Cathy Salit: Hachette Speakers Bureau

Cathy Salit

CEO, Social Entrepreneur, Author, Performer

Cathy Salit began her career as an upstart and risk-taker at the age of 13, when she dropped out of eighth grade and started an alternative school in an abandoned storefront in New York City. This unusual endeavor put Cathy on an uncharted life path, and she has dedicated her life to creating educational environments that challenge the status quo and offer innovative, high-impact learning and development experiences.

She co-founded Performance of a Lifetime (POAL), a consulting firm that helps leaders, teams, and organizations to grow their business by focusing on the human side of strategy. Using the art and science of performance, POAL helps leaders close the gap between the current reality and their desired future. POAL’s team of coaches and human development experts leverage their proprietary method, The Becoming PrincipleTM, to engage leaders and companies in creating and acting on new and uncharted possibilities. As CEO, Cathy works with leaders and teams at companies such as American Express, Nike, Coca Cola, Rolls Royce, The Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Cathy is the author of Performance Breakthrough: A Radical Approach to Success at Work (Hachette Books, on sale April 12, 2016), in which she presents her revolutionary approach to learning and growing. She is also an artistic associate at the award-winning Castillo Theatre in New York City, where she performs regularly with the musical improv comedy troupe the Proverbial Loons. Less frequently, she sings jazz and R&B on any stage she can find...or create.

Through her acclaimed book Performance Breakthrough: A Radical Approach to Success at Work and as CEO of Performance of a Lifetime, an Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Company, Cathy Salit has helped teams, organizations, and thousands of individuals achieve breakthroughs in their performances in the workplace. As a speaker, she introduces audiences to The Becoming Principle™ — a revolutionary approach to learning and change that blends theater, improvisation, and the new science of performative psychology. In all of her work, Cathy relates to people as performers, and organizations and companies as the stages on which they perform. By introducing audiences to this approach — that they are both who they are and who they are becoming — Cathy’s entertaining and interactive presentations address some of the crucial issues facing leaders and organizations today.

When she isn’t speaking or coaching executives, Cathy leads Performance of a Lifetime (POAL), an Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Company that helps leaders, teams, and organizations close the gap between the status quo and their desired future by focusing on the human side of strategy. POAL’s team of coaches and human development experts leverage their proprietary method, The Becoming Principle™, to engage leaders and companies in creating and acting on new and uncharted possibilities. As CEO, Cathy works with leaders and teams at companies such as American Express, Nike, Coca Cola, Rolls Royce, The Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Presentation summary
Whether you’re navigating your way on a new team, expanding your leadership role, or just trying to get heard in a meeting, you’re facing the kind of workplace challenge we all run into sooner or later: you need a new performance. And the good news, Cathy Salit says, is that even though you might not have been onstage since you played a tree in third grade, you — and all humans — have an innate ability to perform, pretend, and improvise. Tapping into this ability is key to learning and growing in new, exciting and profound ways.

In these engaging, entertaining and interactive presentations Salit, author, performer and CEO of Performance of a Lifetime, shares the revolutionary approach that has transformed the work of executives and teams from Fortune 500 companies all over the world with its unusual blending of theater, improvisation, and the new science of performative psychology.

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  • Performance Breakthrough: A Radical Approach to Success at Work
  • The Art of Listening and Conversation
  • The Performance of Leadership
  • Creativity, Change, and the Competitive Edge


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