Cynthia Mills Mastering Executive Leadership Presence
Business Strategist|Board Whisperer™|Transformation Architect™| Coach|Speaker|Best-Selling Author
The Leaders' Haven™
Cynthia Mills is Founder, President & CEO of The Leaders’ Haven™, a consultancy partnering with clients to align for impact and exceed expectations in strategy, governance, and leadership.
Nicknamed “The Board Whisperer™” by clients, Cynthia relishes transformational journeys. An award-winning national and international CEO, Cynthia works with developing & committed leaders, future seekers, change masters, high performers, and corporate culture architects to exceed expectations. Clients are leaders nationally and internationally, serving business & industry, finance, energy, marketing, healthcare, pharmaceutical, co-op, legal, retail, agriculture, senior living, real estate, facility management, environmental, publishing, media, transportation, construction, safety, engineering, education, entertainment, hospitality, restaurant, philanthropy, fraternity, and faith sectors.
Cynthia holds an MA from the University of York, England earned as a Rotary International Ambassador Scholar and a dual BA from Queens College as a Presidential Scholar. She is a member of the Institute of Management Consultants (IMC), Association of Charlotte Area Consultants (ACAC), International Coach Federation (ICF), International Coaching Council (ICC), American Society of Association Executives, (ASAE), Association Executives of North Carolina (AENC); Professional Woman Network (PWN) & the PWN International Advisory Board, was awarded Honorary Lifetime Membership in the Georgia Society of Association Executives (GSAE); and is a Lifetime Member of Strathmore Who’s Who Worldwide, which honored her as the Professional of the Year for Consulting, Coaching, and Professional Development. Cynthia is also a member of the National Academy of Best-Selling Authors & the National Association of Experts, Writers, & Speakers. Her media appearances include “Hollywood Live with Jack Canfield” on A&E and Bravo and “Live at Studio 6B.” She is also the host of “The Leaders’ View™”- an online TV show debuting summer 2019.
An ASAE Academy of Leaders Awardee & ASAE Fellow, Cynthia served on the Board and Executive Committee of ASAE, ASAE’s for-profit subsidiary Board - ASBI, and was President of GSAE. She was awarded the GSAE President’s Award & the Clifford Clark Award, the TCIA Chair’s Award twice, Outstanding Southeastern Association Executive and was elected as Fellows Chair by her peers. Cynthia is certified as a Master, Professional, & Christian Coach, & Association Executive and an ASAE Career HQ Coach.
A best-selling co-author of The Big Secret with Jack Canfield of “Chicken Soup for the Soul” renown, her chapter, Align for Impact, received an Editor’s Choice Award. She is also author of “CEOs First 90 Days: Breathing Tips for the Other End of the Fire Hose, The Empty Front Porch: Soul Sittin’ to Design Your Porch to Porch Plan and is a featured author in The Female Factor: A Confidence Guide for Women, Breaking The Concrete Ceiling: Empowerment Tools for Women, & Leading from the Heart. Cynthia is under agreement for 8 more complete books, including the entrepreneurism chapter in The Total Woman for distribution to the United Nations’ Women’s Executive Board and The Leaders’ View, both launching in August 2019.