life coach and business coach Cathy Dunford

Cathy Dunford

Executive, Personal Development and Wellness Coach, NBC-HWC

Optimistic, Intuitive, Engaged, Transformative

Austin, TX

Appointment Types:

  • Phone
  • Online via Zoom


  • Business Soft Skills
  • Communication/EQ Skills
  • Confident Communication
  • Executive Coaching
  • Executive Presence
  • Leadership Development
  • Design Thinking and Innovation
  • Midlife Career Change/Exploration
  • Communication/EQ Skills
  • Confidence and Self-esteem
  • Confident Communication
  • Developmental & Behavioral Coaching
  • Divorce Recovery
  • Goal Setting & Accountability


  • The National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching, National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach
  • Wellcoaches School of Coaching, Certified Health and Wellness Coach
  • Institute for Integrative Nutrition, Certified Integrative Nutrition Coach
  • American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Certified Lifestyle Medicine Coach
  • National Academy of Sports Medicine, Certified Personal Trainer

Packages Offered:

Ideal Clients:

  • Career Changers
  • Community Change Makers
  • Executives
  • Human Resources
  • Individual Contributors
  • Mid Level Managers

Methodologies and Tools used:

  • Accepting and meeting you where you are today
  • Highlighting mindful thinking and doing work that builds confidence
  • Fostering awareness and acceptance
  • Defining a higher purpose for well-being and life balance
  • Accessing and harnessing your innate desires and drives
  • Championing your values and personal strengths to achieve your goals
  • Collaborating to address emotional health, emotional agility and resilience
  • Constructing a personal well-being blueprint
  • Setting realistic and achievable goals
  • Identifying obstacles as opportunities to learn and grow
  • Building a supportive environment for personal growth

Cathy’s Story

Are you satisfied with your work/life balance? Do you feel engaged and energized in your daily life? Executive, Personal Development and Wellness coaching is for individuals who want to take better care of themselves and their careers. When you feel better physically and emotionally, you work more effectively with others, have a higher level of workplace engagement, and reduce personal loss incurred by health care costs, diminished productivity, illness, and absenteeism. Balanced professionals have improved life satisfaction, greater self-efficacy and can produce more work at a higher quality.

Cathy’s clients value her approach to coaching that is centered on the unique needs of each individual to bring about greater life satisfaction and work/life balance. She utilizes her extensive background in health and wellness, paired with coaching psychology methods from Harvard Health, to define her holistic approach as an Executive, Personal Development and Wellness Coach. Cathy’s coaching is grounded by the latest research in positive psychology, appreciative inquiry models, self-determination theory, and emotional intelligence. She offers a variety of services and assessments to help you to clarify and execute on a clear vision for your life that fosters abundance while honoring your life balance. 

Cathy’s mission is to arouse, engage, energize and challenge you to reach higher at the right moment. She understands what is at stake with your self-care and supportively encourages you to take appropriate risks and ask courageous questions. Partner with Cathy to manage stress more effectively, align your health behaviors to your life goals, improve your emotional intelligence and self-awareness, lead with increased presence, and manage work/life balance more congruently. 

What clients are saying about Cathy…