Thursday, June 26, 2008

About the Author

As founder of Passport to Purpose, a professional and personal development company, Cathy has been helping individuals find more meaning and purpose in their lives and work. Cathy has developed a three-pronged system to help individuals identify their core attributes which is used to construct a powerful vision and plan for creating a more fulfilling life.

Fascinated with the job search process and wanting to be more than a successful resume writer, Cathy studied with Richard Bolles, author of What Color is Your Parachute?. This led her to returning to school to get a degree in career counseling. Juggling work, family and school, she graduated from Cal State University at Northridge with an MS at 41.

Immediately upon graduation, Cathy and her business partner opened the Career Synergy Center (CSC), a comprehensive job and career center in Encino, California. While Cathy has worked with people of all ages, she specializes in the unique career needs of adults. She has worked with students and adults at Pierce College, CSUN, Ventura County Government, Conejo Valley Adult School, Carson One Stop, and the national outplacement firm Drake, Beam, Morin, Inc.

Cathy is recognized as a keynote speaker, workshop leader, author of numerous articles and books. She is the creator of VISTa Life/Career Cards, a counseling tool that is both personality inventory and career assessment. VISTa Cards are enthusiastically used by therapists and career professionals around the world.

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