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Catherine A. Manning

Adjunct Lecturer

B.S., Babson College
Academic Division
Areas of Expertise

Catherine A. Manning, CPCC is a professionally certified coach and adjunct management professor at Babson College. As the founder of BeingReal, LLC, Cathy brought over twenty one years of business, management and client service experience to her private and corporate clients, particularly in the financial services arena. She coaches, trains, motivates and inspires a diverse range of clients from Chief Executive Officers to senior investment professionals and high potential leaders.

In her business life, prior to forming her own practice, Cathy held senior leadership positions at Deutsche Asset Management, leading their global practice of Consultant Relations worldwide, Quadra Capital Partners, Evaluation Associates, John Hancock Financial Services and State Street Global Advisors.

Cathy leads a number of proprietary leadership programs that call clients forth to create leadership cultures where the best is demanded of and expected from each player on the team. She is the co-creator of a career development leadership program which ran for 8 semesters at Babson College for MBA students and other Babson alumni in the process of significant career redeployment. She is the creator of the SPARKLERS Program which teaches coaching skills and leadership development tools and principles to teens and young adults. Her passion is igniting leadership in young adults so that they may lead rich and passionate lives.

Cathy received her coaching training from The Coaches Training Institute and is a Professionally Certified Co-Active Coach. She is a graduate of the Leadership Program run by CTI’S Co-Active Space Organization. Cathy has extensively studied under the Arbinger Institute Leadership Program and co-leads leadership programs with the Innerworks Solutions Organization of California. She teaches facilitator training for numerous local organizations and has been a featured speaker at programs run by Babson College and the South Shore Women’s Business Network. Cathy is the Co-Director of Babson’s Coaching for Leadership and Teamwork Program. She is a graduate of Babson College!