. Cindy is a counselor in the New York City Bar Career Counselor Referral program.  She has a Masters Degree in Counseling from Hunter College, CUNY.  She writes communication tips on Twitter at SpeakEasyCoach.

"Cynthia is a top notch communicator."

Christopher Williams, Director of Training and Development, Organizational Effectiveness Home Box Office, HBO

"Cynthia Leeds Friedlander is a communicator extraordinaire."

Andrea Eisenberg, Career Management Consultant, Preferred Transition Resources, former executive, Right Management