I'm Cindy Tonkin I make Data Science Consulting teams faster, smarter and nicer.
Cindy Tonkin's Bio:
Cindy Tonkin is a best-selling author, coach, facilitator and trainer.
They call her the consultants’ consultant! Specifically she works with Data science consulting teams in the finance industry. She helps them work smarter, faster and "nicer".
Her consultancy career began in 1986 at Accenture. More than 100 companies have used her services since she founded her own consultancy in 1992. In this century 100% of her work has been repeat or referral. So her clients like what she does!
She has written 18 books on consulting and related fields.
She has worked with data and insight teams at Commonwealth Bank, National Australia Bank, Suncorp, Telstra and Business Minds.
Cindy's clients face three big problems.
- Trying to do more with less
- Working with hard-to-manage geniuses who sometimes feel more like a liability than an asset
- Keeping their stakeholders (and their boss) happy
If you too have these problems then you should talk to Cindy.
Together you can do these 3 things:
- Measure – how much better things could be (could you save 20% of 40% of their time if they worked differently?)
- Focus – where you're headed, find out what’s important and what really isn’t, and make sure everyone knows which is which
- Build acumen – fill knowledge gaps, listen to customers, say no nicely when you need to manage scope and do what's important. manage up and be easier to manage themselves
Please contact Cindy to schedule a time for her to call you, or pick up the phone and call her mobile now + 61 412 135 426
Cindy Tonkin's Experience:
Consultant Trainer and Coach at Consultants' ConsultantNovember 1992 - Present
Working with Data scientist consulting teams to reduce the cost of rework, poor briefs and dumb political decisions. Get your consultants solving the right problems for the right reasons. Show them how to make a no feel like a yes so they can manage scope creep and unreasonable customer challenges with elegance. Make them easier to manage, and better able to manage their own teams and stakeholders.
Board - Chair at What's on Downunder2007 - 2007
What's on Downunder and What's on Sydney set up a board to determine its future and whether or not it should be set up as a not-for-profit.
Trainers' trainer and Client Project Manager at Workplace Australia Group (WAG)March 2002 - February 2003
Training trainers. Managing trainers and clients. Overseeing training program design and scheduling.
NLP Trainer at Inform Training and Research2000 - 2002
Public and Corporate Training in Neuro-Linguistic Programming for Sales people, Marketers, Health Practitioners, Leaders and Consultants
Management Consultant at GPR DehlerMarch 1990 - November 1992
Productivity improvement at insurance companies and banks. And for good measure an alumina smelter a ferro-alloy smelter, a tyre manufacturer and an air-conditioning manufacturer. Ran classroom training in productivity concepts. Made change on the floor. Managed other consultants.
IT Consultant at AccentureDecember 1986 - January 1988
Full "green book" training in COBOL and financial concepts, in Sydney and in Chicago. Client was a major Australian bank.
Cindy Tonkin's Education:
Dent / Key Person of Influence2017 – 2018Concentration: Marketing
Million Dollar Coach2015 – 2016Concentration: Marketing
iO Theater Chicago2008 – 2016Summer Improv Intensive, 2008, 2011, 2016Concentration: Improvisation for presentations; thinking on your feet
Business Blueprint2012 – 2014Concentration: Marketing
INLPTA NLP Trainers Certification2000 – 2000NLP (Master) TrainersConcentration: NLP
Inform Training and Research1994 – 2000NLP TrainerConcentration: NLP
Universite de Paris VIII (Vincennes a Saint-Denis)1988 – 1989MaitriseConcentration: Linguistics
University of Sydney1983 – 1986BA First Class HonsConcentration: French, Japanese, Linguistics
Cindy Tonkin's Interests & Activities:
NLP, Neuro-leadership, consulting skills, thinking on your feet, making that no sound like a yes, data scientist consulting teams, get data science teams to work smarter, faster and nicer, soft skills for technical people, artist's books, mixed media artworks, collage, improvisation, theatre, comedy