Cindy-CandelaHaving walked in the shoes of a business owner, General Manager and a Sr. Executive, Cindy is passionate about helping small and mid-sized business owners become better leaders. She is providing strategic direction for growth, more efficient business processes and tools for selecting and maintaining an employee base that supports the company’s mission, vision, and core values.

Cindy Candela – Profile

Cindy Candela, is a business leader with more than 25 years experience holding executive positions in private and public firms. She most recently held the position of President for Precision Engine Controls Corporation for over 17 years. This company provides very sophisticated electronic control systems, valves and actuators to the largest industrial gas turbine engine manufacturers in the world. During her time as President, Cindy and her management team grew the company more than 6 times the original revenue. Prior to this executive leadership position, she held various positions in Operations and Program Management at Allied Signal, Bendix and NCR Corporation. She also has experience starting up and advising small privately held professional service businesses as well as working in the hospitality industry.

Cindy formally launched her consulting business in November of 2009. Her goal is to help small and mid-sized business leaders maintain passion for what they do best and to generate growth in areas of their business where they will create maximum value. She provides guidance from her experience using the very best business practices to achieve desired results. Cindy specializes in strategic planning, creating efficient systems and processes, employee selection/accountability methods, team building and overall business leadership. She is known as a leader who can create corporate transformation and results above and beyond the expectation of her employees, those for whom she led companies and now the clients of Candela. She brings high energy, strong communication, results orientation and a powerful strategic approach to whatever she does.

She is currently offering leadership and team coaching to business leaders and is creating/facilitating advisory roundtable groups for small business owners and executive leaders (Candela Advisory Roundtables). If you are part of Candela’s Network you will also be invited to healthy and fun networking events to round out your work life while having the opportunity to expand your own network with friends that can relate to your business issues while doing things you like to do in your off-time. Her typical client will be a business owner with a company in the $1M-$50M revenue range with 1-200 employees or a Sr. Executive within a larger firm. Strongest familiarity and alignment will be companies in the high-tech, communications, manufacturing, training, hospitality or professional service business sectors.

Cindy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from San Diego State University and a Master of Science degree in Systems Management from University of Southern California. She earned a certificate in Meeting and Event Planning and has recently taken many graduate level classes in coaching, counseling, international business, and small business marketing, to name a few. These classes augment her many years in leadership and her base schooling. She has been a speaker for several executive woman and other business associations around San Diego. She also enjoys the duties of being a board member, and is currently advising a prominent Web design and SEO company in San Diego. Cindy has been a participant in CEO Peer Advisory groups, has actively participated in the AEA education committee, has been an executive board member and chaired a high-tech CEO group for Tech America (2005-2009). In 2010, Cindy became certified in the Polaris Leadership Competency Models and 360 Surveys to coach individual executives and teams seeking extraordinary performance and results.

Candela, which is Cindy’s married name and the name she has adopted for her consulting firm, means providing light in a given direction – how perfect for a leadership coach and consultant ~