Cynthia Brian

NY Times Best Selling Author, Empowerment Architect, Actor, TV/Radio Personality, Lecturer, Gardener, Teen Mentor,Farmer


Cynthia's Bio

Known as the Passion, Purpose, and Possibility Producer as well as The Goddess Gardener, Cynthia Brian adopts abandoned barnyard animals. From age 10-18, she was California's Champion Rooster Raiser!

Chicken Soup for the Gardener’s Soul., Be the Star You Are!®, The Business of Show Business, Miracle Moments®, Be the Star You Are!® for TEENS, The Blessings of Love & Relationships

Acting and Voice-Overs..
SAG/AFTRA TV, films, commercials

On-Camera Coaching and Consulting.

• Live Your Dreams
•The Business of Show Business
•Miracle Moments®
•Animals Cuts
•Business Bytes
*Starstyle® Be the Star You Are!® Radio
*Express Yourself!

Starstyle Interior & Garden Design.
“Certified interior designer, Professional member of ASID/Garden consultant, floral designer

“Global lectures-conferences, spas, universities cruise ships,events

*Digging Deep-Gardening with Cynthia Brian
*Coach-Teen Scene
*Lifestyle/personal growth expert
*Former Editor,Your Life Magazine
*Editor Star Searcher’s Express Newsletter
*Home, Garden,Lifestyle Expert, Club Mom
*Syndicated column,“Business Bytes™”
*Columnist ,“Two for Tea, A Mother-Daughter Brew”
*Columnist , Be the Star You Are!®”
*A Gardener’s Calendar
*AOL Travel
*AOL Daily Finance
*Freelance writer

*Founder/Executive Director, Be the Star You Are®!501 ©(3)
*Former 4-H and Girl Scout leader/volunteer

SAG/AFTRA Screen Actors Guild/American Federation of Television and Radio Artists
National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
National Association of Television Program Execs
American Society of Interior Designers
National Council for Interior Design Qualification
California Council for Interior Design Certification
The Authors Guild
Garden Writers Association of America
Independent Book Publishers Association
Authors Coalition
National Wildlife Federation
National Association of Professional Women


Explore my professional history and get to know the companies I worked at and the roles and responsibilities I've been assigned.

2011 - Current


Express Yourself!™ Teen Radio

2011 - Current

Founder and Adult Coordinator

Express Yourself!™ Creative Community

2010 - Current

Featured Personality in Tapping the Source Movie


2009 - Current

Author & Spokesperson, Be the Star You Are!® for TEENS

Author and Spokesperson

2008 - Current

Columnist , Digging Deep with Cynthia, ASK CYNTHIA, Teen Scene Editor, Lamorinda Weeky Newspaper

Lamorinda Weekly

1999 - Current

Founder and Executive Director

Be the Star You Are!® 501 c3 charity

1998 - Current


Starstyle®-Be the Star You Are!® Radio Program

1998 - Current

Producer, Writer, Host

Starstyle® Be the Star You Are!® Radio Program

1990 - Current

Global Speaker and Lecturer

Starstyle Productions, LLC

1986 - Current

Interior Designer and Garden Consultant

Starstyle Interiors and Design

1984 - Current

Publisher, Author, and Freelance Writer

Starstyle Productions, llc

1980 - Current

Acting, Media, Writing, Presentation, and Life Success Coach

Starstyle Productions, LLC

1976 - Current

Actor/Model/Voice Over Talent

Starstyle® Productions, LLC

1996 - 2002


Starstyle Productions, LLC


Express Yourself!™ Teen Radio

Express Yourself!™ is an on-air global community where teens talk and the world listens. Express Yourself!™ broadcasts from the Voice America Kids Network every Tuesday at Noon Pacific Time/3 pm Eastern Time at Hosted by teens with teen on air field reporters plus guests from around the globe, Express Yourself!™ is the #1 top rated program in the world on the network.

Founder and Adult Coordinator

Express Yourself!™ Creative Community

Express Yourself!™ is an outreach program of Be the Star You Are!® 501 c3 charity as a place to voice and publish creative works and positive media for the young-at-heart. Writing, reviews, art, photos, videography, and music all welcome. The site is run by teens and young adults for teens and young adults. Submit at

Featured Personality in Tapping the Source Movie


Tapping the Source is not just a movie, it is a movement of inspiration and positive action. An independent film produced by Bill gladstone, Gayle Newhouse, and Richard Greninger, Tapping the Source helps you find abundance, prosperity, and happiness through service to others. Cynthia Brian is one of the stars of this uplifting and empowering documentary. Cynthia's farm girl motto is "Failure is Fertilizer-Grow a new garden!"

