With almost 20 years of leadership experience in fields including associations, banking and retail, Catherine (she/her/hers) has a unique perspective on how to get the best out of people. Through her own firm, Good for the Soul, founded in 2014, she helps organizations cultivate talent and get results through coaching, facilitation, training and HR and OD leadership. Recent projects include retreats for board and staff members, policy and procedure creation and realignment, leadership development programs, strategic planning, talent needs assessments and staff review and assessment procedures.
As the American Institute of Architects’ first Director of Employee Learning and Engagement, Catherine oversaw five years of continued growth in their employee engagement as measured by Gallup’s Q12 survey. Prior to taking an association hiatus to work for her favorite shoe designer, John Fluevog, previous association experience included the the Licensing Executives Society (USA & Canada), the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) in chapter relations, membership and education departments.
Catherine is a life-long learner and an avid West Wing fan. In the theme of “what’s next?” she most recently earned her Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification from the HR Certification Institute. She earned her executive certificate in Leadership Coaching from Georgetown and holds an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) credential. She also holds a Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential and is a member of both the International Coaching Federation and ATD, the Association of Talent Development. She completed her Master of Public Administration with a concentration in nonprofit management from The George Washington University and holds undergraduate degrees in communications and political science. She is currently pursuing a PhD in clinical psychology. Catherine and her husband currently split their time between the DC and Seattle areas, though she’ll always be a Minnesota girl at heart.
You can learn more about Good for the Soul and the services provided at catherinewemette.com.