Clients come to me

because they realize something is missing from their lives.

They’ve always been big dreamers and high achievers, but lately life feels like it’s not quite living up to their expectations. All those visions they desire for themselves seem to be eluding them: the books they were going to write, the relationship and lifestyle they were going to cultivate, the multi-continent journey they were going to embark on, and the impact-based company they were going to start.

But I know first hand that trying to achieve and accomplish more in order to be happy and good enough, fails Every. Single. Time. If we are waiting to feel confident, joyful and fulfilled once we’ve checked off all those bucket list items, obtained all graduate degrees and professional certifications available to us, and met all our financial milestones, then we’ll always be striving and searching. Constantly pushing ourselves to be more, do more, work harder. Not an ideal way to reach our potential when we’re inherently never good enough and stuck in the rat race called life to prove that we are.

I have helped all of these individuals step into their Unbounded Potential and start living the lives they imagined today. I can confidently say that none of these individuals thought this level of transformation and results were possible for them. If they can do it, you certainly can too.

With love,


MiMi Dabo | Washington, DC

I tell everybody this: It’s the best thing that has ever happened to me. And I love my daughter, and that’s the best that happened to me, but life coaching is even better. Trust me.

 

Before I started coaching, I was very resistant to the idea that I was going to be responsible for making my own changes because in my head, I rely on God to guide me through all of the decisions I make. If all of a sudden I am so confident and powerful, then I’m not going to need God, and I really don’t want to have that kind of dichotomy in my life. I really don’t need that kind of struggle. I can’t do that.

It just so happened that I prayed about it, and every time I had a coaching session with Cat, everything she said was something my pastor had been saying to me for like the last 20 years, it’s something I’ve been reading in the Bible for the last 40 years, and it suddenly just makes sense. All of a sudden everything I’d been trying to read about and pray about clicked in that session. I would tell Cat, “I’ve heard this from my pastor and he said ‘such and such’ and you just said it this way, and now it completely makes sense! I get it and my faith is completing working right now, and I get it, I get it, I get, it! This is what I’m supposed to be doing!”

So, it was the opposite of what I thought. I thought going there is kind of going to make me feel like, “I’m powerful, I don’t need God, I don’t need anything.” I came out of it the opposite. I’m more dependent on God, my faith is stronger, I don’t rely on myself but I trust myself knowing that he is working in me to give me all I need to be what I am supposed to be.

It’s completely seamless, it’s amazing, it’s wonderful.

It all came together, and I just thought, “Six months of my life and I get all of that, and I just spent the last 40 years chasing that information.” I can’t understand how that happened, but I love it. It’s powerful, it’s transformative, and it’s the best thing that one is ever going to do. Nobody needs a life coach, but everyone should try one. That’s the way I look at it.

 


 

Alex Milewski | Denver, CO

Our first conversation gave me a strong belief that she would be a very valuable ally as I embarked on my journey as a career dancer.

 

When I decided to hire a coach, I talked to 5 different coaches but then came upon one—Catherine Wood—who really challenged me with the things she said, the questions she asked, and the way she was. Our first conversation gave me a strong belief that she would be a very valuable ally as I embarked on my journey as a career dancer.

When I went into coaching, I was kind of expecting someone that would challenge all of the decisions that I made and tell me what I should and shouldn’t do. But anyone who knows anything about coaching knows that’s totally not it. My expectation was off, but it turned out to be a lot more helpful than I thought it would be because coaching is all about you (me). I already have everything I need and I just have to manifest that and embody that and believe in myself, and learning that was super important for me.

Being able to believe that you have something to offer and that you’re valuable, that’s where so many people get stuck because you look at everyone else who is already a success and think you’re not good enough. But you can’t compare yourself to professionals as a beginner. We all had to start somewhere, and if you never start then it’s not going to happen. I think coaching helps you get there, and that is really important.

One of the most powerful things I learned during coaching with Cat is that you can’t choose from fear. You must choose from commitment. You have to go much deeper than the words—you must learn how to internalize it and then actually state out loud what choosing from commitment means to you.

 


 

Layer 10Skyler | Washington, DC

I highly recommend Catherine!

 

I highly recommend Catherine as a coach and encourage anyone that’s not living a life they love to speak with her.

I started working with Cat during the summer of 2015 because I had noticed that I wasn’t very comfortable asking people for things. In fact I hated asking people for anything, regardless of the context or relationship, which was hurting my business! After all if you want to do business you have to ask for it. Furthermore you have to put a price on your value, which I was also struggling with!

