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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


Specialized Generalist

I have a PhD, a CDP diploma, and 15 years’ experience in higher education, but I have also worked across disciplines and outside of academia. I’m comfortable working with clients on career issues in any industry inside or outside of higher ed.



I know what it’s like to feel lost in your job search, confused by a toxic work environment, or just frustrated by a lack of apparent upward mobility. I balance self-employment with employment, keeping me well-aware of workplace culture. I became a coach because I am genuinely committed to helping people, and treating them with the respect they deserve.


Customized Service

I do not believe in a one-size-fits-all approach to career management. Each of us defines success differently, and has different needs and priorities. I don’t assume, and I won’t tell you what you should want or do. I work with you to help you identify your needs and wants, and I support you with strategies that work best for you.

Coaching Services

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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

How can I help you? For all new clients, I offer a 30-minute consultation to discuss your situation and what you’re looking for from a coach or consultant. Whether you are seeking assistance with your resume, cover letter, CV, LinkedIn or other application documents, or you want to discuss next steps for your career, let me know how I can help.

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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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