Barnes Sales Institute


“Cynthia has been a phenomenal support to our organization. When others fail to come through for us she has, and is willing to work above and beyond to get the job done. She recently worked tirelessly through the night and made sure that we closed a deal that added over $100K to our sales for the month. “Simply the best”.”
— Eric Allen

Happy Clients


"I watched Cynthia from the back of the room as I volunteered for Detroit Start Up week. She presented on the Power of LinkedIn. I told a high school friend of mine about her and her exact words were "she is the REAL DEAL". I have been working with Cynthia for the last 3 weeks and she is the REAL DEAL. Selling is not my strong suite but with Cynthia's guidance, wisdom and vast knowledge of sales and business building my business has grown by LEAPS and BOUNDS."

— Vanita sanders, ceo, beyond a diploma

"I met Cynthia at a Build Institute Event back In December 2016; and immediately I knew, after her 60 second Introduction, that I wanted to work with her!  I hired her with 2 weeks to train a sales exec at MCS Multimedia, and a phenomenal job she did. Went above & beyond to elaborate, connect and understand what we sold to make sure we properly relayed what and who MCS Multimedia was. I HIGHLY recommend Cynthia. Patient, Hard Working, Consistent and Flexible; she was truly a dream come true."

— Elizabeth mays, ceo, mcs multimedia

"Cynthia Barnes is a consummate professional trainer, and a top-performing sales leader across many industries. I cannot say enough good things about her "Sales Therapy." It works because she works it and provides the tools and insights to work your own therapy in and through Sales."

— Rodney Gammon, ceo braven enterprises


"As a neophyte in world of business making, Cynthia's intuitive grasp of the purpose and significance of my endeavor has made the impossible possible. Meaning: I never could be doing this successfully without her."

— Mary cooney, founder, creativia

"Cynthia has been my sales coach for a couple months and I have seen a tremendous growth in my sales confidence already. She is personable and professional in her coaching style, which fosters respect and learning. Her training truly develops women to know who their target market is, how to effectively approach them, and create a strong relationship. She creates a warm and inviting atmosphere during the sessions, so you always feel comfortable expressing any nervousness, concerns, or ideas."

— jenna jansen, quicken loans

"Cynthia is a natural when it comes to leadership; however such skills were not attained naturally; her drive, commitment, and attention to detail are what lead to such a reputation. From the moment I stepped on the floor, she took me under her wing; and spent time to assist in my development. I am grateful for Cynthia and her incredible expertise, which she so freely gives, day-in and day-out."

— jeremee tyler, BFit Gyms