About SheLeads365


Cynthia K. Patton is a retired Army Lieutenant Colonel who served 25 years in both the Army & Army Reserves.

Since 2009 she is founder and President of Patton Leadership Consulting located in Leavenworth, Kansas.  She created a program called SheLeads365 ( www.sheleads365.com ) as a way to empower and inform women of all ages, backgrounds, and careers on the challenges of leading in all aspects of their lives (work, family, faith, school & community) 365 days a year. She speaks on Work-Life Balance and How to Organize Your Life to local organizations.

She is proud to have authored a chapter in the recently released Best-Seller anthology – Camouflaged Sisters: Leadership Through the Eyes of Senior Military Women called “Leading from the Middle.” She received a Bachelor in Photojournalism and a Masters in Political Science from the University of Southern Mississippi.

Ms. Patton was recently chosen as the 2019 Athena Woman of the Year by the Leavenworth-Lansing Chamber of Commerce Women’s Division.

She is a Board member for the Women’s Division and serves as Regent for the White Alloe Chapter, DAR in Parkville, Missouri. She also owns a rental property business (Blue House Properties) with her husband Denny Fitterling and is pursuing the next chapter of her life as a professional Genealogist, author and speaker. She is a wife, mother, step-mother, step-grandmother, sister and aunt to a large loving family.

Cynthia Patton Founder of SheLeads365


The idea for SheLeads365 was born at a kitchen table during a conversation with a lifelong friend and fellow Army Veteran. We were discussing a way forward in my leadership consulting business and discovered that the most valuable product I had to offer was my experiences leading as a wife, Mother, daughter, sister, Soldier, business owner, and community and faith volunteer.

I told my friend, “You know, we are leading not just in our jobs, but at home, at church, in other groups we join. I think we are leading 365 days a year.”

She said, “Yes, she leads 365 doesn’t she?”

And that is was the beginning.


We are ALWAYS looking for talented, inspirational, awesome women to speak or be a panelist at our Women in Leadership events. Reach out to us and see if there is an event planned for your location in the near future. If not, let’s team up and make one happen!


Take a look at the some of our previous events.