Leadership & Transformational coaching
Coaching entails meeting clients where they are,
no matter how hard or complicated their reality might be.
By standing with them with compassion, strength, patience & courage, coaching brings discernment, clarity, connection & alignment to clients:
it renews & reinvigorate their ability to move with purpose.
Let’s Begin Working Together
The 1st step is to schedule a free intro session of 45 minutes.
The meta goal of this initial meeting is to assess if we are a good match.
Listening to the reality you are in, what you wish to specifically work on & your goals, I will then describe what working together could look like, describing my philosophy & methodology.
There will be time for all questions you may have.
By the end of that 1st meeting, you will have a clear idea of what a collaboration could look like, the overarching frame, the frequency, the fees.
The method I use
I am a Certified Transformational & Leadership Coach specialized & trained in the Internal Family System (IFS).
IFS is a powerful, transformative, evidence-based psycho-spiritual method of coaching (& psychotherapy).
It moves beyond the mind frame of diagnostic by putting each client at the center of their healing,
Empowerment comes from within, without gimmicks or tricks, to harness the Self-Leadership that we all inherently carry.
The core principle is to believe that each client is whole and is the best agent of their own transformation.
The clients I work with
Anyone who is ready to do deep work & who is looking for someone to be by their sides
No matter how challenging the situations.
*For individual younger than 30 year old, no previous coaching or therapy required.
*For anyone older, a foundation is preferred.
Case by case will be considered.
Themes & Situations
There is not a situation that I am not willing to explore or stand in with my clients.
I value diversity & multiplicity.
If I feel that what you bring is beyond my reach or my current bandwidth, I will tell you & do my best to find someone to who I could refer you.
A few examples below of a few recurrent themes:
- Life Purpose Quest
- Life transformation
- Alignment of Values & Goals
- Removal of Blocks
- Addiction (of a relative or close friend)
- Parenting/Single parenting
- Career Change
- Family Estrangement/Boundaries
How do you identify?
I am a white-body cisgender woman.
I use she/her as pronouns.
Do you work with retainers?
No, I do not impose retainers on my clients.
During our initial conversation, we will set up a frequency that feels appropriate for the work ahead & it is up to you, the client, to keep up with it to see changes (and secure your spot in my practice).
Do you have a sliding scale? If so, how does it work?
Yes, I do!
In order to balance my practice, I have different tiers & allocate a certain amount of clients to each tier. The fees are agreed upon during our 1st free intro session based on your ability & my availability.
Do you have credentials?
Yes I do!
I am a certified CPC coach (working on the ICF certification)
and a certified BreathWork partitioner.
How do we meet?
For the foreseeable future, through Zoom or Phone.
What is Internal Family System (IFS) coaching?
IFS is a powerful, transformative, evidence-based model of coaching (& psychotherapy).
It is a psycho-spiritual method developed by Richard Schwartz that believes
that the mind is naturally multiple, all our inner parts containing valuable qualities, and that our core Self is the healing agent for it all.
IFS is a powerful method to strengthen or re-harness self-leadership.
Do you only coach using the Internal Family System?
IFS informs a lot of my coaching and feels like a mother tongue to me but it is not the only method I can use.
We can discuss this during our initial intro session.
Are you "Trauma informed"?
Yes & No.
Yes because I did, and still do, spend a fair amount of my time
learning to develop my understanding & awareness to be able to
hold, acknowledge, recognize, step aside, step up and step down when
No, because I am not a licensed therapist & our work together can never replace a trauma-informed psychotherapy.
How do you create a "safe space"?
1st & foremost, confidentiality is key & all that we discuss is absolutely private.
Then, safety is something that we build based on your needs and levels of comfort. I can guarantee you that I will hold a brave space for you.
Where you can show up is where I will meet you equally.
You decide what works for you.
There is no magic formula, once fit all.
What is the difference between a licensed coach & a therapist?
Coaches are not trained to heal psychological problems & analyze the past.
Coaching looks towards creating a deeper engagement with the present & more desirable future.
Coaching is not therapy yet can be healing.
It can never be a substitute for psychotherapy.
I don't have a clear goal but want coaching - Am I at the right place?
If you are perusing my website, something is already bubbling up to the surface.
So yes, definitely schedule a free intro session and we will see what we can do together.
What if what we uncover during the coaching is too much for me to bear?
Coaching is not about pushing limits beyond a breaking point but rather understanding what is your support system & respecting your inner ecosystem.
Can you combine coaching & Breathwork?
Yes! One can work without the other, and the 2 combined are awesome.
I can guide you through it all to Taylor with you what could work the best for you.
What languages do you speak?
I am bilingual in English & French.
I am working to polish my Spanish to be able to speak as well as I understand it (so any portion that, as a client, you want to bring in Spanish, is welcome).
“Finding myself at a crossroads in my career and in my life I knew I needed guidance, but I wasn’t sure what to expect when I decided to work with Catherine. It has been an incredible journey so far. Catherine’s ability to listen, and I mean really listen, and offer insight is powerful and life changing however you have to be ready to do the work and Catherine was very clear about this from the start always keeping me on track, pushing me forward with every session. In a few short months I have more confidence and clarity than I have had in a very long time.”
S.B. - NYC
“For the past months, Catherine has provided me with immeasurable support. Our relationship is one of deep trust without fear of judgment, of honesty delivered with great care and compassion. In a manner that is always affirming, she guides me to reframe the issue I am struggling with, which invariably sets in motion a breakthrough, and has enabled incredible personal growth. I cannot recommend her highly enough - she truly is a lifesaver.”
A.B. - NYC -
“The work I have done with Catherine has been incredibly rewarding, and continues to bring positive change in both my personal and professional life. Embarking on a personal development journey is daunting, but Catherine is a positive, compassionate and wise guide. She intuitively adapts her process to the conversation and truly decodes what is being said to create actionable steps to reach your goals, and find a new level of well-being. I really appreciate her deep knowledge of the healing arts, self-development tools and philosophy. She never tries to push a particular framework on you if it doesn’t resonate, it feels like a journey we take together rather than a didactic exchange. She keeps it real; she is not a guru but an insightful guide and a kind ear (and she knows when to have a good laugh). Above all, I have the utmost respect for her integrity. Our work together continues to help me push myself towards a more realized version of myself. (Bonus points: she can seamlessly coach in both French and English.)”
Flora Guillon - NYC -
“First, Catherine has a voice, the voice, that is present to initiate the dialogue, to keep it going, little by little, step by step, smoothly and determined, during & in between the sessions. She is very warm, joyful yet serious, always, compassionate. Then she really has a total physical presence that you can feel, even over the phone & thousands miles away, through her way of listening & her heart. She has tons of energy & good vibes. Catherine is dedicated to full extent of the woman that I am, with her lights & shadows, her doubts & certainties and she does so while honoring who she is and how she got here. Working with her, feels like entering a whole new community.”
Isabelle Viatte - Paris -