I'm the founder and CEO of 10.10.10, and I met Cathy when she participated as a prospective CEO in one of our 10.10.10 programs. Cathy comes from the world of Public Relations, communications and tech. She has a deep well of empathy on which to draw as she helps develop stories that move people and inspire them to action. During our program, she spoke to an audience of 500 people; so compelling and moving was Cathy's story, that she brought the audience of 500 people to the brink of tears (and beyond)!
TOM HIGLEY, FOUNDER AND CEO, 10.10.10
Cathy has a unique skill in recognizing and clearly conveying the essence of what a product or service brings to the user. Her ability transcends industries, product types, and levels of service as she is able to recognize the intrinsic benefit customers receive even if they don’t really know what it is themselves . Cathy also has a strong ability to achieve rapport with people of all walks of life and thrives in a team environment of collaboration and collective reckoning. She is able to distill complicated technical/business/socioeconomic quandaries into easy-to-understand concepts exposing underlying opportunities. Her boundless energy and terrific sense of humor will elevate any team to new levels.
THERON MAKLEY, CLIMATE ADVOCATE
“Cathy can distill the essence of what makes a company or service valuable and communicate it to the right people - journalists, customers, a market at large. She has a knack for understanding the actual (positive) impact of what she's selling, and getting others to see the vision. But she's also practical and has done everything from run companies to sell them, including 8 startups acquired by Fortune 500 companies.
ESTHER DYSON, FOUNDER, WELLVILLE
Cathy is not your typical consultant, she does it all from strategic to hands-on and she does it all with energy. Ask anyone who knows her and they will all say the same thing --- she is a pleasure to work with. She challenges ways of thinking and carries vast experience from years in the Valley working at many well known tech companies. Cathy knows PR and AR solid. When many people forget about the personal interactions we all face, Cathy thrives on relations with external audiences and works that to her advantage to build long lasting relationships. What is more is that Cathy is about the outcome, beyond the launch, beyond the campaign, what does it all mean. That is a purpose and that is why we are in communications.
JOHN WELTON, CORPORATE GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS
I've known Cathy as long as I've been in the tech industry. Cathy is one of those rare individuals that is hardworking and results driven with a creative spirit that makes her incredibly adaptable. I've seen Cathy pull together meetings with thousands of people and five people with the same grace and get it done attitude. Cathy is a delight to work with and if you are looking for an experienced professional who knows how to partner and is incredibly connected, Cathy is the person you want to hire.
MICHELLE BAILEY, CEO, WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY (WITI)
I've worked with Cathy in a big company environment (Sun Micro) and a startup. Her energy and personal relationships throughout the analyst and press communities make her a huge asset to a program, and she is great at understanding how to work with the different goals and constraints of a large v. small organization. Finally, she's just plain enjoyable to work with.
DAVE DOUGLAS, CEO, SENSEI AG/PARTNER, APPLIED INVENTION