Cathy is a facilitator of conversations within individuals, groups, organizations and communities. A leadership coach, writer, social experimentrice, and passionate feminist humanist, her quest is to better nurture love, connection, and reflection in our hyper fast-paced, always connected but strangely disconnected society. Cathy thinks that we are living at a critical moment in history where many of our social, political, economic and psychological systems and traditions have grown stagnant and she is excited about re-imagining what’s possible for us as individuals and as a society.
Through her business, Self-Leadership Strategies, Cathy has helped hundreds of individuals, from CEO’s to activists, CFO’s to non-profit professionals, entrepreneurs, artists, and others to access their full potential and realize their personal and professional goals. She also helps organizations recruit and nurture leaders, and develop encouraging, innovative culture. Previously, Cathy has worked as a community organizer in the feminist and youth leadership movements as well as a youth program director, youth program officer, and nonprofit management consultant.
In 2013, Cathy created The Love Letters Project (TLLP), the first of what she calls “social installations” – events that shine a light on critical social issues and invite participants to expand how they relate to themselves and others. And on July 4th, she co-created The Freedom Project, a public dialogue about what it means to be free in 2014, the 238th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence.
Her writing has appeared in multiple publications including Frontline Feminism and she has been featured as an expert in The Washington Post, Working Mother Magazine, Super Girls Speak Out: Inside the Secret Crisis of Overachieving Girls and in the Idealist Guide to Nonprofit Careers.
She has an MSW from Smith College and a BA in Psychology from Wesleyan University. She can be reached at and self-leadershipstrategies.com.