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Meet Catalyst Coach Rebecca Cooley

Customized. Personalized. Just for You.

  • Over 15 years as an Executive Coach and Trainer for leaders in Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies helping executives and leaders achieve superior results

  • 1500+ hours of formal training in coaching, stress-reduction, public speaking, mindfulness strategies

  • MPA in Managerial Leadership and Strategic Planning, graduated with honors 

  • Named Top 15 Coaches in Raleigh for 2022 

Executive Coach Rebecca Cooley creates a powerful experience with a constant focus on you and your personal and professional goals. She customizes each program with you in mind and provides accountability, perspective, and motivation to help you achieve results. She does this through a unique and highly transformative combination of training, coaching, and support. Using a whole person custom approach to coaching, Rebecca facilitates a deliberate and thoughtful process to help you identify the themes that serve as the undercurrent of your high-level goals. She shares proven strategies to help you move through obstacles so that you can achieve your goals, and offers you targeted coaching and training on your area of improvement. She is committed to you every step of the way and provides ongoing support and encouragement as you continue to develop mastery. Rebecca pulls from over 15 years of experience coaching and training managers and executives from Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies. She is committed to learning and has a strong foundation of 25 years of research and training in a variety of disciplines from which to pull from to offer you applicable strategies and tools. Rebecca is here for you as your partner, your coach, and your Catalyst for Change! 

Awaken Your Confidence

Ignite Your Spark

Be the Catalyst

Results achieved by Rebecca's Partners

  • Confidence

  • Self-awareness

  • Clarify your goals

  • Identify internal and external obstacles

  • Manage stress

  • Work-life Balance

  • Enhance concentration and focus

  • Reduce anxiety 

  • Confidently and assertively communicate with colleagues and supervisors and employees

  • Develop your presentation skills

  • Learn how to target your interview responses for the organization you are applying for

  • Identify and market your strengths and transferable skills 

  • Learn and apply key communication and mindfulness strategies

  • Develop interpersonal effectiveness in personal and professional relationships 

  • Identify ways to keep yourself motivated to continue achieving your goals

  • Develop flexibility, openness, and willingness to take the necessary actions to achieve your goals

  • Gain confidence to step outside your comfort zone



Speak with confidence and comfort in front of an audience or one on one. Deliver formal presentations, sales demos, or lead meetings with comfort and ease. Communicate effectively at informal social gatherings. Learn proven strategies and tips to improve your skills, relax, and connect with your audience big or small.


  • Leadership Communication

  • Communication Strategies for Introverts

  • Public Speaking Training

  • Authentic Communication

  • Stress-reduction and Relaxation Training

Prepare for your next interview through a combination of intrinsic whole person coaching and targeted interview skill building. Speak with confidence and comfort with your interviewers. Deliver interview responses with comfort and ease. Learn proven strategies and tips to improve your interviews, relax, and connect.


  • Mock Interviews and Feedback

  • Interview Strategies for Introverts

  • Communication Training

  • Authentic Communication and Connection

  • Training for Organizations and Hiring Managers for Techniques for Interviewing Introverts

Ready to do what you love? Rebecca partners with you to help you explore and clarify your next career through a customized career coaching program. 

  • Career Coaching

  • Stress-reduction Training

  • Work-life Balance


"Expect a breakthrough-
If you do the work."



"It is amazing how much kindness and encouragement you give to everyone."


"Goes beyond interview and goes into everyday life. You learn about what causes the nervousness in order to resolve it and to showcase that confident person. The program helps by looking at other aspects of myself that way I can portray the best of me in the interview. Depending on what the areas are, Rebecca offers a holistic approach to interview coaching, there are tips to prepare for the interview but also there is looking within yourself. You may not think you need it but I did need it."


"You learn and become a student of yourself
which helps you then know what will be good for you in the future as it relates to your career. The benefit of the program is that you are no longer going down a rabbit hole only to find out that a certain career does not align with your strengths and values."



