We’re a team of

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

Creating Transformational Group Containers with Kerry Dobson

Have you been thinking of adding a group program to your business offerings (or even investing in one)? This episode of The Prosperous Empath is for you! I’m honored to have Kerry Dobson, a coach who supports authors, coaches, and other thought leaders in crafting & leading their own group certification programs, on the show. After hosting over 100 professional groups in her career, Kerry has so much insight into what makes a group course successful for the leader and the participants via igniting passion and creating long lasting & impactful connections. Just by listening, you can hear the care and expertise she brings to this work. Your programs can be just as transformational as your 1:1 offerings, consider today’s episode as a resource to help you get started on creating your own!  

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