Cynthia Duerkop

Career Coach

Westfield, WI, US


Career Coach, Leadership Coach


I work with career professionals who are looking to move up, over, or out of their current roles. I help people determine their next career steps and support them in taking action toward those goals. We have fun, get creative, and make things happen.

Cynthia  Duerkop

Additional Certifications & Licenses & Languages

In addition to my coaching certification, I am a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), and a SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP).


Cynthia "Cedar" Duerkop is a career professional. After spending the first six years of her professional life in the United States Navy as a Naval Instructor, Cedar moved into civilian education as an instructional designer and corporate trainer. As her career progressed, she was offered the opportunity to build sales and marketing materials in the for-profit education sector and then build an online sales program for a top American group of automotive dealerships. Cedar entered the IT industry as a first-level manager and moved up through the company holding various positions, increasing in responsibility and geographical reach with each new opportunity.
Cedar's career, while interesting and challenging, was fraught with obstacles. While employed within a college, her department was eliminated by a newly hired president. While part of a educational consulting firm, her branch office was closed. And, while employed within the IT industry, she faced multiple re-organizations and position eliminations. She knows first-hand the challenges (and liberation) of career management.
In 2012, Cedar decided it was time to share her experiences and help others manage their careers. She founded Corporate Time Out, LLC, which is focused on helping individuals design their careers, focus on strategic professional development, address career transitions, and prepare for advancement opportunities. Her clients range from experienced professionals and mid-career changers to executives and entrepreneurs.
Cedar holds a B.A. in Technical Communication and a M.B.A. in Global Management.
On a personal note...
Cedar is an avid outdoors person who loves to both kayak rushing whitewater and hike quiet forests. She loves to mountain bike, road bike, and sail competitively. She is an animal advocate and regularly participates in animal-assisted therapy events and equine-facilitated coaching. 

Coaching Specialty

Executive career coaching and equine-facilited coaching are my specialities. I work with both individuals and groups.

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