i had the career and the kid. But i wanted more.
Hey there, I'm Catherine. I’m an east-coast girl who’s called California home for the past 5 years.
I’m a mom to a funny 2-year old boy and his soon-to-be-born baby sister who will be usurping his dictatorship in the very near future.
I’m a coach for smart, hardworking, go-getter moms who - by adding a kid to their lives - have realized that if they are going to finally create the career that fuels them rather than fries them, the time to act is now, or never.
I’m a former corporate career-woman who spent over 10 years scaling various ladders across multiple industries from fashion, yoga, energy and real estate. I’m a wife to a hysterical, eternally pragmatic man who I met in college almost 15 years ago. I’m a yogi and a former avid runner who now really, really likes to walk.
I’m a recovering perfectionist who realized that I don’t need to be perfect - instead, I need progress towards what is important to me. I am real and realistic about the challenges of working-motherhood, but determined to be the best mom I can possibly be and laugh my ass off as much as I can.
Becoming a mom moved me to finally take action on the things I had been holding back on for YEARS.
I think you might know what this feels like. And I’m here to help.
After I had my son and went back to work, I remember a moment one day on my commute downtown when I thought to myself, “So, this is it?”
For years, I had known that I wasn’t on the right path professionally. I was just really, really good at convincing myself otherwise.
But suddenly now that I had a child, the stakes felt much higher. I looked ahead and tried to imagine my life if I stayed exactly where I was. I imagined it with two kids, maybe three. And what I came up with filled me with an uneasy sense of dread.
From the outside, I had all the trappings of success. But I knew I knew it wasn’t right. Time felt of the essence. If I was going to make a change, I had to do it now.
Or, metaphorically speaking, I’d be stuck on that bus forever.
So that’s what I did.
Of course, the transition wasn’t overnight.
It has taken me almost 2 years to pivot, but that’s not what’s important. What is important is that I started putting one foot in front of the other and making progress towards a future me that I was actually excited about.
In the 18 months from the time my son was 6 months to 2 years old, I completed two yoga certifications, worked with a life coach, took a business course and went back to complete a coaching certification that I had started over 5 years ago.
All while working full-time.
I’m not saying that to show off. I’m saying that to show you that even as a new working mom - when time, energy and resources feel as scarce as they ever have - it’s possible to do what might currently feel impossible.
I’d argue it’s essential.
I love working with other mothers because they are the biggest badasses out there. They are hardworking, dedicated, funny and irreverent. They wipe literal shit off of humans and then put on their lipstick and go to work, because that’s what they either need or want to do. They don't have time for bullshit. They are friggin' superheroes.
But a lot of time, they don’t know it, or can’t see it. They feel guilty and beat themselves up for whatever is not going right. They put themselves on the back-burner to take care of everyone else. In this new season of their life, they question when they will ever have the time to pursue what is in their heart. I know this because I’ve been there.
That's why I now work with moms to help them put themselves first. To commit to the changes that will help them feel fulfilled, creatively inspired and like the best version of the powerful working mother they can possibly be. Because it’s true what they say - If mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy.
I work with moms one-on-one in an 8 week coaching program to help them discover and create the career they've always dreamed of, but haven't acted on. Until now.
If you can relate to this, schedule a free mini-session so we can explore what working together might be like.