An inspirational leader
Cynthia Pasky has lived in Detroit since 1986. She loves Detroit and its people and expressed this through her passion for the arts and caring for the homeless. On March 22, she spoke to The Collaborative Group about doing what you’re really good at, even if it’s not what you love, because it will give you the resources that will allow you to do what you love.
Her company, Strategic Staffing Solutions, loves Detroit and what Challenge Detroit is doing. Reminding us perspective is important, Cynthia explained when the company first opened its doors in 1990, many of the great things we have in Detroit now didn’t exist: Campus Marcus, Ford Field, and more. Detroit still has some growing up to do, but when you look at it in perspective, we’ve come a long way.
Her love for Detroit is in part because she believes there’s no other city in the world where CEO’s are so hands on in both business and community. Recognizing the need for a strong core to make the surrounding communities attractive, Cynthia said we need to lead by example, and Challenge Detroit is a perfect example of this: over 900 people want to be here!
Cynthia reminded the audience there is no challenge in business that can’t be overcome. Hope is not a strategy, but coming together as a community can influence change.