While working together we have had so many valuable discussions on a range of topics, including many things that I was never aware of but impacted by all of the time. These subjects ranged from discussions regarding confidence and anxiety, to how I approach my life and the lenses through which I see it. For example, we uncovered that I often approach things in a performance context, which can be incredibly negative and self-deprecating, even though I would never, ever treat another person like that. I’m extremely optimistic, so this was a huge surprise to me. Once I was aware of it however, it was shocking how often and how severely I criticized myself. After all, if I would never treat a friend or child or stranger with such harsh thoughts or actions, why would I ever treat myself like that? And yet I’ve been doing it for a very long time without ever realizing it.

Cat has been helping me acknowledge this behavior as well many others, then practice the things that I should be doing so that I’m at my best and truly enjoying each day. As someone that doesn’t want my life to go by without loving it, this is crucial and powerful for me. Knowing this, I highly recommend Catherine as a coach and encourage anyone that’s not living a life they love to speak with her.

 


 

Olivia | Berlin, Germany

Cat has really helped me rediscover the joy in my work; she’s transformed the way I relate to it, and to myself.

 


 

LLaura Kline-Taylor | NYC

I took on a leadership role on my team at work and I’ve since requested (and received!) an important promotion.

 

It was a pure joy to partner with Catherine for 9 months! I found such inspiration in the collaborative relationship we cultivated and I was able to attain (rather than entertain) some of my long-standing goals and dreams.

With Catherine I started to truly believe that I am worthy of my dreams, that “some day” can be “this morning” or “next Tuesday” and that it is possible for me to have it all. This gift of self-worth gave way to opportunities for me that I might have missed without Catherine’s intuitive coaching.

Catherine coached me as I took on a leadership role on my team at work and I’ve since requested (and received!) an important promotion. I incorporated weight lifting and race training into my daily life and am now working towards new goals of running a 10k and competing on stage. I now lead a lifestyle that has room for both my full-time career and ambitious fitness goals. My friendships and family relationships are more honest and richer than they’ve been in a long time, and my marriage is thriving!

While I celebrate big tangible wins like these, in 9 months with coach Catherine, I also strengthened mental and emotional muscles, more firmly rooted my spiritual self, and gained financial traction. I believe all of this was possible thanks to Catherine’s brilliant perspective and ability to tailor her coaching to get me to my dreams. 

 


 

alAlyson Wagner | Rockville, MD

I see my financial life as a healthy, emotionless, thriving creation of my own.

 

Catherine is a stellar coach. She is perceptive, understanding and a spark of true joy. Catherine has helped me see my financial life as a healthy, emotionless, thriving creation of my own. She supports my goals and always stands for me at my fullest expression. If you would like to create financial freedom in your life, or make the impossible happen in your business, Catherine would be an ideal coach to create the synergy you want to get to the next level. Thanks Catherine for personifying serenity!

 


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Patricia H | Washington, DC

At a time of unexpected changes, she was invaluable at helping me organize priorities and follow through with them.

 

Catherine’s skill and insightfulness helped me to get on the right path to success as well as identify roadblocks that were keeping me from moving forward. At a time of unexpected changes, she was invaluable at helping me organize priorities and follow through with them. I can’t emphasize enough how much I have benefited from her guidance.

 


 

Khandle H | Santiago, Chile

I felt empowered, like my eyes were opened to the tools I already had and needed to take the next step. It was like the impossible wasn’t so impossible anymore.

I appreciated how you motivated me. I tend to be really hard on myself, often putting myself down for things I mess up on or do not accomplish. You did the exact opposite. You encouraged me and congratulated me on what I did right and worked with me to figure out why I don’t follow through on certain plans or projects.

Truthfully, my life is not drastically different, but I am.  I’m at a much better place emotionally now than when we first started.  I was in a new city, just out of an old relationship, in a new position at work, and I didn’t know what to do.  I had high hopes, but not a clue how to begin or how to get out of the rut I felt I was stuck in. I loved how you motivated me to do the things that I had decided I wanted to accomplish. You helped me to organize my ideas and goals and put together an outline of how to achieve them. After each session, I felt empowered, like my eyes were opened to the tools I already had and needed to take the next step. It was like the impossible wasn’t so impossible anymore.

 


 

brBrian Eddy | Beverly, MA

In making the initial plans to run my own business, she pointed out ways in which I can maximize my time and my potential to reach that goal.

