CYNTHIA McEWEN

Cynthia A. McEwen
Cynthia serves as Co-Director of the Integral Sustainability Center at Integral University, helping to shape this leading-edge think/do community that is devoted to research and application based on Integral Theory. At Integral Training, she serves on the core design team and faculty for the Integral Organizational Leadership and Sustainability seminars. Cynthia is on the advisory board of AQAL: Journal of Integral Theory and Practice.
As a key leader at Avastone Consulting, Cynthia oversees the firm's business-related Sustainability & Leadership practice, where she helps design and implements integrally-framed leadership and organization capacity initiatives, conducts integral assessments, and identifies leverage points with ultimate focus on facilitating sustainable performance (little "s"), organizational vitality and sustainability (big "S"). Engagements have included culture change, leadership development processes, sales and marketing conferences, and senior management development sessions with clients such as Accenture, Alcoa, Bunge, Cox Communications, GlaxoSmithKline, Institute of Management Accountants, Interface, and NetBank.
Cynthia is certified in the Leadership Circle, a developmental level-based leadership culture assessment and 360 feedback process. She is part of the design and delivery team for Avastone's innovative simulations that support the firm's executive, leadership and organization capacity practices. Cynthia was co-creator of the firm's new Everglades Leadership & Sustainability simulation, a dramatic experience that brings to life complexities and nuances around economic, social, and environmental interdependencies in a whole systems context. Prior to coming to Avastone, Cynthia spent five years with AT&T in a variety of marketing and information technology management roles.
Academically, Cynthia demonstrates rigor in support of sustainability by her completion in 2004 of a Masters degree from the University of Bath, UK, in Responsibility and Business Practice. Her research and thesis focused on an integrally informed action learning approach to sustainability, leadership, and consciousness. She also has a MBA from Georgia State University and a BA in Marketing from Michigan State University.
In the community, Cynthia is on the board of Georgia Conservation Voters, a non-partisan political arm of the environment movement in Georgia, and is a member of the advisory board of Earth Share of Georgia. Cynthia is a steadfast practitioner in ongoing consciousness development work called the Diamond Approach, spending 25+ days per year in retreat. Her home is north of Atlanta, Georgia, US.

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