Author & Spokesperson, Be the Star You Are!® for TEENS

Author and Spokesperson

Be the Star You Are! for TEENS: Simple Gifts for Living, Loving, Laughing, Learning, and Leading boasts true stories written by teens, about teens, and for teens with 38 contributors from around the world.

Olesya Rulin, actress and star of High School Musical 1, 2, and 3 said about the new book, " I wish I would have read this when I was a teen. It would have encouraged me to let go and be me. Individuality is crucial in life. This book helps explain why it is so important to stay true to yourself."

"My goal has always been to be the guide on the side, not the sage on the stage when it comes to helping others be the stars they were born to be, “ states Cynthia Brian. “I urge you to live your dreams and never settle for less. The techniques and principles in our book may not eliminate all of your pressures or frustration, but you’ll learn how to cope with courage and face challenges with humor and self-confidence, “ she continues.

The book has garnered rave endorsements from educators, authors, celebrities, and CEO’s. One of the favorite reviews came from the pro-surfer and teen inspiration, Bethany Hamilton, who suffered the loss of her arm from a shark attack. Bethany wrote, “When I read a book it has to be like talking to a friend...this is it! Made me smile and surf a bigger wave!”

Cynthia shared, “I’ve always strove to help young people uncover their inner genius. And as a woman who loves to garden, my real goal was to grow people.”

Be the Star You Are! for TEENS is in full bloom. Proceeds from the sale of this book benefit Be the Star You Are!® 501c3 charity. (

Premium sales and cases for schools and organization are available at a deep discount. Email [email protected]

Cynthia is available for lectures and book signings as are many of the young contributors.

Columnist , Digging Deep with Cynthia, ASK CYNTHIA, Teen Scene Editor, Lamorinda Weeky Newspaper

Lamorinda Weekly

Three garden columns are written expressly for The Lamorinda Weekly Newspaper by Cynthia Brian. Cynthia shoots all the published photos peppering her garden columns with glorious original shots of gardens, flora, fauna, and nature, Home feature boasts a full page of natural remedies in the popular Lamorinda Weekly newspaper. She is also the Teen Coach/Editor for Teen Scene and App Rap. Cynthia Brian's articles can be read in every issue.

1. Digging Deep with Cynthia Brian is an inspirational column of monthly gardening tips, advice, and adages.

2. Cynthia Brian's Gardening Guide includes quick tips on what to do and how to do it,

3. ASK CYNTHIA is a column whereby Cynthia Brian answers readers questions concerning gardening, the environment, sustainability.

4. Teen Scene boasts articles by teens and young adults coached and edited by Cynthia Brian. An ongoing teen column is The App Rap.

Cynthia is available as a speaker, lecturer, and garden guide. Email [email protected]

Founder and Executive Director

Be the Star You Are!® 501 c3 charity

Cynthia Brian founded the ALL VOLUNTEER 501 c3 charity, Be the Star You Are!® in 1999 to empower women, families, & youth through improved media & positive media. Under her direction, since its founding, Be the Star You Are! has served over 400,800 individuals & families within 84 organizations & logged more than 354,990 volunteer hours, while distributing over $1.7 million in resources.

*Star Teen Book Review Team
*Be the Star You Are!® syndicated radio show (weekly Live broadcasts)
*Express Yourself!™ Teen Radio show (weekly broadcasts)
*Reading SPELLS Success
*Annual National Essay Contest
*Letters for Literacy
*Book Publication
*Resource Distribution to other Causes with Give a Case
*Mentoring & Training
*Webisode Shine
*Social Networking Services
*Recycling Resources
*Operation Disaster Relief
*Community Engagements

✮Send a tax deductible contribution
✮Offer a monetary donation in tribute or memoriam of a loved one
✮Buy quantities of our signature books directly from
✮Give a Case of Books to your Cause by donating $99
✮Shop for books & CD’s at Amazon Store
✮Sponsor Annual Essay Contest
✮Advertise in our newsletter, StarSearcher’s Express
✮Donate air miles
✮Sponsor or be a guest on our syndicated radio program
✮Donate goods for events
✮Make Be the Star You Are! the beneficiary of your UNITED WAY donation
✮Sponsor an event
✮Donate through Ebay/Missionfish
✮Ask your company to match donations & contribute
✮Become a Benefactor
✮Establish A Charitable Giving Account

All donations are tax deductible according to law.
Honored as "Top Non Profit" & Top Rated Women's Empowerment. Arts Appreciation Award radio broadcast.

