Launching Creating... in 1998, Cathy's mission and passion
is "Realizing Unlimited Potential in People & Organizations."
Cathy has a Master's Degree in Leadership Studies
from Azusa Pacific University, a Bachelor of Education (Teaching Certification-Junior
Intermediate Level), a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Philosophy and
Neuropsychology from the University of Toronto and an Associate of Science
with a major in Chemistry and Biology from Miami Dade Community College.
Cathy is a Team Management Systems Certified Instructor;
MBTI Step 1 Qualified Instructor; Leadership 1 Certified Instructor for
Citigroup, Outward Bound International Global Facilitation Network Leader.
She has completed intensive training programs that include The Centre
for Creative Leadership--The Looking Glass Experience, Dr. Stephen Scheitevoerder's
5-day Process Work-Group Facilitation Workshop, 5-day Residential Group
Action Workshop (Saint-Jory-de-Chalais, French Dordogne & Tokyo, Japan),
Arthur Hull Certified Drum Circle facilitation training, and 2-week Czech
Outward Bound Intertouch Program Playing Japanese drums (taiko) semi-professionally,
facilitating Rhythm Circles and running Wanderlust adventure tours are
a few of Cathy's current passions.
Living in Japan for the last 15 years, Cathy has been
nicknamed "The Blue-Eyed Japanese" by the people who know her
For the past 7 years, Cathy has also worked as the International
Program Coordinator for Outward
Voice of the Client:
- "Cathy is passionate about her work and dedicated to contributing
all that she can to those that she provides services to. These qualities
combined with a very high sense of responsibility and accountability
means I can trust her implicitly to live up to her word. All in all,
a very strong performer, knowledgeable and respected in her field and
tireless in her effort to grow and improve" (Larry Purdy, Vice-President,
Training & Development, Citigroup Japan)
- "Cathy Bernatt stands out among the top leadership trainers in
Japan. For example, she received top evaluations by mid-career MBA students
in her co-teaching with me at Hitotsubashi University's Graduate School
of International Corporate Strategy. Participants in our course invariably
came away with valuable and lasting insight into their leadership strengths
and weaknesses, steps they could take in motivating subordinates and
eliciting employee concerns, and how best to focus their own leadership
talent. Cathy designs her training programs so that the flow and continuity
of activities build on each other to culminate a resolution that is
illuminating (and often surprising) for partipants in its depth and
scope. She is willing to surface conflicts that other trainers shy away
from, and she handles very difficult issues with a combination of directness
and deep compassion. Her training leaves a lasting impact because in
her every action, she embodies her message of leadership through empowerment.
Cathy Bernatt is truly a remarkable leader and a leader in this field."
(Tish Robinson, Associate Professor, Hitotsubashi University, Graduate
School of International Corporate Strategy, National Center of Sciences
Voice of the Participant:
- "Outstanding! Open, warm, stimulating, good sense of humor;
charismatic, clear. Great stories, metaphors and quotes to illustrate
points. High-energy, dynamic, flexible. Very talented! Also, Cathy created
a great "space" in which to experiment, as well as great camaraderie!"
(Leading Innovation & Collaboration)
- "Cathy does a great job in guiding and leading (in a very positive
sense) participants to engage in very deep reflective thinking. The
end result is we find answers from what we knew ourselves and link to
practical skills that allow us to make that a usable competency going
forward. Thanks!" (High Quality Customer Service)
- "Cathy has a tremendous understanding of people and what makes
them tick. I was comfortable sharing my problems and aspects of my self
not normally revealed." (Effective Coaching)
- "This class was an "eye opener" for me. Although many
things learned appeared to be common knowledge, the explanation of how
this impacts you and your interaction with other people was very revealing.
It was a great boost to my confidence knowing why I do the things I
do and how I come to the conclusions and decisions I make." (Leading
High Performing Teams)
- "Cannot say enough about Cathy and her abilities. She was incredibly
knowledgeable and enjoyable to listen to and interact with." (Leadership
- "Effective in ensuring participants' full interaction,
clarifiying key take aways, injects humor into training." (Strategies
for Managing Change)
- "One of the best facilitators I have ever worked with."
(Leading High Performing Teams)
- "Incredible ability to answer tough questions on the spot."
(Managing Problem Performers)
- "Thank you. It's great for me to hear more critical comments
rather than the standard "great job" which is always received
at work." (Leading Innovation & Collaboration)
- "Very clear in getting ideas and help across to participants.
Overall, one of the best courses I have ever attended and will recommend
to fellow in-charges at same level..." (Leading People Skillfully)
- "Cathy's professional commitment to guide her subject's development
is very genuine and at a level that is rare in this setting. She could
have just run through the book to deliver the intended message, but
instead found only the useful points of the text to help her with illustrating
the essence. I will attend her "Leading Teams" or other management
programs if I have the opportunity." (Leading People Skillfully)
- "Excellent trainer providing insights into conducting such a
difficult but important process." (Conducting Effective Performance