I am a qualified Ontario teacher and life coach who works with children and youth ages 9 and up.
I work closely with students and parents to ensure that a safe space is created in the coaching environment, enabling effective communication and collaboration.
Sessions and programming are flexible to meet individual needs and I work at students’ schools and/or homes.
My coaching approach is dynamic and engaging, designed to faciliate the growth of positive self-concept amongst children under eighteen.
Working as a professional during high school, or very active in the arts in school?
I offer private acting coaching, audition preparation for post secondary applications, or life coaching geared towards succeeding as a professional artist.
Warrior Within will involve the creation of a short art film that uses metaphor and imagery to help engage students in their understanding of stress, anxiety and how to individually develop their own resilience.
Driven by the student voice, the film will also involve the exploration of art, music production and photography by other students alongside the film.
The short and all its creative facets, will go on to inspire a student-driven curriculum aimed at filling the dearth of creative pedagogy regarding positive mental health for youth.
Building positive self-concept & self-esteem
Leadership & followership
Positive thinking & envisioning success
Confidence & emotional resilience
Motivation, goal setting & organizational strategies
Mindfulness & balance
Using body language to effectively communicate
Taming the negative inner voice
Catherine is uniquely in-tune with the needs and feelings of both of my girls (ages 11 and 13), even though they could not be more different. She has provided them each with guidance, friendship and the tools to tackle just about anything life might throw their way. We are lucky to have her in our lives.Judi S. - San Diego, CA
Catherine is a kind, compassionate coach who is dedicated to inspiring and supporting her students. She is unique. She not only loves them, she seems to delight in what they have to offer. Catherine genuinely cares and is passionate for her kids – she is deeply invested in her students and their well-being and she always goes the extra mile for them!Colleen D. - Toronto
Catherine: 1. She’s fun. 2. She makes everything easy for you when it seems hard. 3. We always get through it together. 4. She’s always in my corner. 5. She always has a big smile. 6. She can be serious too, but she is still fun …even when she is serious.Sam D., 9 yrs old - Toronto
Although I am an active parent in my daughter’s life, I have found Catherine’s coaching strategies a wonderful support for my daughter. It is good for children to have a safe place in their life where they can share their thoughts, feelings and concerns. Catherine has created that space and the results have been very positive. The atmosphere created by Catherine through her sessions is positive, fun and focused on what is possible. Her approach resonates with children and the trust relationship developed with my daughter has created very meaningful results.Parent - Toronto
Catherine brings a joy to what she does that allows our daughter to learn about herself in an environment that is not just comfortable, but fun as well. Samantha would be the first person to say that she would love to spend more time with Catherine if she could. What more could I ask for!!!!!Robert D. - Toronto