Mentorship / Coaching
Relationship Issues, Self Inquiry / Self Care
Cate supports creative women and men who are seeking increasingly higher levels of inspiration, fulfillment, and joy. She guides them to practice self-care in a unique way, recognizing that the outer “doing” of life is often a direct reflection of our inner “being”; that our behaviors reflect our thoughts, emotions and beliefs. She knows that when we love and honor ourselves at the deepest level, we easily express our authentic nature, resulting in better relationships and health.
With the emotional education and structure of the coaching relationship Cate provides, her clients gain the tools they need to journey back to their birthright of worthiness, unconditional love and self-acceptance. Her clients often discover a sense of inner peace that they have not known as adults. She continues to be a humble witness of healing and transformation as her clients create lives they never could have imagined. In addition to individual and group coaching by phone, Cate leads evening, one-day, and weekend workshops and classes in person in the Saratoga/Adirondack, NY region.
Cate has been a practitioner of alternative healing modalities since the early 1980s. As a NY State Licensed Massage Therapist and Reiki Master Teacher, she has worked closely with many individuals on their personal healing journeys. As a divorced, single mom, she maintained a private body work practice and was the primary caregiver to both of her parents during their terminal illness(es).
Through observation and her own healing process, Cate noticed that healing cannot occur if only the physical is addressed. She discovered that healing is an emotional and spiritual process as well. In 2004, this led her to train as an integrative coach with Debbie Ford, best-selling author, teacher and founder of The Ford Institute of Integrative Coaching, JFK University. She has continued her education since that time; in 2015, she trained and certified as a Daring Way™ Facilitator, based on the research of Brené Brown, Ph.D., LMSW, best-selling author and professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. Dr. Brown has spent the past decade studying vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame.
Living with chronic hepatitis C for decades, Cate was blessed to heal her relationship with herself and discover her own path to wellness as a cure was developed. Thanks to self-care, good genetics, luck, and Harvoni, she is now free of the virus. Though Cate shares some of her healing process on her blog pages, she believes each individual discovers their own path to wellness. It is her passion to support each individual’s journey.
Cate is married to her “rock”, best friend and fellow traveler for life’s adventures. Two spoiled felines complete the household. She and her husband live in a rural setting of meadows and forest near the small, vibrant city of Saratoga Springs, NY. She feels blessed to enjoy a close relationship with her adult son and his girlfriend. Cate and her husband enjoy the outdoors and hike in the nearby Adirondack Mountains. In winter, they snowshoe. Cate takes dance classes and Pilates several times a week, acknowledging the overall benefits of enjoyment, balance and core strength each provides.
“Cate’s clear insight, compassion and grounded approach created a safe environment for me to face my fears, love and accept myself for all that I am and move in the direction of my dreams.” — Marlene Kelly, (Former) Asst. Director of Online Learning at Omega Institute.
“Cate helped me find the path to my authentic self and the future of my dreams. Life coaching with Cate is one of the best investments you can make in yourself and your future. I recommend her highly!” — Manisha Thakor, MBA, CFA, Founder, Women’s Financial Literacy Initiative
“I was very lucky to have Cate LaBarre be my Healing Your Heart coach. She embodies all that one could want in a coach – someone who walks the talk, is compassionate and strong, keeps one focused on the journey of healing the past, reclaiming projections and old disempowering stories while keeping an eye to what one wants to manifest in the future, living an aligned and empowered life. Thanks Cate!” — Gregory Zelonka, Co-founder and Executive Director of EckhartTolleTV