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who challenge you to believe in your own greatness
…And build the life and business you’ve always wanted – without burning out or following someone else’s blueprint
Meet Catherine Wood, MBA, Master Certified Coach, Author, Founder, Community Curator
“We’re here to reframe what joy, success, and the fullest expression of your gifts can look like for smart, kind, and intuitive leaders and entrepreneurs.”
Twelve years ago I lived in a tropical paradise (the Dominican Republic) surrounded by loving, generous people and had an amazing job in sustainable tourism after finishing up my service with the U.S. Peace Corps.
But somehow none of it made me happy or as happy as I wanted to be anyway. Sure I felt the impact of my work every day, but fulfillment was elusive.
Moving back home to Washington D.C and landing a coveted job in my technical zone of genius as a Senior Economist with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics didn't feel quite right either.
Something was missing, and I couldn't put my finger on it...
Shifting from deep-seated unhappiness to holistic success - what changed?
It didn’t happen overnight, and I did take the scenic route a couple of times. But gosh, was I glad I did.
This gave me the permission to explore, experiment, and fail - muscles that had been ignored and untrained all my life.
And honestly? The one steadfast support during this vortex of change was my coach who opened my mind to ALL the possibilities and brought out the best of my sensitive and empathic strengths.
Working with my own coach while training to become a coach felt like a full body click, and I started my own business as a side hustle while continuing to work full time for the government.
As an empath, introvert and HSP (highly sensitive person), I not only understand but celebrate the gifts of being a deep thinker and processor.
And, as a coach - who is no stranger to walking the talk - I hold my clients accountable to their goals when their gifts get in their way of taking action.
Our Clients Work At
Intentionally or not
The world rewards us for self-sacrifice
When you’re smart, ambitious, and giving, it’s difficult to honor your instincts and voice. But you don’t have to play along or wait for a dramatic wake-up call.
Maybe your life and business look pretty amazing on paper right now.
However you feel like you’ve hit a ceiling: on your vision, relationships, belief systems, joy, your wealth, or even tangible, every-day systems and boundaries.
And we bet growth feels uncomfortable - yet it’s the one thing you yearn for the most right now.
If your intuition whispered, “yes!,” you likely know what to do.
In empowering our clients. Coaching isn’t about hierarchies and directives - think partnership, perspective, and accountability instead.
That embodiment is key in this new business environment to show up as your full self and magnetize the right people and opportunities.
In creating holistic, sustainable success by prioritizing self-worth, self-agency, and self-care.
That being brilliant, big-hearted, and wealthy beyond measure do not have to be at odds with one another.
From side hustle to sustainable multi six figures - and every defining moment in between
But first, let’s back up a little…
1991Where it all started - My parents quit their 9-to-5s and pursued their dream of becoming Innkeepers. They bought and renovated a foreclosed Bed & Breakfast and we all moved to Rockport, MA
My entrepreneurial dreams were hatched
2006I found myself in the Dominican Republic - first as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer and then as a Small Grants Manager through a USAID-funded project to promote sustainable tourism
Yeah, I was doing some pretty amazing things - but something felt missing…
2010Completed an overseas MBA program based in Santo Domingo
Moved home to Washington DC for a position as a Senior Economist with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
This didn’t feel like my calling either
2014Trained as a coach with Accomplishment Coaching, an International Coaching Federation Accredited Coach Training program
Started Unbounded Potential as a side hustle while also balancing a 9-to-5 and worked through countless mindset blocks
2015A detour: Completed a two-year Financial Planning Certificate program through the University of Virginia with my eyes on becoming a financial coach
Fell in love with Parth, one of my closest friends from work. I had envisioned inviting love into my life while working with my coach, and this was my first major success of declaring and fulfilling on what I truly desired
2017Launched my second business, a transformational travel retreats company and hosted my first retreat in Samana, Dominican Republic
2018Hit 6-figures for the first time
Spent 3 weeks in the Dominican Republic and hosted my second retreat
2019Spent 3 weeks in India and hosted my first retreat there.
Launched the UNBOUNDED Mastermind.
Resigned from a leadership role training coaches in programs based in San Diego, CA and in Washington, DC.
2020Wrote my first book - Belonging: Overcome Your Inner Critic and Reclaim Your Joy.
Closed the doors of my second business and refunded travelers for sold-out retreats to Greece, India, and Peru
Celebrated my first 6-figure launch.
Bought our first home in Takoma Park, MD and created more space to grow
Became certified as a kundalini yoga instructor
Most importantly, adopted Luna and became a dog mom
2021Became a Master Certified Coach with more than 2500 coaching hours and 200+ training hours as a coach - only 4% of coaches in the world are MCCs.
2022We brought home a sister and BFF for Luna - Molly!
Moved to Boston
But check out these lush life goals!
Business goals are cool
Serve in the U.S. Peace Corps.
Climb Mount Kilimanjaro
Run a full marathon!
Become a doggie momma
Go skinny dipping!
Learn how to sail
Speak another language fluently
Summer abroad in Europe
Go on a mission trip overseas
Climb Machu Picchu
Sleep in a Treehouse!
Walk the Camino de Santiago
Listen to bagpipes at a castle in Scotland!
Serve on the board of a nonprofit
Write a book
Learn how to dance like a Latina
Sleep on a houseboat
Exceed my prior income as a Senior Economist for the U.S. Government!
Attend a silent meditation retreat
Become a godmother
Become a certified yoga instructor
Backpack across South America!
Visit every continent
See the Eiffel Tower!
Do a Pull-Up!
Become a Full-Time Entrepreneur!
Experience the wonder of childbirth
Sing a tune from The Sound of Music while climbing the Swiss Alps!
Become a Master Certified Coach
But check out these lush life goals!
Meet the team
Together we facilitate provocative coaching conversations that move mountains in an emotionally safe space
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Become the architect of your life and business
Connect with a certified coach who's just right for you and create radical shifts in an intimate container led with empathy and integrity.
With us by your side, you'll cultivate a deeper (and kinder!) relationship with yourself, reclaim your purpose and intuition, and rebuild your confidence - one brave action at a time.
Feel seen, supported, and challenged to move past your resistance and take powerful action alongside a thoughtfully curated community of ambitious, brilliant, and big-hearted entrepreneurs.
Here you'll discover how to leverage your intuition, evolve as a leader, and grow your business from a place of confidence, rest, and freedom. The mastermind is also a place for building authentic relationships (with your cohort and alumni) that transform into strategic business partnerships or lifelong friendships with people who get it, you know?
Using Your Stories to Create Content that Converts with Allison Janda-Brown
A few copywriters have pitched me to be on the podcast, but before I had any of them on, I knew I had to have Allison Janda-Brown on first! Allison personally helped me transform my own content as I went through my rebrand in 2022 and I’ve seen how successful her work can be firsthand. In our conversation today she shares more about her done-with-you approach and how to connect your amazing, personal stories from your life to the content that you write for your business. She’s helped client after client expand their client base to make bank. Enjoy!
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The Prosperous Empath Podcast is produced by Heart Centered Podcasting.