Designing Your Life Certified Coaches:
Why work with me? My approach is guided by a deep sense of personal integrity grounded in real world experience which includes a successful career as a human resource professional, having worked primarily in higher education, and life coach board certification with specialized training. This has prepared me to offer a range of tools, resources, and strategies to help you bring a well thought out life/work plan to fruition. To be most effective designing “your one wild and precious life” (May Oliver) we will co-create a partnership built on respect, openness, and non-judgement with your priorities leading the way.
Nothing brings me more joy than helping my clients discover their own inner greatness and bring it forth into the world. Often my clients come to me exhausted and “stuck,” burned out by the relentless pace of professional life in these times. They wonder how they can create lives that inspire them instead of depleting them. I serve as a guide, helping them build on their natural strengths to create their unique path, one that reflects who they truly are. I offer a full array of coaching tools and strategies informed by my training in Co-active Coaching, Positive Intelligence, and Designing Your Life. My work is also informed by my wealth of professional experience as an attorney, fundraising executive, foundation advisor, and nonprofit consultant. Most of all, my coaching reflects my own life journey. I have navigated my own circuitous and challenging life path, developing the life skills and knowledge that have enabled me to find my place in the world. I am happy to share all I have learned to help you find yours.
Heather Shaughnessy-Cato, MA Certified DYL Coach & Facilitator
Navigating life’s ups and downs with curiosity, compassion and ease is my favorite topic to explore, study and teach. I bring an embodied and integrative approach to coaching, drawing from my experience as a certified Designing Your Life Coach and Facilitator, Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher, Wellness and Health Coach, Yoga teacher, and my Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. When you work with me, we will find a path that is authentic and organic. I pair deep listening with the DYL framework, skills, and tools for greater alignment with what matters most to you. To learn more, please visit heathershaughnessy.com.