Cynthia Brian
Empowerment Architect

Author, Speaker, TV/Radio Personality, Lifestyle Professional, Spokesperson, Coach, Philanthropist, Goddess Gardener

Cynthia Brian, SAG/AFTRA, A.S.I.D., Founder and Executive Director of Be the Star You Are!® 501 c3 literacy and positive media charity, New York Times best selling co-author of Chicken Soup for the Gardener’s Soul, author of Be the Star You Are!®, 99 Gifts for Living, Loving, Laughing, and Learning to Make a Difference, Be the Star You Are!® for TEENS, Be the Star You Are!® Millennials to Boomers, Growing with The Goddess Gardener, The Business of Show Business, The Blessing of Love and Relationships, and Miracle Moments®, is an internationally acclaimed keynote speaker, personal growth consultant, actor, producer and host of radio and TV shows, columnist, designer, gardener, and lifestyle coach. (www.CynthiaBrian.com)

Stella Bella’s Barnyard Adventures is Cynthia’s first illustrated children’s book series with true tales from her menagerie of adopted rescues. The trilogy includes No Barnyard Bullies, Family Forever, and Books in the Barnyard: Oh Deer!

Referred by the media as “the Renaissance woman with soul!”, Cynthia is a world traveler who speaks French, Spanish, Italian, and Dutch. With four decades of experience working in the entertainment field as an actor, producer, writer, coach, designer, and casting director, she has had the honor of performing with some of the biggest names in the industry. Cynthia is a Certified Interior Designer and has had her interior and garden design projects featured in TV, commercials, books, and numerous publications. She wrote, produced, and directed the film, The Quest for Pure Design. Cynthia is a much in demand speaker on luxury cruise lines and spas around the world, inspiring others to be the stars they were born to be by creating a life they design.

Because of her devotion to increasing literacy and positive messages in the world, Cynthia founded and is the Executive Director of the 501(c)(3) charity of the , Be the Star You Are!® (www.BetheStarYouAre.org) empowering women, families and youth, which won 2024 Nonprofit of the Year. Her motto is “To be a leader, you must be a reader!”. GuideStar and Great Non-Profits consistently honor Be the Star You Are!® as a top-rated non-profit. As part of her dedication to giving youth a voice, she created and launched the creative community at www.BTSYA.com while also producing and directing the young adult radio broadcast, Express Yourself!™, (www.ExpressYourselfTeenRadio.com) the #1 most listened to program around the world on the Voice America Network with teen hosts and contributors. Cynthia says “Express Yourself!™ is an uncensored safe haven where youth talk and the world listens!”

As an empowerment architect and life success coach, Ms. Brian is also dedicated to helping others achieve their dreams, recognize the possibilities, and utilize their potential by implementing their unique gifts. Many aspiring thespians, writers, and professionals have been coached to fun, fame, and fortune through her personal success consultations in acting, media, writing, life skills, and presentations. Because of her energy and passion, companies engage Cynthia’s services as a media spokesperson.

Born on a farm in the Napa Valley in northern California, the eldest of five children, Cynthia raised chickens and sheep, drove tractors, and picked fruit to earn enough money to pay her way through college. She was a Grand Champion rooster raiser and won hundreds of blue ribbons in 4-H. After being honored as the Outstanding Teenager of California, she was named teenage ambassador to Holland and served as a foreign correspondent for several newspapers. Her travel expeditions gave birth to her writing, speaking, and coaching career.

Since 2008, Cynthia has been the gardening consultant and inspirational garden columnist for The Lamorinda Weekly where she is known as The Goddess Gardener. (www.CynthiaBrian.com/Gardening) There, she also served as the editor and coach for Teen Scene. As a home, garden, and lifestyle expert she has been privileged to write for Internet sites, numerous print publications, and is proud to be a Top Reviewer at Trip Advisor and on the Elite Squad at Yelp. She published her first gardening calendar, A Gardener’s Guide, in 1993.

Interviewing is a talent this dynamic woman enjoys. Broadcasting live since 1998, Cynthia interviews the authors and experts considered pioneers on the planet. Tune into her award winning upbeat, positive, internationally broadcast lifestyle radio program, StarStyle-Be the Star You Are!® live and archived every Wednesday from 4-5pm PT/7-8pm ET on the Voice America Network Empowerment channel. (www.StarStyleRadio.com)

Cynthia’s goal is to inspire, encourage, inform, and motivate others to be their unapologetically unique selves.

When you are seeking a business expert with earthiness, exuberance, and personality that garner results, Cynthia Brian is the seasoned professional writer, speaker, coach, host, spokesperson, and Goddess Gardener guide for your next project.

Cynthia Brian, empowerment architect, passion, purpose, and possibility professional, is available for private coaching, consultations, and speaking engagements.

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To Book Cynthia Brian

Talent Agent:
Stars, the Agency

Literary Agent:
Waterside Productions, Inc.
Bill Gladstone

To Contact Cynthia Brian

Starstyle® Productions, LLC
PO Box 422,
Moraga, Ca. 94556,

Education: BA History;
NCDIQ Design Certification
Mencia de Mendoza, The Netherlands,
University of California, Los Angeles (U.C.L.A.)
University of Hawaii, Oahu
Universite de Bordeaux, France
University of California, Berkeley (CAL)

California Journalism Awards
Screen Actors Guild Awards

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Other Works

  • Family Forever

  • No Barnyard Bullies

  • Be the Star You Are! Millennials to Boomers Celebrating Gifts of Positive Voices in a Changing Digital World

  • Growing with the Goddess Gardener

  • The Business of Show Business, Enhanced 14th edition

  • Be the Star You Are! for Teens, Simple Gifts for Living, Loving, Laughing, Learning, and Leading

  • The Blessings of Love and Relationships

  • The Business of Show Business

  • Chicken Soup for the Gardener's Soul

  • A Little Spoonful of Chicken Soup for the Gardener's Soul

  • Be the Star You Are! 99 Gifts for Living, Lovingly Laughing, and Learning to Make a Difference

  • Miracle Moments®


Awards and Recognition

  • Garden Comm Silver Award for Writing
  • California Journalism Award for producing outstanding journalism
  • International Communications Award for article on fire safety
  • 2022 UnSung Hero in Podcasting Award
  • Benjamin Franklin Silver Award for The Business of Show Business
  • Outstanding Teenager of California
  • ABC Salutes Cynthia Brian for Promoting Literacy
  • 2024 Nonprofit of the Year