When my husband let me know he wanted a divorce I was in a state of total despair. I couldn’t imagine life without him or how to move forward. I could barely function! I most certainly would never have imagined ever being in another relationship. Heck, I thought I would live the rest of my life in pain over the loss of my husband.
However, coaching with Cathy helped me put my life back together, assess the problems in my marriage, take responsibility for my role and move on with my life.
Now, after 8 years as a stay-at-home mom I’m building a new career with confidence. I’m making new friends, taking on new and exciting activities I would have never dreamt of doing and yes, I am dating again.
I look back and don’t recognize the woman I was when my marriage ended. I can safely say that I am happier with who I am than I have ever been. All thanks to Cathy’s guidance.
Cathy has a wicked, self-deprecating sense of humor. Not only did she help guide me in the right direction, we had a blast working together. After my divorce I wanted nothing to do with men, Cathy helped me melt down my walls of defensiveness.
My friends say I have opened up, become lighter and more spontaneous. Thanks to Cathy I am now able to focus on the positive aspects of my life instead of constantly ruminating over what is not going well.
I used to approach men with a kind of dormant but tangible hostility. In my eyes all men were a party to the pain I felt my ex had caused. This mindset has vanished and my ability to flirt and feel powerful and in control around men is getting me more attention than I can handle.
Joan Moore, Professional Community Organizer
A one hour call with Cathy has been very helpful and has moved me forward in a profound way. Cathy helped me articulate in concrete words my thoughts and feelings about the direction I wanted to move in now that I am divorcing.
I learned some very simple but effective frameworks that I could use to state what was truly important to me and the actions I could take during this difficult time. Lastly, but very importantly, encouragement, energy, and enthusiasm from someone else who had gone through their own transitions in life and who could gently push me into being more brave and taking risks is invaluable when you are feeling frightened and alone. I encourage anyone who needs guidance and support to consider hiring a Coach. I’m amazed at the difference one brief phone call made in my life.
Jennifer Lutey, Graphic Designer, New York
Working with Cathy has been both inspirational and a lot of fun! Her high energy and enthusiasm has kept me motivated. Her insight and support has kept me on track. I highly recommend Cathy as a coach to anyone interested in moving ahead and making real changes in life.
It is a challenge during hard times when you fall into ‘negative’ patterns, of behavior, yet I am finding it easier and easier, to automatically think in a different way that is self empowering. Many thanks Cathy! Working with you was a memorable, challenging but also exhilarating experience.
Tamsyn Escabar, Patent Attorney, Alabama
Working with Cathy provided me with clarity and direction during a negative point in time in my life. Her goal-oriented approach put me on a path to achieve far more than I could have on my own. I wholeheartedly endorse and thank her.
Joel Sullivan, Automotive Parts Industry, CA
I liked Cathy’s energy; her focus. Questions were clear and immediately helpful. She cheerfully and gently gave suggestions about possibilities for change while living in the present.
Divorce by its very word is adversarial, but I truly believe that due to the help Cathy provided my ex and I we were able to get through the stressful process in a manner that helped us maintain respect for each other and most importantly our daughter. With Cathy’s help we were able to discuss, compromise and agree on the things that would affect the rest of our lives which is so much better than having a judge who didn’t know us make those decisions.
Cathy was compassionate, helpful and nonjudgmental. Our divorce was difficult, but today we are able to work together and co-parent in a civil way. Cathy has a way of cutting through the conflict and helping clients see the “big picture.”
Brenda and Blake