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About cynthia

Cynthia Mahoney and Associates is a consulting firm that works with individuals, groups, business and government in facilitation and strategic planning. Cynthia is passionate about working with people to develop their life and leadership skills and to increase diversity and participation in decision-making in industry, government and the community. She is a strong believer in bringing people together to identify issues, exchange ideas and develop solutions that work for them, their family, their business and community. Services include: - personal development, leadership workshops and training - business planning, facilitation and business development for business and project teams - group facilitation - social media strategies and tools for industry and business - community and industry consultation and issues identification (face-to-face and virtual) - project development and writing funding applications - project management and evaluation

What are your words to live by in 2015?

As we’re getting into the swing of 2015, I must confess I’ve been feeling a bit stuck. Usually each year I identify a theme that underpins how I want to approach the year – it usually pops out quite easily. … Continue reading

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How do you make a positive change?

I recently caught up with participants from our February “Driving Your Life” small group coaching program for a six month check in. I was very keen to see how they’d gone with implementing the goals they’d developed during the program. … Continue reading

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Our Driving Your Life program delivers results for Cindy

Thanks so much to participant Cindy for this feedback about our recent Melbourne Driving Your Life program held on 31st July & 1st August, 2014! Cindy is a teacher, small business owner and busy mother and was looking for support … Continue reading

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Are you better than you think you are?

“I’m really bad at public speaking”; “I’m warning you, I’m going to be absolutely terrible”; “I just don’t think I can do this”; “Public speaking’s  just not something I’m good at”; “I’m fine talking one on one but the minute … Continue reading

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Driving Your Life 31st July & 1st August 2014 Melbourne public program taking bookings now!

Who’s driving your life? – Do you want to take charge and develop a fresh direction in life? – Do you want to create a new and exciting road map for your career and/or life? – Do you want to … Continue reading

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Driving Your Life – our new program! Enrolments open now!

Driving Your Life  This milestone event is all about you! It’s for people like you who want to connect with their passions and purpose, set their own direction, focus on what’s really important in life and take action for their … Continue reading

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Opportunities to apply for a dairy scholarship for the 2014 Australian Rural Leadership Program!

An article about opportunities for dairy farmers to apply for a scholarship for the Australian Rural Leadership Program – this article features Lisa Dwyer, a terrific dairyfarmer who is a participant in one of the programs we facilitate – the … Continue reading

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Leadership Learnings from the Igniting Leadership Program

One of our favourite programs to facilitate is Leadership Victoria’s Igniting Leadership program. Its a five day program for emerging leaders in the government, corporate and not-for-profit sectors. The program is a dynamic mix of seminars, scenario-based learning, guest speakers, … Continue reading

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Social Media and Leadership Behaviour

“So it is that a medium which prides itself on having its members ‘join the conversation’ has rapidly turned into a modern day Colosseum.” Article by Clementine Ford about Twitter for The Drum (“Tweeting in the age of condemnation”, 25/02/13). … Continue reading

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Stanford University providing loads of insights into technology and designing new learning environments

I enrolled in a MOOC (Massive Open OnlineCourse) at Stanford University called “Designing a New Learning Environment”. What is a MOOC I hear you ask? Well its the latest trend in education and is defined (by Wikipedia anyway) as, “a … Continue reading

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