Leadership and Culture
Midstream, Downstream, Upstream, Clean TechUnited States, Canada, Europe, Africa
1. What is your profession? Or if you are retired, what was your profession?
Principal Consultant - Talent Management and Executive Coaching
2. What are your areas of expertise?
Upstream: Corporate Development, Commercial
3. Current employer:
TechnipFMC, FMC Technologies Inc, CGG Veritas, Veritas DGC Inc.
5. How did you end up in the Energy Industry?
The first drawing I remember my dad doing for me was of an oil rig - I was 5. He worked for an oil company and I think that very early imprint was significant. My first real job was with equipment manufacturer VETCO which gave me a chance to learn about the oil and gas business. I later worked for a seismic company and TechnipFMC before setting up my own business.
6. Why do you like working with Start-Ups?
Large organizations offer amazing solutions and create too much administration. Start ups are a breath of fresh air! New ideas flourish and risks are taken without the angst of red tape and endless meetings. Coaching offers leaders of Start-Ups a way to explore different ideas about their own leadership and organizations in a supportive and confidential environment. It's energizing to spend time with people who are driven to make the world a better place!
Okay, now for some fun things about Catherine…
7. What are three of your interests outside of work?
Meeting interesting people - from CEO's to students to those starting a new business, people with a mission are engaging and insightful.
Riding my bicycle, when possible on a beach.
Learning how to paint. I am enthusiastic.
8. What are your top 3 accomplishments (personal or professional)? Don’t be shy! Give ‘em to us.
Getting into University. I had obstacles but this ended up being a first in my family.
Receiving an offer to work in my dream job, in the USA, in the Energy industry - I took it!
Creating and running a Start-Up.
9. If I were a superhero, my superpower would be .
Using my special powers to ensure every child would be off to a great start!
10. When I was 5, I was pretty sure I'd be a when I grew up.
5 is very young - I think I wanted to have nice clothes. By 10 it was definitely a career!!
11. If I weren't so damn good at what I do now, I'd probably be .
An author and speaker
12. My favorite song is by .
The first album I bought was Hotel California! That weird song is still a favorite.
13. If I won the lottery tomorrow, I'd .
14. The best piece of advice I've ever been given is .
When I would get scared as a kid my dad would say - "Come on, gather up your brave." I often think of that when brave seems a bit lacking!