Catherine has helped many coaching clients who recommend her to their colleagues and friends. Catherine also has ongoing relationships with many of the country's current and former general counsel. Many of these clients and GCs have offered the positive testimonials that are quoted below.

Coaching Clients


“If you are looking for a great strategic executive coach, Catherine is the best! I highly recommend her whether you are in transition or looking to ensure your brand and profile are current. Her executive recruiting experience is a great aspect of her coaching – she gives you a peek behind the curtain so you know how it all works and she positions her clients to put their best foot forward.”
– Laura Brody Heltebran, Chief Legal Officer, Wheels Up; former Senior Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, Hilton Worldwide
“Catherine has a very unique coaching skill set that combines her years of practicing law, legal coaching and legal recruiting gives her a well-rounded perspective on coaching attorneys in different phases of their careers. She helped me position myself as a confident and trusted in-house counsel to both my business partners, legal team and level-up my professional communication skills. My time with Catherine was transformative, with her helping me see my own blind spots and recommendations to overcome to be a better professional and person. I highly recommend her!”
– N.B., Associate General Counsel, $2B Global Company
“Catherine brings to any challenge terrific judgment and a unique understanding of the legal environment in law firms and in private and public corporations and foundations. She is my trusted advisor, my sounding board and my coach. You can’t do better.”
– Gail A. Lione, Senior Counsel, Dentons US LLC, Former General Counsel, Harley-Davidson Inc., Former President, Harley-Davidson Foundation
“Catherine’s assistance was invaluable as I considered leaving my partnership at a large global law firm for in-house opportunities. Catherine is unique. Her training as a Wall Street lawyer, executive recruiter, and coach to senior legal executives coalesced to provide me a roadmap forward and the skills and confidence to anticipate and overcome challenges along the way. For anyone exploring similar transitions, I would strongly recommend working with Catherine.”
– William, Partner in Amlaw 10 Firm
“I’ve worked with Catherine twice in my career and recommend her wholeheartedly. Catherine brings legal training and executive search experience to coaching. She has excellent judgment and a great understanding of the legal market, both law firms and in-house. She helped me define what I really wanted in my next position by asking insightful questions, listening well and drawing upon a deep reservoir of experience and industry contacts. Catherine is warm and thoughtful and she has a powerful intellect. I highly recommend her as an executive coach for senior lawyers seeking to address a business challenge or find their next opportunity.”
– Cecilia Vega, Partner, IP, Licensing & Strategic Transactions, Choate, LLP; former Senior Director, Assistant General Counsel, Transactions, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; former Senior Executive/Senior Intellectual Property Counsel, Transactions, General Electric Company
“Catherine’s wealth of experience in both the recruiting process for general counsels and the interaction of general counsels with their corporate boards has been immensely helpful to me. Catherine helped me analyze and come up with a plan to address some complex interactions with my board of directors. She is a delight to work with and very insightful!”
– J.S., General Counsel, major trade association
“Catherine provided excellent executive coaching to a member of my team. Catherine’s advice and guidance is thoughtful, constructive and tailored to her clients’ needs. She is very much a value-add for any in-house legal department. I can’t recommend her highly enough!”
– Christine Genaitis, Vice President & General Counsel, Instrumentation Laboratory Company, d/b/a Werfen North America
“I have worked with Catherine twice during my career. As an executive recruiter, she successfully placed me as general counsel of a technology-driven financial services firm. More recently, as I look to transition to a new position late in my career, Catherine engaged me in discussions focused on my background and future goals, provided constructive comments and suggestions to enhance my resume, and offered valuable advice and critique as to presentation and interviewing skills. Her background as an attorney and executive recruiter make her a splendid coach for those looking to advance or change their career paths. I highly recommend her.”
– Paul Merolla , NYC law firm partner

General Counsel Clients


“Catherine is an acknowledged expert in assessing general counsel talent. With her great judgment and strong interpersonal skills, Catherine truly helps lawyers maximize their potential. I recommend Catherine whole-heartedly as a coach for aspiring general counsel.”
– Sara Moss, Vice Chairman and former Executive Vice President and General Counsel, The Estee Lauder Companies
“I’ve been extremely fortunate to work with Catherine both as a client (she helped me hire one of my very best team members) and as a recruit (twice) for her clients. When it comes to the business of evaluating general counsel, no one is more seasoned and savvy. Catherine can take any general counsel — no matter how good — and make them even better.”
– Frank Jimenez, Vice President & General Counsel, GE Healthcare; former General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Raytheon Company; former General Counsel of the U.S. Department of the Navy
“Catherine is a dedicated and experienced professional with a deep understanding of how corporate law departments operate. I have experienced, first hand, Catherine’s ability to work with a wide variety of people and to help them develop career advancement skills. During our more than 20-year relationship, I have found Catherine to always exercise impeccable judgment – she has become a trusted advisor in helping me to develop the talent in my law department.”
– Linda Willett, former Senior Vice President & General Counsel , Horizon BC/BS of New Jersey
“I cannot think of anyone better suited to be a superb executive coach – I will keep Catherine top of the list.”
– Bradley Lerman, Senior Vice President, Corporate Secretary & General Counsel, Fortune 500 Company

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