i help you turn your
stuck stories into success stories

I'm here to help you get out of your own way so you can FINALLY create a life and income so good you're only jealous of yourself.

discover your "hidden" stuck story!

I know the pain of being stuck. I’ve struggled with it from birth. Trying to overcome the same blocks, struggles, and plateaus over and over again.

"What is wrong with me", I would wonder in those late night hours, alone with my unfulfilled dreams.

I never felt like I was good enough because of the identity I had assumed based on the old stories of my past.

I didn't feel like I was important enough to be seen, heard, or matter (a false identity). 

These stories and this identity kept me stuck for years until I learned how to change them for good.

Do you want me to help you do the same?


Discover the Stuck Story holding you back


MY personal MISSION

To inspire others to rewrite their story by being an example of what was possible when I rewrote my own.

She dreamed of living a new life where she felt safe instead of scared, hopeful instead of worthless, and proud instead of ashamed.

Every day she saw her dad drink, her mom yell, and her younger sister cry.

That little girl was me.

Once upon a time, there was a little girl filled with innocence, hope, and dreams.

(Me as a little smidge)

Our 4-room Appalachian Mountain home didn’t have running water or an indoor bathroom. But it did have rats, empty cabinets, and a lot of anger.

We had an old wood stove that we used for heat. To get drinking water, we would pack up some old milk jugs and drive a few miles away and fill them from a mountain spring.

My home was also filled with drugs, alcohol, and domestic abuse. I experienced physical, emotional, and sexual abuse. 

The first time i thought of taking my own life, i was 5 years old.

I lived with my grandmother the majority of the time. I felt alone and unwanted. I craved love and safety.

I saw my dad attempt to murder my mother many times. I wrestled guns out of his hands more times than I care to mention.

I endured constant ridicule and bullying from family members and “friends”.

I was teased for my looks, my smell, and my hand-me-down clothes.

(My childhood home. It was only in slightly better shape when I lived there.)


i started working at the age of 14

As soon as I had enough money, I packed up my bags, and escaped. I moved as far away as I could without leaving the country. I went to Los Angeles, California.

I face-planted in the entertainment industry that looked beautiful but hid ugly truths.

I ended up homeless after realizing my roommate was a bipolar crack addict. Finally, I decided drugs and alcohol were the answer (spoiler alert: they weren’t).

And at last, I hit rock bottom with no way out.

One night, I found myself sitting alone on the cold floor of my cramped studio apartment. I had $388 left in my bank account and was too sick to work.

I was overweight and had been diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome and clinical depression.

The hope I once had was gone. I realized no one could save me and decided suicide was the only way out.

I felt broken - physically, mentally, and spiritually.

I just wanted the pain to stop.

but the relief i felt quickly vanished as I realized to my shock and horror that 


I had left behind the pain of my past but it hadn't left me.

(Struggling with weight - physically + mentally)

(Drugs and alcohol were
my escape.)


the night i almost
lost my life

is the night I found my way.

I had been rewriting my stories to create new endings for as long as I could remember. Why not do that now?

I asked myself... if life were a book and I was the author, how would I want the story to go?

I finally stopped looking outside of myself for something to fix me and went inside instead.

I discovered how to finally get rid of the limiting beliefs that kept me stuck.

I confronted my stories, ditched the shame and unworthiness, and stopped apologizing for who I was and where I came from. 

I created a new identity of the person I wanted to be and I embraced it daily.

As a young child, I would turn to books I got from the library or found in the trash dump next door to distract from the horror of my home life.

In those long, fairy-tale chapters I would enter another world. Live another life. Become someone else.

I came from nothing and created everything.

Today, I’m the CEO of the Institute of Transformational Nutrition and The Modern Life Coach School where we’ve certified over 30,000 coaches. I've made millions of dollars and helped millions of people.

I've advised Fortune 500 leaders, and appeared in media all over the globe. I’ve coached thousands of people and worked with celebrities like Khloe Kardashian.

I’ve sold over a million copies of my best-selling books and co-founded a private group for the world's most successful women leaders. I have the privilege of being a mom and wife to the world's best humans.

I did it all by rewriting my story.

Look… being stuck is painful. And we keep repeating the same cycles over and over and over and feeling like we’re just "crazy" people.

You’ve tried willpower.

You’ve been excited for change, followed the expert or influencer, said you’re going to do it this time, enough is enough… only to find yourself in the same exact spot a few weeks later.

You’ve tried waking up earlier, going to bed earlier, creating new routines, buying that performance planner, reading books…

and i know you've tried.

And all you want to know (so desperately want to know) is how to get unstuck.

You don't need a new “BLUEPRINT” or “SYSTEM.” You need a new STORY so you can create a new IDENTITY.

I can help.

And after all of this… you still feel stuck.


Take the quiz to discover your "Stuck Story".


Rewrite your story and choose your new identity to get unstuck and FINALLY take action!


Enjoy a life so good you're only jealous of your SELF!



We are all storytellers. Stories are the way we make sense of our lives. But what happens when the stories we tell are incomplete or downright wrong? We get (and stay) stuck in an outdated identity.

You're just one story away...


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i am cynthia garcia

Cynthia Garcia is a founder and CEO, best-selling author, media personality, and celebrity coach.

Growing up, she was bullied relentlessly and told she would never amount to anything. But after overcoming a dysfunctional childhood filled with crippling poverty, abuse, addiction, and mental health issues, she went on to become one of the most successful coaches in the world.

Today, she inspires others to rewrite their stories by being an example of what was possible when she rewrote her own. Cynthia is the leading expert in the field of modern-day mindset.

She is the founder and CEO of the Institute of Transformational Nutrition (ITN), and The Modern Life Coach School

Cynthia trained as a Certified Clinical Nutritionist (CCN) but quickly realized that people are fed by so much more than what’s on their plate.

This led to her creating the model of Transformational Nutrition® – the only science-based coaching method that helps you discover what feeds you – physically, mentally, and spiritually. This method, along with the Transformational Trauma Technique® is taught exclusively at ITN.

Through her work in narrative psychology and neuroscience, Cynthia developed Identity-Based Coaching™ , a modern, mindful, experiential approach that helps people get unstuck and create real change, real fast, using the power of their own stories.  This highly-effective practice includes the Stuck Story Coaching Method™ . 

The Stuck Story Coaching Method™ reshapes our memory of past events, our interpretation of the present, and our projections of the future so we can create better lives. This method is taught exclusively at The Modern Life Coach School.

Cynthia has coached thousands of private clients ranging from stay-at-home moms to celebrities and high-profile individuals to Fortune 500 CEOs.

She helps them get unstuck, have jaw-dropping confidence, and finally take action so they can create a life, so good they’re only jealous of themselves.

Her corporate clients have included Morgan Stanley, Kodak, and Fidelity Investments. She’s a fellow at the Institute of Coaching, McLean Hospital, a Harvard Medical School Affiliate.

With her Southern charm and empowering approach, Cynthia is a contributor to several publications and media outlets including Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire, Elle, and more. She is the official nutritionist for the E! Network’s Revenge Body with Khloé Kardashian and is a sought-after expert in media such as The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Doctors, The Dr. Phil Show, and others.

She is the co-founder of The Unicorn Club – a private organization where the world’s most successful women leaders come to connect, collaborate, and cultivate the confidence to not apologize for their greatness.

Cynthia is a leader and an inspiration born of her own personal history. She is happily married, has two children, and lives in Los Angeles and Portland.