Capriole Consulting is C3 = Capriole × Cathy × Coaching
Why “Capriole” Consulting?
We’re called Capriole because we’re inspired by the jumps horses make in classical dressage. The capriole move requires great strength and is considered a highly difficult move. But we know change via leaps and bounds IS possible. Our clients aren’t bounded by incremental change: Leaping from one level directly to the next just takes training and practice.
Capriole Consulting offers business coaching. Coaching as defined by the ICF is "partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential, which is particularly important in today’s uncertain and complex environment."
The kind of coaching that makes caprioles seem effortless—not only to those watching but to those leaping ahead.
Who is Cathy Chen-Rennie?
(And how does she know where you're destined to go next?)
Pre-Google, Cathy had managed plenty of people and projects, but a leadership class at CCL.org (thanks, Google!) catapulted her to a new vision of how to lead—and how to cope with burn-out (her own included).
An executive coach then demo-ed the value of an ‘outside opinion,’ leading Cathy to greater insight and peak performance.
But how did someone NOT involved in tech—or the product itself—galvanize her to get such stellar results? And what would happen if that coaching process were married to an insider’s intimate knowledge of the exact stresses tech teams face?
Cathy saw she’d rather coach than manage. It was more fun—and employees performed much better. Facilitating a leadership camp for engineers was next ... and the rest is history. New vocation? Found!
She’s facilitated myriad classes and learning opportunities for tech execs, engineers, and product and program managers. She’s also started and sold a couple of businesses.
Now, she marries impeccable hands-on geek cred with up-to-the-minute, research-backed, organizational theory (group dynamics from a systems perspectives, organizational change, executive coaching, and the ever-popular—because ever-necessary—managing conflict in organizations.)
But Cathy’s working style is jargon-free. And she’s not “touchy-feely”—just a great listener who asks the questions you didn’t even know you were afraid to ask yourself. All her hard-core technical skills and psychological savvy combine to ensure just one thing. Results.