What clients say about working with me...
From my recent workshop at the UNRIG summit in Nashville, put on the great group "Represent Us." They told me, "Attendees listed your session as one of their favorites of the Summit!"
Here's what attendees said:
Cathy’s workshop at the Unrig conference in Nashville in 2019 was, by far, my favorite hour of the conference. As a development professional, opportunities to engage with a messaging professional – especially one who is smart, funny, and passionate – are invaluable.
Hannah F. Smolar, Senior Philanthropic Advisor, Common Cause
Cathy is a memorable presence who took the time to understand our communication challenges and design a custom training for us called “Language Customers Love.” She delivered an interactive program that allowed participants to develop new communication strategies for greater sales success. In follow up to the training she invested time coaching each individual to help them adopt the strategies she taught. She also created a tailored document for us that we can now use as a real time coaching tool to bring our writing to the next level. I have been impressed with the time and thoughtfulness she spent with our team. Thank you!
Head of Corporate Training for Media Organization
I will take any class you offer!
Staff member, Bay Path University
Our experience working with Cathy McNally was a delight from start to finish. Cathy created a customized training to help pediatric residents be better public advocates for our patients. She designed a fun and interactive media training program that helped the team learn and practice new strategies for communicating with media. The workshop was delivered in a way that got participants laughing and having fun while learning challenging new skills in a safe and comfortable environment. Cathy gave the group practical strategies for effectively delivering an effective message in media interviews. I now have a group of residents who are energized and excited to use these skills to advocate for children! Thank you, Cathy!
Molly Senn, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, UMMS-Baystate
Associate Program Director, UMMS-Baystate Pediatric Residency Program
You are an excellent workshop leader. I enjoyed learning from you.
Eleanor Le Cain, National Director, She Wins We Wins Campaign
"If you ever have a chance to work with Cathy as a trainer or a coach, you owe it to yourself and your organization to do so. Cathy's hands-on very approachable, very practical style meant that I walked away from her training with numerous new skills and many improvements to my existing techniques--improvements which I am still utilizing. Cathy is a strong, knowledgeable instructor, and she is very very good at providing input to make any presentation clearer, more visually engaging, and therefore much more impactful. I cannot recommend Cathy highly enough,"
Sabine Ocker, Information Architect at Akamai Technologies
"Working with Cathy was the smartest thing I ever did! I found Cathy to be organized, detail oriented and so easy to work with. She went the extra mile to make sure I was well prepared and ready to go. I spent countless hours working with Cathy practicing my speech for my presentation. I also found Cathy to be very patient and supportive. As a result of working with Cathy, my presentation was a huge success."
Trevor Smith, Owner, Blue Sky Consulting
"Cathy McNally was one of the best instructors I have had in my career. Cathy's personality and style of teaching actually grabs the listener and makes you want to hear more! Her talent for speaking flows into her ability to coach individuals.To this day, I still refer back to what I learned from her in a presentation class she taught while I was employed at PepsiCo. Her class was the most memorable sales class that I have taken in my 23-yr career. Not only were the presentation skills she shared extremely valuable, but she injected 'humor' into the coaching/teaching of the course. The class became 'fun' and stimulating vs. the normal very 'dry' classes which force one to find ways to stay focused. I would endorse and recommend Cathy as a dynamic and engaging speaker, teacher or writer for any business needing to grow."
Durell Strouse, Senior National Account Manager, PepsiCo
"Our team really had a breakthrough during our day with you!"
Site director, major pharma firm
Cathy gave an outstanding keynote address to a 200+ crowd [...] She immediately put the audience at ease and her talk reflected thebest use of applied adult principles. ...She got people thinking, reflecting, talking and learning - often what is hoped for at conferences, but rarely realized. If this were a baseball game, I'd say Cathy hit this one out of the park! What a true pleasure to witness such excellence in craft."
Director of Learning & Organizational Development, Western Massachusetts Training Consortium