Catherine is an excellent life coach and I highly recommend her to anyone looking to reach their true potential. She gently guides her clients in a positive and fulfilling direction. In making the initial plans to run my own business, she pointed out ways in which I can maximize my time and my potential to reach that goal.

Catherine worked with me to see things from a different angle, which is extremely important for personal growth. I’m sure that Catherine will continue to flourish as a life coach, and highly recommend her.

 

 

Kerilynn Vigneau | Washington, DC

The greatest win has been the freedom that I have experienced in my relationship with my wife, in discovering where we have areas to develop and then jumping in and developing them!

 

I would say that gaining confidence in my abilities really started coming out when I started coaching with Cat. The life coaching side of it was what I needed, that little extra push in my business so that I was confident in myself. I feel like I was faking it until I could make it; that’s essentially what I was doing, and I was good at it. I was good at copying what everyone was doing, but I don’t think I realized that I was capable of figuring it out on my own and actually creating a totally separate path that other people could follow behind me, and with Cat I really unlocked those fears and was able to find that confidence in my abilities.

When I went into coaching with Cat, I thought I’d see a few changes. I thought it would help push me just a little further than what I was doing, enough essentially to get to where I was hoping to get closer to my small leap goals. The smartest thing I ever did was a sample session with Cat to talk about my business and what my goals were and putting it into action. She is awesome at holding you accountable, which is exactly what I needed even though I did not know that until she sat down with me and really held me to what I said I was going to do. And because of that, I’ve pushed my limits, I’ve pushed past my comfort zone and I feel stronger and happier and healthier in my life, my personal life and my business, and I just can see so much more potential in myself than I ever saw before, and it’s all thanks to coaching with Cat.

I have such a better perspective on myself as well as way more confidence in myself than I ever had before. I don’t think I ever really realized what people thought of me, and I think I had a lot more negative voices in my head than I originally realized I had; I just thought it was something you had to live with and kind of just power through. But in working with Cat I’ve started to understand why I say those things, how not to be brought down by those awful feelings or thoughts or untrue notions about myself. And all of those components have made me a stronger entrepreneur and stronger in my personal relationships, as well as just feeling more confident in myself and being a leader of other individuals and being somebody who inspires other people, which I don’t think I realized how much I could do until I had done this. It’s totally changed my relationship to myself. I don’t think I expected that to actually come out of it, and it’s been a wonderful surprise.

 


 

ZAZach Wineman | Washington, DC

The greatest win has been the freedom that I have experienced in my relationship with my wife, in discovering where we have areas to develop and then jumping in and developing them!

 

Working with Catherine as my coach for a year has been a transformational experience. I have been consistently working on uncovering my blind spots over the last decade, and working with her had me really look and see how much is still there for me to uncover. One of the things that powerfully shifted for me out of working with her was to notice how much I approach life from a view of ‘I’m right’ and ‘other people are wrong,’ and to look at how I can be responsible for creating win/win relationships around me. My top two most rewarding experiences working with her have been in creating myself as the source of my life, and also in being vulnerable as an access to having deep, meaningful relationships. The greatest win out of working with Catherine has been the freedom that I have experienced in my relationship with my wife, in discovering where we have areas to develop and then jumping in and developing them! Catherine is amazing!

 


 

Catherine P | Washington, DC

From powerful mantras to great tools, like the coaching project design method, Catherine armed me with all sorts of useful information and tricks to boost my self-esteem and move me closer to my goals. 

When I first started life coaching, I was pretty morose about my work life. I felt stuck, like I wasn’t progressing in my career. I was overwhelmed with expectations, both those I set for myself and what I thought were others’ expectations. I felt like I wasn’t sure who I was anymore. The professional me acted wooden, seemed constantly fearful—of doing something wrong and/or being discovered as a fraud incapable of doing her job, and was constantly on edge, leading me to be quite testy.

Catherine helped me to identify the root cause of these problem areas, which was my unspoken belief that I wasn’t good enough. This self-limiting belief not only affected the way that I showed up in the workplace but also how I related to others in my personal life.

To help me build my self love and feelings of confidence, Catherine gave me various exercises, such as brief questionnaires for family and friends, which helped me to see my strengths as well as tap into areas of improvement. From powerful mantras to great tools, like the coaching project design method, Catherine armed me with all sorts of useful information and tricks to boost my self-esteem and move me closer to my goals.

Besides coaching on a better way to relate to oneself, a more loving way to treat oneself, Catherine constantly challenged me to try new things and to reach for the stars. I didn’t believe many things were possible for me before I started life coaching. I was afraid of failure and judgment.

