Let’s Befriend Dragons Together

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Cindy Gross wants you to THRIVE at work.

She/her | ex-techie SQLCindy |
Delaware, Cherokee, and USA citizen |
survivor of workplace bullies and harassers

Cindy’s coaching style is direct, empathetic, supportive, generative, & focused. She is praised for having an “extraordinary impact” and “amazing insight,” being fully present, creating safety, sifting through noise, and infusing a social justice perspective into her listening and questions.

Are you curious how we can partner together?

I offer a FREE consult to hear your story and discuss options that are useful to you.

Teal and black text and icons on a white background. Individual, thrive at work, question the narrative. Steps 1-4: listen to your narratives, rewrite your stories, nurture healthy boundaries, act from thrival. Befriending Dragons, Cindy Gross.
Cindy helps women thrive at work with her “Question the Narrative” framework. Together we listen differently to your narratives, rewrite your stories, nurture healthy boundaries, and practice acting from thrival.
Teal and black text and icons on a white background. Race + Gender Equity, thrive at work, question the narrative. Steps 1-4: listen to community narratives, rewrite your stories, nurture healthy boundaries, act for thrival. Befriending Dragons, Cindy Gross.
Cindy helps leaders nurture anti-bullying cultures where everyone can thrive. We use her Question the Narrative framework to listen differently to community narratives, rewrite the stories individuals and the organization are telling, nurture healthy boundaries throughout the system, and create a pathway to success for people aligned with organization values.

A coach works at a deeper level.

People facing tough environments and difficult people at work often come looking for advice, but I’ve learned a coach gets you further, faster. Get curious about YOU, tell me what keeps you from thriving, and schedule time with me now.

Register to join my all-day pre-con at PASS Data Community Summit: Race + Gender Equity Toolkit. Watch my interview with Data Platform WIT to learn more about the pre-con. We’ll cover practical tools, probing questions, and frameworks to help you step forward from learning to equitable actions. Examples will come from my experience in the tech industry, but no tech experience is required to join – it’s open to EVERYONE. #SQLFamily

Teal, black, and white design. Arrow points to "register today." Race + Gender Equity Toolkit. Practical tools, probing questions, and frameworks to help you step forward from learning to equitable actions. Cindy Gross - former techie, adaptive leader, workplace thrival coach. November 15, 2022. All-day pre-con. Online and Seattle Convention Center.

Additional Services

Areas of Expertise: Coaching, Career Pivots, Race + Gender Equity (DEI, JEDI, D&I), Question the Narrative Framework, Thrival, Gracious Space, Adaptive Leadership, Anti-Bullying and Anti-Racist Cultures

  • Customized Individual and Group Coaching
  • Consultant
  • Speaker
  • Gracious Space Facilitator and Trainer
  • Podcast Guest or Guest Host

Cindy’s Origin Story

After 25 years in corporate tech I was burned out. I couldn’t think. I couldn’t make decisions. I couldn’t cope with anything. So I took a lot of time off and slowly, so slowly, worked through the trauma of reporting harassment at work, of being involved in a pay inequity fight, of so much bias and so many white male shaped bars. I realized what was missing was connection, community, and values-based leadership. So I became that. The connector. The community nurturer. The coach who really gets systemic inequities and wants to lead with relationships. I befriended all those dragons, and now I help my clients THRIVE.

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