Cindy A. Herman Cindy A. Herman

Cindy A. Herman

Associate Senior Consultant

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

 “A truly effective consultant helps build high-performing organizations by working with leaders and their teams to unlock their incredible potential and engage like business owners.”

Cindy Herman is an associate senior consultant with Guttman Development Strategies (GDS), which she joined in 2005. She brings over 25 years of experience as a business leader, facilitator, executive coach and consultant in talent and organizational development.

Cindy is a strong relationship builder who brings an enthusiastic, focused and dynamic style to her work. She has worked with many GDS clients to meet their strategic and learning/development goals, including: Atlantic Health System, Chico’s, Endologix, Keurig Dr Pepper, L’Oréal, GSK, Novartis, Pinnacle Foods, Mars, Inc., and Johnson & Johnson.

Cindy has consulted with companies of all sizes, from Fortune 500 firms to growing mid-sized and entrepreneurial companies. She works with senior leaders and teams across levels and functions in diverse cultures and in a spectrum of industries, including:

  • consumer goods
  • health care
  • education
  • retail
  • pharmaceuticals
  • financial services
  • food and beverage
  • technology

Cindy is an experienced consultant and facilitator who works in partnership with leaders to align their organizations to achieve breakthrough results by increasing accountability, collaboration and trust.

As a trusted coach, Cindy enables executives and high-potential leaders to shift self-limiting patterns and beliefs and show up more powerfully and authentically. She has coached leaders in areas that include: performance improvement, skill development, interpersonal effectiveness, emotional intelligence and team leadership, development and engagement.

As an expert in designing and delivering high-impact, skills-based programs and leadership initiatives, Cindy works strategically with organizations from designing, developing and implementing targeted skills workshops to implementing large-scale leadership development efforts. She has led an array of programs, including: leadership development, management skills, performance coaching, change leadership, diversity and inclusion, team development, women’s leadership, and the acceleration of high-potential/next-generation leaders.

Previously, Cindy worked as a general manager for a retail and service business where she also held leadership roles in human resources, talent development, and marketing. Prior to this, Cindy worked as an internal business development consultant for a healthcare organization and as a talent recruiter and salary analyst for a global information technology organization.


  • Master's, applied psychology, University of Santa Monica
  • Bachelor’s, business and human resource management, Northeastern University
  • Masters, practical spirituality, Peace Theological Seminary and College of Philosophy


  • Continuing professional education
  • • Equine Alchemy, coaching
    • Newfield Network, coaching
    • Coach U, coaching
    • Landmark Education, advanced communication
  • Certifications
  • • Myers Briggs Type Indicator
    • The Emotional Competency Indicator
    • Thomas Kilmann Instrument
    • FIRO B
    • DiSC
  • Speeches:
  • MetLife
    ODN of New York
    Mid-Hudson Human Resource Association
    The Partnership for Women Entrepreneurs
    Garden  Centers of America
    United Way

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