Cathy Smalley Pales, Ed.D.

Take a Breath Coaching, LLC
CNE Programs: CNE Workshops

Cathy Smalley Pales, Ed.D. is the owner of Take a Breath Coaching, LLC. Take a Breath Coaching works primarily with high-achieving women to develop better leadership presence and behaviors through learning how to thrive instead of just survive.

Leadership presence is an internal state; one that is calm, emotionally centered, energized and fully aware. Too many professionals find themselves just surviving day to day rather than thriving. Take a Breath Coaching helps clients learn to thrive so that they can learn to lead.

Our central focus is providing the space for professionals to discover their authentic leadership presence and potential.

Dr. Pales’ particular areas of interest include: work/life integration, energy management, the affect of wellness on leadership behaviors, developing professional and personal well-being, mindfulness and employee engagement.

Doctor of Education in Higher Education Administration with a concentration in Leadership and Organizational Change, University of Virginia

Graduate, Georgetown University Leadership Coaching Program

Certified Health Coach and Group Fitness Instructor, American Council on Exercise

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