Get involved. We WANT You.


Starstyle®-Be the Star You Are!® Radio Program

'Known as "The Oprah of the Airwaves, what distinguishes Cynthia Brian as an accomplished professional in the producing and hosting arena is that she studies each guest thoroughly, personally reading every book cover to cover to guarantee both the audience and the guest a first class interview.

Brought to the airwaves under the auspices of Be the Star You Are!® 501 c3 literacy and positive media charity, every Wednesdays from 4-5pm PT/7-8pm ET, Cynthia Brian hosts the upbeat, life-changing radio program, Starstyle-Be the Star You Are! on Voice America Empowerment Channel. Broadcasting live since 1998, the program is syndicated globally, archived, and podcast featuring authors and experts who make a difference.

Cynthia's daughter, Heather Brittany, co-produces and co-hosts the segment T42- A Mother Daughter Brew and Health Matters focusing on women's issues, healthy living, and topics pertinent to living in today's world.

Live show is available at and archived at

Contact [email protected] for guest guidelines.

Recipient of the Arts Appreciation Award for Excellence in broadcasting.

Producer, Writer, Host

Starstyle® Be the Star You Are!® Radio Program

Broadcasting live since 1998, Cynthia Brian brings offers uplifting, life changing talk radio to 3.5 million listeners in 219 countries.. Known as "The Oprah of the Airwaves" each week Cynthia interviews authors & experts delivering the highest quality of edu-tainment. Tune in Wednesdays 4-5pm PT LIVE at
or for photos, descriptions, links, and more. For guest guidelines, email [email protected] Sponsorship email: [email protected]

Producer, Writer, and Coach for Express Yourself!™ Teen Radio on Voice America Kids Network broadcasting NOON PT/3pm ET on and archived at, where teens talk and the world listens. Teens from around the USA are hosts and reporters on topics of interest to young people. For guest guidelines, email: [email protected]

Global Speaker and Lecturer

Starstyle Productions, LLC

Hailed as an expert in lifestyle, women’s issues, self-help, personal balance, leadership, media, gardening, and interior design topics, Cynthia Brian is a popular empowerment keynote speaker around the world lecturing to audiences of 100-4000.

The national association, American Society of Interior Designers (A.S.I.D.) has named Cynthia Brian to their Distinguished Speakers Series.

Visit for downloads. To book Cynthia as a Speaker, contact [email protected] for agency representation information.

Interior Designer and Garden Consultant

Starstyle Interiors and Design

As a certified designer in California and professional member of The American Society of Interior Designers, Cynthia Brian established and was the Principal designer at Starstyle Interiors and Design, a full service interior and garden design company. Her mission was to enhance the lifestyle of clients by providing quality, value, and service in a timely manner. Working with integrity to constantly exceed customer expectations of excellence, Cynthia insured that her cherished clients experienced the magic of living in star style on an affordable budget. Her mantra: "seeing the invisible to create the impossible for a life YOU design." From multi-million dollar mansions to dormitory rooms, dental offices to TV sound stages, Cynthia's approach utilized the power of design to artistically communicate and implement the desires of individual clients. Today, Cynthia is a Distinguished Speaker for ASID, teaches CEU’s, and coaches designers for media. She lectures at national conferences.

Cynthia is also an expert gardener, garden writer, photographer, and garden consultant. Besides being co-author of the New York Times best selling book, Chicken Soup for the Gardener's Soul, Cynthia writes the columns Digging Deep with Cynthia Brian and Ask Cynthia Brian. She consults on garden projects, both established and new.

Publisher, Author, and Freelance Writer

Starstyle Productions, llc

Starstyle Productions is a member of the Independent Book Publishers Association, producing books, magazine articles, newspaper columns, and newsletters.

Cynthia is the New York Times best selling co-author of Chicken Soup for the Gardener's Soul and author of Be the Star You Are!, Be the Star You Are! for TEENS, The Business of Show Business, The Blessings of Love and Relationships, and Miracle Moments. The Enhanced Audio ebook of The Business of Show Business is now available. Other books are currently in the works.

Visit Order books at

Available to write for your company or service on a freelance or contract basis. Email [email protected]

Acting, Media, Writing, Presentation, and Life Success Coach

Starstyle Productions, LLC

Since 1980, Cynthia Brian has been coaching, consulting, and guiding children and adults as well as business professionals in the areas of acting, writing, speaking, and life choices. Media consulting with video training is offered for those who need to meet the press.

Cynthia works with teens writing college admittance letters, edits newspaper articles, coaches all ages for on camera auditions for film and TV and helps CEO's perfect their presentations.

