Elevating the Leadership Conversation

Helping high functioning leaders on their journey to become their deepest, most expanded selves.

  • Inner peace. Bigger picture. In the zone. Creativity.   You becoming your best – to help others do the same.



The work environment has transformed in the last 20 years. Leaders need to transform to remain on the cutting edge.

You’ve likely done personal development – and either found you haven’t made as much progress you’d like or sense there’s still radical possibility available you’d like to tap into.

You’ve probably gotten glimpses of higher levels of functioning and consciousness. You want more of that.

You may worry about issues like burnout – which is taking out leaders right and left. Or leaving them operating at a less than optimal level.

Maybe you grapple with getting stuck in the weeds versus playing that bigger picture role so central to leadership.

You prize developing leadership in others, but there’s the issue of conscious competence: it’s one thing to know something, but another to be able to teach it to others.

You want to empower others to grow in leadership and competence. Elevating the people you work with. Providing the right environment and resources for people to flourish in their genius.


Leadership is being conscious and doing the work – or you get in your own way.

Priming our brains, minds and consciousness has never been more crucial. We need to understand how we’re naturally wired as well as how we’re wiring our brains wrong and working against ourselves.

When you have that, you know what to amplify and what to prune to be better at what you do and want to do.

Changing the relationship to yourself from one of self-as-enemy to self-as-ally frees up energy, focus, thinking capacity and inner peace. You trade beating yourself up for feeling more hopeful and positive.

It’s the paradox of slowing down to speed up (ie. working smarter, not harder).

Then of course, there’s creativity and intuition.

The former, one of the top skills identified for leaders. The latter has been shown in research to be key in leadership success yet remains little understood.

They’re both connected to operating in your genius zone. Brilliant moments. Making a bunch of connections among fast moving pieces coming together in a new and unique ways.

Breaking models. Doing things new. Thinking differently.

Doing that more consistently.


Beyond coaching

What you’ll get here is beyond coaching.

You’ll get insights that will expand the way you look at the world. As your conscious performance increases, new perspective, opportunities, and choice points you couldn’t see before, open to you.

How do I do that? Besides insights and a depth of knowledge based on cutting edge research and exploration, I bring a unique bundle of abilities, tools, and skills that considerably shorten your learning curve, speed transformation, and increase consciousness – including experiential learning, accessing subconscious knowledge, using brain states for faster learning and healing, and using energy. I’ll help you steer clear of the pitfalls of many of the popular approaches like EQ, mindfulness, leadership development, and even empathy.


Moving into a higher version of you.

Who you are at your core and how you show up in the world affects everything you do.

Your company can only grow to the extent that you do.

After all, you lead from yourself. You have to understand yourself and your motivations to lead others well. Bringing your whole self allows you to be fulfilled, actualized, and makes you a better leader.

That fuels a deeper quality of living and working. And creates profound transformations in the way you look at and live in the world – and what you have to give.

Higher Mindfulness is for leaders who want to function from potential and possibility so they can enjoy a richer quality of living and working.

What clients say

“I noticed my mind going back to the usual problems, but not being able to get a charge from them.

That’s it, simple but strong!”

Kathleen Germany

“Phenomenal! I felt fabulous and am feeling the residual feelings of being relaxed and super energetic.”

Debbie Reynolds About Face Image Consulting, Inc.

“Just prior to a major speaking engagement I began to feel very ill physically. It was a real blessing that Catherine was there and that I was able to benefit from her healing gifts. I went from thinking I’d have to cancel to being able to carry on as if nothing had happened. It was remarkable. Since I first met Catherine many years ago, I’ve witnessed her help many people with physical and emotional challenges.”

Monique MacDonald Discover Your Sacred Gifts

“Catherine’s depth of ability and resources are impressive…[she] is an excellent listener – she can pry when needed, make sense of what you’re saying quickly and capture the essence in order to take it where it needs to go. She really made it easy and certainly opened my eyes to potential that I couldn’t see on my own.”

Glenn Duxbury Glenn Duxbury & Associates Building Inspection and Consulting

“Catherine was able to look at my company objectively and see areas where I could improve and dramatically increase my business. She has the ability to see what any owner of a business can’t see for themselves. This is an invaluable resource and asset to growing your business and taking it to the next level quickly. Catherine was bang on and her information extremely valuable.”

Jan Janzen, President Women Empowering Women Inc.

“Her research has hit the nail on the head: the recommendations have made sense for us to adopt and the reports are standing the test of time with enough depth to allow us to grow as we become more sophisticated.”

Roger Bean Metro Vancouver

“One of the most creative people I have ever worked with.”

Harry Parsons Bufo Inc.

“[Catherine] brings a high level of expertise and experience to the table. She was inclusive and accommodating to the diverse nature of our group. We wouldn’t hesitate to retain her services again.”

Mark Johnson Fisheries & Oceans Canada

“Sherlock [Ink] was able to take one of our projects from a vague concept to develop a refreshing new direction that has formed a solid foundation for us moving forward.”

Edwin Hubert, Director Stewardship Centre for BC

“After a session with Catherine I went from being filled with anger and hate for another individual, to understanding the anger, releasing the anger, to being in one of the most Zen like calming states that I have ever felt. And the best part is, the effects are permanent! I no longer hold that anger and hate for that individual.

Thank you so much Catherine for all your help, I could not have done it without you.”

Tyler D

“The most powerful elements of the workshop were the exercises that revealed the culture of our organization -both negative and positive, strengths and weaknesses, what we have to offer that is unique.

It really expanded many of my narrow perspectives around branding, supporters, and marketing. These exercises revealed things we assume, take for granted or don’t see. Hearing from others on topics that I have an engrained perspective about was very revealing.

It opened all of our eyes to critical branding/ marketing/organizational issues we haven’t being paying enough attention too or understand very well. I definitely saw the importance/value of creativity as a fundamental part of our work.”

Misty McDuffee Raincoast Conservation Foundation

“Catherine is a strong communicator – both clear and concise. ..[She] also opened up my view by giving me new ways to think of ideas and concepts.”

Christine Kutzner CK Counselling

“[Catherine’s] presentation style and well-researched content left me with a much greater awareness.”

Jane Porter Metro Vancouver