Cindy Byrd


Image Potential Training and Consulting

Teaching and inspiring others how to bring their best self and best thinking to all they do fuels Cindy’s passion for improving quality of life. As a branding and leadership development specialist, educator, and public speaker, she helps individuals and businesses develop the kind of mindset and leadership that optimizes their potential to communicate with greater insight and impact, build positive brands and long-term relationships, and create exceptional experiences for employees and customers alike. Cindy uses her keen insight and creativity to customize engaging learning opportunities for employee development programs, public workshops, and conference presentations and to serve as a visionary thinking partner with the businesses and organizations she assists.

Cindy’s background includes 10 years as a manager, 15 years as a business owner, and 13 years as a business professor at Robert Morris University Illinois where she is now professor emeritus. She is certified in leadership development, is a past recipient of the 25 Women in Leadership award, and is a member of the East Peoria Chamber of Commerce, McLean County Chamber of Commerce, I’ve Decided, the Association for Talent Development Heart of Central Illinois Chapter, and the Central Illinois Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners. Cindy joins Melissa Smith in co-hosting Business Minds.

Business Minds Contrib to Peoria Life since Jan 2018