Through her television shows, radio programs, books, newsletters, web sites, articles, consultations, and lectures, Cynthia has touched the lives of millions of people as she travels the world inspiring and motivating others to greatness.

When life sends hurricanes, Cynthia helps find the rainbows while rebuilding a foundation.

When you need to meet the press, book a media coaching session with Cynthia to help you shine.

Coaching is personal, private, and practical, assisting individuals, executives, and companies to prosper.

To book a coaching or consulting session, call 925-377-STAR or email [email protected]

Actor/Model/Voice Over Talent

Starstyle® Productions, LLC

*Actor and voice over talent for films, television, commercials, industrials, and new media.
*Model for commercial print.
*Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) member since 1976, now SAG/AFTRA
*Committee participation
*TV/Radio personality
*For BOOKINGS contact agent, STARS, the Agency in San Francisco at 415-421-6272 or email [email protected], [email protected],[email protected], [email protected] or [email protected]

Available to audition for appropriate projects. Contact agent for resume or DVD.


Starstyle Productions, LLC

Live Your Dreams and The Business of Show Business were two nationally syndicated television series created, produced, and hosted by Cynthia Brian. Live Your Dreams focused on ordinary extraordinary people who were living their passions while The Business of Show Business was the ultimate guide on how to get going and stay going in the entertainment industry while avoiding the scams. Both shows received national broadcast awards.

Cynthia also produced and co-hosted Animal Cuts with her daughter, Heather Brittany

See TV at


See where I spent time studying and gained early knowledge to prepare for my professional life.

University of California, Berkeley


Current Honored as the Outstanding Teenager of California and presented the award by Ronald Reagan was a highlight. Being a world travel and history major with experienced research capabilites has enhanced and formed many of my speciality speaker destination topics, Having had to read hundreds of very in depth biographies and historical tomes throughout my university education whetted my appetite to interview authors who pen the words that create the stories. My radio audiences are the beneficiaries of these marvelous books and research endeavors.

University of California, Los Angeles

History, French, Theatre

Current It was at UCLA that I was chosen as a contestant on the original Dating Game TV series and as a health expert for commercials. Thus began my acting and media career.

University of Hawaii at Manoa

French, History, Hula

Current The best summer of extra credit courses for my degree was a semester at the University of Hawaii where my classes began at 7 am and I was scuba diving by noon! The folklore of the ancient Hawaiians as well as the native flora have inspired many of my lectures and travel TV shows.

Université Bordeaux I

French, Art History, Theatre, History

Current None


A concise list of some of the most valuable professional skills I possess. My tricks of the trade and what I can bring to the table.

Radio Producing







Public Speaking



Social Media

Social Media Marketing


Radio Host

Social Networking



Public Relations


Voice Over



New Media

Radio Broadcasting

Creative Writing

Published Author






Press Releases

Broadcast Journalism

Copy Editing




Motivational Interviewing

Positive Personality

Creative Direction

Freelance Writing

Web Content

Feature Articles




Media Production

Motivational Speaking

News Writing

Creative Writer


Hear what some of my clients and colleagues have to say about me after working together on various projects throughout my career.

Dr. Zannah Hackett

Founder/YCG and The YOU Institute

This woman is amazing! Her energy and enthusiasm for mankind far exceeds the norm and the love she instills into her campaigns for creating a better life and rising to one's potential is simply contagious. Cynthia Brian WALKS her talk.

Juanita Harte

sales at see's

I am excited for anyone who has the opportunity to work with Cynthia Brian.Her energy and enthusiasm are contagious. Cynthia worked with my son, Bret Harte, as an acting coach and in those years, he blossomed with both poise and self confidence. Under her tutelage, Bret grew into his teenage years with a high level of self-esteem. He went on to work in commercials and movies. He also became an award winning public speaker and continued on with his passion to direct theater. Cynthia is an expert in the entertainment and coaching fields. She graciously shares her knowledge and skills to help others succeed.
Juanita Harte

Steven Zhou

Inter-Club Council President at Pepperdine University

Cynthia was an amazing, well organized, and enthusiastic volunteer coordinator. She actively sought out teenagers with passions to serve and encouraged them to pursue their dreams, bringing out talent from inside each of them. Her daily, constant enthusiasm for her work was easy to catch onto. More importantly, she had the means and work ethic to bring her ideas and her volunteers' ideas to fruition, often by dedicating her own time and effort to the dreams. It was a joy working with Cynthia at Be the Star You Are.

