Fresh perspectives for cultivating your leadership and life

Coaching with Cynthia Mahoney

You’ll gain fresh perspectives on personal and professional challenges, enhanced decision-making skills, and increased confidence. Coaching can also have a powerful ripple effect, sparking transformation in your family, your community and your workplace.

As a coach, Cynthia is committed to supporting your growth and development. She’ll partner with you to do the important work of asking powerful questions to provoke reflection and unlock new insights, perspectives and learnings that lie within you.

Coaching with Cynthia Mahoney


“Working with Cynthia was so rewarding! She created such a positive and safe environment for me to navigate some really hairy challenges, in both my work and personal life. Cynthia truly understands the dynamics of entrepreneurship and creating a values-based business.“


– Sandra Capponi, Co-founder Good On You

Cynthia provides the space and uses coaching processes for you to dream big about your goals, create new ideas about what’s possible for you and identify the strategies to implement.

She’ll resource you with the tools to ensure you have sustained success and she’ll ask for your commitment to do the work to take action and create change.

Cynthia is a qualified coach having completed a Diploma of Leadership, Coaching and Mentoring via an International Coach Federation (ICF)-accredited program. She also holds a Certificate IV in Business and Personal Coaching, also ICF-accredited. She is an ICF member and as such, agrees to maintain the ethics and standards of behaviour established by the ICF.

Does coaching work? The answer is YES! The coaching process helps clients improve their outlook on work and life, while improving their leadership skills and unlocking their potential. The ICF Global Coaching Client Study shows most clients reported improved work performance, better business management, more efficient time management, increased team effectiveness, and more growth and opportunities. The same study found that coaching clients noted greater self-confidence, enhanced relationships, more effective communications skills, better work-and-life balance and an improvement in wellness. Nearly 70 percent of individuals indicated they had at least made back their initial investment. The median suggests that a client who achieved financial benefit from coaching can typically expect a ROI of more than three times the amount spent.

1:1 personal coaching

Cultivating You

Cynthia supports the growth and development of a limited number of clients through one-on-one coaching and mentoring. In this process, she partners with you in the important work of asking powerful questions to provoke reflection and unlock new insights, perspectives and learnings that lie within.

She provides the space and uses coaching processes for you to dream big about your goals, create new ideas about what’s possible and identify strategies to implement. She is your accountability buddy, sharing experiences and tools to support you to do the work, take action and create change.

Cultivating Your Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is scientifically proven to drive performance. It’s our capacity to understand our own emotions and those of others, using these emotions to enhance our thinking, being able to effectively express ourselves, understand and relate to others, regulate our emotions and manage ourselves and cope with daily demands and motivate ourselves.

Successful emotionally intelligent leadership is even more important in the rapidly changing and uncertain world that we’re living in. Imagine how much more effective you could be as a leader armed with the ability to manage your own emotions whilst also being able to manage the emotional needs of others?

Cynthia is a certified practitioner of a powerful coaching tool (the Emotional Capital Report, ECR) that leaders can use to measure and develop their Emotional Intelligence. The ECR offers a unique assessment of the components of emotional intelligence that are empirically linked to the specific behaviors of successful leaders. The development of the ECR was based primarily on findings from extensive research on the relationship between emotional intelligence and leadership. It provides an efficient, valid assessment of the emotional intelligence factors that support effective leadership behaviors based on a well-researched model of emotional intelligence – emotional capital.

It can be used for 1:1 coaching as well as for groups of leaders and teams.

Interested in being coached by Cynthia?

Cynthia coaching

“Cynthia helped me focus and set personal and career goals that I have never thought about or considered before. She is a pleasure to work with.”

– Craig McRae, General Manager Milk Supply & Field Services,

Executive Coaching is a delicate balancing act that Cynthia does so well by establishing sound boundaries and a safe environment for each of us to work within. This allowed me to be vulnerable with the confidence that the information was respected and utilised for construction progression. I found the time spent working with Cynthia immensely challenging at times but very rewarding.

– Miffy Gilbert, CEO, AusBerry Farmers Marketing Group

Cultivating your Leadership –
Group Coaching Program for
Rural Leaders

You don’t have to do leadership on your own!

Leadership is lonely and it’s a tough gig that demands a lot from us. And for rural leaders, it can be even lonelier, tougher and more demanding.

Rural leadership is public. Rural leaders often live in the same community in which they work, so there’s nowhere to hide. They face the challenge on being ‘on’ all the time so they’re at risk of burnout. They can’t have separate work and community personas because everyone knows them. They must be authentic.

Cultivating Your Leadership is a 6-month virtual group coaching program to connect rural leaders from different industries (e.g. agriculture, health, education, small business, government, community etc.) and from various geographic locations to support each other to become even better leaders.

You’ll be part of a trusted group with up to eleven other rural leaders, and facilitator Cynthia Mahoney, that will meet monthly on-line to learn more about leadership together. We’ll discuss and troubleshoot real-world challenges we’re facing, provide ideas to help each other and be accountable  to each other in making positive change to our leadership practice.

This program is due to commence in 2023.

To find out more details, contact Cynthia today.

This program is for you if:

  • You want to be a more effective leader and have greater impact for your team, community, board or industry;
  • You want to understand how better to support, inspire, motivate and get the best from those around you, particularly in challenging times;
  • You want to broaden your network, be part of a great leadership tribe and talk to other leaders about challenges and opportunities you face in a confidential environment;
  • You want to spend time with like-minded people who can lift you up, challenge you to think differently and be your accountability buddies and your cheer squad;
  • You want to grow your confidence and give yourself the support you need to be the best version of yourself as a leader;
  • You want to learn and grow in a group environment and help others and have some fun along the way;
  • You want to learn more about a “Cultivating” style of leadership that is human-centred and sustainable in the long-term.
Cultivating Your Leadership Masterclass

“Cynthia brought extensive knowledge, an effective ‘toolkit’, empathy and constructive advice to our meetings. More than that, her wisdom and curiosity led to profound and often illuminating conversations that helped me understand how personal barriers were impacting my professional development and, importantly, how to move beyond them in a constructive way.”

– Kate Edwards, Owner at Winter Creek Flowers