Cynthia S. Paris
Founder and President
Cindy Paris is an ICF credentialed Coach and nationally recognized as a Master Facilitator and thought leader in the world of Psychological Type. She is an MBTI® Master Practitioner, Emotional Intelligence Trainer and Coach, C-IQ Enhanced Skills Coach, and Team and Leadership Development coach, located in the Greater Philadelphia area. Cindy has been facilitating and coaching teams and leaders to meet their goals since 2001.
Cindy’s purpose and focus is to help people develop the ‘people skills’ to work better together – to build cultures of trust where people are valued for the talents they bring to the table. Cindy’s first career was as a Paralegal Manager and then IT Administrator in law firms; as such she knows first hand the issues that can arise when different personalities engage in the work place. Her mission is to facilitate processes that tap individual potential and increase appreciation for diverse styles. She approaches her work from the principle that self-awareness is the key driver for individual effectiveness, successful workplace relationships, good leadership and teamwork, and ultimately higher levels of trust and organizational performance.
Cindy’s entrée into the world of professional training and coaching was through the work and contributions of Isabel Briggs Myers and Carl Jung. Her passion for the models of these two iconic figures started in her early twenties, when she came across Isabel Myers’ book, Gifts Differing. Cindy learned her way of being in the world was okay, even though it was much different from most of her co-workers. At that point, Cindy embarked on a journey to become an expert in the field of Psychological Type so she could impart this valuable information to others.
Cindy learned from the best; she studied under the late Katharine D. Myers, former Director Emeritus of the Myers-Briggs® Foundation and co-owner of the MBTI® Assessment. For years, Cindy worked with Katharine by writing and editing her personal website and co-authoring numerous articles for the APTi Bulletin of Psychological Type. She has developed a distinctive approach to Type which calls on her proprietary suite of products based on the Eight Jungian Function Image Metaphor Cards™ .
Your vision will become clear only when you look into your own heart. Who looks outside dreams; who looks inside awakens. Carl Jung
Cindy starts her engagements using the MBTI Assessment to help her clients gain self-awareness through the cognitive lens of Psychological Type. In conjunction with the MBTI, Cindy uses a myriad of professional development tools and models that help people develop self-awareness and self-mastery by identifying their strengths, and acknowledging and overcoming blind spots. Cindy begins by helping people to recognize how ingrained perspectives may be blocking success. Cindy always works with her clients to identify the tools and models that will work within their particular environments and situations.