Power of Coaching Interview with Cathy Graham

In my blog series, Power of Coaching, I interviewed Cathy Graham, a Registered Certified Coach (RCC), organizational development expert, and a Human Resources executive with over 20 years experience working with leaders and teams. She is currently the HR Director with Strickland Insurance Group and coaches high potentials and newly promoted leaders within the organization.


In this interview we talked about:

  • that coaching is about asking the right questions and letting people find their own path forward
  • using assessment tools to assist in the coaching process
  • the impact of coaching on coachees and their direct reports
  • numerous impacts on the organization
  • that the removal of roadblocks or ‘self-limiting beliefs’ can lead to achieving personal and professional goals
  • how the impact of a change in one aspect of your life can impact other areas


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A special thanks to Cathy for an informative interview.

Connect with Cathy at http://cathygrahamcoaching.wordpress.com/

Cathy Graham Bio:  Based in North Carolina, Cathy Graham is a Registered Certified Coach (RCC), organizational development expert, and an HR executive with over 20 years experience working with leaders and teams.

She’s certified in Hogan; Everything DiSC; Franklin-Covey; DDI; and Results Based Coaching.


Cathy earned:

  • a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) credential from the Society for Human Resource Management.
  • an undergraduate degree from Cornell and
  • a Master of Arts in Human Resources and Organizational Development from University of San Francisco.

Cathy is the principal of Cathy Graham Coaching and writes a blog called  Workplace Navigator.

Power of Coaching Interview with Patti Cotton

In my blog series, Power of Coaching, I have interviewed Patti Cotton with Patti Cotton Coaching, in Southern California.

Patti helps brilliant women discover and claim their best self, and help them architect and launch their next chapter, so that they can present their great work more powerfully and profitably to the world.

This interview is packed with insightful information that will help you better understand the power of coaching.

In this interview, we discussed:

  • what is an individuals’ ‘Immunity to Change’
  • how an individual’s ‘immune system’ develops and may get in the way of leading the life they want
  • learn about the impact of your ‘immunity systems’ on getting what you want
  • learn how to break through your ‘immunity system’
  • impact of breaking through one self-limiting area and how this can affect the whole person
  • the impact of coaching on individuals and organizations
  • how coaching can help individuals realize more focus and results in their personal and professional lives
  • two success stories –
    • Because of this one change in my client’s personal life, she told me – “I never thought that working on this one thing would make me feel so happy and alive everywhere in my life including my work. I am more productive, more energetic, I am just on fire.’’




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A special thanks to Patti for a very informative and enlightening interview. You can connect with Patti at http://www.patticotton.com/

Patti’s Bio

She is a Professional Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation. Patti has a Masters degree in Organizational Management and Development from Fielding Graduate University, and graduate certification in Fielding Graduate University’s Evidence-based Coaching Program.

Patti is certified in: Harvard University’s Immunity to Change methodology; conflict resolution in the workplace through Kenneth Cloke; and mediation through La Sierra University’s Center for Conflict Resolution.

Patti believes we are all called to make a difference, and to advocate for our sister and fellow human beings.  Because there is a special place in her heart for those who cannot speak for themselves, she serves in various volunteer leadership capacities through board service and other special taskforces that address the health and welfare of our communities.