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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

catherine wood
catherine wood
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...

Catherine Wood

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

The world rewards us for self-sacrifice

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.

We believe

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.

Our evolution

From side hustle to sustainable multi six figures - and every defining moment in between

But first, let’s back up a little…

Rockport, MA

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

This is where
things started
to change
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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

Smitten at
First Sight

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.

Loved this
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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

Married Parth

Adorable Molly
Comes Home
with Us
Just Married

Business goals are cool

But check out these lush life goals!

Serve in the U.S. Peace Corps.


Visit India!


Go Skydiving!


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


Meet the team

Together we facilitate provocative coaching conversations that move mountains in an emotionally safe space

Our Credentials & Certifications Include

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Become the architect of your life and business

1:1 Coaching

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.

UNBOUNDED Mastermind

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?

Marketing Like We’re Human with Sarah Santacroce


If you’re an ambitious empath, you probably feel the misalignment of hustle culture marketing almost daily. I know this was a huge problem for me early on in my business before I really gave myself permission to do things my way. With that being said, I’m so excited to have Sarah Santacrose on the show today. Sarah is the author of Marketing Like We’re Human, and it’s her mission to show how we, as prosperous empaths, can revolutionize the marketing industry.

Visit this episode’s show notes page here.

The Prosperous Empath® Podcast is produced by Heart Centered Podcasting.

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