Hi, I’m Catherine. I wear a few hats, but above all, I consider myself an educator. I love to teach, especially when I can share information that will help others become better versions of themselves. And that is one of the main motivations for me starting My Happy Insides.
I want people to feel better inside and out.
It is my belief that when you have the right information and the right mindset, you can feel your best. And what is right for one person is completely different for another person. But I want to help you figure out what you need to thrive.
For more than a decade, I have led workshops, facilitated sessions, and provided training focused on personal and professional development, ranging in topics such as communication, leadership, organizational systems, personality frameworks, and transformative learning.
When I was introduced to the Immunity to Change framework, I knew it was something I had to share with others. Since completing the facilitator’s workshop in 2012, I have been teaching others how they might unknowingly be getting in their own way and preventing meaningful change.
More recently, I have seen the impact of Gretchen Rubin’s Four Tendencies framework. By understanding how we and others respond to inner and outer expectations, we can figure out how to work with our tendency in order to be successful and work well with other tendencies. I am so happy to be able to share the framework with others.
Like many who have pursued nutrition, my interest came from a personal place. In the process of working through my autoimmune health journey, I discovered a passion for understanding the connection between food and health. Ultimately, it led me to pursue the Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP) certification by the Nutritional Therapy Association.
Having experienced the transformational effects of focusing on whole, nutrient-dense foods, I wanted the tools so I could help others feel better through focusing not only on what we eat, but how we eat.
After overhauling my diet as a way to restore my health, I realized I had only focused on cleaning up one element of my lifestyle with little emphasis on changing the products in my home. Making swaps to safer, non-toxic products felt really overwhelming. However, I took slow and deliberate steps to educate myself and find options that worked for me.
The more I learn, the more I believe it’s important to include when my aim is to help others feel better inside and out.
Not very long ago, I used to joke that my choices of education didn’t follow a logical pattern. I went from a BSc in physiology and psychology to an MEd in adult and workplace education to an MBA in organizational development to an NTP focused on nutrition. I was just following my interests as they arose with little thought into whether they made sense together.
It wasn’t until I decided to start My Happy Insides that I realized all my educational interests actually converge to help me educate others about how they can become a better version of themselves.