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About Catherine

I started my career planning to be a professor. I wanted to research, teach, write, and change the world! I thought I could only do that as a university faculty member. I was wrong.

I’ve worked in the non-profit sector and on the staff side of higher education, helping clients at all levels from undergraduate through postdoctoral fellows and established professionals define career success.

In 2013, I launched CM Coaching Services. I  have been blessed to collaborate with fantastic organizations in Canada & the US on career development projects for their students and highly qualified personnel (HQP). My individual clients are no less amazing, ranging from recent graduates to senior leaders across industries.

I couldn’t have predicted my career when I started. I didn’t even know that my profession existed, yet I couldn’t be happier with my choice. I want that same feeling for my clients.


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Why We Are Different


Transferable Skills

Don’t underestimate their value, whether you have a PhD or not! I know how to organize and deliver career programming because I spent six years in the classroom teaching multiple courses.



Yes, I count this as a gift, but I did want to give it back at the time. After I graduated, I couldn’t get a job no matter how hard I tried. I read the books, scoured the job boards, and submitted hundreds of applications.



I know what it’s like to feel lost in your job search, or stuck in your career. Been there, done that (didn’t celebrate with a t-shirt, though). What can I say, I’m stubborn, and I had to learn the hard way.

Coaching Services


Choosing a Career Coach

Whether this is your first time choosing a career coach, or you are looking to work with someone new, welcome. Choosing a career coach should be a thoughtful process, rather than a rush to the credit card.
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Coaching Services

Most clients come to me when they’re looking to make a change. Whether it’s for a critique of their resume, or to talk about job search strategies and post-academic career issues for my fellow PhDs, the majority of clients access services for the first time when they want a new job.
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Severance Packages

Downsizing is never an easy decision for the employer or the employee. Customized career support can help ease the transition.
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Group Coaching Services

I love working with my clients one on one, but I am truly excited about the introduction of group coaching to my practice.

Free First Consultation

For individuals seeking assistance with their careers, we offer support for everything from resumes and cover letters through growth and advancement, specializing in clients with graduate degrees and mid-level careers across all fields. We also offer client group coaching programs and custom designed solutions for organizations.

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Still want to know more about me?

Check out my LinkedIn profile for more details (no need to have LinkedIn to see my profile, though you really should be using it).


Hamilton, Ontario

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