My passion is to help us create lifestyles of belonging. I love to activate leaders and small groups of people to create the conditions for connection that make life great and change the world.
CLICK and SPARK
I teach CLICK and SPARK as a class and design lab at USC and license them to other institutes of higher education. I created CLICK™, "The Everybody Connection Method," through 20 years of study and 10,000+ conversations in the trenches of LA neighborhoods being friends with real people from every walk of life. We learned to Connect, Listen, Investigate, Communicate Kindness + Keep in Touch. Our social needs are universal, but how we meet them is specific to who and where we are.
WHY DO I DO THIS?
Because I struggled through two decades of chronic loneliness, know how to get out, and know how much is possible. (Here's my story!) But also because meaningful connection is the #1 predictor of wellbeing and success at home, work, school and play. As a global society in an age of mistrust, distraction + disconnection, we simply must rediscover each other's stories and worth. COVID has liquified our social landscape + shown us our need for each other and our power to create belonging for those around us.
Whether for personal, professional or humanitarian reasons, I'd love to be with you to create belonging where you already are. We are wired to meaningfully connect, this is doable + it can be fun.
"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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