"Rebecca offers a whole, complete and broader approach to improve interview and communication skills. I was able to get the job that I wanted. I feel more confident and have a better connection with myself and others. I have increased my self-awareness and self-understanding. The advice, guidance, techniques, and content of your Master Course videos, along with the feedback from the mock interview was something I really appreciate and really helped me. Rebecca is a very positive influence – she made an impact on me."


"This is a deep dive into inner causes of lacking confidence and the start to developing positive tools to build genuine confidence within yourself."


"It's life changing professionally and personally because of the different ways it makes you think about yourself, and your relationships with others. It’s about the love the confidence and that inner person that was lost and bringing them back to life and enjoyment with work and co-workers. Brought me back to a place where work is fun again and my passion is coming through again. I know what I need to do in order to move forward and appreciate myself more, to know that I am worthy, I am enough, and that I do belong."


"It’s more personalized than the typical coaching program and why I called Rebecca. For me, it’s not all about leadership, its about me as a person, and it applies to work and home. It helped me get past the stories I tell myself. She always asks the right questions to get me thinking of the different angles. I really value this."

​"Rebecca is truly objective and best intentioned in bringing out one's true journey or nature in life."

-Trish Kelly Belock


​​​"How do you prepare for a job interview when you have no idea what questions will be asked? Rebecca helped me do just that! The tools and tips she gave me were great. I walked into the room feeling prepared to answer any question I would be asked. I felt more confident than I ever have entering the room where the interview took place, and it was the first time ever that I left a job interview feeling that I gave adequate answers to the questions asked. I highly recommend Rebecca Cooley."

-A. E.


"I wanted To let you know that today I got an offer for my dream job and couldn't be happier. Thank you so much for your help because without it I'm sure I wouldn't have gotten close."



"​The first thing I felt when we started our session was trust and professionalism. Rebecca's confident and calm nature made me feel immediately at ease and focused. Her ability to look at my decision in ways I never would have considered really took away some of my anxiety. I can't wait to work with her again!"

-K. R.



"During each of our conversations, Rebecca demonstrated a true sense of genuineness. Her no judgment approach encouraged me to dream big. And with big dreams have come new and exciting opportunities. My confidence has soared and my jovial, fun, and charismatic  personality emerged — I have become more of the me I want to be. "

-J. Kenney



An Overview of Executive & Leadership Coaching


There is not a business that can succeed if executive and leadership coaching is not a part of the master plan. Molding employees into future leaders is critical to the success of any business. In short, the process of leadership coaching is an immersive teaching experience. 


Leadership coaching began as a way to retrain a business's struggling managers. Since then, it has grown into a way for businesses to help improve their leaders' performances even if it is already satisfactory. This can apply to employees at various levels within a business, even to the level of executive coaching.


It has been proven that leadership coaching enhances a business's chances of success. In fact, estimates state more than 60% of all Fortune 500 company leaders can attribute at least some of their success to working with a personal coach. 


The reason for this is that while business schools teach people the skills necessary to do their jobs, it takes face-to-face time with a coach to master the art of personal communication between individuals. 

The Purposes of Executive & Leadership Coaching


There are several purposes of leadership coaching. While the most obvious purpose is to help a business grow, others are just as important. Another purpose is to give business leaders the tools they need in order to better brand and market their company. The third purpose is to take less experienced employees and prepare them to assume a leadership role in the future through personal development, teaching, and building up confidence.


Common Executive & Leadership Coaching Methods


There are some common methods used in leadership coaching. One of them is listening. Another is helping you find ways to solve business problems diplomatically. Another is helping you learn to avoid any obstacles that could hinder future performances. These leadership skills, and many more, come together to reinforce your abilities as a manager, leader, and contributor to the success of your business.


Making goals and implementing a strategy to achieve them is also an important part of being a leader. It often involves delegating a task to be completed or a goal to be met before the next coaching lesson. In this way, you get hands-on experience learning how to act as a leader. 


These experiences will often serve to move you away from your comfort zone. This is considered one of the most important steps in teaching the necessary skills to assume leadership.


To learn more about leadership development, executive coaching, or the skills you can learn, contact us at Catalyst Action Coaching in Raleigh, NC, to get started on the path to personal and professional success.


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