Elevating the Leadership Conversation

A more profound degree of connection. Empowerment. Unlocking choice and tapping potential.
Operating at a higher level. Less inner struggle and more inner peace.

The reality, especially in business, is that we’re taught to look outside of ourselves for information, answers and solutions.

We’re taught to keep professional and personal lives separate. And the things that matter most aren’t part of business.

That causes us to be incongruent as leaders. It causes pain, stress and anxiety.

Disconnection from self is the source of many of our challenges. It’s also the root of lost opportunities. It leaves us struggling. Often with others. But also, with ourselves.

Who you are at your core and how you show up in the world affects everything 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 better quality of living and working. And creates profound transformations in the way we look at and live in the world.


Common challenges and aspirations of high functioning leaders:

  • Feeling like there’s more potential in themselves and others that they want to be able to tap
  • People management (culture) via self-motivation, purpose and play and continuous improvement
  • Succession concerns
  • People management and development (development of leadership teams comes up a lot)
  • Making purpose more active and dynamic throughout the organization
  • Freeing self from day-to-day tactical challenges to focus on larger leadership role of big-picture
  • Balancing and maximizing tactical and adaptive performance
  • Increasing impact for themselves, their organizations and communities
  • Communication: better connection and being able to speak uncomfortable truths well
  • Wanting to reduce mental and emotional struggle and increase peace and play

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