About Catherine May

Career, Education, Place of birth are not the most defining markers of the journey that came to define me as who I am now.
Below are a few things that feel relevant to my trajectory & that are deeply informing who I am & how I move in the world.

(list non exhaustive & on-going).

Solo & fully Independent Entrepreneur in NYC.
(founder & owner of Maison May – Solo business owner for 18 years & counting)
Leadership, Self-motivation, Resilience, Creativity, Humility, Success & Failures.

New Yorker
(Arrived in the city at age 22, straight from Provence, France)
Adaptation, Fast thinking, Agility, Awareness

Single Motherhood
(Raised solo 2 boys who are now young men – while running 2 businesses in NYC)
Humility, Dedication, Endurance, Selflessness, Integrity, Individuation rather than individualism.

Anchored Spirituality
14 years of steady, regular & deep work initially in therapy & then integrating other modalities while continuing the exploration & strengthening Self Leadership, individuation & emotional autonomy.
Shadow Work, Humility, Honesty, Endurance, Managing crisis & discomfort, Transformation, Individuation, Courage

French – Mother tongue
English – 2nd Mother tongue…
Spanish – for the love of it- understand it fluently. Speak reasonably
Connection, Emotional fluency & elasticity, Humility

Certifications & Trainings

Certified Professional Coach CPC (Leadership That Works)
Internal Family System (Year Long Training with Guthrie Sayers)
BreathWork Facilitator (Breath Liberation Society)

« .. 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 .. »

S.B. – NYC

Recent Trainings

Living Intentionally With Mortality, Martha Crawford

Original Voice, Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés

Somatic Abolitionism, Resmaa Menakem

ProcessedWork, Andy Mindell

Relational Mindfulness, Nina Simon – Deborah Eden Tull

Breathwork Facilitation, Breath Liberation Society

Internal Family Systems, Guthrie Sayen

Group Coaching, Group Coaching HQ

Healing Trauma Program, Jeffrey Rutstein

Non Violent Communication

Dream Workshop, Martha Crawford



Hospicing Modernity, Vanessa Machado De Oliveira

Crisis Contemplation, Barbara Holmes

Wolf Milk, Chthonic Memory in the Deep Wild Martin Shaw

Hospicing Modernity, Vanessa Machado De Oliveira

Sitting in the Fire, Andy Mindell

In conversation with Tami Simon, John Welwood