Challenging myself and taking on activities that I found intimidating were very healing and confidence boosting. I wanted to be able work on bigger projects and wasn’t sure how to broach the topic. For a while I simply waited and hoped my boss would offer a new and important project to me. Catherine pointed out that I could always ask for what I felt I deserved. Asking for what I felt I deserved was something I’d never really done before because it dawned on with repeated sessions that I didn’t honestly feel like I deserved very much.

Another very helpful aspect of Catherine’s services is that she helped me to identify my patterns of thinking and acting. I have this thing where I go into “panic mode.” Envisioning a more self-assured, self-loving person, I realized that being self-loving means trusting yourself and knowing that the answers are within you.

The girl who sought life coaching was sad, frustrated, and pessimistic. The person I am now is someone who has a much more loving relationship with self. I am now a person who is committed to taking on any challenge because I know that I can do it. I am much more self-aware. I recognize the familiar, comforting, and unproductive things that I may do in times of high stress and try not to do them. I view myself more as a team member than an individual who is just trying to keep afloat in the workplace. I am gentler with myself, no more being hard on myself. I see my gifts and the ways in which I can use these gifts to make my life and others’ lives better. I am no longer shy about asking for what I think I deserve. I am more myself at work. I care less about what others think and how they will receive my messages. I know and will constantly remind myself that I am good enough, I am smart enough, and I am beautiful enough.

 


 

WHITWhitney Paterson | Washington, DC

I successfully hosted my first yoga workshop and laid out the plans to do several more throughout the year.

 

After struggling to make the decision to hire a life coach for several months, I can say after the fact that I’m so happy I did. Catherine is a warm, kind, and insightful coach. She will help you to set and achieve your goals without judgment on the process that it takes to get there. She is supportive and caring, and someone I genuinely looked forward to speaking with for our calls. While working with Catherine, I successfully hosted my first yoga workshop and laid out the plans to do several more throughout the year. If you’re willing to do the work, Catherine is an excellent guide to support you through that journey.

 


 

reReginald Jackson | Dumfries, VA

Her style and delivery is a breath of fresh air to all who have the fortunate opportunity to be in her presence.

 

Catherine is a consummate professional who gives her very best to her clients. She is caring and conscientious, while bringing forth a wealth of knowledge from financial perspective. The ultimate goal is careful balance of emotional, spiritual, and financial harmony. Her style and delivery is a breath of fresh air to all who have the fortunate opportunity to be in her presence.

 


 

Jill D | Annapolis, MD

I was able to form some practices that have helped me dismiss my fears and create a more empowering story around the future.

I have had some fears that developed from some very scary life experiences 8 years ago and I was finding that I was still carrying these fears today. I wanted to let go and release them as I found they were paralyzing me and creating limited visions for my family members. Catherine worked with me to get me to a state of completion around this. I was able to form some practices that have helped me dismiss my fears and create a more empowering story around the future. In addition to her life coaching, her established career in finance has contributed to her success as a business and financial coach. She has a way that creates an extremely comfortable and secure feeling around some very challenging money conversations.

 


 

megMegan Taylor Morrison | Arlington, Virginia

Cat served as a guardian angel for my dreams.

 

Over the 12 months of our coaching relationship, Cat served as a guardian angel for my dreams. She was an unbiased observer who stood for my greatness and represented love, openness, and opportunity. Working with Cat, I went after my commitments like never before, shifted my views around almost every area of my life, and stopped letting “how” block my action. My life was transformed many times over. Cat—thanks for being such an amazing mentor, coach, and woman.

 

Hello, I’m Catherine Amelia Wood and I’m a coach.

Your passionate partner in power. I will champion your Unbounded Potential every step of the way. Because I don’t coach to your problems—I coach to your possibilities. And your possibilities? They’re straight up limitless.

You are here for a reason—because part of you wants more. Now, you simply have to get out of your own way and let yourself have it.

{Unbounded Potential is passion, a choice; it’s a bold way of being in the world. It means you're living your life full-out, giving up trying to get it perfect, taking risks every day to propel yourself forward, and doing the inner work to deeply believe that you can.

It’s a powerful way of showing up in the world that moves and inspires others. It’s a way of being that causes change, allowing you to make that lasting impact.}

Catherine works with a limited number of clients in her one-on-one practice, by application only. She also works with clients through her Group Mastermind coaching packages. If you’ve read this far, that probably says something about you and your desire to finally start living the live you imagined today. If you’re really ready to unleash your unbounded potential on the world, apply for a strategy session with Catherine today.