Bridgett Walther

I own, create and manage the content of

Cynthia's writing is soul-stirring and motivating, touching and provocative. I love including her beautifully written stories on my site's front page. Her stories offer a wonderful perspective for my site visitors to ponder - a kind of clarity so important in today's rush-rush world. Cynthia reminds us to slow down, be grateful, listen and enjoy each moment. In effect, she lifts our collective spirit.

Devon Harris

Original Jamaican bobsledder who teaches how to KEEP ON PUSHING past the inevitable obstacles and live your best life

Cynthia Brian epitomizes brilliance, passion and commitment. I have watched her as a speaker engage and inspire an audience to believe in their dreams and see themselves as the star that they are. As a writer, producer and radio show host she brings her uplifting, life changing message to millions around the world.

It is that same passion and generous spirit that Cynthia brings to her charitable foundation and her work with teens. She is indeed one of the brightest stars I know.

Lee Borrowman

Financial/Policy Analyst, freelance writer/editor

Cynthia Brian is a fun columnist. Her work is always engaging and her copy is nearly perfect. She's never let us down and she is very easy to work with.

Heather Cariou

Author, Speaker, Workshop Leader (Memoir and Narrative Medicine)

Cynthia interviewed me for her radio show, and was a marvellous host. The exposure my book, "Sixtyfive Roses: A Sister's Memoir" received as a result was impressive.

angela siekman

Sales Consultant at Archon Energy

Cynthia Brian is a dynamic woman with an abundance of talent, drive and compassion. I enjoyed my time working on her radio shows Starstyle®-be the Star You Are and Express Yourself!™ She brings a positive outlook and creative enthusiasm with everything she does. I learned much from her ability to find the silver lining in each challenge and to follow through with new ways to engage and connect. She has a way with the written word that I admire and strive to meet as a writer. She is an asset to any endeavor placed in her path.

Dr Richard Norris

Founder at Leading Men Only. The #1 resource for men in leadership. Speaker & coach on self-leadership & men leadership

Cynthia lives up to her reputation of being the Oprah of the Airwaves. She made being a guest and sharing my message easy with her warm, encouraging and intuitive style. Cynthia shares her passion so that I could not help but want to support and help her mission and her audience to attain life on the max!

Gladstone, Bill

Owner, Waterside Productions

As an author Cynthia is wonderful writer with books that inspire here readers. As a radio show host Cynthia is informed, fun and on point. Of the many radio shows I have appeared on hers is among my favorites.

Bud Bilanich

Career Mentor, Career and Executive Coach, Career Adviser, Career Blogger, Motivational Speaker, Bestselling Author

On November 8 2008, I attended a great event: Amazing Woman’s Day, a Marsh Engle production. And sure enough, I met a really amazing woman, Cynthia Brian. Cynthia is the author of a great book, "Be the Star You Are: 99 Gifts for Living, Loving, Laughing and Learning to Make a Difference." Big title, big book, filled with big ideas.

I like everything about this book, beginning with the title. Like Cynthia, I believe that we are all stars – we just need to find ways to showcase our brilliance. "In Be the Star You Are," Cynthia provides 99 ideas, she calls them gifts, to help you showcase your brilliance.

Each gift is explained in a few pages, followed by an exercise to help the reader make the most of it. For example the exercise that accompanies “The Gift of Optimism,” one of my favorite topics goes like this…

-- Stand up tall. Reach as high as you dare. Stand on your toes, and reach for the stars. Imaging yourself flying to the stars and landing on a twinkling surface of heavenly light.

-- Now, bend over and fall limply to the ground. Imagine yourself continuing to fall, being sucked deeper and deeper into the earth’s molten core.

-- Stretch upward again. Make circles in the air with your arms, sweeping them around you as you jump high off the ground.

-- Which feels better? Do you want to reach and soar? Or fall and sink? In life, you can be an optimist and reach for the stars, or be a pessimist and collapse into the earth. That’s your choice.

“Twinkling surface of heavenly light,” “earth’s molten core;” Cynthia certainly has a way with words.

More important, she shows her readers how to make the most of the 99 gifts in her book by providing such interesting, fun and useful exercises. I won’t list all of the gifts that Cynthia discusses in Be the Star You Are, but here are a few of my favorites….

I am grateful for Cynthia’s words about the gifts of abundance, acceptance, affirmation, balance, celebration, choice, cooperation, determination, dreams, enthusiasm, forgiveness, friendship, gratitude, hope, humor, joy, knowledge, miracles, passion, perseverance, reflection, responsibility, serendipity, spontaneity, truth, understanding, wisdom and you.

