Cynthia Brian
Founder/Executive Director
empowering women, families, and youth-at-risk through improved literacy, increased positive media, and tools for living.
Cynthia’s passion for traveling and people is matched by her passion for acting which she has been doing professionally for over two decades, working in films, commercials, and print ads with some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry. She has hosted several television shows and has been active in all phases of the acting world. Her company, Starstyle® Productions, llc offers private consultations on the business and her book The Business of Show Business has served as an extremely popular and useful guide. As an acting and media coach, she has guided the careers of several hosts for other talk shows as well as talent on established series.

As an empowerment specialist and life success coach, Ms. Brian is dedicated to helping others achieve their dreams and manifest their destiny. With a focus on women, girls, and teens, Cynthia is the guide on the side, mentoring them to greatness. In addition to the acting and media training, she offers personal coaching services for writing, speaking, and presentations.

Cynthia, a certified interior designer, is president of her own interior  and garden design firm, Starstyle® Interiors and Designs. Her designs have been featured in several books, magazines, newspapers and television shows. She produced A Gardener's Calendar, writes a gardening column, Digging Deep with Cynthia Brian, is the writing coach, teen mentor, and editor of Teen Scene for the Lamorinda Weekly, and also has designed furniture, including her popular Starstyle® Gametable and Ottomans. 

Interviewing is a talent in which this dynamic woman excels. She produced and hosted two television series, Starstyle ®-Live Your Dreams, an inspirational program about people who are doing what they love in life; and Starstyle®-The Business of  Show Business, an educational program about how to get going and stay going while avoiding the scams in the entertainment industry. Together with her daughter, Heather Brittany, Cynthia co-hosted Animal Cuts™, segments for TV and radio about the animal kingdom. Miracle Moments®are short motivational minutes that she writes and produces for both TV and radio.

Known as the "Oprah of the Airwaves", Cynthia launched the award winning radio broadcast, Starstyle®-Be the Star You Are!®, in 1998 as an outreach program of Be the Star You Are!® charity to increase positive media and messages. The life changing talk format is heard in 219 countries around the world broadcasting live weekly on the Voice America Empowerment Channel as Cynthia interviews best-selling authors who are making a difference and helping increase literacy. Cynthia also created and produces the # 1 top rated YA radio program on the Voice America Kids Network, Express Yourself!™ and trains teens to be reporters and hosts.

She is the New York Times best selling co-author of author of 
Chicken Soup for the Gardener's Soul , and author of the books, Be the Star You Are!® 99 Gifts for Living, Loving, Laughing, and Learning to Make a Difference, Be the Star You Are!® for TEENS, The Business of Show Business, Miracle Moments®, and The  Blessings of Love and Relationships.

The goal of Cynthia Brian is to serve others and enhance quality of living by recognizing that our differences are our greatest strengths. "We must start from the inside and work out knowing that nothing is impossible and that 'sooner or later, the person who wins is the one who thinks s/he can!' We must be individuals, willing to risk, and thinking big. Dream the dream, write the plan, go into action to get the skills necessary, find support, and believe in yourself and all the possibilities," is Cynthia’s recipe for success and happiness. It is important to appreciate the little things in life so that we may create global harmony and beauty one step at a time. "See the invisible and create the impossible" is her creed. With this in mind, she founded the non-profit organization devoted to improving literacy and increasing positive programming appropriately named Be The Star You Are!®  The motto is "To be a leader you must be a reader. Read, lead, succeed!"

For a farm girl from Napa Valley,
Cynthia Brian's
hard work, energy, action, and jamais di jamais (never say never) positive attitude have certainly added the sparkle to a starstyle life, a testimony to the belief that you too can Be The Star You Are!®  Cynthia is a gardener proud to grow people!

Starstyle®, Be the Star you Are!®, and Miracle Moments® are registered trademarks of Cynthia Brian

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Cynthia Brian, woman, wife, mother, actor, model, coach, interior designer, garden guru, casting director, writer, New York Times best selling author, producer, lecturer, world traveler, furniture designer, television and radio host... this lady is a Renaissance woman!

Born on a farm in the Napa Valley in Northern California, the eldest of five children, she raised chickens and sheep, drove tractors and picked fruit to earn enough money to pay her way through college. After being named the Outstanding Teenager of California, she was named teenage ambassador to Holland and was off to study in the Netherlands for 18 months. While there, she served as foreign correspondent for several local newspapers and traveled throughout Europe. Thus began the world travels that would teach her to speak several languages. Cynthia attended UCLA, the Universite de Bordeaux in France, and UC Berkeley, graduating with a B.A. in History.


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