PRAISE FOR CATHY
GLOWING PRAISE FROM MY CLIENTS
Having a champion guiding you to achieve your business
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Lighthouse’s Mentor Network Program facilitated by Cathy Goddard was pivotal in helping me build the confidence to let my passion become my career. Over the past 2 years I was fortunate to participate alongside inspiring, supportive and motivated women that were accountable to each other. Cathy has a huge heart and intuitive nature. She was very well prepared, professional and adept at balancing each participant’s needs. I highly recommend this mentor program to anyone that needs that extra bit to get them where they want to go professionally, financially and even personally.”
Working with Cathy as a coach gave me guidance and support to build my business – her Navigator business planning package was exactly what I needed. That coaching experience inspired me to join Lighthouse’s mentor program. Joining this program was integral in deepening my understanding of all aspects of running a business – especially in the early days of launching. The connections and support within the smaller mentor group helped me work through lingering doubts and questions I had. Cathy’s guidance of our group as well as her advice and wisdom were invaluable.
Cathy’s mentor program has given me the opportunity to rediscover myself through her guidance, workshops, group and individual activities. Having accountability buddies to keep each other on track in the journey of our life goals, passions and choices, all provided a positive and uplifting change that I’m forever grateful for. Cathy is a strong, caring and inspiring leader who offers a value added experience to make a difference for everyone to improve their life choices in a heartfelt and meaningful way.
Lighthouse’s Mentor Program offers structure and group space where members from diverse backgrounds, experiences and professions provide mentorship to one another. As an intra-preneur working in a large organization, this program provided me with a confidential group environment for regular check-ins – being accountable, sharing knowledge, offering encouragement in professional and personal realms are just some of the benefits. The in-person format gave me another layer of connection to people in my community, some who I may not ordinarily have met. My friendships and business networks are enriched as a result.
Writer & Stakeholder Relations Advisor
I joined Lighthouse’s mentor program for accountability and connection to entrepreneurs in the community. Cathy totally delivered on that. She’s a master at keeping track of our intentions and helping us stay the course. When Cathy believes in you, she goes all out. She’s an excellent connector and matched me up with a guest on my podcast who turned into an amazing new client. Someone I consider a dream client!
I was proud to take part in Lighthouse’s mentor program as a Community Beacon Award recipient. Being from another country and trying to set roots here without my family is challenging and the wisdom and support of my mentor group was invaluable. This program provided tools to look at all life realms and discover who I am and what I want. The weekly check-ins and buddy system was hands down necessary in keeping me accountable to work on my goals and essentially to transform my life.
Thank you to the Community Beacon partner, Squamish Savings and Vancity for this opportunity and to Cathy for the loving energy you poured in to us.
I’ve been part of Lighthouse’s mentor program several times. Cathy – with your support, I knocked 100% of my professional and personal goals out of the park this past season and exceeded my own expectations. The ideas, confidence and unwavering encouragement to reach for more continue to have a profound influence long after the course has wrapped up.
Cathy Goddard is an incredible facilitator – both for workshops and as part of her mentorship program. She delivers content in a way that is not only informative, but collaborative, engaging and fun. Having experienced Cathy in action both in a corporate group setting and by being a part of Lighthouse’s mentor program for several years, I can seriously not recommend her services enough. Above and beyond learning new valuable tools, I was able to apply the knowledge into my personal and professional growth and have created stronger, more powerful connections through being a part of her network. She will help you accelerate in business (and life).
Cathy Goddard of Lighthouse Visionary Strategies was the jump start we needed to create our company’s first ever strategic plan. She guided our team with patience and experience, helping us to build a plan that suited our company goals and provided ongoing support to ensure that we followed through. Following that experience, I jumped at the chance to sign up for her mentor program. She’s taken great care and time to curate each mentor group and to prepare the program package. From the first meeting, you feel at ease and ready to explore new possibilities in your personal and professional life. Cathy is a master at guiding you and the group where you need to go; she provides the space for you to grow.
I’ve enjoyed Lighthouse’s Mentor Program a few times and what brings me back each time is the support, kindness and knowledge of Cathy and all the ladies participating. It’s a think-tank like no other! Cathy is an innovator. She also created yet another safe space for people to come together when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Offering free online coworking sessions for us to come together ‘virtually’ to continue momentum in our work and life. Great support during these unprecedented times! Thank you Cathy for your guidance and expertise in directing us all toward our intentions and goals.
