Ignite Awards 2023 Honoree: Cindy Miller

Meet Cindy

From a college walk-on to a veteran of five U.S. Women’s Opens and the LPGA Tour, Cindy Miller has made it her lifelong mission to relentlessly pursue her personal and professional potential. A keynote speaker, author, LPGA golf professional, and founder of the non-profit, Pursue Your It, Inc. Cindy is the epitome of a successful woman entrepreneur, with an inspiring journey.

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She has overcome many aspects of adversity such as a very difficult childhood, self-esteem and confidence issues as a child and young adult, a marriage that almost ended due to her husband’s alcohol abuse, reentering the competitive golf world in her 50’s and much more.  With each challenge, she dug deep and faced each one head-on.  She uses these examples during her mentoring and coaching to inspire those around her to pursue their dreams and aspirations. Cindy says, “regardless of their circumstances in life, they are good enough”!

With each new challenge, Cindy reinvented herself, unlocking opportunity in ways most people only dream of. One of Golf Digest Magazine’s Top 50 Women Teachers in the U.S. and a Certified Behavior, Motivation, and Emotional Quotient Analyst – which makes Cindy uniquely qualified to equip you to unlock your potential and improve performance.

Under Cindy’s leadership, her business has become a shining example of what can be achieved through hard work, determination, and a commitment to overcoming adversity.  On the corporate level her clients include General Mills, Fidelity Investments, Kraft, P&G, KPMG, Merrill Lynch, Microsoft, Citi Group, American Express, M&T Bank, Arizona State University, Ohio State University to name a few.

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What sets Cindy apart is her unwavering commitment to giving back to her community and others, as well as her strong advocacy for women’s entrepreneurship and independence. She is the Under Armour Junior Tour League Director of Buffalo as well as the Director of the LPGA/USGA Girls Golf Club of Buffalo.  Cindy was inducted into the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame class of 2011.  She has mentored and inspired thousands of women and children throughout her career as a golf coach, and in her non-profit work.

Even with all of her success, Cindy says learning to grow her business was a struggle, and for her, the most unexpected part of being a business owner still is the paperwork, follow up, and financial components.

Cindy has found success in great customer care that’s resulted in wonderful word-of-mouth advertising. She says, “I found the more I helped people improve, the more they shared that new success with others. Fix your customers pain, and they will help you grow.

True to her business form, Cindy encourages others by saying – “If you have a big dream, I challenge you to do what it takes to be successful. It is well worth the effort.”

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