I used to let my emotions control my actions and I didn’t understand the value of connections.
With PhD training under my belt, I excelled in my technical field -- until I become a leader. Then I floundered in a sea of increased complexity, conflicting demands, and missed relationship-building opportunities. It wasn’t that I was necessarily bad at handling these things. I just didn’t “get” that I needed to pay attention to handling my emotions too, which severely damaged my speed and efficiency in getting things done, as well as my personal well-being.
I leaned heavily on my analytical and intellectual abilities in my career and didn’t have the slightest clue how to trust my inner knowing. For many years as an individual corporate contributor, I didn’t see the importance of relationships—I thought it was all about getting the job done. In one of those classic dark nights of the soul, it became clear that if I was going to achieve personal and professional success and create the meaningful...
Cathy Norris: Professional Bio
"Coaching with Cathy through the Leadership EQ-i increased my emotional intelligence skills by 100%. I feel more confident and assertive in my skills as a leader and have witnessed this through improved interactions with my team and colleagues. Cathy’s coaching skills and knowledge around emotional intelligence are first rate. I highly recommend Cathy for any business or organization that wants to take their leadership to the next level."
HEIDI VOLKHARDT ALLSTEAD / EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR / PROJECT MANA