Recently, I reread President Elect Obama’s book, The Audacity of Hope. Hope is powerful. Be the Star You Are is a hopeful book. But with hope comes responsibility. Cynthia challenges her readers to accept responsibility for their lives and success. She says, “You are unique. No one has ever walked the earth with your exact combination of inborn and acquired strengths, weaknesses, skills, foibles, talents, frailties and experiences…I challenge you to become the star you already are…I’ll provide the guidance. You provide the guts.”

I like the way she thinks. Do yourself a favor. Pick up a copy of Be the Star You Are. Read it. Savor the writing. Do the exercises. And become the star you are.

Marsh Engle

Marsh Engle Companies, Creative Business Development, Entrepreneurship, Publishing

Dynamic, energetic, entertaining, informative, inspiring, motivating! I can't say enough about Cynthia Brian. Her unique style of engaging an audience is SPECTACULAR. People LOVE her! But that's no surprise. Cynthia is dedicated to uplifting and empowering people everywhere she goes. I HIGHLY recommend Cynthia Brian to anyone who wishes to move their audience to action with results that will long be remembered!
Marsh Engle, Life Vision Coach & Founder of Amazing Woman's Day

Andy Scheck

Owner, Lamorinda Publishing Inc.

Cynthia's ability to motivate especially young people is out standing. It's her nature to help, educate and motivate. All her experience and knowledge combined with endless energy makes her a great college, friend and adviser. She is making a difference to the lives of so many.

Aurea McGarry

Founder/President of Live Your Legacy Summits. National Director of Leadership Development at Christian Bling Jewelry

Cynthia is AMAZING. She is an expert in her field and moved my career forward leaps and bounds in a very short time period. I will continue to use her services for many years to come. Her advice, knowledge and input is priceless to me and my media career. I highly reccommend her!!!

T. L. Cooper

Author, Poet, and Speaker

Cynthia interviewed me twice on her radio show, Be the Star You Are!. Both times her questions were insightful, thoughtful, and showed dedication to her cause of encouraging reading to improve the lives of others. She does her homework before each interview creating a seamless and thought provoking interview. Her enthusiasm for her work and her appreciation of the efforts of others shines through in all she does.

Sean OReilly

President and CEO of Auriga Distribution Group &

Cynthia is a wonderful motivational speaker and tons of fun. She is a one woman PR machine too.

Jeramy Hale

Director at Ability Production, Universal Design Specialist, Chief Instructor Aikido At Noon

For as long as I have known Cynthia Brian she has worked and given of herself to make the world a better place. I wish everyone wanted to make a difference like she does. Cynthia is one of the most positive and life affirming people I know.I highly recommend her ... and she is a professional through and through.

Steve Garland

Driven Marketing Exec, Media Buyer, Award Winning Creative and Jingles, Broadcaster, and Voice Talent.

I worked with Cynthia on many projects over the years, and she is one of the most talented, energetic, positive minded individuals I have ever known. Distill her essence down to one word ..."Awesome"! She also has a big heart. I have seen her dedicate countless hours to charities, teaching, coaching, and of course, performing! Actress, Radio Host, Teacher, mentor and more, Cynthia is a consumate pro with high integrity, an amazing depth of knowledge, character and caring.

I give her my highest recommendation.

Cynthia Sue Larson

Best-Selling Author, Speaker, Life Coach

Cynthia's upbeat attitude, and consistently positive approach to every situation, no matter how challenging gives her an aura of success that shines brilliantly as she inspires people to be and do their very best. Cynthia's charisma sets her apart, and her compassionate, genuine interest in learning new things enables her to genuinely care about what her guests discuss on her radio show.

TJ Hoisington

Bestselling Author - Speaker - Consultant - Entrepreneur

Cynthia is great! Authentic, positive, and purposed filled. Her vision and programs are making a positive impact on thousands. Her show, "Starstyle®-be the Star You Are” and all her efforts in the lives of teenagers is making a powerful difference!

J. A. Hunsinger

Writer/Owner, Vinland Publishing

Cynthia Brian remains the best Talk Show Host and Live Radio Interviewer that I have ever encountered. Her vivacious personality makes the process fun and fascinating for all concerned. She read my book, Axe of Iron: The Settlers and then did such a detailed and inciteful interview that we scheduled a follow-on interview to adequately cover her in-depth knowledge of plot and content. I highly recommend Cynthia and look forward to my next interview with her on Book #2 of the Axe of Iron series.

