Evoking Thought, Inspiring Action

As a sought-after conference presenter, Catherine engages and motivates participants.

Catherine enjoys sharing her knowledge and experience; encouraging connection between participants; and stimulating conversations at a variety of management and leadership conferences. Attendees routinely describe her sessions as refreshing, evocative, and impactful. Catherine creates an environment that invites curiosity, dialogue, reflection, and discussion about real-world concerns, scenarios, and solutions. Participants leave with fresh insights, feel renewed, and are eager to apply their new learning.

I enjoyed the session, learned from it, and immediately implemented several ideas that led to positive changes.– Conference attendee

Presentations are tailored to meet each client’s specific needs.

Conference clients seek Catherine out to speak about leadership and management effectiveness, emotional competence, teamwork, talent development, personal productivity, personal mastery, communication, and change management. While Catherine has developed content themes rooted in her years of business and consulting experience, she ensures that each presentation serves the clients’ specific organizational context and goals.

Recent conference presentations include:

  • “Evoking Excellence: Facilitating High Performing Teams”
    Leadership Snohomish County, October 2013
  • “Why We React The Way We Do . . . And How to Avoid Going Reptilian”
    Multnomah County Library Staff Day, October 2013
    OLA / WLA Conference, April 2013
    Timberland Regional Library All Staff Day, September 2012
  • “Getting Things Done in a World Driven by Distraction”
    Sno-Isle Libraries In-Service Day, October 2013
  • “Teams: Making them Effective, Achieving Outstanding Results”
    OLA / WLA Conference, April 2013
  • “Positive Emotional Contagion: The Secret to Inspirational Leadership”
    Timberland Regional Library All Staff Day, September 2012
    Pierce County TRAIN Conference, June 2012
  • “Active Listening in Practice: The Secret to Effective Communication”
    Tacoma Public Library Annual Staff Day, August 2012
  • “The New Supervisor: Surviving Early Challenges”
    Pierce County TRAIN Conference, June 2012
  • “Emotionally Competent Leadership: Uncovering Your Own Potential”
    Sno-Isle Libraries In-service Day, October 2011
  • “Uncovering Your Staff’s Potential: Coaching for Success”
    NWRPCA, October 2011

Catherine’s session was incredibly well- organized and engaging! Everyone I’ve talked with walked away with rediscovered enthusiasm and / or new knowledge.”  -Regional Manager


TEDx Talk: Shame Resilience

This talk was given at a local TEDxSnoIsleLibraries event and produced independently of the TED Conferences. In it, I discuss how cultural and personal shame is a powerful and resilient force which must be embraced before it can be vanquished.