Cynthia Tobias


Cynthia Tobias

Cynthia Tobias Author and Founder of AppLe St. (Applied Learning Styles)

Cynthia Tobias has a successful background that includes over 30 years of private practice, 8 years of teaching high school, and 6 years in law enforcement.  She has authored 13 books and is a featured guest on radio and television, a popular presenter for business, government agencies, churches and schools throughout the U.S. and the world.

Cynthia’s educational clients have included a large number of public and private schools across the country and around the world.  She has taken her educational expertise to many international schools and organizations, including those in China, South Africa, Bolivia, Trinidad, South Korea, Australia, and more.

Cynthia’s corporate clients have included Seattle Police Department, Los Angeles Police Department, International Association of Women Police (IAWP), General Motors, Walt Disney, Merrill Lynch, and BNSF Railroads, as well as numerous government agencies, law enforcement and fire & rescue services.

Cynthia received her B.A. at Northwest Nazarene University, her Master’s Degree at Seattle Pacific University, and an Honorary Doctorate from Northwest Nazarene University in 2015.  She is the mother of twin sons, now young adults, and she and her husband Jack live in the Seattle area.

What Women Are Saying About Cynthia's Strong Willed Women & Those Who Love Them Seminar:

"I like the term “strong will” in conjunction with women in the church/Christian women.  How freeing that we can know that our design can be mightily used of God…and it is a gift!"  --Glennis

"This was an excellent event!  Such a great combination of humor and thought-provoking content.  I had a great time hearing you speak and connecting with other strong-willed women.  It was such a relief to connect with other strong-willed women to further normalize my strong will while helping me see new ways to surrender my strong will to God.  Can’t wait to see where God takes this!"  --Megan

"Thank you so much for coming today.  Although I don’t consider myself a strong willed woman, I have a daughter who is and it helped me so much!"   --Christina

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Event Reviews

"I never had so many wonderful comments and compliments about any of our speakers as I had about Cynthia. I am still laughing today when I think of some of the things she said. All board members were receiving the same compliments--it was wonderful!

— Carole Peterson, Friends of Weatherford Library

“Cynthia Tobias presents the kind of workshop that teachers walk away from feeling they have truly been helped. After only a few minutes, it is obvious that Cynthia knows of what she speaks.”

— Hillier School, TX

“Cynthia was amazing. She has a gift of getting across to her audience in a most interesting and entertaining manner with very practical guidelines and suggestions. Cynthia was well received by teachers, parents and pupils and was able to hold teenagers attention in very hot and humid conditions, not an easy task in normal conditions. We will have Cynthia back again.”

— Gonubie Methodist Church, South Africa


  • You Can't Make Me [But I Can Be Persuaded] // by Cynthia Tobias: 1.92 min

  • Cynthia Tobias - Play to Your Learning Style: 6.00 min

  • Brain Development: 1.97 min

  • Not Your Ordinary Women's Event: 1.60 min




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