Cathy’s background in teaching, psychology, sociology, counselling, hypnotherapy, and coaching has made her a maverick in the youth coaching empowerment space. Her personal experience of raising five children, four of whom are on the spectrum, has transformed her into an master-communicator.
Cathy is an English-born Australian who has dedicated her life to the study of human behaviour, particularly in young people. When she studied education as a young post-graduate, she and her colleagues were ‘thrown into the deep end’ and had to team teach classes in a local school during their second week. The class they had been allocated was… feisty! In that class was a young boy whose behaviour was erratic and disruptive. Whilst her colleagues avoided and disregarded him, Cathy immediately made a point of connecting with him non-verbally. This child absolutely beamed, and much to the surprise of her fellow students, he and the class were putty in her hands. She later discovered that the boy she had bewitched was severely autistic. This was the first time that Cathy realized that the depth and potency of her extraordinary gift of connecting with children was not shared by her peers, and so she began paying particular attention to her intuitive guidance.