Cindy Ashton is a presentation and communication skills trainer, professional speaker, singer and national TV host of Cindy Uncorked with almost 20 years experience. Canadian born, she is living in the US as a person of “extraordinary ability” as she is considered to be in the top 1% in her field. She is an expert in presentation skills, speaking voice, body language, content delivery and leadership presence. She has received awards from both President Obama & the Queen of England for her lifetime of volunteerism and has appeared in multiple media including on the front page of the lifestyle section of the Times, Metro News, Investment News and Inc. Magazine.
Born with a 20% chance of living, heart failure and structural damage, Cindy has undergone multiple heart surgeries and has lived with chronic illness her whole life. Despite it all, she has gone on to build a successful business, be highly regarded as an expert in her field and become masterful on stage as a speaker and performer. She models how to live outside the lines with grace, inspiring to all who cross her path.
Graduating on the Dean’s list, Cindy holds an Honours Bachelor’s degree in Music and Kinesiology (specialization Relaxation Therapy) from York University and has studied with Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts, Second City, Royal Conservatory of Music and Livent of Canada.
As a former educational consultant and two-time nationally published in this field, Cindy is the master at drawing out relevant content from her clients and showing them how to deliver it powerfully in sales conversations, on stage, in the boardroom, on the phone and beyond.
Cindy has performed numerous times on stage, in recordings and on film including playing the lead roles of “Miss Hannigan” in Annie at the Scotiabank Convention Center in Niagara Falls, singing opera arias for the Downsview Symphony and sharing the stage with notables such as Emmy winner Monica Piper and ABC’s On the Red Carpet’s Bruce Reynolds. Currently, she is the TV host of Cindy Uncorked on WBTVN. She draws from this experience to elevate her client’s influence power and activate them to present with the confidence, magnetism and storytelling ability that are usually only reserved for entertainers.
Bringing a vivacious and unstoppable spirit to every audience, Cindy has toured across North America giving thousands of keynote speeches, trainings and seminars in a variety of sectors from education to corporate to wellness to small business. She has spoken at the University of Toronto, Princess Margaret Hospital, Orange Coast College, Toronto Entrepreneurs Conference, MetLife and many more.
For as long as Cindy can remember, she has been a warrior for the underdog. At age 7, she saved a bird and brought it back to life. At age 11, she gathered two of her friends and raised enough money to buy eleven acres of Amazon Rainforest from the World Wildlife Fund. Since then her charitable work has been extensive and ongoing. Over her years of service, she has produced countless fundraising concerts for various organizations and was the spokeswomen for the Canadian Centre for Abuse Awareness.