Cathy Lewis

Inspiring Change

Join me for conversations to transform you and your organization. From keynotes to workshops and emcee services to training, let me help your company or organization increase your capacity for civil communication, understanding, and growth.

Cathy Lewis

Inspiring Change

Join me for conversations to transform you and your organization. From keynotes to workshops and emcee services to training, let me help your company or organization increase your capacity for civil communication, understanding, and growth.

Phone

(757) 377-1914

Email

cathy@cathylewis.com

Mailing Address

#238, 520 W 21st St
#G-2
Norfolk, VA 23507

Podcast

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What Cathy Does

A Media Professional & Communication Specialist

Cathy Lewis is an inspiring and dynamic speaker known for connecting with audiences and inspiring personal and organizational change. She speaks to corporate and association audiences who want to live more satisfying lives that leave a meaningful mark on the world.
Cathy is committed to creating a more civil culture on the air, at work, and at home. She is a popular speaker, trainer and facilitator of corporate and community conversations.

Keynote Speaker

Have Cathy speak at your next event. She is an exceptionally interactive speaker who can also emcee your event.

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Cathy speaks on relevant topics to today’s world, including:

  • Changing the World One Conversation at a Time
  • The Power of Story in the World
  • The Extraordinary Lives of Ordinary People

Contact Cathy today for booking details or go ahead and fill out a event request brief here.

Workshops

Cathy facilitates workshops on communication, civility at work, and Clifton StrengthsFinder. Contact her today to see how she can add actionable value to your next event.

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Cathy presents highly interactive workshops that offer actionable ideas and strategies your attendees can put to work right away. Your team will leave stronger, more engaged, and better equipped to contribute to team success. Begin the process by filling out the event request brief here.

Emcee

A high-quality emcee can make or break your next event. Cathy is a spontaneous and capable emcee who can roll with the punches and add entertainment value to your event.

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Cathy is known for spontaneity and working closely with meeting planners to assure that what happens on the stage aligns with your goals. She knows how to keep your event on schedule (or get it back on schedule!). Fill out the event request brief here to get started.

Podcast

The PodCath is an informative and entertaining look at the issues and ideas that define modern life. Listen now and join the community for even more.

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You can listen to The PodCath online or subscribe to the free feed with your favorite podcast service. You can also subscribe for as little as $1/mo. to receive even more content such as:

  • Additional podcasts on a variety of issues (food, politics, ethics, and more!)
  • Videos that go deeper on subjects in The PodCath
  • Other resources you won’t find anywhere else

The PodCath will be available soon! Check my Patreon page for info.

FAQs

Things People Ask

There are a number of common questions that people ask Cathy about her availability and her work. Here are answers to a few of the most frequently asked questions. If you still have questions, please contact Cathy.
How can I book Cathy to speak for our event?
To request Cathy to speak at your event please click here to fill out an event request brief.
How much does it cost to have Cathy speak at our event?
Costs for each speaking engagement depend on your goals and needs. Cathy will customize a proposal for your specific needs. You can click here to fill out the event request brief.
Are there any scheduling restrictions?
Cathy is generally booked from 11am – 1pm Monday – Wednesday. But don’t let that stop you from inquiring! Go ahead and fill out an event request brief.

Meet Cathy

Quick Takes

  • Award-winning talk show host
  • Certified Gallup StrengthsFinder coach
  • Former CEO of the CIVIC Leadership Institute
  • Popular keynote speaker

Cathy Lewis is one of Virginia’s most respected media professionals, having worked in commercial and public broadcasting for more than 30 years. Cathy has also served as President and CEO of the CIVIC Leadership Institute, a robust engine for leveraging the leadership of more than 600 executives in service to southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina.

Cathy is committed to creating a more civil culture on the air, at work, and at home. She is a popular speaker, trainer, and facilitator of corporate and community conversations.

Cathy is a certified Gallup StrengthsFinders coach and works with organizations to build a culture of success by focusing on team members’ strengths instead of their weaknesses. She coaches corporate teams and individuals who want to lead with their strengths.

Her public radio talk show HearSay with Cathy Lewis is a fan favorite in readers’ polls and she has been named consistently to the Inside Business Power List, an annual roll call of the 75 most powerful people in the Hampton Roads region. In 2018, she was recognized by the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities with its Humanitarian Award. The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Chesapeake Bay chapter inducted her into the Silver Circle Society in 2014, recognizing more than 25 years of significant contributions to the industry.

She has also served as President of the Virginia chapter of the National Speakers Association and has earned NSA’s Certified Speaking Professional® designation held by only 12% of the world’s professional speakers.

Cathy’s community service includes eight years as a trustee for The Williams School, where she served two terms as president. Her husband is the rector of Christ & St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Norfolk. Cathy’s humorous essays about her unexpected life as a clergy spouse and sports mom have aired nationally on The Hallmark Channel. Cathy is a cum laude graduate of the W. Page Pitt School of Journalism at Marshall University and holds an honorary doctorate from Virginia Wesleyan College.

“Cathy hit it out of the park for us. She was a terrific keynote speaker and helped us stretch our dollars by serving as our conference emcee as well. Her workshop got great reviews, and we would recommend her to anybody!”
—Karen Meier, AVP Community Engagement, Old Dominion University

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