Cynthia Escamilla is a proven insightful consultant with deep organizational design experience and excels at business connectivity, collaboration, and leadership coaching with a strong passion for diversity and teaching.
She partners with clients to create sustainable organizations using thoughtful inquiry, root-cause analysis, and practical application while building organizational capability throughout the process.
Cynthia’s expertise encompasses the use of the STAR model and 5-milestone design process that includes enterprise assessment and diagnostics, capability definition, operating model design, role definition, functional blue print, decision forums and integrating networks.
Cynthia graduated from San Jose State with a BS in International Business and has an Advanced Org Design certification from USC Marshall School of Business. She also serves as Board Chair for the non-profit practitioner community of Organization Design Forum.
Cynthia resides in Portland, OR with her family.
"Cynthia has strong business acumen and is great at taking in info, digesting, synthesizing, and reframing it with a different filter. She produces great coaching advice because she asks the right questions."
~ Elvira Corey - Chief People Officer, Blue Bottle Coffee
Steve Conroy - VP, former Nike Brand HR, Nike Inc.
“Cynthia shows incredible passion and makes everything sound so simple and easy. She knows how to apply her HR skills in a business environment, and I admire her ability to straddle both sides. Cynthia is committed and knowledgeable and I’d hire her back in a heartbeat."
Ronnie Greenwood - former COO, Hurley
“Cynthia truly knows how to ask the tough questions and collaborate to find a mutual outcome. She listens and probes in the right way and has no problem putting together a plan from the intel she gathers. She’s independent and fluid among the different levels of an organization. Her collaborative, trustworthy nature makes her a brilliant partner."