About Cathy

Cathy Presland is a former economist and has over two decades of experience across government and international organisations.

Cathy has lived and worked in Africa, where she designed and led global anti-poverty initiatives including founding a micro-credit fund for women. She has negotiated European regulations, managed multi-billion pound economic programmes, worked in a policy think tank, and spend more than a decade in central Government.

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.

Cathy moved away from the world of politics and policy in 2009 to become a leadership coach and strategist, and has continued to deepen her understanding of human performance so that she can coach individuals, influencers and heads of organisations at the highest level as they work to find solutions to the world’s economic and equality issues.

Rather than be the person who has the answers, she now sees her role as helping others bring to life their vision of a better world.

“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” ~~Rumi

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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

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