Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Cynthia Brian, Founder of Starstyle® Productions, LLC, located in San Francisco, CA, USA.

What's your business, and who are your customers?

I am an Empowerment Architect helping individuals and companies recognize their purpose, passions, and possibilities to design a life they love while living their dreams. StarStyle® Productions, LLC believes we must see the invisible to create the impossible.

Tell us about yourself

I am an Author, Writer, Actor, TV/Radio Personality, Speaker, Lifestyle Professional, Spokesperson, Coach, Philanthropist, Goddess Gardener, and Animal Rescuer that believes in positivity and service to others. Each day begins with a meditation of gratitude while communing in nature. While meditating, I am motivated to be my most unapologetically authentic self every day as I work to make our world a better place.

Biographical Sketch:
Cynthia Brian, SAG/AFTRA, ASID, Founder and Executive Director of Be the Star You Are!® 501 c3 literacy and positive media charity, New York Times best-selling co-author of Chicken Soup for the Gardener's Soul, author of Be the Star You Are!®, 99 Gifts for Living, Loving, Laughing, and Learning to Make a Difference, Be the Star You Are!® for TEENS, Be the Star You Are!® Millennials to Boomers, Growing with The Goddess Gardener, The Business of Show Business, The Blessing of Love and Relationships, and Miracle Moments®, is an internationally acclaimed keynote speaker, personal growth consultant, actor, producer and host of radio and TV shows, columnist, designer, gardener, and lifestyle coach.

Stella Bella's Barnyard Adventures is Cynthia's first illustrated children's book series with true tales from her menagerie of adopted rescues. The first book in the series is No Barnyard Bullies, and the second book, Family Forever, will be published soon. Referred by the media as "the Renaissance woman with soul!" Cynthia is a world traveler who speaks French, Spanish, Italian, and Dutch. With four decades of experience working in the entertainment field as an actor, producer, writer, coach, designer, and casting director, she has been honored to perform with some of the biggest names in the industry. Cynthia is a Certified Interior Designer and has had her interior and garden design projects featured in TV, commercials, books, and numerous publications. She wrote, produced, and directed the film, The Quest for Pure Design. Cynthia is a much-in-demand speaker on luxury cruise lines and spas around the world, inspiring others to be the stars they were born to be by creating a life they design.

Because of her devotion to increasing literacy and positive messages in the world, Cynthia founded and is the Executive Director of the 501(c)(3) charity, Be the Star You Are!®, empowering women, families, and youth. Her motto is "To be a leader; you must be a reader!". GuideStar and Great Non-Profits consistently honors Be the Star You Are!® as a top-rated non-profit. As part of her dedication to giving youth a voice, she created and launched the creative community at while also producing and directing the young adult radio broadcast, Express Yourself!™, the #1 most listened-to program around the world on the Voice America Network with teen hosts and contributors. Cynthia says, "Express Yourself!™ is an uncensored safe haven where youth talk and the world listens!" As an empowerment architect and life success coach, Ms. Brian is also dedicated to helping others achieve their dreams, recognize the possibilities, and utilize their potential by implementing their unique gifts. Many aspiring thespians, writers, and professionals have been coached to fun, fame, and fortune through her personal success consultations in acting, media, writing, life skills, and presentations. Because of her energy and passion, companies engage Cynthia's services as a media spokesperson.

Born on a farm in Napa Valley in northern California, the eldest of five children, Cynthia raised chickens and sheep, drove tractors, and picked fruit to earn enough money to pay her way through college. She was a Grand Champion rooster raiser and won hundreds of blue ribbons in 4-H. After being honored as the Outstanding Teenager of California, she was named teenage ambassador to Holland and served as a foreign correspondent for several newspapers. Her travel expeditions gave birth to her writing, speaking, and coaching career. Since 2008, Cynthia has been the gardening consultant and inspirational garden columnist for The Lamorinda Weekly, where she is known as The Goddess Gardener. There, she also served as the editor and coach for Teen Scene. As a home, garden, and lifestyle expert, she has been privileged to write for Internet sites, numerous print publications. She is proud to be a Top Reviewer at Trip Advisor and on the Elite Squad at Yelp. She published her first gardening calendar, A Gardener's Guide, in 1993.

Interviewing is a talent this dynamic woman enjoys. Broadcasting live since 1998, Cynthia interviews the authors and experts considered pioneers on the planet. Tune into her award-winning, upbeat, positive, internationally broadcast lifestyle radio program, StarStyle-Be the Star You Are!® live and archived every Wednesday from 4-5 pm PT/7-8 pm ET on the Voice America Network Empowerment channel. Cynthia's goal is to inspire, encourage, inform, and motivate others to be their unapologetically unique selves. When you are seeking a business expert with earthiness, exuberance, and personality that garner results, Cynthia Brian is the seasoned professional writer, speaker, coach, host, spokesperson, and Goddess Gardener guide for your next project. Cynthia Brian, an empowerment architect, passion, purpose, and possibility professional, is available for private coaching, consultations, and speaking engagements.

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To Book Cynthia Brian
Talent Agent:
Stars, the Agency

Literary Agent:
Waterside Productions, Inc.
Bill Gladstone

To Contact Cynthia Brian
Starstyle® Productions, LLC
PO Box 422,
Moraga, Ca. 94556,

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

As I assist my clients in living their dreams, I am living my dreams.

What's one of the hardest things that comes with being a business owner?

One of the most difficult aspects of owning a business is remembering to take time for oneself. Only when I am rested and nurtured can I help my clients be the best version of themselves.

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?

It takes more than three tips to be successful. Here is my recipe for happiness while achieving success:

Dream big. Write the plan. Get the skills you need. Embrace a cheerleader. Never give up. Help as many people as possible reach their goals, Smile, have fun, and be willing to take measured risks. Do the work. Show up. Believe in yourself and all the possibilities. You have what it takes. Be the Star You Are!

Where can people find you and your business?


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