Meet Cornelia 

  • Cornelia, like many people, thought that cancer was for “other people”. But one day, she became one of the “other people”. She received a phone call that changed her life forever. She was diagnosed with Colon Cancer. Through this journey, she has found her passion and mission in life to help others renew their sense of hope as they are facing illness and also sharing her message that to create the life we want, it all starts with loving and accepting yourself just the way you are!

  • Cornelia is a dynamic speaker and will bring solutions for your audience if they feel hopeless as they are dealing with an illness.


  • If your audience struggles with self-love and acceptance, Cornelia will share her 6 Pillars of “How to Love and Accept yourself”, so they can walk away with at least one tool that will give them a new sense of their beauty and uniqueness.


  • Whether your audience is just at the start of their journey, or has some experience in healing and self-development, or maybe has become somewhat of an expert in that area, Cornelia’s programs will get everybody to the next level.


Leading Yourself First

For 30+ years Cornelia has been applying self-leadership skills in her own development. Through overcoming challenges and obstacles, including a cancer diagnosis, she has learned the importance of learning to lead yourself first before you can truly lead others.


As an inspiring speaker and communication expert Cornelia engages her audience by asking relevant questions that encourage people to think on a deeper level so they can raise their awareness of what might be blocking or hindering their performance or goal achievement.


As a John Maxwell certified Speaker, Trainer, and Coach and also authorized DISC Trainer in the “Maxwell Method of DISC”, Cornelia brings leading-edge training to your organization together with a personalized program that fits your audience.


Cornelia continues to train and grow personally. As she explores new challenges, she brings her personal approach and experience to the various teams and organizations she leads. 

Seeing people getting inspired and transforming themselves and their lives with something as simple as a different perspective and setting new goals is what fuels Cornelia’s passion for the next event.


Cornelia resides outside of San Diego with her daughter and when she is not preparing for events, volunteering at her Church and local Chamber of Commerce or teaching at her local Adult School, she enjoys Yoga, Hiking, Sailing,Watercoloring and spending time with her daughter.

Message of Self Love and Acceptance

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Speaking, Workshop and Seminars

First Lead Yourself Before You Lead Others

Whether you are leading a team that has communication issues, or you feel there is more to life, you feel stuck, or you simply want to learn to understand yourself better so you can achieve your dream and goals,  Cornelia offers several programs for clients from all industries and backgrounds.

Cornelia will customize her speaking programs to fit your organization's needs.



Samuel S. Howe

Author, Living Benefits Champion, Alliance Group

We asked Cornelia to come and speak in front of a group of 200 agents at our 2018 Winter Summit, and she was absolutely captivating. She owned the stage - the audience was captivated from the moment she took the podium. She is incredibly skilled at her craft, and it's clear that she takes her work as a trainer/motivator/coach very seriously. She received a lengthy standing ovation when it was over, and spent the rest of the event surrounded with folks asking her questions and posing for pictures. I can't recommend Cornelia enough - she is a consummate professional and will bring energy, positivity, and a breath of fresh air to whatever event is lucky enough to host her.

Sistiana Chestnut

Executive Assistant - Sunroad Enterprises

Cornelia leads a one-day training course focusing on "connecting" with customers as well as co-workers. She engages the "green" sales managers with examples, thoughtful activities, group discussions and group participation. Our sales managers leave her training class with a set of skills that works beyond the workplace. The overall response from our sales managers who have taken the course is VERY POSITIVE. The seasoned managers who have sent their "green" sales managers are also very positive, the seasoned managers recognize the difference in their sales performance and overall group cohesiveness. Cornelia is a company asset!

Allison Hoover

Account Manager TargetCW

Cornelia Steinberg is an inspiring and knowledgeable woman who is determined to help you become more confident in who you are and how you interact with others.

Leigh Hartmann

Project Control SupervisorGeneral Atomics Aeronautical Systems

I just finished The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth Master Mind group led by Cornelia Steinberg, and it was a great experience! Cornelia guided the discussion and encouraged all participants to contribute by sharing their personal experiences, leading to an invaluable exchange of ideas and encouragement that I've been able to apply to actual work and personal situations. I look forward to joining the next Master Mind group!


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