It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure." - Colin Powell "There are no secrets to success.

Who Are We

Catherine Maybrey Coaching Services provides comprehensive career coaching packages to help clients move forward in their transition through action. As the principal and owner, Cate believes in “telling it like it is” and helping her clients to reach their goals through a combination of education, information, and collaboration. She also works with employers to provide custom training and organizational effectiveness solutions, believing that people should work smarter, not harder.

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.
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Catherine Maybrey Coaching Services

A teacher, a writer and Wonder Woman. Sounds like the opening to a fantastic joke. In truth, those were my childhood career goals. I’ve long since given up on my superhero fantasies, realizing that spandex and unearthly strength were not in my arsenal, but I figure that two out of three isn’t bad, and since I get to help people every day I have at least taken the spirit of Wonder Woman with me.

I didn’t plan to be a career coach; when I started my career, I planned to be a history professor. Nine years into my education, however, I realized that no matter how great my talents may be, the market wasn’t with me and I would have to figure out how to create a post-academic career in a time before the term post-academic even existed.

Coaching Awards

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.


A lifelong commitment to learning

I went to college after my PhD. No, not immediately and not because I had an insatiable need for more letters after my name.

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

Coaching Hours

Mon – Fri …… 10 am – 8 pm
Sat, Sun …… Closed