Cindy Allen-Stuckey, CEO and founder of Making Performance Matter, collaborates with organizations to convert strategy into action.
Cindy grew up on a family farm in Central Indiana with her parents and brother. Because her mother loved to read, Cindy learned to read at an early age; she read everything in sight. She also enjoyed spending time with her extended family, playing with her pets, and marching in the high school band. Growing up, Cindy had two people who influenced her greatly-her grandfather, who had two college degrees, and her great aunt, who was extremely open-minded, had friends of all ages, and believed in keeping her mind active. After several hospital stays at Riley Hospital for Children, Cindy wanted to become a nurse. She switched to education when she realized she couldn’t stand the sight of blood and went on to receive her bachelor’s and master’s degree in education from Indiana University and launched her career as a first-grade teacher. When her son, Brandon, was born, Cindy left teaching for a new job – full-time mother. Upon returning to the workplace, she found no teaching jobs available, so she became an administrator in the U.S. sales office of an Austrian manufacturing company. This is when Cindy realized she loved the business world and wanted to blend it with her other love – educating others. She also discovered her passion for enabling individuals to reach their full potential. Cindy’s natural exuberance then took over. She taught GED classes and brush-up classes at the local community college; spent five years at Cummins, Inc. in various technical learning and development positions; and earned a master’s degree in management from Indiana Wesleyan University. Cindy also became aware of her strengths – understanding how individuals learn, building relationships, and the importance of being open minded. Next, Cindy stepped into the Director, Organizational Development and HR role at Knauf Insulation. She spent 11 years there designing and developing a strategic performance management process that not only enabled employees to manage their own performance but was also implemented globally. Cindy had the distinction of being the first female to hold a director’s position and report to the company’s president. In 2011, when Cindy left the corporate world to start Making Performance Matter, she expanded her purpose – to enable organizations and individuals to reach their fullest potential. Today, she collaborates with organizations to convert their strategy into action by developing customized “people strategies” that bring their strategic plans to life. The common thread throughout Cindy’s career is, when she sees an impediment to people reaching their potential, she seeks solutions. For example: ? lack of child care for students at the local community college – Cindy partnered with a large day-care provider to established childcare at the college. ? plant managers needing training to be presented in small chunks, instead of eight-hour classes – Cindy developed 10-minute learning modules. ? smaller companies having difficulty providing training opportunities – Cindy developed blended learning. Cindy lives in Hope, Indiana, with her husband, Tim, and their dog, Bailey.To book Cindy Allen-Stuckey call +1.888.200.9387 or email firstname.lastname@example.org