Cathy is a coach, speaker, recruiter, writer, artist, and futurist. For almost twenty years, she has assisted hundreds of individuals from all walks of life and industries in making their unique mark on the world.

An intuitive and perceptive practitioner, she works with clients from the inside out to develop their Self-Leadership, accessing their one-of-a-kind gifts and purpose, and making important shifts in their worklife.  She developed the Self-Leadership process over the course of many years of intensive study, travel, and work across multiple disciplines including psychology, sociology, social work, organization development, meditation, cultural studies, and the arts.

Cathy began her career as a community organizer in the feminist and youth movements. She has also worked as a program officer for a community service learning foundation and a training director and organization development consultant at the Support Center for Nonprofit Management.

Cathy has served as career coaching expert with her column, Ask Cathy on idealist.org; made contributions to The Idealist Guide to Nonprofit Careers; been featured in Working Mother magazine as expert of the month; and, in The Washington Post. Additionally, Cathy has had a career-long commitment to supporting girls’ and young women’s development that dates back to her work as a youth and women’s advocate. Her writings on the subject are included in the book Front Line Feminism, and she is featured as an expert in Supergirls Speak Out: Inside the Secret Crisis of Overachieving Girls. More recently, her essay 'The Power of the 'Charisma Arrow' appeared in the journal, Sh'ma and she wrote the foreword to Liz Funk's e-book, Coming of Age in a Crap Economy.

Cathy’s own ongoing work with Self-Leadership has guided her in reaching goals close to her heart, including publishing a book of poetry, creating art installations, and traveling independently in Central and South America, Africa, the Middle East, and Europe.  She is a licensed master social worker with an MSW from Smith College and a BA in Psychology from Wesleyan University.

Contact Cathy at cathy@self-leadershipstrategies.com for a free initial assessment to see how she can best serve your needs.