Catherine la O'

Catherine la O'


Driven with passion for a deeper understanding of interpersonal dynamics, Catherine left a career in corporate sales to receive a degree in Social Psychology at San Francisco State University, after which she attained a Professional Coaching Certification at New Ventures West in San Francisco. She facilitates group workshops, conversation circles, and retreats, focusing on a variety of personal growth topics such as interpersonal communication, inner shadow discovery, team bonding, anger management, and meditation — all with the intention of promoting a better understanding of Self to enrich stronger bonds of community. Not only is she skillful in the art of facilitating group conversation, she works with clients on an individual level assisting their personal growth process by assessing their unique needs and perspectives and designing and implementing a program to attain client-specified goals. To read more about the coaching process, please click here. While still very committed to her work as a coach, Catherine took her Yoga practice to a new level by completing a 500-Hr. Yoga teacher training program at Yoga Tree in San Francisco. Armed with the wisdom and experience of many years of a dedicated personal practice, Catherine shares her knowledge with students in both private and public classes. She has found that her ability to teach and guide people into deeper body awareness marries beautifully with her skillful ability to coach and support them in their journey of cognitive, spiritual, and relational development. Catherine splits her time teaching public classes in San Francisco and Sacramento, CA. If you are interested in attending one of them, you may find her teaching schedule here. If you would like to contact Catherine to discuss how her offerings might best support your needs, you may do so here.

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In order to maintain integrity in a conversation and not fall victim to gossip’s trap, the practice is to keep coming back to the intention behind the conversation. Image: Thinkstock.

How To Replace Gossip With Intentional Conversation

The other day I was having a conversation with one of my girlfriends about the difference between gossip and having an intentional conversation with a trusted friend while seeking feedback about an issue with a third party. This is what we concluded.