Cathy dedicates herself to developing the next generation of organizational leaders by creating learning and experiential opportunities to foster growth. She draws from experiences as an executive in higher education and nonprofits, adding knowledge gleaned through exploration of research and literature. Her satisfaction today comes from helping others build on their strengths and increase their skills repertoire so that they in turn enrich their own teams and organizations.
After 20 years as vice president for institutional advancement, Cathy became the Executive Lead for the Murray H. Block Leadership Education and Development Center at Excelsior College. As part of her responsibilities, she designed and delivered leadership programs to high potential employees early in their careers and senior leaders seeking executive roles. She was also a founding co-chair of Excelsior’s President’s Committee on Inclusion and remained active with this group for more than 16 years. Previously she led a major nonprofit in Lincoln, NE, serving on a number of community boards. In New York, she has had a long involvement with the area’s Chamber of Commerce, particularly the Business Services Corporation of the Capital Region Chamber of Commerce.
Today, Cathy’s work with Bishop House Consulting expands her reach and availability to improve and develop organizations and the people who make them successful.
Cathy holds baccalaureate and master’s degrees from Washington University in St. Louis and has completed programs on strategic leadership with the Center for Creative Leadership and on appreciative leadership at the Rocky Mountain Center for Positive Change.
“Cathy was my coach and she was invested in my every word – regardless of its relevance to the program. Having an ‘objective’ party listening, understanding, and helping you continue to develop while suggesting and following strategies and progress was very helpful. I can be gabby when I trust someone, and Cathy can probably tell you that I can blather on and on with her.”
“Cathy made it easy to speak candidly and provided good feedback to the challenges we spoke about.”
“Cathy made every session end with a confirmation/contract between us of the two or three items I had to work on and I reported back the progress the next session. Fanatastic!”
“Her feedback was always relevant and I trust her guidance.”
“Cathy was a great teacher and very understanding of all of the varying perspectives in the room.”
“Cathy was wonderful and had the creditability to help us develop to become not only better leaders but a better person.”
“Cathy is a great facilitator – whatever the topic may be.”