Working with Cathy has been a fantastic process. Her enthusiastic personality and innovative platforms have given me the confidence to launch my new business. Cathy funneled my ideas into a structured vision so my company is true to my intentions and goals. She has kept me accountable for steps that have projected me forward in a short timeline. I am thankful for her guidance to clarify my ideas and encouragement to believe in my dreams.
Adriana Koc Spadaro
Cathy Goddard led a session for our Executive Team on Communication & Conflict Management and delivered the content in a way that was not only informative but collaborative, engaging and fun. She shared tools that promoted effective communication within the team, elevated their skills and focused everybody on working towards shared goals and desired results. Cathy created a safe atmosphere and everyone clearly enjoyed the session and their takeaways have made a noticeable improvement in team dynamics. We will be utilizing Cathy’s services for future initiatives and would highly recommend her as a facilitator.
Running a business is a crazy roller coaster that is terrifying and thrilling at the same time and I felt a need to connect with entrepreneurs that were in the trenches. I knew from the first meeting that I’d found a safe place to freely share ideas, fears and doubts. In fact, I wonder if I would’ve achieved the major accomplishments without Cathy and these amazing women. During the course of the program, I competed in my first body building competition, won the Rising Star of Whistler award, expanded my company’s success and started a new digital agency. When I shared my lofty goals, Cathy and my mentor group didn’t doubt me for a second and instilled much needed confidence and encouragement for me to go for it. Lighthouse played a pivotal role in making 2017 one heck of a year for me.
Cathy has created a culture of sharing, educating, connecting and promoting small businesses through all of Lighthouse’s programs. Whether through her coaching services, award-winning mentor program or speaker events, she empowers small business owners, helping them to discover opportunities and encouraging them to action. As part of Lighthouse Mentor Network from the very beginning, I have witnessed Cathy’s willingness to share her business advice and feel that this program has enabled me to prosper in exciting ways.
As part of Lighthouse Mentor Network, I acquired so much support and expertise from my group of entrepreneurs. Our group was carefully put together by Cathy Goddard, so that each of our talents supported the others on the team. She facilitated the group with talent, allowing us the freedom to flow within a structure that produced great results and learning. My biggest takeaways were to grow my business expertise in areas I was less adept at and to get a new tribe of entrepreneurs (and deep friendships!) to help guide me on my business journey.
Melanie Anne Bitner
When I started my own business, I jumped at the chance to surround myself with women entrepreneurs through Lighthouse’s mentor program. Cathy did a brilliant job of selecting women who would complement each other both personally and professionally. The mentor program offered encouragement, support, new ideas and connections. That new network of ‘’advisors’ and Cathy’s tools for goal setting and accountability has helped us achieve the dream of opening more Peaked Pies locations.
Cathy came recommended to us through the conference services department of our Whistler hotel. Although we hadn’t met prior to her actual presentation, she grasped our intention right away. Her workshop focused on building leadership from within and and received lots of positive feedback from our team. Cathy kept everyone in focus and did a great job of delivering the message in a humorous but thought provoking way. I would highly recommend her for any group or team as she was able to customize her presentation to fulfill our desired message.
Lighthouse Mentor Network has been a great investment for the development of my business. The intimate group setting encourages close connections that focus in on achieving business targets. The group members share professional advice and their business contacts, turning what would be a “cold” call into a “warm” call. In the last mentor group I participated in, an introduction turned into a contract that provided three months of work. That would not have happened without being a part of the mentor program and I look forward to driving my business growth in the next round of the program.
I have been part of Lighthouse’s mentor groups for several years, they keep me motivated, inspired and focused every time. This program is a great way to get out of the ‘home office’ and meet other business owners. Cathy guides the group through the conversations, keeping everyone motivated and accountable, whilst also sharing her own knowledge and ideas. Every year I take away new ideas, tips and solutions to implement into Whistler Creative.
Lighthouse Mentor Network has been instrumental in me building my business, Local Element Marketing. This mentor program has helped me sustain momentum through regular meetings, accountability partners and specially designed tools. I’ve also hired Cathy as a business coach. She is always willing to share her years of experience while remaining down to earth and easy to talk to. Choosing to invest in myself and my business has enabled me to gain insights I otherwise would have missed out on.
Local Element Marketing
Cathy Goddard delivered for us in spades…from the first moment we approached her she was prompt, professional and brings with her a quick wit to boot. She is focused, organized and delivers an end product that our workshop attendees rely on. Her focus is on the people in the seats listening to her and she maintained that focus for 3+ hours. We have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending her to any organization interested in delivering first-rate keynotes and workshops.
