I’m a straight talking, recovering perfectionist who will help you create the life and career of your daydreams.  Yes, that’s really possible so let’s go!
My typical client is someone who has known success and wants to take it to the next level, or is inexplicably stuck, positions I know all too well.  Your definition of success may be changing, like mine has several times, after: leaving the corporate world; becoming a mother; and recovering from a health crisis.  I love being part of your awakening and keeping you on track, especially when your “can-I-pull-this-off?” gremlins interfere (which they will).

Fun Fact: I’m a mostly terrific mother to two little rascals and an occasionally useful wife.

Cathryn is a phenomenal coach! After just one coaching session, I felt like I had more clarity on my future career path than I have had over the last 10 years.
— HR Manager, Microsoft, Seattle
Cathryn was an excellent advisor and sounding board—immediately listening and helping me understanding my own readiness (and reluctance) to make a new career move.

Cathryn created a powerful and productive coaching environment for me to assess my path and reach for the next opportunity (which I’ve taken)—she is open, direct and works to understand the “whole person” with whom she has a coaching relationship. I instantly felt confident in her professionalism and her drive for clarity.
— Anonymous, Technology Product Leader, NYC

More about Cathryn

Cathryn Carruthers is a business strategist and coach who brings sixteen years of global experience in the corporate, consulting and coaching worlds to Pivot clients. 
Cathryn cut her professional teeth at top-tier Wall Street firms, culminating in her role as Vice President of Investor Relations at BlackRock Private Equity Partners in London.
Following a move to Canada in 2009, Cathryn pivoted to consulting and worked with clients from local start-ups to global household names on amusingly diverse engagements.
But time and again, she found herself more interested in discovering what made clients tick as individuals.  So an “official” parlay into coaching was the obvious move in 2015 and Cathryn now works with corporate types, aspiring entrepreneurs and seasoned business owners to create the life and career they’ve secretly always dreamed of. 
Clients typically find Cathryn when they are:

  1. At a time of transition—perhaps leaving the relative safety of the corporate world, embarking on a first entrepreneurial endeavor, or moving from one role/venture to the next. The transition may also be personal in nature.

  2. Enjoying success in their career and wanting to take it to the next level.

  3. Facing challenges in their career and/or life and seeking a trusted sounding board to navigate stormy waters with them.

Cathryn is a Pivot Method trained coach and holds a B.B.A (Honors) from Lancaster University in England.  She is also a qualified personal trainer and passionate about health and nutrition.  And she’s Irish.




Cathryn was a fantastic coach in supporting and guiding my transition from an 11 year career in advertising and marketing to my next chapter. Her wisdom, sense of humor, and authenticity made the experience working with her incredibly enjoyable and impactful!
— Anne Murray, Vox Media, NYC
Cathryn is an exceptional coach. I had been looking to make a change for some time and couldn’t quite get there on my own. Cathryn challenged me to think about what I really wanted and guided me through formulating what that strategy and plan looked like. I would highly recommend working with Cathryn, you will not be disappointed!
— Senior Marketing Manager, Finance Industry, Chicago, IL