About Cathy

Cathy Presland, a former economist, has over two decades of experience across government, international organisations, corporate, business, and non-profits.

Best-selling author, mentor and highly-regarded trainer, Cathy is widely published, has over 22,000 students in her online training courses, tutors for the Guardian Masterclasses series, and is an engaging and popular speaker. In her career as an economist Cathy advised governments and organisations around the world.

She set up a micro-credit fund for women, negotiated European regulations, managed multi-billion pound economic programmes, and designed and led global anti-poverty initiatives. She now works with senior leaders and change-makers who are driven by making an impact with what they do.

She is a professional facilitator, coach and mentor who can help you, your team, your internal and external partners create your vision of a better world.

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“To me Cathy is a born talent when it comes to bringing out the best in others and inspiring them to uncover what they did not know they wanted. Cathy’s unique color is her lighthearted and brilliantly good humored approach to communicating when she speaks, writes or collaborates, which illuminates everything she does. She brings perspective while leaving the full space to the other party. Her self-confidence and her creative ambition underlie everything she does. One can feel her trust in the process itself. Her multifaceted knowledge and experience of business, coaching, strategic positioning, marketing, multimedia, social media and most things digital in parallel with her absolutely outstanding people skills, give her a broad perspective to draw from when developing or collaborating on projects. Solid. Brilliant. Intuitive. Authentic.” Ulrika Simoneau

Interior Designer, Project Manager

“You were just wonderful and your talk was exactly what we were looking for. The feedback from your talk has been amazing. I am so grateful for what you did for us.” Becky Ricards Small

Earlybirds Networking

“Cathy Presland is a fantastic business coach and mentor. She really knows her stuff and I found her help invaluable. She helped me clarify my book’s message and structure and even aligned my plans for the kindle book within my overall business strategy. Without her I would still doubt whether writing a book made any business sense for me. Cathy also helped me formulate a launch plan to maximise book sales, aim for best-seller rankings, and she already gave me ideas for my next book. Cathy gave me encouragement when I most needed it. And when I got frustrated because I had tried to cram three books worth of content into one book, she also helped me to concise the book down to make it manageable. Apart from that Cathy is just wonderful to work with. I can’t recommend her highly enough, and I hope I will work with her again in the future.” Sandra Boehner

Author, Professional Food Blogger

“Cathy…all I can say is WOW! I’m now a published author (digital, print, and almost audio!) and I’m incredibly grateful for your patience and expert guidance. You de-mystified the entire process, helped me focus on what really matters, and guided me to making wise business choices. My book, Marketing With A Heart, became a #1 Amazon Best Seller (in multiple categories) the same day it was released. People are reaching out for radio and podcast interviews, and I have new clients as well! Thanks again! The dream is now my reality.” Ben Gioia

Speaker, Author, Coach, MarketingWithAHeart.com

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