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“Cathy helped me break through 30 years of self doubt.


Her work is from the heart and is so vital if you want to break through to the life you were always meant to live!"


“Cathy Gooden is a wonderfully devoted coach and healer. 

She’s deeply committed to making a difference in her clients’ lives. 

She’s a powerful advocate for change on this planet, and it is needed!”




"Cathy is a leader in her field. She continuously explores ways to learn, grow and expand her knowledge.


She genuinely cares for the well-being of her students.

I have personally watched Cathy spend time working with her clients with a level of caring not typical in today's hectic world. She is patient, kind and compassionate.

I highly recommend her and will continue working with her as she grows Gooden Life and helps many more people. She is amazing."


“I had the pleasure of working with Cathy when we both served in leadership roles. Cathy coached executives and supported their professional and personal growth – her approach to coaching is natural and organic, earning her the trust, credibility and respect of many. 

As an effective coach, Cathy can guide you to expand and support you to set a path for your goals. I would highly recommend Cathy as a coach, leader and trusted source.”





“Cathy is an inspiring, dedicated coach who quickly gets to the heart of the matter and holds space for you to blossom into your highest self.


She has a wealth of experience as a leader of transformational growth.

Her insights are spot on and she offers top-notch support.”




"I met Cathy early in my career and found her to be an inspirational coach, mentor, and role model.


I consider my time working with Cathy to be an integral part of my development as a professional and leader.


Her vision, ability to strategize, and her inclusivity provided wonderful guidance for me. I found and still consider Cathy's influence part of my foundation for leadership."



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Do any of these sound like you?

You’ve had a successful career but now you’re seeking deeper meaning in your life


You know there’s a greater purpose for you, but aren’t sure how to align with it

If any one of those sentiments resonated with you, I can help.

It’s your time to thrive.

It’s time to invest in you!

You’re a perfectionist, an overachiever, or a people pleaser – and now you’re on the brink of burn out


You put everyone else’s needs before your own


You’re in a state of transition and are seeking guidance to move into the next chapter of your life

You’re seeking more energy, vitality, and joy – but don’t know quite where to start


Gain clarity on your goals, visions, and aspirations

In our coaching sessions I will help you:

Determine clear action steps to move you toward your dreams

Realize your unique strengths to overcome the obstacles holding you back from being the best version of you

Support you along your path with compassionate, nonjudgmental presence and a wealth of coaching expertise

As an expert coach with over 30 years experience leading large nonprofit organizations, my mission is to help women and men over 45 align with their greatest purpose.



You receive a FREE 45-Minute Coaching Call.

Yep, it’s totally free. Zero strings attached. 

This gives you a chance to get to know me, understand

my coaching process, and see if we’re a good fit.

In your Free Coaching Session I’ll help you: 

  • Rapidly uncover your deepest goals, your hidden strengths, and your values

  • Uncover exactly how to create the shifts you seek

  • Realize what unique skills you can cultivate to reach your goals

We do this through the Success Zones & Strengths Process, a powerful coaching technique that helps you get to the heart of your dreams and the root of your obstacles.

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Where do we start?

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