Dr. Catherine accepted the invitation to contribute the chapter “Reframe, Rewrite, Redesign” to the anthology The New Female Leader to help you consider your life, change your story, and create the life you desire.

Here’s an excerpt from Dr. Catherine’s chapter:

Nobody has an ideal life all the time. Few people feel that they are “enough,” especially during adolescence. No-one pleases everybody.

That’s OK.

I went to school from kindergarten to ninth grade with basically the same group of kids. A few people moved in and out of the schools, but for the most part, I knew everyone from kindergarten forward. I often felt inadequate. I wasn’t “rich.” I wasn’t “pretty.” I wasn’t “as smart” as someone else. I wasn’t “funny.” I wasn’t “talented” or “athletic.” I was “different” and I rarely felt good enough. I actually had a “friend” in sixth grade who decided it would be a good idea to spend 15 minutes telling me all my faults so that I could improve. That was not a pleasant experience.

When I was in ninth grade, I had an English teacher who was more than an English teacher—she was a life coach before life coaches were “a thing” and even before the title existed. …

Buy your copy of the book to learn how Dr. Catherine reframed her experiences, rewrote her story, redesigned her future, BECAME a leader she would follow, and how she can help YOU do the same thing for yourself.