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Gender Identity Coaching
🟤 Consulting & Speaker 🟤

Services for Individuals, Families,

& Organisations

"Gender identity is the personal sense of one's own gender. Gender identity can correlate with a person's assigned sex at birth or can differ from it. Gender expression typically reflects a person's gender identity, but this is not always the case." - Wikipedia.

Organisations struggle to get it right, not always having the proper lens to see the experience from the correct perspective. My unique life lens of gender and leadership allows me to leverage my past experiences to help you be a better organisation.

If you’re a Woman or 2SLGBTQIA+ person, you experience the world differently than men; I know this to be true because I have insights of 50 years of male thinking from the inside that shapes my grasp of the world and the corporate environment.


What you see as the way it has always been, I see as different. I can help you use that insight to empower you to leverage the existing systems and structure for your own betterment to have the life and career you desire. 

Follow these links to know more about these services;

> Coaching Services for Women.

> Coaching Services for 2SLGBTQIA+.

> Consulting for Organisations.

> Need a Public Speaker for your event?

"I have not met a mentor that is as patient or as compassionate as Cynthia. She takes the time to listen, asks thoughtful prompting questions. From the short time that I've had Cynthia as a mentor, I have learned a lot about how to position myself as a junior in relation to senior staff and managers to get the best support possible within an organization."

- J Nguyen

My Story

One Leader, Two Genders

A 4-time award-winning LGBT+ executive, Internationally recognized, speaker, writer, board leader, and coach.

As a business executive & board leader, following the recipe for success like everyone else was the way to succeed. Unlike Maslow’s hierarchy of needs theory, I did not become self-actualized. What it did actualize was the clarity of the disconnect in my life. For most of my 30+ year career, I coached others; when I coached myself, it became transformative!!


I dedicate myself to coaching others to help them transform their lives and achieve success. My clients work around the world and through online services I serve them. 

My mission is to help you awaken your awareness and share the tools that help you develop and grow.

"Cynthia is a powerful mentor for me as an entrepreneur. Her knowledge of business, people and the links between them means that I find the growth points in myself and my business. She helps me get unstuck and stronger to face further challenges. My business is an expression of my values, and Cynthia helps make that happen."

- Owner/Operator of Vance Design and Build

Outstanding LGBT+ Executive Award for the year 2020

Acceptance without Understanding

Awaken your Awareness to Acceptance

From an early age, we are taught to ask why? Why is a question we ask to gain Understanding; therefore, as a society, we need to understand in order to accept another person.


Acceptance without Understanding teaches us to accept each other as human beings first. We do not need to understand each other’s journeys. We are all unique human beings on our own journey in life.

Start with Acceptance without Understanding

Grow to Acceptance with Understanding

- Cynthia Fortlage


Learning to live with acceptance will nurture your spirit, help you overcome personal challenges, and allow you to achieve your individual life goals as you awaken your awareness.


While I have developed a unique 5 step process, I cater to each of my client’s individual needs to unlock their human potential. Contact me to awaken your awareness to your authentic life today.

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Coaching Session

Guidance & Awakening

Bridge Over River

Consulting Session

Awaken Solutions to Business Challenges


Keynote Speaker

Awaken Audiences to Embrace Life

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“There are amazing things in life; no matter how small they may seem, they are significant." 

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