Cathy Thompson

Cathy Thompson



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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.

Training, qualifications & experience

My background is in Leadership and Life Coaching and successfully managing 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.

My previous 10 years experience managing Global projects allowed me to build the core coaching and collaboration skills which directed me on the natural path to coach.

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

Member organisations



I provide a free 30 minute consultation/chemistry session to meet and discuss coaching needs and how we will work together.

Experience suggests that any type of behavioural change takes around 6 months to embed. Consequently I recommend 6 sessions as a typical coaching programme.

I charge private clients investing in themselves £60/hour and recommend six 1.5 hour sessions.

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

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.

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

''I just wanted to give a standing ovation to Cathy Thompson. I met Cathy in March 2018 when we were both in a fitness camp in Cambodia.  Some how we became friends, which was a surprise to me because I am 25 years older then her.  But we were at the same place, for the same goals, and friends we because. I had been recently retired, and was quite unhappy with that decision. I would complain how bored I was, and was with dread anticipating going home Cathy was on holiday, planning to branch out in her field.  I had never know anyone who was a life coach, and I never had known anyone Irish either for that matter, so this was a double newness in my book. I don't know how this happened, but Cathy's easy way of looking at life, and her interest in other people, just made me smile..  I seemed to be a different me when I was around her.  I didn't know it then, but slowly my outlook was changing.After dinner one night, I asked her "What do you actually do to motivate people?  What does a life coach do? If you were my life coach, what would you say to me?  She just looked at me, and said, "I would ask you where you wanted to be, and what would you do to get there." Well, I didn’t know it at the time, but just those few words completely changed my life. I started to see myself through other peoples eyes, and I did not like what I saw.  I saw a stubborn complaining woman who was just rehashing old garbage. Cathy had gotten me to see myself through my own eyes, and somehow my perspective changed.  Now instead of saying "I can't". I say " I will.".  Cathy, I'm forever in your debt''  Joanne Aronson 2018

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