Our organization was looking for someone to speak on customer service and Cathy Goddard came highly recommended. We were definitely not disappointed and actually delighted that she was such an excellent presenter that got everyone engaged and instilled in them a positive, uplifting attitude. She shared an abundance of tools to reinforce how important customer service, but most impressively, she got the group moving and actually walking the walk, not just talking the talk. Thank you Cathy for delivering such inspiration.
I was at a time in my life where I actually knew my end goal but there seemed to be endless obstacles to overcome to get me there. I hired Cathy as a coach and embarked on Lighthouse’s “Explorer” coaching package. She was not only my guide and my champion but her good nature, supreme organization skills and due diligence kept me on track and moving forward. If you need clarity and someone to guide you, I’d highly recommend Cathy who will help you navigate your way.
As a small business owner, it’s hard to find time to do any planning, but it’s oh-so-vital if you want to make any pivots or to reaffirm that you’re going in the right direction. I just finished Lighthouse’s Set Your Intentions workshop, and I’m taping my Mission Map to my office wall. I’ve had big picture business ideas in the back of my mind for some time and after working through these modules, I’ve been able to create a plan to achieve these goals. Thank you Cathy for your practical, easy-to-follow program.
Rebecca Wood Barrett
Feeling I needed direction and guidance in my professional life, I joined Cathy’s ‘Set Your Intentions’ workshop and followed that up with one-on-one coaching sessions. She helped me define my values and create a plan for a career change that more closely aligns with what is most important to me. Cathy has been motivating and inspiring and working with her has been the push I needed to move towards a more fulfilling life.
Whether Cathy is facilitating a mentor group, leading a workshop or moderating a speaker event, her passion for business is evident in everything she does. Through Lighthouse Mentor Network, she provides a supportive network and safe environment for business owners to share ideas and offer expert advice to one another. Cathy has a real talent for providing effective business solutions for small business owners. Her energy, enthusiasm and determination are infectious and with her support, anything is achievable.
Cathy is an incredible visionary and community builder. She has the unique ability to identify a need, develop content to satisfy it, and then share knowledge to benefit others. I’ve attended Cathy’s workshops, been on a panel she moderated and participated as a member of her mentor program. I don’t hesitate to recommend Cathy Goddard and will continue to encourage participation in programs she is involved with.
Cathy is an advocate for entrepreneurs passing along her energy and enthusiasm to everyone she meets, as well as her extensive know-how. I worked with Cathy through her mentor program and she truly practices what she preaches, making her an excellent role model for any small business owner. Her level of customer satisfaction is outstanding and she truly cares about the success of everyone in the program.
Cathy puts an amazing amount of work and preparation into all her endeavours. As a part of Lighthouse Mentor Network, I had access to Cathy’s abundance of knowledge and expertise, and the opportunity to discuss common business problems with other entrepreneurs. Through our meeting’s open and honest conversations, I acquired solutions to challenges and a support network that held me accountable for implementing those solutions. Best of all, I came away with a new resource of business-minded acquaintances and friends.
Cathy is an inspiring and creative leader always willing to go above and beyond to get positive results. The mentor program she offers fills a real need in our community for women requiring assistance to take their businesses to the next level. I gained so much wisdom and insight as part of Lighthouse Mentor Network and it allowed me to achieve greater results at work. Cathy’s energy is boundless and her desire to help others succeed is very inspiring. I highly recommend Cathy if you are looking to take your business to new heights.
Zero Ceiling Society
I have had the great pleasure to work with Cathy in many different capacities over the years. I know from these experiences that she is a capable, results-oriented and inspiring leader; a wonderful, collaborative team player; and an engaging speaker who uses her varied experiences and humor to deliver valuable lessons for her audience. No matter the project, Cathy continues to reach out, share her knowledge, and touch the lives of many along the way.
Perfect Fit Strategies
Cathy Goddard is one of those women that you know has put great effort into polishing her professional career and is determined to use her endless stream of energy to help you do the same. As a facilitator and speaker, she is a complete pleasure to listen to with material that is always relevant.
As an energetic guide, Cathy Goddard leverages her extensive leadership experience to drive your success. Cathy’s approachable manner and knowledge means that as a personal mentor, small group facilitator or keynote speaker, she leads you to the next steps and action that will deliver optimal outcomes.
VANOC – former Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games
I was looking for a coach to help me expand my business and specifically, someone with a wide range of expertise. Sharing thoughts with Cathy on possible approaches to goals helped me decide what route to take. She made the right options obvious, not by telling me what to do but by highlighting things I said that made that choice clear. Cathy is motivated and motivating and I found this coaching experience to be a great “big-picture” experience that produced really solid results.