- Name: Cynthia S. Paris
- Position: Founder and CEO
- Phone: 215-680-2138
Cindy is 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 and psychological safety. She facilitates processes that tap individual potential and increase appreciation for diversity. 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 organizational performance.
Her methodology blends cognitive, emotional and behavioral models and feedback into a powerful process for growth and development for individuals, leaders and teams. Cindy customizes each engagement to meet the unique needs and situations presented within different team and organizational contexts.
Cindy begins her engagements by peeling back the layers of Type to help people recognize how ingrained perspectives may be blocking success. Her distinctive approach to Type calls on products she developed, the Eight Jungian Function Image Metaphor Cards™ and companion products. Her methodology, which utilizes her products, is based on almost 20 years of facilitating Type programs, testing out what works and what doesn’t. Her approach helps people get to the core of Type quickly and efficiently, so people know what their Type means and can easily apply it in the workplace.
Cindy’s passion and exploration of Jungian Psychological Type started in her early twenties, when she came across a book by Isabel Briggs Myers called Gifts Differing. The book taught her that her way of being in the world, even though much different from most of her co-workers, was okay. 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 Katharine D. Myers, Director Emeritus of the Myers – Briggs® Foundation; co-owner of the MBTI® and daughter-in-law of the creator of the Indicator, Isabel Myers. For years, Cindy worked with Katharine by writing and editing her personal website (MBTItoday.org) and co-authored numerous articles with Katharine which appeared in the APTi Bulletin of Psychological Type.
In addition to serving groups and teams across industries, Cindy has a real love for training trainers which stems back to her experience as Adjunct Faculty for the Center for Applications of Psychological Type (CAPT) where she facilitated certification courses for budding MBTI practitioners. Cindy continues to facilitate advanced application workshops for MBTI Certified Practitioners. Cindy is a frequent speaker for local, national and international Chapters of the Association for Psychological Type (APTi), and has authored numerous articles for The Bulletin of Psychological Type.