MA(Oxon), MAC, MBPsS
Cathy’s style is to work supportively but also to be challenging in the relationships with her clients, to offer honest feedback and to challenge the status quo; to facilitate learning beyond the superficial; and to seek ways forward to produce real and lasting change
Cathy has over 25 years of experience of working as a coach, facilitator, mediator and developer in organisations. She has designed and delivered a wealth of leadership, management, organisational development and executive coaching programmes tailored to meet the individual requirements of the public, private or not-for-profit sector client and has worked with many senior teams and Boards.
A key focus for her is in building the leadership capability of her clients. Highly skilled in developing and empowering individuals, facilitating organisational change and resolving conflict between groups and individuals, she has a strong sense of personal integrity contributing to a model of true partnership working with clients and colleagues.
Cathy has led numerous leadership, management and organisational development initiatives including: helping a major Human Rights organisation to move towards a culture of performance management and management accountability; facilitating 50 senior HR professionals to develop as an effective team to lead major change within a central government department; facilitating conversations across a pharmaceutical company to identify new values for the organisation; supporting Ambassadors in preparing for their leadership roles in country; developing middle managers to develop their management skills and step into leadership in a leading university; developing the senior team to deliver significant change in a housing association.
Cathy read Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford, and has trained at the Metanoia Institute and the Academy of Executive Coaching, specialising in Gestalt as a model for working with individuals and groups. She is a member of the Association for Coaching and a Principal Member of the Association of Business Psychologists, a member of the Occupational Psychology Division of the British Psychological Society, and is an Accredited Workplace and Commercial Mediator (SPC 2007).