Cathy operates from a core belief that the wisdom and answers to all the challenges we encounter in being alive and being human lie within each individual, or within the systems of a relationship, team or organization. Her approach centers around helping people learn to “hunt” from within themselves and the systems that they are part of to find the nuggets of gold that elicit new wisdom and help unfold the challenges that show up at their doorstep into opportunities for growth and transformation. In addition to paying attention to what is happening in everyday reality, she helps take those she works with into their deepest dreaming to explore and get to know what is most unknown and what is wanting to happen.
Cathy’s professional work evolved by following an insatiable desire to develop deep awareness from the inside out and to help others in the world to do the same. She is a Certified Process Worker, a professional Facilitator, a Leadership, Relationship and Systems Coach and an Organizational Consultant.
Rumi’s poem, The Guest House, expresses the essence of her philosophy in working with herself and others.
The Guest House
This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they are a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.
The dark thought, the shame, the malice.
meet them at the door laughing and invite them in.
Be grateful for whatever comes.
Because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.
— Jellaludin Rumi