Commitment to Continual Learning

One of the things I have learned, is “there is always more to learn“. Even though I think I have mastered my craft and I have practiced my profession (check out the book Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell), I still continue to grow each day. Attending a conference or working at a booth I have the opportunity to hear what unique things people are doing in project management and with software every day. Individuals come up to me from around the world and share stories and post questions that drive me to do additional studying or research after the event. I like the fact that at PMI local and national events, the speakers from a variety of industries give presentations which helps me think in new and different ways.

I like the fact that technology sharing is everywhere at Microsoft conferences, and no one is upset if you ask them what electronic gadget they are holding. I am also amazed at how helpful everyone is at these conferences. Just to give you some examples, I was in Toronto walking to a PMI conference and wasn’t quite sure I was going the right way and a fellow attendee from Germany guessed where I was going and helped me get to registration.  At a recent Microsoft conference there was a shortage of cabs and a friendly international group told me they could squeeze in one more if I promised to smile along the ride. Don’t let me forget to tell you, all of these events are fun.  The museums, games, interesting food, concerts, and fireworks are just a few examples of ways to engage with your fellow attendees outside of the formal conference.

I always come back from these events excited and energized and ready to tackle new challenges at work. If you haven’t had a chance to attend a conference, I think you should find one that sounds interesting to you and sign up!

 

 

 

 

Expert in Her Field

"Cindy is a great resource, is an expert in her field and open to sharing new ideas!" ~Kimberly
2017-10-13T17:05:50+00:00
"Cindy is a great resource, is an expert in her field and open to sharing new ideas!" ~Kimberly

Dynamic Speaker

"Cindy is a knowledgable, dynamic and entertaining speaker."                                                                            ~Bill Wetmore, Program and Project Management Consultant
2017-10-13T14:39:49+00:00
"Cindy is a knowledgable, dynamic and entertaining speaker."                                                                            ~Bill Wetmore, Program and Project Management Consultant

Solved My Technical Problems

“I can’t believe you solved my Microsoft Project technical problem while driving down the road!” ~Keith
2017-10-11T15:59:47+00:00
“I can’t believe you solved my Microsoft Project technical problem while driving down the road!” ~Keith

Anything But Boring

“You did a great job with material that could have been boring for some, but was not in the least.” ~Robert
2017-10-11T14:55:35+00:00
“You did a great job with material that could have been boring for some, but was not in the least.” ~Robert

Recommend in a Heartbeat

"She has received soaring praises for her expertise and would definitely be someone I'd engage for similar instruction in the future. I would strongly recommend Cindy in a heartbeat." ~Mark
2017-10-13T16:06:52+00:00
"She has received soaring praises for her expertise and would definitely be someone I'd engage for similar instruction in the future. I would strongly recommend Cindy in a heartbeat." ~Mark

Can’t Go Wrong

“You can never go wrong with Cindy Lewis.” ~Hirishi
2017-10-11T16:03:15+00:00
“You can never go wrong with Cindy Lewis.” ~Hirishi

Among the Best Ever Attended

"Cindy’s educational workshop was one of the best that I have ever attended.  The students really loved the group interaction and the many real-life examples.  Her presentation skills are very engaging and thought provoking." ~Dr. Tom Henkel, VP Education, Northeast Florida PMI Chapter

 

 

 
2017-10-16T11:01:11+00:00
"Cindy’s educational workshop was one of the best that I have ever attended.  The students really loved the group interaction and the many real-life examples.  Her presentation skills are very engaging and thought provoking." ~Dr. Tom Henkel, VP Education, Northeast Florida PMI Chapter      

Stimulating and Informative

“Wonderful session! Mind stimulating and informative as it relates to the dynamics of change and agility.” ~Kathryn
2017-10-11T15:56:34+00:00
“Wonderful session! Mind stimulating and informative as it relates to the dynamics of change and agility.” ~Kathryn

Amazed at the Quality of Training

“I am amazed at the quality of training we received from Cindy in Project.” ~Rory
2017-10-11T15:58:06+00:00
“I am amazed at the quality of training we received from Cindy in Project.” ~Rory

Excellent Instructor

“Well done. Cindy is an excellent instructor.” ~Maria
2017-10-11T15:05:24+00:00
“Well done. Cindy is an excellent instructor.” ~Maria

Your Training Saved Me Hours

"What I learned in the first hour saved me 10 hours the next two weeks!” ~Keith
2017-10-11T14:51:42+00:00
"What I learned in the first hour saved me 10 hours the next two weeks!” ~Keith

Lucky To Have You

"These students don't know how lucky they are to have you as an instructor - such deep knowledge to share with them.” ~Linda
2017-10-11T13:51:43+00:00
"These students don't know how lucky they are to have you as an instructor - such deep knowledge to share with them.” ~Linda

Upbeat and Interesting

"She is respectful of the opinions of others and is a great team player. On a personal level, she is an upbeat, interesting, thoughtful and considerate." ~Dawhn
2017-10-13T15:23:55+00:00
"She is respectful of the opinions of others and is a great team player. On a personal level, she is an upbeat, interesting, thoughtful and considerate." ~Dawhn

