Dr. Cynthia J. Young, Founder/CEO

Dr. Cynthia J. Young, PMP, LSS MBB, CMQ-OE is the founder of CJ Young Consulting, LLC, a knowledge management consulting firm in Chesapeake, VA. Cindy is also a retired Surface Warfare Officer with 23 years in the U.S. Navy and Theater Mission Planning Center curriculum developer and instructor with Leidos, a defense contracting company. 

Dr. Young holds various professional certifications:

  • Project Management Professional
  • Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt
  • ASQ-Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence. 

She holds several accredited degrees:

  • Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) in Project Management from Walden University. Her doctoral study, Knowledge Management and Innovation on Firm Performance of United States Ship Repair, provided her the opportunity to gain additional professional and academic expertise to facilitate improvements in organizational knowledge management.
  • Two Masters of Business Administration (MBA), one in e-commerce and one in advanced management studies, from Trident University International
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) in English Language and Literature from the University of Maryland, College Park

Dr. Young enjoys speaking at knowledge management, operational excellence, and process improvement conferences with heart-centric knowledge management as a primary element in her presentations.

She spoke (virtually) for TEDxBeaconStreet, A Knowledge Mindset: What You Know Comes from Where You Sit.

Cindy is also the co-author of two #1 Amazon best-selling books.


She has published and contributed to numerous articles specializing in human-centric knowledge management and business.

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Read more about Cindy’s experience on her LinkedIn page at  https://www.linkedin.com/in/drcindyyoung/.