Cathy Earley

Cathy has a passion for helping leaders recognize the significant impact they have on others through their actions, decisions, and communication. Cathy is insightful, high energy, action- driven, and known for candor and humor in her approach.

Cathy coaches HR and organization leaders on change initiatives, leadership, authentic communication, and facilitates executive leadership sessions. She consults business and HR leaders to help them translate their values, mission, aspirations or “big ideas” into tangible, easily repeatable practices that build strong cultures of high performance and engagement. She regularly leads global client engagements that specialize in coaching and leadership.

Cathy has deep expertise on coaching & leading in the workplace through practical experiences helping organizations build coaching cultures, designing & leading numerous executive sessions & trainings, as well as through writing and research (The Coaching Conundrum 2005 & 2009).

For the last 20+ years, she’s worked with regional, national, and global clients in the areas of leadership, coaching, engagement, and culture. She has led the Leadership & Coaching Practices at 2 boutique consulting & training organizations. Her broader professional experience includes stints in higher education, non-profit association management, and start-up so she brings of broad perspective to her work.

In 2015, Cathy spoke on Vision, Values & Narrative as part of the faculty for the inaugural Presidential Leadership Scholars Program, an executive-style education series, sponsored by the presidential centers of George W. Bush, William J. Clinton, George H.W. Bush, and Lyndon B. Johnson.


Cathy is a cum laude graduate from Lafayette College and has a Masters Degree in Higher Education Administration from Bowling Green State University.