Cindy A. Herman Cindy A. Herman

Cindy A. Herman

Associate Senior Consultant

400 Valley Road, Suite 103
Mt. Arlington, NJ 07856

“The greatest distance between you and your best, most powerful and effective self is the distance between your ears.”

Cindy Herman is an associate senior consultant with Guttman Development Strategies, Inc., to which she brings 20 years of experience as a manager, consultant, and trainer. Employing an enthusiastic, focused, and dynamic style, she helps organizations develop leaders, build high-performance teams, and create service excellence.

Cindy has consulted with companies of all sizes, from global firms in the Fortune 500 to small companies and non-profit organizations. She works internationally across diverse cultures and industries, including:

  • consumer goods
  • pharmaceuticals
  • finance
  • retail
  • health care
  • telecommunications
  • hospitality
  • public service.

She has hands-on experience in management, marketing, and human resources in corporations and entrepreneurial businesses. Her areas of focus include program design and development, facilitating senior-team alignments, and providing executive coaching.

She implements performance management, team and leadership development, diversity awareness, visioning, communications, and customer-service initiatives. She is committed to supporting leaders to align their choices and actions with their intentions and to leading powerfully as they take themselves, their team, and their organization to new levels of success. 

Prior to her association with GDS, Cindy codesigned a National Business Management Training Institute for leaders in the horticultural industry; was selected to design and deliver a workforce development initiative in "World Class Customer Service" for New York State's hospitality and tourism industry; and cocreated and facilitated a 13-week Strategic Business Planning Program for The Center for Entrepreneurs in Action, where she also provided coaching to launch new businesses and take young businesses to higher levels of performance.


  • Master's, applied psychology, University of Santa Monica
  • Bachelor’s, business and human resource management, Northeastern University


  • Certifications
  • Coach U
  • Newfield Network 
  • Speeches
  • MetLife
  • ODN of New York
  • Mid-Hudson Human Resource Association
  • The Partnership for Women Entrepreneurs
  • Garden Centers of America
  • United Way
  • American Heart Associations
  • Founder
  • Cofounded Women with Wisdom
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