Cynthia James – Co-Founder & President

Cynthia James is the spiritual leader of the Extraordinary Living Project, as well as its Co-Founder and President. Cynthia is a transformational specialist and one of today’s brightest and best loved inspirational leaders and teachers guiding people as they make changes at a deep level for lasting healing in their lives. Her program, Advanced Awareness Coaching offers depth, focus and results for high level business leaders. Cynthia has completed two Master’s Degree programs; one in Consciousness Studies from the Holmes […]


Beth Oden – Co-Founder and Program Director

Beth, Co-Founder and  Program Manager, is responsible for leading the Freedom Circles to healthier food choices and preparation. Beth’s love for food began at a very early age. She has fond memories of camping out in the garden with her grandfather, pickling beets with her grandmother and cooking home made meals for her family. In 2006, Beth was inspired by Chef Ann Cooper, the Renegade Lunch Lady, to change the way America feed’s children at school and created a waste-free […]


Teresa Myers – Grant & Policy Director

Teresa Myers is the project’s Grant and Policy Director. Teresa comes to the project with a long and esteemed career in public policy. Born and raised in Washington, DC, she received a communications degree from Penn State University before earning a law degree from Georgetown University with an emphasis in public policy. While still in law school, Teresa obtained a fellowship to work at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, where she created the Legislative Affairs Division and […]


Jean Hendry – Education Director

Jean Hendry is the project’s Education Director and a workplace transformation expert specializing in adult-learner engagement and transformational learning. With nearly 30 years of training development, instructional design, workshop, event planning, facilitation and sales experience she has a solid reputation for consistently seeing the big picture and effectively developing effective actionable edu/com strategies and events that transform people and definitively move organizations towards their goals. Her work includes engagement consulting, facilitation, developing edu/com strategies, executive coaching, team-building, leadership development, strategic […]


Courtney Samuel – Lead Fitness Coach

Courtney Samuel, the project’s Lead Fitness Coach, has achieved one of the greatest goals of little boys across America – playing professional football in the NFL. When his professional football career came to an end, he understood that the end of one career could mean the beginning of another. As Courtney says, “I finally realized my dreams of playing professional football were over, but it didn’t mean I couldn’t hand down my knowledge, my love of the game, and passion […]


Kellie Jones – Freedom Coach

Kellie Jones is the Freedom Coach for the Extraordinary Living Project. She provides the one-on-one support and counseling to our Freedom Circles and is committed and dedicated to assisting clients towards transformation and healing. Kellie is a powerful intuitive, healer and holds a college degree in dietetics which incorporates with the “What Will Set You Free” process as an integral element to freeing the mind, body, and spirit. Her coaching skills will be utilized as a catalyst to support the […]