Cynthia Grubbs is a management consultant and corporate training coach with over 20 years of experience. Working with professionals in cross-functional roles, Ms. Grubbs brings a wealth of wisdom and perspective to those seeking to enhance their leadership skills and professional growth. Cynthia has developed several training courses designed to assist participants develop strong leadership skills and personal growth plans. She teaches the importance of influence and its direct impact on leadership and her series presents ways to establish oneself as a key influencer with internal and external stakeholders. Cynthia has been a small business liaison for the State of Michigan Economic Development Corporation for over 13 years, providing consultative services pertaining to business growth strategies. She has successfully provided leadership training and professional development series across three key sectors: corporate, government and not-for-profit. Cynthia Grubbs is deeply entrenched in serving her community. She currently serves on the Board of the Mobile Technology Association of Michigan (MTAM), a role she has held since 2010. In addition, she has served on the Board of Corp! Magazine since June 2009. She is also certified with the Economic Development Finance Professional National Development Council and was honored as the SBA’s Minority Business Advocate in 2011.