Communicate Connect Collaborate

Creating new conversations built on trust and cooperation

Educating & Empowering a Diverse Clientelle

Corporate Development

Empowering people to conduct more proactive conversations, take action and improve results.


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Personal Development

Not all conversations are with others. The most important talks are often with yourself.


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  • “This Facilitation training gets at what is at the heart of being a good facilitator – being comfortable at the front of the room and knowing how to lead and manage a group.” Frank Trovato, Manager, 
Info-Tech Research Group

    -- Frank Travato, Mngr, InfoTech Research Group

  • Cynthia was simply incredible. She delivered a keynote address at our Card Forum program in Chicago. I can't thank her enough for taking the time to talk to our group. Her delivery, insight and way of connecting with our audience was the best that I’ve seen in ages. We received overwhelmingly positive feedback immediately (by lunch), which is something I have never seen before.

    -- Ian McRae, Senior Program Development Manager at SourceMedia

  • I walked away from this course with a new perspective on personal accountability and for that I will always be grateful. This is by far one of the best leadership courses I have taken in my career.

    -- Marsha Mark, AVP Operations, Invesco

  • Cynthia’s programs are profoundly impactful. She is an incredible speaker with a powerful command of how to build authentic leadership.

    -- Jennifer Eggers, President, LeaderShift Authentic Insights, Inc

  • …too many facilitation courses are based on teaching participants some “ideal” model. The C3 approach of finding the authentic or genuine you and facilitating within your abilities and perspectives, is the most natural, logical, and common sense method that I have ever come across.

    -- Tony Marzotto, Ministry of Transportation

  • This session genuinely changed my outlook on both my self perception and ways I see and interact with others.

    -- Mark Alexander, Bank of America

  • This has been by far the most emotionally impacting, eye opening course I have ever attended.

    -- Nicole Jensen, VP Learning & Development, CI Funds

  • I first took the Facilitation Skills Development course with Cynthia in 2002 and was so impressed I proceeded to take her other classes. These courses (no exaggeration) were a turning point in my personal and professional life…

    -- Karen M. Black, Best-selling author of Moon Dance

Cynthia Barlow

Founder Cynthia Barlow

Facilitator, Author, Coach

Helping businesses build their people

When your people have the skills to communicate more effectively, they can connect more easily and collaborate more productively. Not only on the job, but also in life.

Communication, Connection, and Collaboration—the three “C’s”—are the cornerstones of all successful businesses. They are the result of Emotional Intelligence in action.

More details can be found in my recent best seller with co-author Jennifer Eggers:
Resilience: It’s Not About Bouncing Back

The power of resilience within organizations can transform an average company into a powerhouse. Yet, even in times of rapid disruptive change, there is no manual for building resilient organizations. This book is that manual.

“If you  want to build more resilience intentionally—personally and professionally—read this book.
Fran Karamousis, Chief  of Research, Gartner


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