About Connection Catalyst
It’s time to prioritize well-being…
Are you tired of feeling constantly plugged in and overwhelmed by the relentless demands of our fast-paced, tech-driven world? It’s no secret that modern life can take a toll on our mental and physical well-being, leaving us feeling disconnected and scattered. Our ability to truly focus on our work, nurture meaningful relationships, and prioritize self-care can feel compromised. But it doesn’t have to be this way. You can find calm in the chaos, gain clarity of thought and deepen connections with yourself and the world around you.
I’ve been there…
Years ago, I found myself on the edge of burning out. Okay, I was probably already burnt out. But, I found my way back by connecting with nature. You can hear the full story in my nature origin video but the key takeaway is this – nature has had a profound impact on my life. That’s why I’m so passionate about sharing its benefits with others and being the catalyst they need develop their own personal connection with nature.
My work is centered around helping individuals prioritize their well-being and learn how to connect with nature as a means of finding calm, clarity and connection. And when we have recharged our own batteries, that’s when we can truly show up for ourselves and then be available to connect more deeply with others.
Throughout my 20+ year journey, my work as a talent development and HR professional has revolved around helping professionals forge meaningful connections—with themselves, their colleagues, teams, and customers. From leadership and sales training to guiding individuals in virtual work environments, I have honed my skills in facilitating connections and nurturing growth.
As a Certified Forest Bathing Guide (Forest Therapy Hub) and a Certified Professional in Talent Development (Association of Talent Development), I bring a unique blend of nature-based coaching and professional development training expertise to support professionals in prioritizing their well-being and growth.
Curiosity meets experience…
I’m not only fascinated by the healing power of nature but also deeply curious about the science behind why it works for us. Constantly exploring research and studies, I strive to deepen my understanding of the ways nature positively impacts our well-being. This ongoing exploration informs and enriches my walks, talks and nature-based coaching.
Less screen time, more green time…
I know that an intentional connection with nature can reduce stress, clear our minds, and strengthen our connections with the world around us. I’ve helped clients tap into the power of nature to destress, ideate on new strategic directions, clear their minds, take more meaningful breaks at work, and simply slow down and breathe.
My goal for you? To help you disconnect from the tech and connect with nature to find calm, clarity, and deeper connections, ultimately enhancing your overall well-being.
Is this for you?
Ready to let go of the constant busyness and digital noise of modern life? Interested in going on a journey with nature by your side with a destination of enhanced well-being and meaningful connections? If so, then let’s dive into the magic (and science!) of nature together.
What Clients Are Saying
Chris led our group through a beautifully thought-provoking nature walk. It’s easy to get swept up in the ‘busy-ness’ of our daily lives, and her tour reminded me to stay curious and take time to appreciate how connected we are to the universe. Highly recommend!
Amazing job today! I cannot thank you enough for such a wonderful session. You knocked it out of the park and created a safe space for our leaders to learn, grow and ask questions. Thank you for all your hard work!
I would never have predicted how Chris could transform my approach to work in just one hour—but she did! Chris’ unparalleled ability to listen to my needs and craft a personalized experience brought me much more than a connection to nature; she helped me connect my thoughts and unlock goals I had not articulated before our walk. The clarity I found led to a daily focus on bringing nature into my workflow, and my focus and productivity are stronger than ever. Chris brings an incredible mix of patience, innovation, and peace to her practice, and joining her for a walk or conversation will help you ignite your inner fire, too!
The nature walk that Chris led us on allowed me to take a step back from all the thoughts running through my head and really focus on my surroundings. By the end of the walk, I felt like my mind was much clearer and my appreciation of nature was renewed.
Chris is the type of keynote speaker you dream about – an engaging presenter who is also easy to work with, flexible, and incredibly thoughtful, creative, and fun. She engaged with us on a really critical presentation – the opening keynote for our association’s first large in-person conference since the pandemic – and exceeded all expectations. She delivered a creative, engaging presentation, molded beautifully to our theme. The buzz and energy level it created kick-started our conference and helped ensure its success!