The pioneering Friendship Class gaining national media attention was first piloted at USC before the pandemic and is now taking flight to colleges across the U.S.!
In the aftermath of Covid and the harrowing CDC report on teen mental health, we're ready to partner with you to meet students' bedrock need for belonging.
My passion is to help us disrupt loneliness + create lifestyles of belonging. (Here's my wild journey into the work.) I partner with you to adapt You Belong™ experiences that transform your culture at the soil level. If you want a homegrown, sustainable approach to belonging, I'd love to hear from you.
- Dr. Dallas Willard, philosopher
I'll come alongside you and your team with your data sets, ideas + budgets to advise or co-develop your specific project(s). Read more about it!
I'd be thrilled to join you in your media segment or documentary, lecture on your campus, keynote your org's event, serve on your panel, lead an applied workshop, or facilitate discovery conversations with your team.
Through Executive or Group Coaching, I'll support you in leading with authenticity as you make touch decisions about cultivating belonging organizationally. And whether you're a professional or recent grad, I provide Mentoring + Internship opportunities that we co-design together to meet you where you're at and hope to go in your research and vocation.
"Cat has an uncanny ability to connect with systems in a way that humanizes them."
- Sam C., Executive Director, Level Ground
"What Cat is doing here can serve as the basis for renewed democracy."
- Jim B., Senior Associate Dean, USC
"Cat's understanding of people and systems runs deep. Beyond this, she brings to her work a faith in humanity and a commitment to fun, workable solutions that make her a joy to work with. She helped me -- a solitary writer, emphasis on solitary -- launch a successful workshop program. Nobody but Cat could make the work of drawing writers out of themselves so fun and so effortless."
- Ellie R., Writer, Founder, Write & Hike
"I've learned from Cat that community is synonymous with breathing. She has also attended several of my retreats, helping with ideas to create a magical experience out of the weekends. Cat not only has brilliant ideas, but she is a delight to be around."
- Jennifer D., Founder, Chapter One Workshop
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