Libby Gill

CEO of Libby Gill & Company, Keynote Speaker, Executive Coach, Branding Expert, Bestselling Author

Cynthia is a one-woman enthusiasm injection. She has incredible energy and wisdom and is able to articulate simple steps to help people live less stressful and more blissful lives. I don't know what I'd do without her coaching and counsel!

Steve Mitchell

Chief Catalyst and Connector

There is only one Cynthia Brian....once you connect, be certain to bring your best energy, passion, and everything positive you can muster - just to keep up. Cynthia is a multi-talented spirit that brings her years of creative insight to everyone she meets. She is a motivating and prolific author, talented actress, radio personality, fertile gardener, and caring consultant. If you have the opportunity to connect with Cynthia, for any reason, do so – you’re in for a fun and fruitful time.

J. A. Hunsinger

Writer/Owner, Vinland Publishing

Cynthia Brian is fantastic; she is a true professional and a positive delight to work with. She is the best interviewer that I have ever seen. Her enthusiasm sets her apart from everyone that I have heard. I was immediately struck with her extensive knowledge of my book. Not only did she read it carefully, she kept notes on specifics that she wanted to talk about. I have had two valuable interviews wth Cynthia and there will be more when book #2 of the series, Axe of Iron - Confrontation is published this winter.

April Kelly

Chief Operating Officer at FIIRO

Cynthia is an effervescent radio personality. It was a pleasure to work with her on BlogTalkRadio. I appreciated her enthusiasm for our topic: gratitude. She has established herself as a thought leader with a tremendous audience.
Cynthia is a consummate professional and I would welcome the opportunity to work with her in the future.

Dr. Pam Garcy

Clinical Psychologist, Author, Speaker at Pam Garcy, PhD

Cynthia is an energetic and passionate interviewer who will help you to share your message with others!

Rick Huntress

Disability Advocate, Speaker and Author at Self Employed

Cynthia is a person that I would recommend to anyone who has a message for others to hear. She read my book before she interviewed me to have detailed information about me and my story. She was extremely personable, helpful and honest with the interview, and allowed me to express my views in my own words. She delivered an excellent interview to her listening audience as promised. Her charitable work is to be praised and she has a heart of compassion to help others in need. A job well done Cynthia. Thank you.

Yasmin Shiraz

Producer/Writer at Still Eye Rise Media

Cynthia is so committed and diligent in helping people discover who they are and providing a nurturing network. Through her newsletters, radio show and speaking engagements, she is inspirational and motivational. Her radio show is a blessing to all who listen and working with Cynthia has been such an empowering experience. She truly encourages every person that she meets to "Be The Star You Are!" I totally recommend Cynthia as someone who cares about quality work, important issues, controversial topics, and execution--with passion!

C. Hope Clark

Author of the Carolina Slade Mystery Series

Cynthia excels at everything she touches. I've worked with her on several radio shows, and the results are always energetic and positive. Her image and exciting personality makes me look so remarkable on her shows. And her heart is huge, forever contributing time and talent to her radio shows. Her work with teens in this regard is commendable. I can't think of anyone more reliable . . . or with more passion.

Christine Louise Hohlbaum

President at Butterfly Public Relations

Cynthia brings optimism, energy and freshness to everything she does. Resourceful and charismatic, she knows how to get the job done. She is an extremely open and generous person whom I have known for five years. I highly recommend her as both a team player and an exceptional leader.

Nola Hennessy

International Consultant in Excellence, Great Leadership, and Positive Personal Power (to Achieve Peace); author

Cynthia Brian has provided me with top quality support in marketing both my published books and also my company's global interests. Cynthia is a consummate professional and a lady I respect and admire as a friend. Her heart and soul is goodness personified; everything she has done for me is completely in sync with my personal and professional goals and values. I recommend her services without hesitation.

Paul Johnston

Audio Producer, Web Designer, Voice Over Artist

Cynthia Brian is a go-getter who is bright, inspired and truly cares about people. Among her other accomplishments, she's an inspiring speaker, author and Radio-Show host. Cynthia has interviewed the famous and the not so famous; but wherever she's gone, she's left her mark. That includes my heart.

Liz Cosline

Ownership Coach-certified/From the Front Management

Producer and host of the radio show, Starstyle®-be the Star You Are and Producer of the Teen program, Express Yourself!™

Cynthia Brian is an amazing person. She is all about helping others with her expertise and professionlism. But it goes farther with an incredible compassionate heart. So easy to work with as she puts the emphasis on you. Keen business sense but makes it all about people. Just an absolute pleasure to work with, talk with, and have as a contact. By all means meet this person and be enriched.

