Cathy Thompson (BSc, EMCC member)

Cathy Thompson (BSc, EMCC member)



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About me

I have a genuine belief in people’s potential for greatness. I believe that humans are are not born leaders but leadership is a skill that can be developed within us all using simple tools, basic listening skills, relationship techniques, consistent feedback and development.

I will work with you to empower you and I will give you the tools and techniques to enable you to achieve your true potential.

Contact me if you are leader (or aspire to be), are starting a new business, are looking to take a new direction or want to empower yourself. I can coach you to exude confidence and inspire, achieve, improve, motivate and empower yourself and others.

I specialise in Leadership and Life Coaching and have 10 years experience delivering large change projects.

I started in this arena as an internal coach within a leading UK bank coaching their Senior Executives. Here I noticed how this work hugely improved the performance of their teams through focussing on their relationship techniques, communication, planning and motivational skills. More recently I've coached a number of clients seeking personal and professional change in their life and have helped clients genuinely transform their lives.

About me

My personal journey is also one which supports my desire to coach, I am passionate about lifestyle, fitness, healthy eating and improving lives and our relationships with people.

I decided to take time out and improve my lifestyle, made a choice to leave my job in the city, improve my work life balance. I spent some time travelling, getting in touch with myself and what I really want out of life. Success is important but none of that matters unless we are in touch with ourselves and know exactly what we want and what makes us tick.

Coaching is a powerful accelerator to help us achieve our personal and professional goals, overcoming our anxieties, fear of failure, worry and overcome our limiting beliefs. Sometimes we’re at a cross roads and we’re not sure which path to take.

I believe the ultimate key to a good coaching relationship is rapport and empathy and these are my greatest strengths. Coaching sessions with me will be non judgemental, exploratory, focusing on key goals but also gaining perspective on how to manage your life challenges more effectively. This will happen through a gaining a better understanding of where you are now and what you want most in life.

You will achieve your goals with me and you will go through a personal transformation.

I work extensively with lots of clients in both the public and private sectors. I also engage with people directly.

Some of my client testimonials...

''Cathy is an amazing coach who can achieve excellent results. One thing which stands out about Cathy is her positivity and how she can see the sunshine in every situation. Cathy really knows how to bring the very best out of people. This is shown through some of the techniques she has done on me in the recent past. Cathy - you really help change people’s lives for the better and anybody who is interested in having you will get value for money!'' - Marianne 2018

''Cathy has been a wonderful coach for me. She listened and helped me ask the questions I needed to ask myself. Deeply thoughtful, thought provoking and practical at the same time. Highly recommended!
Thank you so much!''  - Andreas 2018

''Cathy is a great coach who I have really enjoyed working with. I’ve always found Cathy to be professional, engaging, honest and supportive. Cathy is a good listener and will help you navigate any challenge you are facing using a range of different coaching techniques'' - Demi

''Cathy supported myself and my Management Team throughout 2017 as Leadership Performance Coach. She brings a very natural and engaging approach to the role which genuinely brings the best out of people. Cathy is a positive and highly motivated individual and I was sorry to see her move on at the end of the year. I would be very happy to work with her again in the future.'' - Tony 2017

Training, qualifications & experience

  • 15 years organisational change delivery and global project management
  • Executive coaching and performance consulting
  • Life coaching
  • 1 year Aspire leadership training
  • EMCC professional member
  • BSc Information and Project management
  • Coaching Practitioner training
  • Workplace workout and Lean Process Management Certification
  • Skills Coaching Mastery accreditation - Cohen Brown Leadership methodology

Member organisations


Other areas of coaching I deal with

  • Lifestyle change
  • Business coaching
  • Career change
  • Awakening
  • Wellbeing


I provide a free 30 minute consultation/chemistry session to meet and discuss coaching needs and how we will work together. Its important for both myself and my client to be clear on whether coaching is right for them and whether I'm the right coach!

Experience suggests that any type of behavioural change takes around 6 months to embed. Consequently I recommend 6 x 1.5hr sessions as a typical coaching programme. I charge private clients investing in themselves £90 per session.

Corporate funded programmes are structured slightly differently, please contact me directly to discuss. Team coaching interventions would be designed to meet the specific requirements of each organisation and I would provide a bespoke proposal for this type of work.

Further information

I have studio availability during the day and capacity to travel to business location throughout Northern Ireland.

Ballymena, BT43

Type of session

Online life coaching: Yes
Telephone life coaching: Yes
Face to face life coaching: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Yes

I have daily studio availability from 9am - 5pm and also available for online coaching.


Available throughout the day, evenings and weekends