Kathy Andrews is an accomplished organizational development and leadership consultant with over 20 years of experience in private, public and non-profit sectors.
She founded Cinga on the belief that the way to unlock the potential of your organization is through people. When you align strategy with culture and create a workplace where people thrive, business results will follow.
In Xhosa, the Word Cinga Means Think.
At Cinga Leadership, we pride ourselves on being thought leaders who connect the dots on performance initiatives in practical and strategic ways.
We envision a world where leadership development and inclusive culture work walk hand in hand, fostering thriving, diverse workplaces.
What We Believe.
You don’t get the culture your want; you get the culture you deserve.
If you are not actively working your culture, it is probably one you don’t like. Instead of enabling your strategy, it is working against you. We help individuals, teams and companies deliberately create and sustain positive performance cultures.
“Talent” is everyone in the organization, not just the high potentials.
It takes all kinds of people to fill all kinds of roles. Too often in this profession, people are put into boxes. Don’t underestimate the potential of your people to learn and grow.
Simple, clear strategies can make a big difference.
Performance improvement projects often fail because they’re overcomplicated. We prefer fit-for-purpose tools that accelerate change and deliver breakthrough results.
People thrive in development-oriented environments.
We believe people programs should be underpinned by what Carol Dweck calls a growth vs. a fixed mindset. It’s not I can’t – it’s I can’t yet. It’s not I don’t know how – it’s I don’t know how yet.
Let’s “change how we do things around here”
If you’re experiencing “people problems” – the actual people in your organization are (probably) not the problem.
The issues often lie in systems that don’t work, lack of leadership skills, a culture that breeds distrust, and/or training that doesn’t work or isn’t sustainable.
This is where we come in.
Together, we can build a culture where people are empowered and productive; enabling your leaders and teams to contribute positively to your reputation in the market, your profitability and your speed of execution.
We Commit to Deliver:
- Practical & measurable people programs that support your strategy.
- Easy access to experts who provide quick and thorough answers so you can focus on building your success.
- Peace of mind knowing you have the right people programs in place.
- Increased productivity and speed of execution due to stronger leadership.
- Improved engagement and increased retention because people feel like they belong.
- More innovation with a diverse culture where people feel safe to contribute their best ideas.
Because of her openness, approach and ability to seamlessly work with our team, we will be continuing to work with her to keep our leadership strong well into the future.
SHELLEY FROST | PRESIDENT AND CEO, PACIFIC NATIONAL EXHIBITION
Kathy is inspired, it seems to me, in everything she does. She’s one of the brightest stars I’ve encountered in business.
DOUG MOLLENHAUER | QUANTAM LEAP LEARNING
Kathy is the real deal – a talented HR professional and leader who exudes warmth, compassion and a genuine caring of people. Kathy is the type of person you want on your team.
LESLEY GREEN | DIRECTOR CORPORATE PROJECTS, WESTERN CANADA MARINE RESPONSE CORPORATION
Kathy is an incredible person. She brings high-level knowledge and a delightful personality to all projects and teams. She is dedicated, supportive, and it is a real pleasure to work with her.
CORALIE SEYS | CEO & OWNER, ELITE VIRTUAL ASSISTANT
On time and within budget, always with a spirit of collaboration and graciousness. Working with Cinga is assurance that you are in the hands of consummate professionals.
MARY MYTTING | LEAP PROJECT COORDINATOR AT COMMUNITY FUTURES FRASER FORT GEORGE
Kathy has a knack of quickly understanding the issue at hand and providing the needed encouragement/support to move through the issue. Her guidance is a refreshing combination of coaching with advice when appropriate.
TINA IRELAND | REGIONAL ASSESSOR – VANCOUVER ISLAND, BC ASSESSMENT