Cindy’s first global adventure
and teaching position were in Tehran, Iran before a class of international
third graders. That impactful experience changed the course of her
life. Since co-founding W. Shabaz Associates in 1977, she has worked
as a cross-cultural consultant, a member of the instructional staff
and a substantial developer of new material.
Cindy’s observations, experiences and commitment to being
a life-long learner are fundamental to the material she contributes
to periodicals, newsletters and personal speaking appearances. Her
insights help clients make healthy adjustments to changing organizational
cultures dynamics, the challenges of a changing U.S. culture, and
Given the fact that without cross-cultural skills, the person of
the new millennium is truly disadvantaged, Cindy used unusual family
vacations to Eastern Europe, Western Europe, West Africa and a move
to West Michigan to equip her children with the necessary mindsets
and skills for their world.
Cindy is a graduate of Evangel University.