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To be a leader, you must be a reader. My motto-Smile, have fun, take risks. Read, lead, succeed. Be the STAR YOU Are!

Background Information

Cynthia Brian is recognized as a highly effective speaker who through her numerous inspirational keynote presentations, motivational TV series Starstyle® - Live Your Dreams, her popular radio program, Be the Star You Are!® and numerous books, have shown audience members around the world how to achieve their greatest aspirations while living healthy, happy, and fulfilled lives.


After majoring in history at the University of California (CAL and UCLA), Cynthia has traveled the world in search of adventure and answers. She speaks French, Italian, Dutch, Spanish, and can get around in other languages. Cynthia lived in Guadalajara, Mexico as a teen,  was a student Ambassador to the Netherlands for eighteen months, studied art, theatre, and history while going to the University of Bordeaux in France, and shot the TV series, World Travel Magazine throughout Europe. With over three decades of experience in the entertainment world as an actor, producer, writer, director, set designer, coach, and consultant, Cynthia has had the privilege of working with the icons of Hollywood.  She is a frequent guest expert on national TV and radio programs, and a coach of acting, media, presentations, designing and writing through her firm, Starstyle® Interiors and Designs ( In addition, Cynthia founded the non-profit charity, Be the Star You Are!®. ( a library of books and other positive media tools to empower women, families, and youth through literacy while improving their life skills. She launched a creative community for the young at heart to express themselves at and is the writer/producer of the #1 YA radio show on the Voice America Kids Network, Express Yourself!™ heard Tuesdays at NOON PT.


Her best selling books include Chicken Soup for the Gardener’s Soul , Be the Star You Are, Be the Star You Are!® for TEENSThe Business of Show Business, and Miracle Moments®.   


Tune in to her highly rated internationally syndicated radio program, Starstyle-Be the Star You Are! at

Her enthusiasm, energy, and passion will inspire you to understand cultures, history, travel, and living life to the fullest while making a difference in the world.

Birth Place
San Francisco, CA usa

As a youth, Cynthia Brian earned honors, awards, and scholarships too numerous to mention for her scholastic, extracurricular, volunteer, and 4-H achievements. Cynthia was named
The Outstanding Teenager of California

Sampling of Awards:
1996: Design Star Award, ASID, North Chapter, San Francisco
1998: Award of Distinction , The Cable TV Communicator Awards for Live Your Dreams, episode: The Animal Show
1999: Threads of Hope Nominee for Outstanding Volunteerism
1999: Videographer Award for Best Cable TV show, The Business of Show Business
2000: "Threads of Hope" Nominee by Diablo Magazine for outstanding commitment to volunteerism through Be the Star You Are! charity
2001: “The Woman of Integrity for 2001” by Our Voice Foundation
2002: Honorable Mention :71sst Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition (19,000 entrants)
2003: “California Distinguished Catholic School Graduate”
2003 United Kingdom’s “Booger Prize Short Humour for “Borrowed Time” article
2003: “Certificate of Excellence in Writing”, Dana Literary Society
2003: First Prize National “Success-Wanted” Writing Contest” Funds f or Writers
2005 Fourth Place, Southern California Genealogical Society Writing Contest “Wine Showman”
2006 Finalist in the 2005 GENEii Family History Writing Contest in two categories
2007 Cheerful Giver’s Volunteer of the Week
2007 Threads of Hope Nominee for strengthening the fabric of the community
2007 Be the Star You Are! voted a Top 10 Read by Carolyn Howard Johnson at
2008-2010 Named Distinguished Speaker for National American Society of Interior Designers
2010 Be the Star You Are!® nominated for the Governor and First Lady’s Service Awards
2010-2014 Be the Star You Are!® honored by GuideStar and Great Non Profits for Women’s Empowerment Campaign
2011-2014 Be the Star You Are!® and Starstyle-Be the Star You Are!® radio awarded Arts Appreciation
2014-Silver Award, Ben Franklin Awards for The Business of Show Business Enhanced Ebook

Additional Information

The enhanced e-book with audio, The Business of Show Business, 14th edition won the Silver Honor in the Benjamin Franklin Awards by IBPA. Get autographed copies of Cynthia's books as well as T-shirts and Tank tops at Thirty eight contributors and tons of inspiration in this survival guide for young adults. If you'd like to subscribe to the StarSearcher's Express newsletter distributed every six weeks, email To read my blog, go to To watch Videos: CONNECT with Me: Linkedin: Twitter: Facebook: About Me: Blog:

Contact Information
Starstyle Productions, LLC
PO Box 422 
Moraga CA 94556   United States
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The mission of Cynthia Brian and Starstyle® Productions is to help others find their passions and live their dreams.

Starstyle-Be the Star You Are! Radio Archives
Archived Radio shows of Starstyle-Be the Star You Are! with photos, links, descriptions, Distinguished Guests, Audio programs and more

Starstyle-Be the Star You Are! Radio
Live Broadcast on World Talk Radio/Voice America every Wednesday from 4-5pm PT/6-7pm ET showcasing authors.

Be the Star You Are!® 501 c3 charity
The mission of Be The Star You Are Non-profit company is to provide and promote educational, inspirational, and positive programming in all forms of media to people in need of encouragement, change, and direction of life.

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