Cathy Geib

Faculty and Affiliate

As a lead­er­ship and life coach, Cathy Geib guides indi­vid­u­als and groups along the path to pos­i­tive change, ignit­ing the pow­er of pos­si­bil­i­ties, fueled by the client’s per­son­al vision.

Cathy helps her clients grow and thrive in two core areas: (1) Devel­op­ing authen­tic con­nec­tions through prac­ti­cal life-enhanc­ing con­ver­sa­tion tools that make effec­tive col­lab­o­ra­tion pos­si­ble; and (2) Build­ing learn­ing flex­i­bil­i­ty skills which allows for the kind of cre­ativ­i­ty and inno­va­tion that char­ac­ter­izes the most suc­cess­ful companies.

She has coached clients across all life stages and in a wide vari­ety of orga­ni­za­tions span­ning man­u­fac­tur­ing, start-ups, pro­fes­sion­al ser­vices (includ­ing law, bank­ing, account­ing, engi­neer­ing, health­care asso­ci­a­tions), gov­ern­ment agen­cies (includ­ing edu­ca­tion, libraries and dis­abil­i­ty ser­vices), fam­i­ly busi­ness­es, as well as, non-prof­it boards, and com­mu­ni­ty-based lead­er­ship programs.

Pri­or to form­ing her own prac­tice, Authen­tic Focus Con­sult­ing LLC, Cathy served on the senior man­age­ment teams of statewide law firms for over 25 years, as Direc­tor of Human Resources. Cathy holds an M.S. degree in Pos­i­tive Orga­ni­za­tion Devel­op­ment and Change, as well as an Exec­u­tive Coach Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion from Case West­ern Reserve Uni­ver­si­ty, where she serves as an Exec­u­tive Coach. She is a Pro­fes­sion­al Cer­ti­fied Coach (PCC) with the Inter­na­tion­al Coach Fed­er­a­tion, and is a Board Cer­ti­fied Coach (BCC). Cathy received her ini­tial deep dive coach train­ing with the Gestalt Insti­tute of Cleve­land where she earned the Gestalt Pro­fes­sion­al Coach Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion (GPCC).