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Introducing my first book
Cultivate: How neuroscience
and well-being
support rural leaders to thrive

I'm so excited to share my first book with you called Cultivate. It will hit the shelves in early December but you have the chance to pre-order your copy right now - a great idea for a Christmas gift! 

Special pre-order offer

RRP $29.95 plus postage

If you pre-order now you can get your copy for $19.95 plus postage!

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For too long high performance has been the default strategy for many leaders and organisations. This has led to staff turnover, burnout and a mental health epidemic, especially in rural areas.

 

There is a smarter way to lead. Cultivate shares a compelling science-based case about how rural leaders can support themselves and their people to do well and be well at work.

 

Sustainable high performance can be achieved by leading with a human-centric approach, that puts well-being at the centre.   

What rural leaders are saying about Cultivate:

This book is for rural, regional and remote leaders, and people for whom the old way of teams, leadership and organisations no longer works. This book is for young people in rural Australia who are doing it differently and no longer want to learn to fit into the old way of thinking. 

 

This book celebrates people as our greatest resource. It will support you to operate more creatively, courageously, and wisely in mobilising collaboration and innovation. It will support you to adapt to thrive in tomorrow’s world.

Lynne Strong, CEO Action4Agriculture

Rural leaders are no strangers to the forces of nature. The past two years of pandemic though, have asked new things of all of us in virtually every aspect of our lives. How and where we work has been transformed. But this book is not about working in a COVID environment.  It’s about a redefinition of what makes a high functioning team that puts our humanity at the centre of productivity. 

 

This book challenges leaders to pay careful attention to cultivate their own wellbeing and those whom they lead. It provides the tools to cultivate the courage, compassion and psychological safety which allows leaders and their teams to truly thrive.

Dr Helen Haines MP, Independent Federal Member for Indi

Cynthia delivers a compelling science-based case around the need for a human-centric approach or Cultivated leadership. You will be encouraged to walk down the hall of mirrors and reflect on choices that either add or subtract happiness to your life and flow-on impacts to the people closest to you.

 

 Cynthia's lived experiences in rural and regional Australia add context to the premise. - Cultivated Leadership is most impactful. Cynthia highlights behaviours we should strive for and hope others around us display. Being a leader in Rural Australia has many similarities to Urban Australia. Still, Cultivated leadership is more critical when living and working in rural Australia. 

 

Don't read what I say. Read this book -It will add far more value to your life.

Chris Sounness, Executive Director, Wimmera Development Association

Cultivate is a book specially written for rural, regional and remote leaders and focuses on three things:

· How to look after yourself as a leader (Cultivate yourself)

· How to be a great leader for your team (Being a Cultivating Leader)

· How to create cultures that reflect the way people want to live and work today (Creating Cultivated Cultures).

It’s packed with the latest research from neuroscience and positive psychology that show happier people perform better, why burnout cultures are so prevalent and the type of leadership that is required for leaders and their people to flourish. It also contains lots of stories from my 25+ years of experience of working with rural people, communities and industries as a facilitator, coach, speaker and mentor.

 

My hope is that it will make a positive difference to rural leaders and be a valuable resource for their leadership toolkit. I’d also love it to create more conversations about the leadership styles needed for today’s world and why pursuing high performance as a strategy is counterproductive, leading to mental health and burnout issues.

Sustaining High Performance

Never before has your leadership been in greater need of support.

I am here to help.

All of my existing leadership programs and sessions are available online.

Plus, I’ve added some new ones to help you navigate the new normal of leadership.

Looking for something more specific for your team or business? Let’s discuss custom-made programs to get your leadership, and your team back on track.

leaders

Step into your leadership role with confidence and clarity.

 

Make well-being a cornerstone of your personal high performance.

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Teams

Unlock high performance leadership through courageous conversations.

 

Create a motivated and collaborative team culture that uncovers and celebrates the brilliance within each individual.

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organisations

Achieve your organisational vision with connection and capability.

 

Design a culture of collaboration and capacity that stands apart in your industry.

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CLIENTS

WHO WE ARE

Courage. Connection. Conviction. Curiosity. Creativity.

Working with Cynthia enables leaders and teams to dial up their Courage, Connection, Conviction, Curiosity and Creativity to unlock high performance.

 

Cynthia Mahoney is a facilitator, coach, mentor, speaker and author with a passion for personal disruption, neuroscience, positive psychology, courageous conversations, high performance and well-being. Her mantra (taken from the latest research) is that, “Happier people are higher performing,” and she strives to help leaders and teams achieve this in the workplace. 

Cynthia made a successful leap from an extensive career in government to founding her own leadership development practice, Cynthia Mahoney and Associates,  eight years ago. Through her practice, Cynthia has created a way to combine her entrepreneurial spirit with her passion for developing people to be their best and her skills and talent in facilitation. Her journey of self-discovery, along with her empathy, authenticity, and commitment to courage, growth and self-leadership, enable her to help people, teams and organisations make positive change and achieve professional and personal success.

We with individuals, groups, business and government in leadership and personal development,  high performance, well-being, facilitation, coaching and strategic planning.

We focus on:

  • Design and facilitation of workshops and programs for industry, community and government groups and business including leadership programs; programs for high performing individuals and teams; well-being programs; keynote speaking and workshops for conferences; professional and personal development programs;  strategic planning for businesses and project teams; project planning, improvement and review workshops and industry skills training;

  • Coaching and mentoring for groups and one-one-one;

  • Design and delivery of strategic planning, organisational change management and staff engagement workshops.

 

CYNTHIA MAHONEY

Director of CMA, Cynthia Mahoney, is passionate about working with people to develop their life and leadership skills and to increase diversity and participation in decision-making in industry, government and the community.

 

She’s a strong believer in bringing people together to identify issues, exchange ideas and develop solutions that work for them, their family, their business and community.

Cynthia made a successful leap from an extensive career in government to founding her own leadership practice eight years ago. Through her business, Cynthia has created a way to combine her entrepreneurial spirit with her passion for developing people to be their best and her skills and talent in facilitation.

 

Her journey of self-discovery, along with her empathy, authenticity, and commitment to courage, growth and self-leadership, enable her to help people, teams and organisations make positive change and achieve professional and personal success.

She has a Diploma of Leadership, Coaching and Mentoring, a Certificate IV in Business and Personal Coaching and a Graduate Diploma of Business which focused on project and people management.

 

She also has a Master of Agricultural Science, specialising in farm business management economics and rural sociology, and a Bachelor of Agricultural Science. She has undertaken training in e-facilitation and design and is an accredited facilitator of the Strength Deployment Inventory (SDI) communication and personal strengths tool.

 

She’s embraced the world of social media because of its pivotal role in digital inclusion and leadership and its potential to facilitate conversations, share knowledge, generate new ideas and inspire people.

 

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