C. Hope Clark

Author of the Carolina Slade Mystery Series

Cynthia is a phenomenal entrepreneur, one of the few people I consider a true renaissance individual. From her radio show to nonprofit management to public speaking and writing, she performs at 200%, never failing to amaze and impress. Having worked with her in several facets of her career, I can vouch for her professionalism. Her personality is an added virtue that makes working with her truly enjoyable.

Clint Adams

Author/Screenwriter at Credo Italia

Cynthia Brian genuinely cares about her radio guests and goes the extra mile when interviewing them because their success, on air, is her foremost priority. My expectations were greatly exceeded as we prepared for my time on Cynthia’s show last year. It was my intent to promote a therapeutic teen-storytelling group I was involved in and not discuss the books I’ve written as an author. To my surprise, Cynthia stayed up the night prior to broadcast reading, and finishing, one of my books anyway…merely because I wrote it. Cynthia and I have known each other as actors, authors and now teen-advocates for nearly 25 years, but it’s our bond in friendship that makes me proud to know her still. Anyone lucky enough to work with Cynthia will recognize her sincerity, her devotion to your cause and her commitment to excellence. Without a doubt, as radio show host or host to any of her other endeavors, Cynthia Brian is the exemplar.

Dana Allen

Owner at Vita Elementa LLC

I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with Cynthia for a number of years as my company, the Good-Earth Store, donates a portion of our profits to her charity, Be The Star You Are. Her charity works address one of the key issues in our society: literacy. I donate in confidence knowing my contributions truly make a difference. Her charity is above all else, an honest one (as only Cynthia would have it). Cynthia wears many hats, and I have found one common theme throughout her broad range of projects: she is always working to empower others whether it be through her radio productions, writing, and coaching. Cynthia is a true life coach in every sense of the word. In a coaching session I had several years back, she provided me with tools that helped me focus on my skills and passions to find a career I love. Her radio productions, Starstyle-be the Star You are and Express Yourself!, are all such a delight to listen to and are produced in the highest of quality (again, as only Cynthia would have it). If you are in need of a good-read, you will not be disappointed with any of her books. Even through the written word, Cynthia works to inspire. In all of Cynthia's endeavors, you can expect only the highest quality, reliability, and passion. She is truly a star!

David Hancock

Founder Morgan James Publishing

Cynthia is an amazing woman doing incredible things. Her passion for helping others is out shined only by her enthusiasm for the process.

Dr. Don Martin

Expert on the graduate school process

It is an honor to recommend Cynthia. She is a consummate professional, and continues to make an impact on thousands with her uplifting, encouraging, and inspiring radio programs, Starstyle-be the Star You Are and Express Yourself. Many have a desire to help others. Cynthia has acted on her desire, and continues to expand her platform, reaching so many and providing them with both inspiration and hope.

Kathe Gogolewski

Volunteer event planner, writer, presenter, and fundraiser for various non-profits

My association with Cynthia Brian and her work reaches back to the mid 1990's, when she coached my teenage daughter in her acting and presentation skills. The level and quality of attention that she gave my daughter, Rose, boosted her confidence and skill level tremendously. Not only did Cynthia impart a wealth of information, but she handled my young daughter with a sensitivity and thoughtfulness that was unmatched, in my opinion. In terms of Rose's self-confidence, I watched her grow in leaps and bounds as a result, which in turn allowed her to present herself in front of different audiences with a new self-assurance. She eventually went on to graduate from college and became a very successful salesperson for technology companies.

My additional association with Cynthia involves her work as a radio host and radio show guest. I first interviewed her as an internet radio show host of The Mother Daughter Club, at By For and About Women radio network. Cynthia was an upbeat and energetic guest, who was able to grasp the purpose of my show and run with it. Over the four years that I was host of the show, and after having interviewed over a hundred guests, I can say the Cynthia was easily in the top five of my all-time favorite guests. She was clear, informative, extremely positive, and demonstrated an uncanny ability to go with the flow and transition from one topic to another with a seamless ease. My job as a host was never easier.

I also had the honor to be interviewed by Cynthia as a guest on her show on World Talk Radio on the topic of "Paying It Forward." As a host, Cynthia was relaxed and natural, and well-prepared. She knew how to think on the fly and keep the conversation going effortlessly. I especially appreciated her ability to ask the more vulnerable questions in a manner that felt comfortable and even fun. She remained focused and kept the content together and flowing. It was a memorable experience for me.

Cynthia Brian demonstrates the highest level of integrity, skill and authenticity. She genuinely cares. I give her my highest recommendation as radio show host and guest, and teenage coach.


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San Francisco Bay Area


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