I had the opportunity to learn from Catherine over an 8 month period. Her approach to leadership was fresh and new and she had a special ability to tie lessons directly to day to day issues that I was facing during my job. Outside of the class, she was insightful and genuinely interest in helping others succeed. I can say nothing but positive things about Catherine, and would highly recommend her to anyone looking to bolster their leadership or that of their team!
Jeff Loney Ec.D.Manager of Economic Development - Town of Gravenhurst
Catherine McCullough in an intelligent, passionate, and driven leader who continues to make positive change in the education sector. I have worked with Catherine for over three years and each time we collaborate she brings invaluable insights and ideas to the table. Her experience and expertise coupled with her leadership and facilitation skills allow her to continue to exceed expectations. It is a privilege to work with Catherine and I feel fortunate to learn from her.
Rumeet Billan, Ph.D.Chief Learning Architect - Viewpoint Leadership
I was fortunate to meet Catherine by chance at a time when Executive Coaching was at the top of my mind. My career was taking an important turn and there were some key leadership attributes that I felt I needed to gain a deeper awareness of, andin particular, understand my personal strengths and areas requiring development. By obtaining this heightened awareness I was able to interact and make decisions from a different perspective and with greater confidence. In addition, Catherine guided me through the development of a detailed career plan that provided me with targets and indicators to measure my own success. I am grateful to Catherine for sharing her own career experiences and for her deep insight and compassion.
Cathy M. BaileyCPA, FCMA, CFP, C.Dir. Chief Financial Officer
Catherine was instrumental in designing and leading a professional learning experience for our group of Australian Education Leaders on our recent visit to Ontario. Given that our group comprised both school principals and system leaders, we were appreciative of the broad and engaging program Catherine developed. Catherine skilfully facilitated an engaging and informative day’s program, providing just the right blend of academic challenge, research evidence and rich examples of practice. She interacted proactively with the group and was flexible with both pace and content. I greatly appreciate Catherine’s professional approach and wealth of experience which she so generously shared.
Cathy JacksonDirector School Services North Brisbane Australia
Catherine’s workshop on Emotional Intelligence is informative and engaging while providing opportunities for self-reflection and evaluation. Catherine possesses the wonderful combination of academic pedigree and practical credibility as a leader, presenting as both an extremely knowledgeable presenter and a curious co-learner. As such, she connects with the group in relevant and tangible ways. Her enthusiasm is infectious and engaging. Catherine challenges participants to not only understand themselves more through Emotional Intelligence, but to recognize how their practice is impacted on a day to day basis. I look forward to future opportunities to work with Catherine and highly recommend her for any business or academic organization.
Brendan Browne, PhDSuperintendent of Education | Special Education Services Halton Catholic District School Board
I have always believed EI is an essential part of who we are and how our lives are shaped by our responses to others. In all our varied life roles I'm convinced that it is our EI that has the most impact in our circle of influence. Thank you for the excellent resources and for sharing your insights. I thrive on inspiration and innovation....(not moved by "drive by" PD). It was refreshing to have a professional development session that invited self reflection. You re-ignited a spark for me!
Vivian GeromellaPrincipal, Hamilton Catholic District School Board
As a leader it is important to continue to find venues to share, learn and grow and never accept status quo! Catherine brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to her workshops. Through her guidance she creates an environment of shared learning, allowing each participant to explore leadership in the depth and breadth it deserves. Time with Catherine is active and engaging, providing relevant “take away” information that can be implemented immediately. From Catherine’s leadership course, I have been provided with an opportunity to more succinctly evaluate the characteristics of leadership, which allows me to clearly self-reflect and grow as a leader. I thank her for her energy, knowledge and time.
Pamela Raithby-RennieManager, EarlyON District Of Muskoka
Managing change and its ultimate impact is a key component for the long-term success of any organization. I had the opportunity to participate in a change management workshop facilitated by Catherine. The program provided me with a better and meaningful understanding of the challenges and rewards associated with change. Catherine’s leadership was only surpassed by her genuine interest in the experiences of each participant. You will be better prepared for the impact change will have on your organization from preparation through implementation as viewed by those that will inevitably dictate its level of success.
Dave BakerFire Prevention Officer at City of Orillia Fire Department
The winter of 2020 the LKDSB entered its cyclical review of the multi-year strategic plan and engaged Catherine to assist Trustees and Senior Administration with the process. She supported significant pre-meeting preparations, reviewed our existing materials and engaged in conversation to understand our local context. After only one day, Catherine facilitated a session to move us from a dated strategic plan to a current and relevant set of strategic priorities. Catherine continued to support our work with implementation and considerations in a post-COVID-19 reality.
John HowittDirector of Education, Lambton Kent District School Board
We had Catherine put together a strategic planning session with our office. The goals were to help with future planning and also to create efficiencies within the office. It was the first time we had gone through an experience like this and it was eye opening and very enjoyable! Catherine was very engaging and the team really enjoyed the presentation and the process. We learned so much about our team and our business and were really able to incorporate what we learned from Catherine.
Madison TaylorPrincipal, Madison Taylor Designs
I had the pleasure of collaborating with Catherine on the design and delivery of a presentation at CASSA on the importance of utilizing wellness data when creating and implementing District Strategic Plans. She was incredibly well organized, developed rich content, and presented in a style that was both professional and accessible.