What Cathy Does
A Media Professional & Communication Specialist
Have Cathy speak at your next event. She is an exceptionally interactive speaker who can also emcee your event.
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.
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.
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.
- 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 thepodcath.com for info.
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- 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.
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