Cindy Hooker

Gold Dog Consulting was formed in 2009 by Cindy Hooker; U.S. Navy Veteran, Certified Coach and Human Resources Professional. After surviving lay-offs, upper management mayhem, being asked to falsify documentation and experiencing downright poor leadership, Cindy decided she would dedicate her efforts to help improve these conditions and build better businesses.

In addition to being a trained coach, Cindy holds four certifications, Associate Certified Coach (ACC), Certified Co-Active Coach (CPCC), Positive Psychology Coach, and Advanced Group Leadership Coach. Cindy has 20+ years of experience in Human Resources and Leadership Training. She has a Master’s Degree in English and also has a background in Education. Cindy taught college Cindy Hooker Life Coach, Portland, OregonEnglish Composition, Business Writing and Human Resources Management. Her passion for education and extensive experience are the catalyst for helping people perform at their best. Cindy labors together with her clients to achieve personal and professional growth and success.

Gold Dog Consulting provides coaching, consultation and solutions to people who want more than just a job and to employers who want to create a thriving workplace. Cindy helps empower the leaders and the followers to create successful workplaces.

Cindy lives in Oregon with her husband Ken, and three Gold Dogs: Midas, Petal and Amu.

 

What Makes Me Unique

“I shouldn’cindy horset be here. Really… I shouldn’t. At age 15, I dropped out of high school. I didn’t really have any goals, but I did have a vision. I knew eventually I wanted an education, but on my terms.

After I dropped out of HS and got my GED, I worked at Kmart, at a restaurant as a hostess, in production at a factory and I even became a travel agent. Finally, I landed in the Navy. I worked hard to become a supervisor and make rank and more money. I made friends and traveled the world. I maintained my visCindy-Navyion for an education and started college classes in the Navy. While the Navy served me well and   I was recommended for Officer School, I opted to get out and get that college degree.

In spite of my background, I knew that I would succeed in college. My vision was to be the first person to graduate from college in my family. While it took me 6 years, I graduated with a 3.6 GPA. The odds were against me. 78% of those who attain a GED enroll in two year programs, and only 12% of those, finish.

 

Cindy-graduateMy visions were intrinsic. They mattered to me and not to anyone else. They brought me an education, friends, status and income. That took me away from the life that I might have had as a high school drop out. In order to really be truly effective, our goals have to have an emotional connection to us.”

My life experiences have given me a deep empathy for those who face challenges and uncertainty. That, coupled with my signature strengths of unconditionally and connection create a safe and non-judgmental environment for my clients.

My Philosophy

There is an old Proverb that says, “As a Person Thinks in Their Heart, so They Are.” No truer word is spoken. How we talk to ourselves and think about ourselves has substantial effect on “who” we become. The fact is, many of us have doubts, worry and fear that are derivatives of someone, maybe even ourselves, telling us we aren’t good enough, or that we will never amount to anything and, at one point, we began to believe it.

I want to help reverse those beliefs in my clients– to bring out the true leader that you are capable of becoming. It is not a new beginning, but the beginning of a new path that will have foundational results for creating your unique business culture, attracting clients that you love, and creating a fulfilling life.

Let’s have a conversation and see if we can move  you to the next level. Contact me today.

Cindy Hooker – Experience You Can Trust

You can read my credential or you can read my reviews here. With more than 20 years in the field of Human Resources and Training Leadership, I have been blessed with the opportunity to coach and mentor hundreds of Leaders, Managers and Employees. The platforms of opportunity have included the Private sector, Non-profit organizations and Public entities. I hold three certifications; Associate Certified Coach (ACC), Certified Co-Active Coach (CPCC) and Positive Psychology Coach (PPC). Above all, my passion is to help you become the Leader you were born to be.