Cat Cuevas offers 20 years of strategic and tactical experience in organizational development, leadership, learning & talent development, and people operations, including developing global programs, systems, partnerships, and frameworks that yield broad, dramatic impact.
Senior organizational development strategist who eradicates complex business roadblocks while fostering the values of equity and inclusion, diverse leadership, and team cohesiveness.
Diplomatic mentor and catalyst of personal and political change. Deep coaching and change leadership experience, plus advisory seats for elite think tanks, conferences, and capacity-building coalitions.
Outstanding relationship builder who earns trust and collaboration across verticals, industries, companies, and departments. Turns conflict into opportunity and inspiration into action.
“Cat Cuevas is looking to change the world. She is as fierce and business-results-oriented as she is elegant and playful.” - COACH
It's my mission to provide strategic leadership for a more joyful, regenerative, and socially just world.
Cat has worked across a variety of sectors and industries helping individuals, teams and organizations build skills, collaborate effectively, and align toward a shared vision. Including:
Health and Safety
Cat is the definition of a professional. She’s a leadership maven with a calm demeanor and an enviable confidence. Cat will no doubt transform your organization no matter your need: DEI, change management, program creation, public speaking, etc. Working with her is a true joy. - Senior Internal Communications Lead
Cat is a prolific leader! She has all the traditional skills of leadership: confidence, vision, strategic planning skills and is also an inspiring leader: transparent, empowering, encouraging, high emotional intelligence, authentic, accountable, creative, tenacious, visionary, and so much more. I had the privilege of working with Cat at the City of Seattle on the City's diversity, equity, and inclusion projects. This work required a deep equity analysis, strategic thinking and planning, robust coaching and facilitation, excellent communication, and much more. Cat had all of the needed skills and brought elevated thinking and creativity into the work. - Principal Coach and Business Owner
In my every interaction with her, Cat Cuevas has proven to be personally and professionally impactful as a catalyzer of my human creativity. Cat has that rare ability to wear many hats, often simultaneously, and always with exceptional competence and stunning grace. She has demonstrated the capacity, interchangeably and at once, to act as Change Champion, Idea Doctor, Inspiration Initiator, Soul Super-hero, and Growth Guru. Simply put, by Cat’s lead, I have been enabled to be a better me. - Positive Psychology, Executive Health and Leadership Development Coach
Cat Cuevas is an incredible facilitator and has been instrumental in improving Katerra's culture. I have been very impressed with her ability to bring disparate teams together: she is enthusiastic, supportive, and a great listener. Cat has also been a huge champion for the company's Diversity & Inclusion efforts, and I have personally learned a lot from her on this topic. She is fearless, hard-working, and a delight to partner with. But most importantly, Cat brings out the best in people. I wholeheartedly recommend her for any organization. - VP of Marketing and Public Affairs
I have had the pleasure of working with Cat on several culture initiatives... Each time, the initial idea became significantly better because of Cat. Her attention to detail, thoroughness and follow through are second to none. Cat has also been instrumental in providing valuable information at multiple levels within the company, from general office wide initiatives to detailed research for focused committees. Perhaps best of all, Cat exemplifies all of the core values we aspire to. - Chief Architect
Cat has been a key part of Katerra's M&A Integration efforts. Her understanding and commitment to our people-first approach has had a huge impact on every one of our acquisitions. From collaborating early in the employee engagement phases, to supporting culture transitions and helping run and assess our employee surveys, her organized, thoughtful, and execution focused contributions have been invaluable. - Head of US Construction M+A
I have been incredibly lucky to have Cat as my co-pilot ...for nearly three years as we stood up the L+D function in a global, hyper-growth start-up. Cat brings all the smarts and a huge heart. I have most appreciated Cat's big thinking and how she has stretched my imagination and belief of what's possible. She has also modeled and taught me much about inclusion, belonging and leading with empathy. Cat is a 'can do' leader- she has mastered all the skills to be a one-woman L+D band. She consults, designs, develops and delivers learning content and talent programs like no other. She is creative, welcoming, engaging and knows her stuff, often bringing brain science into whatever she is teaching. Cat can seamlessly do the lead/follow dance and does both gracefully, stepping up to take charge when she needs to and providing unwavering support when someone else is in the lead. Cat will always be the first colleague I call when building and leading a L+D team in any organization. - Global Talent Leader and Coach
Cat Cuevas is one of the clearest and most direct leaders I have had the good fortune to meet. She combines compassion with insight, helping those with whom she works see both a bigger picture and more empowering possibilities. Fun, dynamic, playful, and solid on task, Cat brings transparent clarity to organizational and leadership challenges. Highly recommended. – Global Director of Enterprise Risk Management, Global Financial Services Consultancy
Cat is a highly competent leader. She is incredibly skilled in her interactions and interventions, employing creativity and a sense of adventure. – Counselor
Working with Cat gave me the tools I desperately needed to become organized. She empowered me to discover I could be the one to bring the ideas of my imagination to fruition. Her focus helped me formulate a work plan I could follow. Cat guided me to identify hurdles, reframe strategies, and most importantly to have the personal confidence necessary to manifest my ideas. I am so grateful for her compassionate and firm leadership. Cat makes me want to shout, “Yes I can!” –Counselor
I thoroughly enjoyed the training. Now I can really be an informed and committed board member - Workshop Participant
She consistently models the skills that the programs teach. She is empathetic to her training participants assessing their comprehension and engagement throughout the training sessions and adjusting learning modalities as needed. She is an expert problem solver, and uses a consultative approach to helping school districts meet implementation challenges such as readiness, evaluation and sustainability. – Senior Trainer
Cat Cuevas was the reason that this workshop was so successful. She was a consistent model of everything she advocated. The lessons, activities, role-plays, games and skits were meaningful and useful – every one of them! There was never a dull moment or a wasted teaching opportunity. She fostered a sense of caring and belonging in our group that we were all free to reach outside of our comfort zone in order to learn. I have never attended a workshop that was so unanimously well received. Seeds planted in this program will grow and multiply as we bring what we learned back to our schools. - Teacher
Incredibly knowledgeable and able to create vision for what implementation can do - Train the Trainer Participant
Cat is a highly-qualified, professional trainer, with expertise and experience in adult learning principles and group facilitation... This often involves adapting training to the needs and readiness of her learners. She regularly receives outstanding evaluations from her training participants. Cat is diligent about meeting the needs of both internal and external customers... Cat very organized and dependable. - Director of Programs and Research
Cat has been an asset for our organization distinguishing herself by her high aptitude, professional demeanor, and diligent work habits. She has excellent interpersonal skills and works well either independently or in group projects. Displaying a positive outlook, she is very well liked and respected by her colleagues. Among her many tasks at the organization, Cat has repeatedly demonstrated her strength as a Trainer... Her presentation skills are very concise and supportive, a well-balanced combination of a persuasive leader and presenter. Cat is unquestionably an exceptional and well disciplined professional. She goes beyond expectation in the quantity and quality of her work, putting in extra effort to make her work most effective for the educators she serves. – Regional Outreach Manager/Education Implementation Specialist