Cherokee Wisdom: 12 Lessons to Become a Powerful Leader

Cherokee Wisdom:

12 Lessons to Become a Powerful Leader

Self-Help principles rooted in Native American traditions.


“The information Cynthia imparts in her new book is amazing because she draws wisdom from her Cherokee heritage, combines it with knowledge from her Hispanic background and makes it applicable for today’s mainstream society, a view that is unique, insightful, and sorely needed.  Cynthia is a powerful leader and is about to become a unique and prominent voice in the field of Personal Development.”

 – Daniel Gutierrez, International Business Consultant, Motivational Speaker, Radio Personality and Author of Stepping Into Greatness: Success Is Up To You.


In this her second book Cynthia M Ruiz reveals previously concealed knowledge based on her Cherokee heritage.  As a Leadership expert and Inspirational Speaker, she came to the realization that the wisdom she gained from her ancestors was missing today and could not only be applied successfully in the modern world but that it offers a solution to many of today’s modern dilemmas.

She believes that each of us has the ability to be leaders in our daily lives and that this ancient wisdom is key in helping to elicit that personal power that all leaders possess.  These ancient lessons can also serve to help unlock the individual leadership style of the reader.


Author Cynthia M Ruiz has held high-level positions in both the private and public sectors and has received over 50 awards and accolades for her leadership and service to one of the world’s largest cities - Los Angeles.

She currently serves as a LA City Commissioner overseeing the multibillion-dollar pension portfolio for City employees and is particularly passionate about helping to develop the empowerment of women.

Cynthia presents the information in a simple and straightforward style, and empowers the reader with 12 Leadership lessons, which they can apply in their every day lives.  



Leadership Lesson #1

Leadership principles are simple when you remember to treat others how you want to be treated, lead by example and use your core values as a guidepost.

True to her word she believes in giving back so she is donating 10% of her royalties to the non-profit Girls Today Women Tomorrow, (GTWT) a mentorship, leadership program empowering young girls from the Inner City in Los Angeles. Visit for more info

“I am grateful for the lessons from my ancestors

which have helped me become a better leader today”

Cynthia M. Ruiz


Cynthia lives in Los Angeles where she enjoys empowering diverse groups. As an Inspirational Speaker, author and change agent she helps transform people to be the best they can be. Her message of “Anything is Possible” helps people reach their dreams and live their authentic lives.

She holds a Master Degree in Counseling and has worked with people from many backgrounds her entire life. For more information about Cynthia M Ruiz visit


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