Lots of Industry Examples

"Enjoyed hearing her examples from a variety of businesses and industries.” ~Suraj
2017-10-11T15:04:53+00:00
"Enjoyed hearing her examples from a variety of businesses and industries.” ~Suraj

Balancing Different Skill Levels

"Her energetic attitude, engaging communication skills and well chosen real-life examples helped us get the most out of the class. She did a good job balancing between the needs of training participants who came to the program with different skill levels." ~Marcin
2017-10-13T15:21:43+00:00
"Her energetic attitude, engaging communication skills and well chosen real-life examples helped us get the most out of the class. She did a good job balancing between the needs of training participants who came to the program with different skill levels." ~Marcin

Our Team’s Proficiency Improved Dramatically

"She has delivered two courses for our team of Project Managers with exceptional results. Our team’s proficiency with Project and Project Server was improved dramatically; users continue to rave about her classes." ~Chris
2017-10-13T15:26:54+00:00
"She has delivered two courses for our team of Project Managers with exceptional results. Our team’s proficiency with Project and Project Server was improved dramatically; users continue to rave about her classes." ~Chris

Thought Leader

"You are one of the finest instructors and thought leaders I have worked with!" ~Bill
2017-10-13T14:38:30+00:00
"You are one of the finest instructors and thought leaders I have worked with!" ~Bill

Impressive Level of Expertise

“We were all very impressed with your level of expertise when you provided onsite project management training.” ~MK
2017-10-11T16:13:45+00:00
“We were all very impressed with your level of expertise when you provided onsite project management training.” ~MK

Unparelled Passion for Helping Others

“Her passion for learning, sharing and helping others is unparalleled and should be an inspiration to others.” ~Trent
2017-10-11T15:58:57+00:00
“Her passion for learning, sharing and helping others is unparalleled and should be an inspiration to others.” ~Trent

We Had Given Up Before Cindy Helped

“In one week Cindy performed a Project Server Exorcism for us when we thought all was lost.” ~Stacey
2017-10-11T15:57:26+00:00
“In one week Cindy performed a Project Server Exorcism for us when we thought all was lost.” ~Stacey

Made Sure Trainees Completely Understood

"She was very knowledeable about the software and dedicated to making sure that her trainees completely understood the material." ~Kris
2017-10-13T15:25:33+00:00
"She was very knowledeable about the software and dedicated to making sure that her trainees completely understood the material." ~Kris

Goes Far Above and Beyond

"She goes far above and beyond the call of duty to meet client and peer requests - however reasonable or unreasonable they may be. As a trainer, she is friendly and supportive to her students -- an excellent example of a skilled technical trainer." ~Hollie
2017-10-13T15:22:50+00:00
"She goes far above and beyond the call of duty to meet client and peer requests - however reasonable or unreasonable they may be. As a trainer, she is friendly and supportive to her students -- an excellent example of a skilled technical trainer." ~Hollie

Love Working With You

“You are such a kind person, we love working with you.” ~Monica
2017-10-11T14:54:54+00:00
“You are such a kind person, we love working with you.” ~Monica

A True Delight

"Every interaction I have had with Cindy has been a true delight. She is immensely likeable on a personal level and open-minded to new ideas. She genuinely enjoys helping others. A great example is when I vaguely described a minor annoyance with my own PC, and she instantly suggested a fix that solved my problem in 3 minutes." ~Erin Jones, Digital Strategist
2017-10-13T16:53:48+00:00
"Every interaction I have had with Cindy has been a true delight. She is immensely likeable on a personal level and open-minded to new ideas. She genuinely enjoys helping others. A great example is when I vaguely described a minor annoyance with my own PC, and she instantly suggested a fix that solved my problem in 3 minutes." ~Erin Jones, Digital Strategist

Learned A Lot

“We really learned a lot and are trying to apply as much as we can.” ~John
2017-10-11T16:00:35+00:00
“We really learned a lot and are trying to apply as much as we can.” ~John

Time and Dedication

“Without Cindy’s personal time and dedication, this new area of our business would not have been possible. Cindy is a true giver of knowledge in her area of expertise.” ~Wade
2017-10-11T15:54:27+00:00
“Without Cindy’s personal time and dedication, this new area of our business would not have been possible. Cindy is a true giver of knowledge in her area of expertise.” ~Wade

Engaging Intro to Agile

“Very good introduction to Agile. Cindy was engaging, showed good examples, and answered questions very well.” ~Sofia
2017-10-11T15:55:29+00:00
“Very good introduction to Agile. Cindy was engaging, showed good examples, and answered questions very well.” ~Sofia

Organized and Informative

“Cindy's presentation was well organized and informative.” ~Liam
2017-10-11T15:06:53+00:00
“Cindy's presentation was well organized and informative.” ~Liam

Ability to Teach at Any Level

"Her students love her for her ability to teach at any level required to fully communicate the class concepts and it shows in her top class survey scores." ~Tye
2017-10-13T15:28:39+00:00
"Her students love her for her ability to teach at any level required to fully communicate the class concepts and it shows in her top class survey scores." ~Tye