Catherine Finger, Ed.D, PCC, NBC-HWC
Catherine brings over 30 years of successful experience as an educational leader at the middle, high school, college, and university levels. Upon her retirement as a public high school superintendent, she pursued extensive additional training in the fields of executive coaching and adult development. Her executive coaching practice is centered around working with school superintendents, college and university leaders, upper-level military leaders, law enforcement personnel, and C-suite executives and mid-managers primarily in the energy and technology sectors. Passionate about helping her clients maximize potential and drive sustained, measurable performance improvements, her coaching approach is grounded in mindfulness, emotional intelligence, Appreciative Inquiry, and applied neuroscience research. Catherine builds strong and trusted relationships with clients, is an effective listener, and has an inclusive and interactive style of facilitation. Her work is focused on strengthening leadership competencies and performance while enhancing well-being, building resilience, and deepening our awareness of the positive. She comes alongside clients as an empathetic thought partner, offering support in the midst of challenges, helping clients gain clarity and insight while illuminating strategies to overcome obstacles and recognize opportunities in today’s demanding leadership arenas.
Education and Certifications: National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach;
Positive Psychology-Based Health & Well-Being Coach Certification; Emotional Intelligence (EQi) Coaching & Assessment Certification; Advanced Executive and Personal Coach Certification—College of Executive Coaching: Professional Coach Certification—International Coaching Federation; Doctoral Degree—Instructional Leadership, National-Louis University; MA in Spanish Literature & Language, University of Northern Iowa; BA, University of WI-Stevens Point.
Educational Awards & Recognition: Please see resume.
Executive Coaching Awards:
Named 2023 Executive Coach of the Year—Corporate America Today; 2022 Executive Coach of the Year—Brainz 500 & Global 100 Awards; 2022 Executive Coach Award—CEO Today; 2022 Detroit Area Top 5 Executive Coach of the Year—Influence Digest.