Catherine Thorburn Career Coach & Life Coach 2016-10-15T20:54:22+00:00
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Hi, I’m Catherine. Congratulations on taking the first step to getting what you want out of life — personally and professionally. I coach people every day helping them to work through their thoughts and to achieve their goals.  And, I can help you too.

Contact me for a free assessment of your coaching needs:    

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Career Coaching

Any questions you have about your career stops here. Whether you are thinking of making a change in your career, or aren’t sure where you want to go next, I can assist you. Having worked as a Human Resources practitioner for a number of years within large companies, I know what opportunities exist and what it takes to succeed.

From entry level, to retirement, from middle management to executive leadership, and from recruitment through to termination, I’ve seen it all and can coach you through it.  I can also assist you with your personal brand and how to market yourself with the help of social media, resume and interview tips and networking strategies.

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Life Coaching

Is your life not exactly as you would like it to be? Are you feeling stuck and need help to move forward? Are your thoughts causing you to experience negative emotions? I can help.

I can coach you if you are looking to make a career change, a relationship change or perhaps multiple changes in your life. Maybe you want to exercise more and have been unsuccessful, or perhaps you find yourself wanting to re-do yourself, change your image, spruce up your looks, your home, your life.

Whatever area of your life isn’t exactly as you would like it to be, I can help you get there.

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What Clients Say

Catherine is direct, kind, supportive, and grounded. She has a keen ability to listen for my unspoken thoughts that are just beneath the surface, and tease them out so they can be addressed.  When she coaches me, she can step outside her own realm of experience and apply her gentle leadership to help me see things from a new perspective. Catherine has helped me understand more about my roles as teacher, facilitator, guide, and mother, and how to be true to my innate character in the process.
Eve, Sacramento, California
Catherine is an outstanding mentor and coach. I have had the privilege of working with Catherine over a number of years now. Not only has her experience, advise and mentoring enhanced my professional career, it has helped my personal life as well. Definitely one of the people who I intend to stay in touch with for a long time to come and would undoubtedly recommend her.
Ahmed, Dubai, UAE
Catherine is exactly the type of person I want in my corner when I need help focusing me toward my goals.  She is warm, caring and supportive, while at the same time, direct and powerful.  She has the ability to get right to the center of the issue and challenges me to be my best or even better!
Ellen, Cleveland, Ohio
It is difficult for me to summarize in a few words just how my life has changed since I started my “life coaching sessions” with you…Your style of coaching was instrumental and pivotal on “shining a light” on my gifts which have lead to my new business venture.  After many years of working in the accounting field, your coaching “pulled out from me” something I never dreamed of doing and has actually since come naturally for me.  Your continued support, guidance and encouragement are making my transition easy, fun and believable! Thank you for caring and for making sure I don’t give up on myself.
M.G., Toronto, Ontario
Let me express my gratitude for your participation in my career search.  Sessions with you have shifted my thinking. Your guidance helped me get rid of absurd labels, see myself in a new career, improve my time management, consistently develop my talents, and perceive my current profession from a different perspective. Your professionalism and confidence has inspired me.
Gaya, Singapore

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