Hi, I’m Cat.
Those who don’t take risks avoid losing at the expense of never winning. — My mom
I have two reasons for starting this business: The first being that, I like to write, and I like to help people. It is my goal on this tiny piece of the internet to use my writing to share my life lessons, financial strategies and other insights. In my story, I reflect on the transient nature of life and asking the basic burning questions, Am I happy? Am I fulfilled? Have I reached my full potential?
With these questions in mind, my coaching is geared toward accountability coaching, motivational coaching and confidence coaching for folks who want to achieve personal or professional goals.
The second is that I’ve spent my entire working career in the client services field in one capacity or another. I have a natural and trained skill in helping people with their basic needs, happiness and goal achievement. Here’s a breakdown of my past lives:
Restaurant Server for 5+ years — This is where I learned the art of excellent customer service and client care. The restaurant industry is a fast-paced, client centric environment that teaching you that your client’s time is important, the quality of your service is important and leaving a lasting impression results in repeat clients.
Working with the Special Needs Population 4+ years — Working with the special needs population has both humbled and inspired me. It’s taught me to see the humanity in all of us and the brilliance we all have inside despite our perceived limitations.
Working in a Member Services Capacity for 3+ years — This role as truly prepared me for a successful career in coaching, as it is closely related. I’ve had one- on- one calls with members to help guide and develop their professional goals and offered actionable steps to reach these goals. I’ve also provided ongoing support through follow-up emails and calls. Like a coach, the success of my job was incumbent on the success of the members I served.
It Starts Here
I am second generational American, born to Dominican parents who came to this country seeking a better life and a better future for their children (they are the first generation, proudly naturalized American citizens). Growing up, I had everything a kid could ask for, my parents were loving, my family was close knit—we had fun together.
The Eye of the Storm
I was the first person in my immediate family to go to college and grad school. You might say life was good. I had a plan and I was executing it seamlessly. In my first year of grad school I got a call that changed my life forever. My father was dying. One minute everything was fine and the next I’m in the eye of the storm.
Struggling to process my feelings and losing my sense of purpose in life, I entered a dark hole of complacency, oblivion and numbness. Feelings were too much to bare and I lost my way.
The End of one Road and the Start of Another
Something fundamental in me changed with the passing of my father. It was as if the transient nature of life was revealed to me for the first time. And this brought up the most basic questions of them all, “Am I living the life I want to live? Am I happy? Am I fulfilled in life?” When its all over, whether that’s tomorrow or in fifty years, I want to look back and be able to say, this was the life I wanted for myself. This is my wish for myself and for us all. It seems my entire life I’ve been in the business of helping people, only this time it is not a job, it’s a life path.