Catherine Bradshaw is an organization development expert dedicated to helping nonprofits achieve extraordinary results. She has twenty-five years of experience as a consultant and coach to community and nonprofit leaders, helping them meet the challenges of a turbulent environment and build their organization or community’s capacity to create strategic and sustainable change.
Catherine is highly skilled in strategic planning, board of director development, fund development, leadership coaching, and team development, with particular expertise on increasing the effectiveness of diverse work environments. She has also helped nonprofits through the challenging process of executive transitions, both as a transition and search consultant and as an interim executive director. Catherine has consulted in the philanthropic sector for the last eleven years, providing capacity-building support to local early childhood councils for the Graustein Memorial Fund.
Catherine Bradshaw is co-Founder and Principal Consultant of Cadence Consulting, LLC, a management consultancy that helps both nonprofit and for-profit organizations create strategic focus and alignment and develop the leadership, teamwork, structure, processes, and culture to drive real, measurable results.
A lifelong learner, Catherine has an M.S.W. from the University of Washington and an M.S. in Organization Development from Antioch University, Seattle. She is a certified trainer of The Organization Workshop (Power and Systems, Inc.) and Leading at the Edge (Syncretics Group), and has completed trainings in Art of Transformational Consulting (Social Transformation Project), Emotional Intelligence and Diversity for Teams (Institute for Intercultural Communication), Advanced Board Consulting (Board Source), and Results Based Accountability (Charter Oak Group). Catherine passes her knowledge on to students as adjunct faculty member of Albertus Magnus College, teaching courses in management and leadership theory and practice.
Catherine has served on local and national boards, including National Association of Social Workers, Women and Family Life Center, New Haven Food Policy Council, Guilford Community Foundation, and the national steering committee of Quaker Universalist Voice.