top of page

  Advance leaders.  Accelerate teams.

We are a leadership development firm, designed to advance human performance.

Constant change, complexity, and uncertainty are the new normal. We provide fresh new vantages to leaders and teams, strengthening leadership capabilities from the inside-out and the outside-in, to unlock full potential and accelerate exceptional results.


leading matters logo.png

Our Purpose

We create leaders and leadership teams who energize, engage and inspire their people.

The Enneagram is at the core of all we do. This highly respected personality system is renowned for providing a foundation of deep individualized self-knowledge and growth with progressive levels of life-long proficiency. It is used for personal, professional and group development.

We bring an array of Enneagram mastery, leadership development expertise, gestalt-based team development experience, business acumen, and design thinking knowledge to hasten transformative changes that stick and drive better business results.

Our Clients

Our Services

New Vantages helps organizations optimize top talent - their greatest assets - for both opportunity and uncertainty.

We deliver Enneagram-based leadership development services.

We teach leaders and teams to consciously choose new thoughts, feelings, behaviors and interactions that expedite their ability to achieve desired business results - we call these new vantages.


As leaders adopt new vantages, they shift or release limiting patterns and build muscle-memory of new beneficial patterns.

Executive Coaching

  • Strengthen leaders from the inside out and outside in, setting the stage for next-level results​.

  • Discover how to get out of their own way and bring their fullest talents to bear.​

type 2-2.png

Team Development

  • Fast-track the team's ability to operate as a sum much greater than its parts.

  • Rapidly build team trust, effective communication, and collaboration.

outcome 2.png

Team Coaching

  • Accelerate becoming a strong united force that drives operational clarity, stability and success.

  • Learn to leverage the team's collective strengths and mitigate hidden pitfalls.

Let_s get going_edited.png

Leadership Programs

  • Expedite development of high-potential talent into the next cadre of leaders​​.

  • Quickly acquire key leadership competencies, wield power effectively and strengthen their voice.

RBPhotos_NewVantages_120-edited copy.png


Cynthia Ridley is in the business of advancing business leadership. She is a masterful executive coach and team development expert with thirty plus years’ of experience that combines business acumen, management consulting, and engineering systems knowledge with a passion for inspiring leaders and teams to PLAY BIG.


Cynthia is a highly accomplished executive coach with 17+ years’ experience. Since 2007, the Enneagram personality system has been her go-to instrument of choice.

She brings a unique combination of experience and expertise to her leadership development work, including senior leadership positions, business strategy consulting, engineering systems knowledge, and a penchant for bringing out the best in people.


“Cynthia asked - Are you playing small? Goosebumps. She knew exactly what was going on and challenged me. I went from 4 deals and $4B in 2018 to 82 deals and $23B in 2021!”

~ Susan Winter, Head or Global Syndications at Silicon Valley Bank

Wisdom to share

bottom of page