In a gentle way, you can shake the world. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

An expert on transformational leadership, both personal and professional, Cathy supports leaders to look beyond themselves when they make their life and business decisions. She works with individuals and organisations who are inspired to make an impact with what they do.

A former international economist and policy adviser, she draws on more than two decades experience in Europe and Africa, working with heads of governments, international organisations and NGOs. Cathy is a respected motivational speaker, teacher and facilitator. She holds an MPhil in Political Economy and is a certified Transformative Coach and Advanced Transformative Coach.

Her vision is to create a better world, one impact-driven leader at a time.

Sometimes the bravest and most important thing we can do is show up. ~ Brené Brown


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We Are Reaching Targets No-One Has Ever Come Close to!

“I found that I was not only able to solve the challenges thrown my way, but I was able to do so whilst bringing new ideas to the table, selling them to the c-suite and getting everyone excited about the strategy that I’d created (and how rewarding is that??!).

I can see a definite step change where I stopped reacting and started to set the direction.

I’m seeing the fruits of the work I put into the team in the summer appear in our reporting (the team hit a target that no one has ever been able to get near to hitting, not only that we exceeded it by some margin). I’ve just had proposals for a restructure of the team approved which will help me to focus on the strategy side more next year as well as enabling those within the team to make more decisions themselves, I can see the next wave of leaders growing in the team and I trust them to make decisions without me.

Thank you again for helping me to find the tools I needed to take this on, I’ve enjoyed every single day at work since I stopped reacting and started directing, with each little win it sets the bar higher for the next challenge.”

Ian Norton
Senior Leader, Software Company


I Know Why I’m Here…

“Cathy I’ve had maybe six executive coaches during my time in banking and my experience with you couldn’t be more different. I’d become jaded about coaching and resentful of ‘homework’.

With you it’s like the fog has cleared: I have direction, I’m energised, I understand why I’m here and exactly what I need to do next. It’s so easy! You also talk about it like it’s common sense but it’s so different to the prevailing culture. I can’t thank you enough!”

Helga Sorenson
(former) Investment Banker


highly recommended…

“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 message and structure and even aligned my plans for the 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

Solid, Brilliant, Intuitive, AUTHENTIC.

“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


Exactly What We Wanted…

“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


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